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Respirology

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February 2012

Volume 17, Issue 2

Pages 197–390

  1. EDITORIALS

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIALS
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    7. JOURNAL STATISTICS
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      Aetiology and clinical phenotype still seem distant in sarcoidosis (pages 199–200)

      Christopher Zappala and Athol Wells

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02120.x

  2. INVITED REVIEW SERIES

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIALS
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    7. JOURNAL STATISTICS
    1. Air Pollution and Lung Health

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      Respiratory health effects of diesel particulate matter (pages 201–212)

      ZORAN D. RISTOVSKI, BRANKA MILJEVIC, NICHOLAS C. SURAWSKI, LIDIA MORAWSKA, KWUN M. FONG, FELICIA GOH and IAN A. YANG

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02109.x

    2. Obesity and Respiratory Disorders

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      Obesity and craniofacial structure as risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea: Impact of ethnicity (pages 213–222)

      KATE SUTHERLAND, RICHARD W.W. LEE and PETER A. CISTULLI

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02082.x

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      Obesity, obstructive sleep apnoea and metabolic syndrome (pages 223–236)

      JAMIE CHUNG MEI LAM, JUDITH CHOI WO MAK and MARY SAU MAN IP

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02081.x

    4. Translating Research into Practice

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      Screening for lung cancer: Is this the way forward? (pages 237–246)

      STEPHEN G. SPIRO and NEAL NAVANI

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02114.x

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      The science behind the 7th edition Tumour, Node, Metastasis staging system for lung cancer (pages 247–260)

      HENRY M. MARSHALL, STEVEN C. LEONG, RAYLEEN V. BOWMAN, IAN A. YANG and KWUN M. FONG

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02083.x

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      Frontiers in bronchoscopic imaging (pages 261–269)

      KEISHI OHTANI, ANTHONY M.D. LEE and STEPHEN LAM

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02108.x

  3. REVIEW

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIALS
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    7. JOURNAL STATISTICS
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  4. ORIGINAL ARTICLES

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIALS
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    7. JOURNAL STATISTICS
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      Comparing peak and submaximal cardiorespiratory responses during field walking tests with incremental cycle ergometry in COPD (pages 278–284)

      KYLIE HILL, THOMAS E. DOLMAGE, LYNDA WOON, DEBBIE COUTTS, ROGER GOLDSTEIN and DINA BROOKS

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02089.x

      In patients with moderate COPD, the 6MWT, ISWT and ESWT elicited a similar peak rate of oxygen uptake and heart rate response compared with a ramp CET, demonstrating that both self- and externally paced field tests progress to high intensities.

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      Prevalence of asthma and atopy in sarcoidosis (pages 285–290)

      MARGARET WILSHER, RAEWYN HOPKINS, IRENE ZENG, MEGAN CORNERE and RICHARD DOUGLAS

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02066.x

      Sarcoidosis is characterized by a predominant Th1 type immune response but this study demonstrates that patients with sarcoidosis can still develop atopy and asthma, conditions in which there is a predominant Th2 response. Such clinical responses confirm that the Th1/2 dichotomy is too simplistic to apply to disease settings.

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      Evaluation of clinical endobronchial ultrasound skills following clinical versus simulation training (pages 291–299)

      DAVID R. STATHER, PAUL MAC EACHERN, ALEX CHEE, ELAINE DUMOULIN and ALAIN TREMBLAY

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02068.x

      This study provides evidence that technical skills learned using a computer EBUS-TBNA simulator are transferable to clinical EBUS-TBNA performance. EBUS-TBNA simulators show promise for EBUS-TBNA training in pulmonary training programmes and in continuing medical education courses.

