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High Impact Articles
High impact papers are those to which special attention is paid by experts in the given field, with a large number of visitors, frequent downloads and higher citation rates. The research must be creative, with high academic standards and have a wide influence, if it is to become a high impact paper. They are ranked by the number of downloads.
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1
Questions relating to premenstrual asthma  
Antonio Pereira-Vega, José Luis Sánchez-Ramos 
World J Respirol 5(3):180-187. Published online Nov 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i3.180
2
Lung microbiome in healthy and diseased individuals  
Yulia Evsyutina, Inna Komkova, Oksana Zolnikova, Petr Tkachenko, Vladimir Ivashkin 
World J Respirol 7(2):39-47. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v7.i2.39
3
Mechanical circulatory support in lung transplantation: Cardiopulmonary bypass, extracorporeal life support, and ex-vivo lung perfusion  
Shaylyn C Bennett, Eliza W Beal, Curtis A Dumond, Thomas Preston, Jim Ralston, Amy Pope-Harman, Sylvester Black, Don Hayes Jr, Bryan A Whitson 
World J Respirol 5(2):78-92. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.78
4
Respiratory physiotherapy in gastroesophageal reflux disease: A review article  
Renata Carvalho de Miranda Chaves, Tomás Navarro-Rodriguez 
World J Respirol 5(1):28-33. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i1.28
5
Advance of antioxidants in asthma treatment  
Lin-Yun Zhu, Zhen-Hua Ni, Xu-Ming Luo, Xiong-Biao Wang 
World J Respirol 7(1):17-28. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v7.i1.17
6
Reducing acute respiratory distress syndrome occurrence using mechanical ventilation  
Gary F Nieman, Louis A Gatto, Nader M Habashi 
World J Respirol 5(3):188-198. Published online Nov 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i3.188
7
New therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung regeneration  
Masaki Fujita 
World J Respirol 5(1):34-39. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i1.34
8
Management of recurrent malignant pleural effusions with a tunneled indwelling pleural catheter  
Marieke De Heer, Robin Cornelissen, Henk C Hoogsteden, Leon M van den Toorn 
World J Respirol 5(2):135-139. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.135
9
Effectiveness of adaptive servo-ventilation  
Yasuhiro Tomita, Takatoshi Kasai 
World J Respirol 5(2):112-125. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.112
10
Lung cancer screening: Should we be excluding people with previous malignancy?  
Cherie P Erkmen, Larry R Kaiser, Ashley L Ehret 
World J Respirol 6(1):1-13. Published online Mar 28, 2016. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v6.i1.1
11
Phenotyping emphysema and airways disease: Clinical value of quantitative radiological techniques  
Diana Crossley, Alice Turner, Deepak Subramanian 
World J Respirol 7(1):1-16. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v7.i1.1
12
Interactions between traffic air pollution and glutathione S-transferase genes on childhood asthma  
Ching-Hui Tsai, Ming-Wei Su, Yungling Leo Lee 
World J Respirol 6(1):33-41. Published online Mar 28, 2016. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v6.i1.33
13
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Role of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in lung cancer pathogenesis  
Clara E Green, Alice M Turner 
World J Respirol 3(3):67-76. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v3.i3.67
15
Autotaxin and lysophosphatidic acid signalling in lung pathophysiology  
Christiana Magkrioti, Vassilis Aidinis 
World J Respirol 3(3):77-103. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v3.i3.77
16
Pitfalls in spirometry: Clinical relevance  
Andrea Antonelli, Giulia Michela Pellegrino, Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Riccardo Pellegrino 
World J Respirol 4(3):19-25. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v4.i3.19
17
β2-adrenoceptor in obstructive airway diseases: Agonism, antagonism or both?  
Daniel WS Tan, Jyi Lin Wong, Siew Teck Tie, John A Abisheganaden, Albert YH Lim, WS Fred Wong 
World J Respirol 5(3):199-206. Published online Nov 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i3.199
18
Primary pneumothorax: Should surgery be offered after the first episode?  
