About the Authors

Beatriz Montull

Contributed equally to this work with: Beatriz Montull, Rosario Menéndez

Current address: Dept. of Medicine-Doctoral Program, Barcelona Autonomous University, Barcelona, Spain

Affiliation Pneumology Department, ISS/Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Valencia, Spain

Rosario Menéndez

Contributed equally to this work with: Beatriz Montull, Rosario Menéndez

rosmenend@gmail.com

Affiliation Pneumology Department, ISS/Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Valencia, Spain

Antoni Torres

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital Clínico y Provincial, IDIBAPS, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Barcelona, Spain

Soledad Reyes

Affiliation Pneumology Department, ISS/Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Valencia, Spain

Raúl Méndez

Affiliation Pneumology Department, ISS/Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Valencia, Spain

Rafael Zalacaín

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital Cruces, Vizcaya, Spain

Alberto Capelastegui

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain

Olga Rajas

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital La Princesa, Madrid, Spain

Luis Borderías

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital San Jorge, Huesca, Spain

Juan Martin-Villasclaras

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital Carlos Haya, Malaga, Spain

Salvador Bello

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain

Inmaculada Alfageme

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital Valme, Sevilla, Spain

Felipe Rodríguez de Castro

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital Doctor Negrin Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

Jordi Rello

Affiliation Critical Care Department, Hospital Joan XXII of Tarragona and Hospital Vall Hebron, Universtitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Luis Molinos

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital Central Asturias, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Juan Ruiz-Manzano

Affiliation Pneumology Department, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol Badalona, Barcelona, Spain

NAC Calidad Group

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BM R. Menéndez AT. Performed the experiments: SR RZ AC OR LB JMV SB IA FRC JR LM JRM. Analyzed the data: BM SR R. Méndez. Wrote the paper: BM R. Menéndez AT R. Méndez.