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      The use of non-invasive ventilation for the relief of dyspnoea in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; a systematic review (pages 300–307)

      TRACY A. SMITH, PATRICIA M. DAVIDSON, LAWRENCE T. LAM, CHRISTINE R. JENKINS and JANE M. INGHAM

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02085.x

      Patient with AECOPD are usually dyspnoeic. This systematic review asks: ‘Does NIV relieve dyspnoea in AECOPD?’ The data contained in the four RCTs meeting inclusion criteria was insufficient to reach a definitive conclusion. An increased focus on patient reported outcomes is essential if this important question is to be answered.

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      Prognostic value of C-reactive protein in parapneumonic effusions (pages 308–314)

      VASILEIOS SKOURAS, EUAGGELOS BOULTADAKIS, DIMITRIOS NIKOULIS, VLASIS POLYCHRONOPOULOS, ZOE DANIIL, IOANNIS KALOMENIDIS and KONSTANTINOS I. GOURGOULIANIS

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02078.x

      The accuracy of classical prognostic markers in patients with PPE is not ideal. When used in combination with classical biomarkers, CRP levels may be used to aid decision-making in the treatment of patients with non-purulent PPE, whereas serum CRP may be useful for predicting residual pleural thickening in these patients.

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      Potential benefits of early continuous positive pressure ventilation in patients with rapidly progressive interstitial pneumonia (pages 315–321)

      TOSHIKI YOKOYAMA, KENJI TSUSHIMA, HIROSHI YAMAMOTO, TOMONOBU KOIZUMI and KEISHI KUBO

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02051.x

      The use of NIV in patients with rapidly progressive interstitial pneumonia was assessed. The mean time from admission to initiation of NIV was significantly shorter in patients who survived their illness. Early intervention with NIV was associated with better survival at 30 days.

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      Role of neutrophils in persistent airway obstruction due to refractory asthma (pages 322–329)

      JAE-SUNG CHOI, AN SOO JANG, JONG SOOK PARK, SUNG WOO PARK, SANG HYUN PAIK, JAI SOUNG PARK, SOO-TAEK UH, YONG-HOON KIM and CHOON SIK PARK

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02097.x

      Neutrophilic inflammation in refractory asthma of long duration may increase the likelihood of non-responsiveness to inhaled corticosteroids even at doses higher than those recommended in the guidelines. This provides the rationale for developing new asthma medications for individualized therapy.

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      Usefulness of a semi-quantitative procalcitonin test and the A-DROP Japanese prognostic scale for predicting mortality among adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (pages 330–336)

      YU KASAMATSU, TOSHIMASA YAMAGUCHI, TAKASHI KAWAGUCHI, NAGAAKI TANAKA, HIROKO OKA, TOMOYUKI NAKAMURA, KEIKO YAMAGAMI, KATSUNOBU YOSHIOKA and MASAHITO IMANISHI

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02101.x

      The usefulness of a semi-quantitative procalcitonin test and the Japanese A-DROP prognostic scale were investigated in patients with CAP. The test facilitated the rapid prediction of mortality among patients with CAP. The A-DROP scale was as accurate as the CURB-65 scale for predicting mortality in CAP.

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      Investigation of the urge-to-cough sensation in healthy volunteers (pages 337–341)

      PETER V. DICPINIGAITIS, WILLIAM A. RHOTON, RAJANI BHAT and ABDISSA NEGASSA

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02094.x

      The urge-to-cough (UTC) refers to the sensation of irritation that precedes the motor act of coughing. This study is the largest evaluation to date of the UTC threshold (Cu) in healthy adults and includes gender comparisons and evaluation of the reproducibility of measurements of the UTC.

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      A disintegrin and metalloprotease (ADAM) 33 protein in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis (pages 342–349)

      ASIF SHAFFIQ, HANS MICHAEL HAITCHI, YUN YUNG PANG, ABDULLAH A. ALANGARI, MARK G. JONES, BEN G. MARSHALL, PETER H. HOWARTH, DONNA E. DAVIES and KATHERINE M.A. O'REILLY

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02098.x

      Predicting the clinical course of sarcoidosis is challenging as we currently lack clinical and laboratory indicators of progressive disease. We detected increased levels of ADAM33 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from subjects with pulmonary sarcoidosis and abnormal lung function. ADAM33 may be a biomarker of lung inflammation and remodelling in sarcoid.

