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Reference equations for pulmonary diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide and nitric oxide in adult Caucasians


The aim of this study was to determine reference equations for the combined measurement of diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (CO) and nitric oxide (NO) (DLCONO). In

Trend in rifampicin-, multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Italy, 2009-2016

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Tuberculosis (TB) caused by strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that are rifampicin-resistant (RR), multidrug-resistant (MDR) (strains resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampicin) or extensively drug-resistant (XDR) (MDR strains

Home spirometry in bronchiolitis obliterans after allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplant


Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a well-characterised late-onset noninfectious pulmonary complication of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), occurring in 2% to 26% of recipients [1]. It is considered to