Respirology

Cover image for Vol. 15 Issue 5

July 2010

Volume 15, Issue 5

Pages 731–872

  1. EDITORIAL

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIAL
    3. THINK TANK REVIEW
    4. PRO/CON DEBATE
    5. INVITED REVIEW SERIES: TUBERCULOSIS
    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    7. CASE REPORTS
    8. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE
    9. ERRATUM
    10. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    11. JOURNAL STATISTICS
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  2. THINK TANK REVIEW

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIAL
    3. THINK TANK REVIEW
    4. PRO/CON DEBATE
    5. INVITED REVIEW SERIES: TUBERCULOSIS
    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    7. CASE REPORTS
    8. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE
    9. ERRATUM
    10. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    11. JOURNAL STATISTICS
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      The future in paediatric respirology (pages 733–741)

      H. Joel SCHMIDT, Vineet BHANDARI, Anita BHANDARI, Jane DAVIES, Bruce C. MARSHALL, Jean-Paul PRAUD, Heather J. ZAR and Bruce K. RUBIN

      Version of Record online: 8 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01745.x

  3. PRO/CON DEBATE

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    2. EDITORIAL
    3. THINK TANK REVIEW
    4. PRO/CON DEBATE
    5. INVITED REVIEW SERIES: TUBERCULOSIS
    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    7. CASE REPORTS
    8. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE
    9. ERRATUM
    10. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    11. JOURNAL STATISTICS
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      Lung metastasectomy in colorectal cancer: Is this surgery effective in prolonging life? (pages 742–746)

      John PRIMROSE, Tom TREASURE and Francesca FIORENTINO

      Version of Record online: 23 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01759.x

  4. INVITED REVIEW SERIES: TUBERCULOSIS

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIAL
    3. THINK TANK REVIEW
    4. PRO/CON DEBATE
    5. INVITED REVIEW SERIES: TUBERCULOSIS
    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    7. CASE REPORTS
    8. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE
    9. ERRATUM
    10. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    11. JOURNAL STATISTICS
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      Tuberculosis at extremes of age (pages 747–763)

      H. Simon SCHAAF, Andrea COLLINS, Adrie BEKKER and Peter D.O. DAVIES

      Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01784.x

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      Current development and future prospects in chemotherapy of tuberculosis (pages 764–778)

      Eric L. NUERMBERGER, Melvin K. SPIGELMAN and Wing Wai YEW

      Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01775.x

  5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIAL
    3. THINK TANK REVIEW
    4. PRO/CON DEBATE
    5. INVITED REVIEW SERIES: TUBERCULOSIS
    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    7. CASE REPORTS
    8. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE
    9. ERRATUM
    10. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    11. JOURNAL STATISTICS
    1. Asthma and insulin resistance in children (pages 779–784)

      Mandana ARSHI, John CARDINAL, Rebecca J. HILL, Peter S.W. DAVIES and Claire WAINWRIGHT

      Version of Record online: 23 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01767.x

      Although it has been shown that obesity and asthma are related, little is known about the linking mechanism. This study explores the underlying mechanism in this relationship by investigating insulin resistance (IR), a clinical sequel to obesity, and the blood levels of adiposity-related cytokines and chemokines (adipokines) in Australian children with persistence allergic asthma.

    2. Creatine supplementation for patients with COPD receiving pulmonary rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis (pages 785–795)

      Fahad AL-GHIMLAS and David C. TODD

      Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01770.x

      This meta-analysis explores the effect of creatine supplementation, in addition to pulmonary rehabilitation, on exercise capacity, muscle strength and quality of life in patients with COPD. There were no significant effects overall. Important limitations were identified in the quality of the available evidence, suggesting further research is needed.

    3. Coagulation and inflammation biomarkers may help predict the severity of community-acquired pneumonia (pages 796–803)

      Dimitrios I. AGAPAKIS, Dionissios TSANTILAS, Panagiotis PSARRIS, Eleni V. MASSA, Panagiotis KOTSAFTIS, Konstantinos TZIOMALOS and Apostolos I. HATZITOLIOS

      Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01773.x

      The role of inflammation and coagulation biomarkers in predicting the severity of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) was assessed. Serum levels of antithrombin-III, protein-C, D-dimers and CRP at admission appear to be useful biomarkers for assessing the severity of CAP.