Alan DL Sihoe, Peter SY Yu, Jerry WL Yeung 
World J Respirol 5(1):47-57. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i1.47
19
Multicenter cooperative observational study of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with non-small cell lung cancer  
Noriyuki Ebi, Shoji Tokunaga, Kazunobu Itoh, Isamu Okamoto, Nobutaka Edakuni, Shinji Fujii, Kentaro Watanabe, Shinichiro Hayashi, Takashige Maeyama, Yoichi Nakanishi 
World J Respirol 6(1):42-48. Published online Mar 28, 2016. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v6.i1.42
20
Caveolae, caveolin-1 and cavin-1: Emerging roles in pulmonary hypertension  
Sukrutha Chettimada, Jincheng Yang, Hyung-geun Moon, Yang Jin 
World J Respirol 5(2):126-134. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.126
21
Gastroesophageal reflux disease related asthma: From preliminary studies to clinical practice  
Zhi-Wei Hu, Ji-Min Wu, Wei-Tao Liang, Zhong-Gao Wang 
World J Respirol 5(1):58-64. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i1.58
22
Automated weaning from mechanical ventilation  
Mirko Belliato 
World J Respirol 6(2):49-53. Published online Jul 28, 2016. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v6.i2.49
23
Pulmonary effects of intermittent, seasonal exposure to high concentrations of cotton dust  
Masoud Neghab, Esmaeel Soleimani, Morteza Nowroozi-Sarjoeye 
World J Respirol 6(1):24-32. Published online Mar 28, 2016. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v6.i1.24
24
Role of p53 in lung tissue remodeling  
Shiro Mizuno, Harm Jan Bogaard, Takeshi Ishizaki, Hirohisa Toga 
World J Respirol 5(1):40-46. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i1.40
25
Update on diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis  
Hui-Ying Wang, Ni-Ya Zhou, Xu-Yan Yang 
World J Respirol 4(3):26-30. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v4.i3.26
26
Post splenectomy related pulmonary hypertension  
Atul V Palkar, Abhinav Agrawal, Sameer Verma, Asma Iftikhar, Edmund J Miller, Arunabh Talwar 
World J Respirol 5(2):69-77. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.69
27
Update on the use of portable monitoring system for the diagnosis of sleep apnea in specific population  
Erika Treptow, Marcia Gonçalves Oliveira, Gustavo Antonio Moreira, Sonia Togeiro, Luiz Eduardo Nery, Sergio Tufik, Lia Bittencourt 
World J Respirol 5(1):17-27. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i1.17
28
Role of hydrogen sulphide in airways  
Apostolia Hatziefthimiou, Rodopi Stamatiou 
World J Respirol 5(2):152-159. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.152
29
Prognostic scoring systems for clinical course and survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis  
Ermanno Puxeddu, Paola Rogliani 
World J Respirol 6(1):14-23. Published online Mar 28, 2016. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v6.i1.14
30
New era of epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors for lung cancer  
Joana Espiga Macedo 
World J Respirol 6(2):57-62. Published online Jul 28, 2016. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v6.i2.57
31
Sleep apnea and fatty liver disease: The growing link and management issues  
Surya Prakash Bhatt, Randeep Guleria 
World J Respirol 4(2):11-18. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v4.i2.11
32
Pulmonary complications of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma  
Quan M Nhu, Harry Knowles, Paul J Pockros, Catherine T Frenette 
World J Respirol 6(3):69-75. Published online Nov 28, 2016. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v6.i3.69
33
Current methods of staging and restaging of the mediastinal nodes in non-small-cell lung cancer  
Marcin Zielinski 
World J Respirol 5(2):166-175. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.166
34
Polymyxin B-immobilized fiber columns: A column to breathe new life into the treatment of interstitial lung disease?  
