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Recent advances in pediatric lung diseases

  1. Content type: Mini review

    Asthma is the most common chronic disease starting in childhood and persisting into adulthood in many cases. During childhood, different forms of asthma and wheezing disorders exist that can be discriminated b...

    Authors: Michael Kabesch

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:31

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    Retinoic acid (RA), the active form of vitamin A, regulates key developmental processes in multiple organs. In the developing lung, RA is crucial for normal growth and differentiation of airways. Disruption in...

    Authors: Hector A. Marquez and Wellington V. Cardoso

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:28

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  3. Content type: Mini review

    Influenza viruses (IVs) circulate seasonally and are a common cause of respiratory infections in pediatric and adult patients. Additionally, recurrent pandemics cause massive morbidity and mortality worldwide....

    Authors: Barbara Rösler and Susanne Herold

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:29

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    Asthma represents the most common chronic childhood disease worldwide. Whereas preschool children present with wheezing triggered by different factors (multitrigger and viral wheeze), clinical asthma manifesta...

    Authors: Katja Landgraf-Rauf, Bettina Anselm and Bianca Schaub

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:27

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  5. Content type: Mini review

    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a chronic lung disease of preterm infants. It is caused by the disturbance of physiologic lung development mainly in the saccular stage with lifelong restrictions of pulmonary fun...

    Authors: Tayyab Shahzad, Sarah Radajewski, Cho-Ming Chao, Saverio Bellusci and Harald Ehrhardt

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:23

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    About 150 human rhinovirus serotypes are responsible for more than 50 % of recurrent upper respiratory infections. Despite having similar 3D structures, some bind members of the low-density lipoprotein recepto...

    Authors: Dieter Blaas and Renate Fuchs

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:21

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  7. Content type: Mini review

    Alveologenesis is the last stage in lung development and is essential for building the gas-exchanging units called alveoli. Despite intensive lung research, the intricate crosstalk between mesenchymal and epit...

    Authors: Cho-Ming Chao, Alena Moiseenko, Klaus-Peter Zimmer and Saverio Bellusci

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:17

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  8. Content type: Mini review

    After birth, adequate lung function is necessary for the successful adaptation of a preterm baby. Both prenatal and postnatal insults and therapeutic interventions have an immediate effect on lung function and...

    Authors: Matthias C. Hütten, Tim G. A. M. Wolfs and Boris W. Kramer

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:15

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  9. Content type: Mini review

    Bacterial and fungal infections are hallmarks of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. In the era of long-term inhaled antibiotics and increasing CF patient survival, new “emerging” pathogens are detected in CF a...

    Authors: Andreas Hector, Nina Frey and Dominik Hartl

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:12

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  10. Content type: Mini review

    Perinatal complications in both term- and preterm-born infants are a leading cause of neonatal morbidities and mortality. Infants face different challenges in the neonatal intensive care unit with long-term mo...

    Authors: Martin Mueller, Tim G. A. Wolfs, Andreina Schoeberlein, Antonio W. D. Gavilanes, Daniel Surbek and Boris W. Kramer

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:6

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  11. Content type: Mini review

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory disease of the intestine. IBD is a multifactorial disorder, and IBD-associated genes are critical in innate immune response, inflammatory re...

    Authors: Yatrik M. Shah

    Citation: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2016 3:1

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