    4. Thoracic ultrasound prior to medical thoracoscopy improves pleural access and predicts fibrous septation (pages 804–808)

      Andrew R.L. MEDFORD, Sanjay AGRAWAL, Jonathan A. BENNETT, Catherine M. FREE and James J. ENTWISLE

      Version of Record online: 23 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01768.x

      This study examines the utility thoracic ultrasound performed prior to medical thoracoscopy. We demonstrate that thoracic ultrasound enables improved strategic planning of thoracoscopy thus reducing pleural access failure. Furthermore, thoracic ultrasound provides an effective method for identifying fibrous pleural adhesions.

    5. Incidence of hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy associated with primary lung cancer (pages 809–812)

      Miiru IZUMI, Koichi TAKAYAMA, Hidetake YABUUCHI, Koichiro ABE and Yoichi NAKANISHI

      Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01769.x

      This retrospective study of 1226 patients with lung cancer indicated that 4.5% of these patients had findings suggestive of hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (HPO), a frequency similar to that reported previously. However, patients with suggestive HPO rarely showed the complete triad of signs and symptoms.

    6. Glossopharyngeal insufflation causes lung injury in trained breath-hold divers (pages 813–817)

      Steven C.S. CHUNG, Leigh M. SECCOMBE, Christine R. JENKINS, Clayton J. FRATER, Lloyd J. RIDLEY and Matthew J. PETERS

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01791.x

      Glossopharyngeal insufflation is a technique that allows TLC to be increased beyond the physiological norm. There is a theoretical risk that this manoeuvre may cause lung injury but this has never been proven. This is the first study demonstrating evidence of lung injury following glossopharyngeal insufflation.

    7. Long-term non-invasive ventilation to manage persistent ventilatory failure after COPD exacerbation (pages 818–822)

      Nicholas S. OSCROFT, Timothy G. QUINNELL, John M. SHNEERSON and Ian E. SMITH

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01787.x

      Domiciliary non-invasive ventilation may benefit patients with COPD who remain in ventilatory failure following an exacerbation but this has not been confirmed. We demonstrate that improvements to nocturnal ventilation and daytime blood gases are possible, that treatment is well tolerated and survival is reasonable.

    8. Metabolic abnormalities in adults with cystic fibrosis (pages 823–829)

      Vasiliki V. GEORGIOPOULOU, Adam DENKER, Kathy L. BISHOP, Jason M. BROWN, Benjamin HIRSH, Linda WOLFENDEN and Laurence SPERLING

      Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01771.x

      Abnormalities of glucose metabolism were accompanied by increased triglyceride levels in adult cystic fibrosis, especially in the 30–39 years age group. Life expectancy is increasing in cystic fibrosis, with increasing exposure to cardiovascular risk factors and augmented atherosclerotic disease risk in this population merits consideration.

    9. Efficacy and safety of modified sequential three-step empirical therapy for chronic cough (pages 830–836)

      Weili WEI, Li YU, Yu WANG, Xin LI, Zhihong QIU, Lan WANG, Bo LIU, Siwei LIANG, Hanjing LÜ and Zhongmin QIU

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01785.x

      This prospective clinical study demonstrated that modified sequential three-step empirical therapy, with greater specificity for the cause of chronic cough and fewer side-effects, achieved similar rates of cough control to the primary sequential three-step empirical therapy.

    10. The influence of gastroesophageal reflux in the lung: A case–control study (pages 837–842)

      Kornelija MISE, Vesna CAPKUN, Anamarija JURCEV-SAVICEVIC, Zeljko SUNDOV, Anteo BRADARIC and Suzana MLADINOV

      Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01777.x

      The pH measured directly in the lung of patients with newly diagnosed gastroesophageal reflux disease was lower than that of healthy subjects. Microaspiration of gastric contents and an acidic environment in the lung influences pulmonary function and DLCO, as well as causing non-specific inflammation in the lung.