Katsuaki Asakawa, Toshinori Takada 
World J Respirol 5(1):1-3. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i1.1
35
Von Hippel-Lindau protein and respiratory diseases  
Tianji Chen, Miranda Sun, Guofei Zhou 
World J Respirol 3(3):48-56. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v3.i3.48
36
Early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Beyond spirometry  
Judith A Brebner, Alice M Turner 
World J Respirol 3(3):57-66. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v3.i3.57
37
Is the determination of ctDNA a scientific “spy” that foresees cancer?  
Joana Espiga de Macedo, Manuela Machado 
World J Respirol 7(2):35-38. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v7.i2.35
38
Unresectable stage III non-small-cell lung cancer: Have we made any progress?  
Carolien De Tollenaere, Yolande Lievens, Katrien Vandecasteele, Karim Vermaelen, Veerle Surmont 
World J Respirol 5(2):140-151. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.140
39
Historical transition of management of sarcoidosis  
Minoru Inomata, Satoshi Konno, Arata Azuma 
World J Respirol 5(1):4-16. Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i1.4
40
Effects of methyl palmitate and lutein on LPS-induced acute lung injury in rats  
El-Sayed M Ammar, Maha H Sharawy, Asem A Shalaby, Dina S El-Agamy 
World J Respirol 3(2):20-28. Published online Jul 28, 2013. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v3.i2.20
41
Bronchial hyperresponsiveness in childhood: A narrative review  
Amund Riiser 
World J Respirol 6(2):63-68. Published online Jul 28, 2016. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v6.i2.63
42
Advanced non-small cell lung cancer in elderly patients: A review  
Lucio Buffoni, Lorena Consito, Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Enrico Ruffini, Paolo Solidoro, Paolo Bironzo, Maria Antonietta Satolli, Marina Schena, Libero Ciuffreda 
World J Respirol 5(2):102-111. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.102
43
Causes of failure in acute respiratory distress syndrome modeling and treatment in animal research and new approaches  
Emine Yilmaz Sipahi 
World J Respirol 5(2):65-68. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.65
44
Myasthenia gravis as a form of clinical presentation of thymic carcinoma  
Joana Espiga de Macedo, Sílvia Lopes, Helena Gouveia, Sofia Oliveira, João Cunha, Ana Luísa Faria, Sónia Rego, Albino Oliveira, Luís Krug, Emílio Macias Bravo 
World J Respirol 5(2):176-179. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.176
45
High-frequency electrical stimulation of cervical vagi reduces airway response to methacholine  
Jianguo Zhuang, Daniel Bailet, Robert Curtis, Fadi Xu 
World J Respirol 3(2):11-19. Published online Jul 28, 2013. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v3.i2.11
46
Long-term survival of more than 3 years among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with chemotherapy  
Rieko Kaira, Kyoichi Kaira, Takehito Shukuya, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Akira Ono, Haruyasu Murakami, Asuka Tsuya, Yukiko Nakamura, Tateaki Naito, Masahiro Endo, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Toshiaki Takahashi 
World J Respirol 3(3):110-115. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v3.i3.110
47
Collagen vascular disease-associated interstitial lung disease  
Christine L Vigeland, Maureen R Horton 
World J Respirol 5(2):93-101. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.93
48
Screening for lung cancer with chest computerized tomography: Is it cost efficient?  
Tomasz Jarosław Szczęsny, Małgorzata Kanarkiewicz, Janusz Kowalewski 
World J Respirol 5(2):160-165. Published online Jul 28, 2015. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v5.i2.160
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Phase II trial of carboplatin/docetaxel in patients with resected NSCLC  
Hidetaka Uramoto, Ryoichi Nakanishi, Akihiko Uchiyama, Masaaki Inoue, Masakazu Sugaya, Teruo Iwata, Noriyuki Ebi, Takeshi Hanagiri, Fumihiro Tanaka 
World J Respirol 4(1):1-7. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v4.i1.1
50
FDG-PET for predicting efficacy of EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors in lung cancer  
Noriaki Sunaga, Kyoichi Kaira, Takeshi Hisada, Masanobu Yamada 
World J Respirol 3(3):104-109. Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5320/wjr.v3.i3.104