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      Maintenance of vital capacity during repetitive breath-hold in a spearfishing competition (pages 350–353)

      LEIGH M. SECCOMBE, PETER G. ROGERS, CHRISTINE R. JENKINS and MATTHEW J. PETERS

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02090.x

      Based largely on case studies, concern has been raised that thoracic compression during breath-hold diving can cause lung injury. To explore this, we studied 25 divers and found no respiratory symptoms or spirometric changes after a mean of 79 dives of up to 25 m over a 5-h competition period.

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      Clinical efficacy of macrolide antibiotics against genetically determined macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in paediatric patients (pages 354–362)

      YASUHIRO KAWAI, NAOYUKI MIYASHITA, TETSUYA YAMAGUCHI, AKI SAITOH, EISUKE KONDOH, HIROKI FUJIMOTO, HIDETO TERANISHI, MIKA INOUE, TOKIO WAKABAYASHI, HIROTO AKAIKE, SATOKO OGITA, KOZO KAWASAKI, KIHEI TERADA, FUMIO KISHI and KAZUNOBU OUCHI

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02102.x

      There have been no studies evaluating the microbiological efficacy of macrolides in patients with macrolide-resistant (MR) Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections. This study showed that the microbiological and clinical efficacies of macrolides for treating patients with MR M. pneumoniae pneumonia were low.

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      Association between soft drink consumption and asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults in Australia (pages 363–369)

      ZUMIN SHI, ELEONORA DAL GRANDE, ANNE W. TAYLOR, TIFFANY K. GILL, ROBERT ADAMS and GARY A. WITTERT

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02115.x

      Soft drink consumption has been linked to a range of chronic diseases but no previous study was focused on the association with asthma/COPD. Among 16 907 participants aged 16 years and older living in South Australia, a positive association was identified between consumption of soft drinks and the risk of asthma/COPD.

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      Evaluation of the asthma control test: A reliable determinant of disease stability and a predictor of future exacerbations (pages 370–378)

      FANNY W.S. KO, DAVID S.C. HUI, TING-FAN LEUNG, HONG-YIN CHU, GARY W.K. WONG, ALVIN H.M. TUNG, JENNY C.N. NGAI, SUSANNA S.S. NG and CHRISTOPHER K.W. LAI

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02105.x

      Single, but not serial, measurement of the asthma control test is useful for assessing asthma control, prediction of exacerbation and changes in treatment decisions.

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      Efficacy and safety of indacaterol 150 and 300 µg in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients from six Asian areas including Japan: A 12-week, placebo-controlled study (pages 379–389)

      MASAHARU KINOSHITA, SANG HAAK LEE, LIANG-WEN HANG, MASAKAZU ICHINOSE, MOTOI HOSOE, NAOKO OKINO, NIYATI PRASAD, BENJAMIN KRAMER, YOSHINOSUKE FUKUCHI and FOR THE INDACATEROL ASIAN COPD STUDY INVESTIGATORS

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2011.02107.x

      This placebo-controlled, parallel-group study evaluated the efficacy and safety of indacaterol in COPD patients from six Asian countries/areas. Trough FEV1, health status, dyspnoea, and safety were evaluated. Significant bronchodilation and improvements in patient-reported outcomes indicate that indacaterol is a useful treatment option for Asian patients with moderate-to-severe COPD.

  5. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIALS
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    7. JOURNAL STATISTICS
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      FORTHCOMING MEETINGS (page 390)

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02040.x

  6. JOURNAL STATISTICS

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    2. EDITORIALS
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
    7. JOURNAL STATISTICS
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      JOURNAL STATISTICS (page 390)

      Article first published online: 24 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02040_2.x

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