    11. The effect of emphysema on lung function and survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (pages 843–848)

      Kazuyoshi KURASHIMA, Noboru TAKAYANAGI, Noriko TSUCHIYA, Tetsu KANAUCHI, Miyuki UEDA, Toshiko HOSHI, Yosuke MIYAHARA and Yutaka SUGITA

      Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01778.x

      Lung function and survival were compared in patients with UIP/E or UIP alone. Most patients with UIP/E had subnormal lung volumes. However, survival was better in patients with UIP/E compared with those with UIP alone.

    12. Association between β-adrenoceptor gene polymorphisms and relative response to β2-agonists and anticholinergic drugs in Japanese asthmatic patients (pages 849–854)

      Koichiro ASANO, Wakako YAMADA-YAMASAWA, Hiroyasu KUDOH, Tatsu MATSUZAKI, Takahiro NAKAJIMA, Haruhiko HAKUNO, Rika HIRAOKA, Koichi FUKUNAGA, Tsuyoshi OGUMA, Koichi SAYAMA, Kazuhiro YAMAGUCHI, Akira NAGABUKURO, Yosuke HARADA and Akitoshi ISHIZAKA

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01786.x

      The bronchodilator effects of short-acting β2-agonists alone or a combination of β2-agonists and anticholinergic drugs and the association with β2-adrenoceptor gene (ADRB2) polymorphisms was assessed in Japanese patients with moderate to severe asthma. Patients carrying the ADRB2 G46 allele and current smokers may benefit from a combination of β2-agonist and anticholinergic drugs.

    13. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery using single-lumen endotracheal tube anaesthesia in primary spontaneous pneumothorax (pages 855–859)

      Yeung-Leung CHENG, Tsai-Wang HUANG, Shih-Chun LEE, Ching-Tang WU, Jen-Chih CHEN, Hung CHANG and Ching TZAO

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01801.x

      VATS with single-lumen or double-lumen endotracheal tube anaesthesia was compared in patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax. Single-lumen endotracheal tube anaesthesia was easily performed, and resulted in shorter duration of anaesthesia, lower intubation-related costs, fewer complications and equivalent outcomes.

  6. CASE REPORTS

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    2. EDITORIAL
    3. THINK TANK REVIEW
    4. PRO/CON DEBATE
    5. INVITED REVIEW SERIES: TUBERCULOSIS
    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    7. CASE REPORTS
    8. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE
    9. ERRATUM
    10. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    11. JOURNAL STATISTICS
    1. Pulmonary amyloidosis in Sjogren's syndrome: A case report and systematic review of the literature (pages 860–866)

      Srinivas RAJAGOPALA, Navneet SINGH, Kirti GUPTA and Dheeraj GUPTA

      Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01772.x

    2. Fulminant community-acquired pneumonia probably caused by Acinetobacter lwoffii (pages 867–868)

      Mikio TOYOSHIMA, Kingo CHIDA and Takafumi SUDA

      Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01780.x

  7. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE

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    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
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    8. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE
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    1. Response (pages 869–870)

      Grant W. Waterer, David S. Hui and Christine R. Jenkins

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01782.x

    2. Public health management of swine flu (page 870)

      Viroj Wiwanitkit

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01783.x

  8. ERRATUM

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    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
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      ERRATUM (page 871)

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01803.x

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  9. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

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    2. EDITORIAL
    3. THINK TANK REVIEW
    4. PRO/CON DEBATE
    5. INVITED REVIEW SERIES: TUBERCULOSIS
    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    7. CASE REPORTS
    8. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE
    9. ERRATUM
    10. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    11. JOURNAL STATISTICS
    1. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS (page 872)

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01804_1.x

  10. JOURNAL STATISTICS

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    3. THINK TANK REVIEW
    4. PRO/CON DEBATE
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    6. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
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    8. RESPIROLOGY CORRESPONDENCE
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    10. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    11. JOURNAL STATISTICS
    1. JOURNAL STATISTICS (page 872)

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2009.01804_2.x

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