Balbi B, Moller DR, Kirby M, Holroyd KJ, Crvstal RG. lncreased numbers of T-lymphocytes with gammadelta positive antigen receptors in a subgroup of individuals with pulmonary sarcoidosis. Journal Clinical lnvestigation 1990; 85:1353-1361.
Balbi B, Valle MT, Oddera S, Giunti D, Manca F, Rossi GA, Allegra L. T-lymphocytes with + T-cell antigen receptors are present in increased proportions in a fraction of patients with tuberculosis or with sarcoidosis. American Review Respiratory Disease 1993; 148:1685-1690.
Balbi B, Aufiero A, Pesci A, Oddera S, Zanon P, Rossi GA, Olivieri D. Lower respiratory tract inflammation in chronic bronchitis. Evaluation by bronchoalveolar lavage and changes associated with treatment with immucytal, a biological response modifier. Chest 1994; 106:819-26.
Balbi B, Bason C, Balleari E, Fiasella F, Pesci A, Ghio R, Fabiano F. Increased bronchoalveolar granulocytes and granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating-factor during exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. European Respiratory Journal 1997; 10:846-850.
Luisetti M, Viglio S, Lupi A, Meloni F, Trisolini R, Balbi B, Grassi V, Malerba M, Massobrio M, Hill S, Stockley R, Iadarola P. Micellar electrokinetic chromatography determination of desmosine in urine from patients with chronic lung disease. European Respiratory Journal 2000; 15:1039-1045.
Pignatti P, Moscato G, Casarini S, Delmastro M, Poppa M, Brunetti G, Pisati P, Balbi B. Is dithiotreitol affecting cells and soluble mediators during sputum processing ? A modified methodology to process sputum. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2002 ; 110 :667-9.
Balbi B. Editorial: COPD: is chemotaxis the key? Chest. 2003 Apr;123(4):983-6.
Balbi B, Pignatti P, Corradi M, Baiardi P, Bianchi L, Brunetti G, Radaeli A, Moscato G, Mutti A, Spanevello A, Malerba M. Bronchoalveolar lavage, sputum and exhaled clinically relevant inflammatory markers: values in healthy adults. European Respiratory Journal. 2007 Oct;30(4):769-81.
Di Stefano A, Caramori G, Barczyk A, Vicari C, Brun P, Zanini A, Cappello F, Garofano E, Padovani A, Contoli M, Casolari P, Durham AL, Chung KF, Barnes PJ, Papi A, Adcock I, Balbi B. Innate immunity but not NLRP3 inflammasome activation correlates with severity of stable COPD. Thorax. 2014 Jun;69(6):516-24.
Efficacy of augmentation therapy for emphysema associated with α1-antitrypsin deficiency: enough is enough. Balbi B, Ferrarotti I, Miravitlles M. Eur Respir J. 2016 Jan;47(1):35-8.