Respirology

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October 2012

Volume 17, Issue 7

Pages 1029–1154

  1. EDITORIAL

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIAL
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. INVITED REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. SCIENTIFIC LETTER
    7. CORRESPONDENCES
    8. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS & JOURNAL STATISTICS
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  2. INVITED REVIEW SERIES

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIAL
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. INVITED REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. SCIENTIFIC LETTER
    7. CORRESPONDENCES
    8. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS & JOURNAL STATISTICS
    1. Air Pollution and Lung Health

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      Air pollution: Impact and prevention (pages 1031–1038)

      MARTHA PATRICIA SIERRA-VARGAS and LUIS M. TERAN

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02213.x

    2. Obesity and Respiratory Disorders

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    3. Translating Research into Practice

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      Emerging evidence of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in lung carcinogenesis (pages 1048–1059)

      MITSUO SATO, DAVID S. SHAMES and YOSHINORI HASEGAWA

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02173.x

  3. INVITED REVIEW

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    2. EDITORIAL
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. INVITED REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. SCIENTIFIC LETTER
    7. CORRESPONDENCES
    8. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS & JOURNAL STATISTICS
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      Clinical implications of pleural effusions in ovarian cancer (pages 1060–1067)

      JOSÉ M. PORCEL, JOHN P. DIAZ and DENNIS S. CHI

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02177.x

  4. ORIGINAL ARTICLES

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    2. EDITORIAL
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. INVITED REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. SCIENTIFIC LETTER
    7. CORRESPONDENCES
    8. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS & JOURNAL STATISTICS
    1. Tobacco smoke exposure and allergic sensitization in children: A propensity score analysis (pages 1068–1072)

      SUZANNE L. HAVSTAD, CHRISTINE COLE JOHNSON, EDWARD M. ZORATTI, JEREL M. EZELL, KIMBERLY WOODCROFT, DENNIS R. OWNBY and GANESA WEGIENKA

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02201.x

      Using propensity score methods to rigorously control for confounding factors, we found that early-life exposure to household tobacco smoke reduces the risk of allergic sensitization in children with a maternal history of allergy/asthma. However, there is a strong increased risk for children aged 2–3 years without a maternal history.

    2. Influence of age on the clinical differentiation of atypical pneumonia in adults (pages 1073–1079)

      NAOYUKI MIYASHITA, YASUHIRO KAWAI, HIROTO AKAIKE, KAZUNOBU OUCHI, TOSHIKIYO HAYASHI, TAKEYUKI KURIHARA and NIRO OKIMOTO

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02188.x

      This study evaluated the accuracy and usefulness of the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) scoring system, a rapid and simple tool for the diagnosis of atypical pneumonia. Using the JRS scoring system, it was difficult to distinguish between atypical pneumonia and bacterial pneumonia in the elderly (≥60 years old).

    3. Delayed resolution of inflammatory response compared with clinical recovery in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (pages 1080–1085)

      ANANT MOHAN, DHARMENDRA PRASAD, ALPANA SHARMA, SNEH ARORA, RANDEEP GULERIA, SURENDRA K. SHARMA and RAVINDER M. PANDEY

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02216.x

      Systemic inflammatory markers indicated a delay in resolution, as compared with clinical recovery, following AECOPD. However, these markers may be useful adjuncts to routine clinical and laboratory parameters, as monitoring tools during the hospital stay.

    4. Epidemiology of pleural infections in Taiwan from 1997 through 2008 (pages 1086–1093)

      HSIU-NIEN SHEN, CHIN-LI LU and CHUNG-YI LI

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02214.x

      Pleural infections have changed over time, with respect to incidence, management and outcomes. In Taiwan, the incidence of pleural infection reached a plateau in recent years, resource utilization and hospital charges increased substantially and short-term mortality decreased over time, despite an increase in the proportions of older and sicker patients.

    5. Resistin-like molecule-β is induced following bronchoconstriction of asthmatic airways (pages 1094–1100)

      CHRISTOPHER GRAINGE, VALDEEP DULAY, JONATHAN WARD, DAVID SAMMUT, ELIZABETH DAVIES, BENJAMIN GREEN, LAURIE LAU, LAURA COTTEY, HANS-MICHAEL HAITCHI, DONNA E. DAVIES and PETER H. HOWARTH

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02215.x

      Airway remodelling in asthma is associated with worse clinical outcomes but its cause is unknown. RELM-β is necessary and sufficient to induce remodelling in mice. We demonstrate RELM-β expression increasing with asthma severity, and further increasing following repeated bronchoconstriction, suggesting a potential role in human disease.

    6. Repair and regeneration of tracheal surface epithelium and submucosal glands in a mouse model of hypoxic-ischemic injury (pages 1101–1113)

      AHMED E. HEGAB, DEREK W. NICKERSON, VI LUAN HA, DAPHNE O. DARMAWAN and BRIGITTE N. GOMPERTS

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02204.x

      The repair of the tracheal airway epithelium after hypoxic-ischemic injury was followed. In doing so, we found a consistent tempero-spatial pattern of proliferation and differentiation of specific cell types of the airway epithelium, thus increasing our understanding of the process of repair and regeneration.

    7. Ratio of waist circumference to chest circumference is inversely associated with lung function in Chinese children and adolescents (pages 1114–1118)

      KUI FENG, LI CHEN, SHAO-MEI HAN and GUANG-JIN ZHU

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02219.x

      This study showed that there was an inverse association between the ratio of waist circumference to chest circumference and forced spirometric parameters in a large population of Chinese children. The mechanisms underlying this association need to be further explored.

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      Sleep quality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (pages 1119–1124)

      DAVID G. MCSHARRY, SILKE RYAN, PETER CALVERLEY, J. COLIN EDWARDS and WALTER T. MCNICHOLAS

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02217.x

      This retrospective analysis investigates sleep quality and seeks its predictors in patients with severe COPD. We demonstrate poor sleep quality in these patients manifesting as reduced sleep efficiency and reduced percentage of rapid eye movement sleep. Furthermore, the data suggest a significant association between daytime hypoxaemia and sleep quality.

    9. Poor correlation between tuberculin skin tests and interferon-γ assays in close contacts of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (pages 1125–1130)

      KYUNG-WOOK JO, KYEONGMAN JEON, YOUNG AE KANG, WON-JUNG KOH, KYUNG CHAN KIM, YEE HYUNG KIM, KWANG HA YOO, SEUNG HEON LEE, JAE-JOON YIM, SANG BONG CHOI, WON-IL CHOI, JAE CHOL CHOI, YONG IL HWANG and TAE SUN SHIM

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02218.x

      There was a discrepancy between results of TSTs and QFT-GIT assays in close contacts of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, particularly those who had received BCG vaccination. These findings were similar to those from studies reporting poor correlation between these tests in close contacts of South Korean patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis.

    10. Evaluation of the Japanese Respiratory Society guidelines for the identification of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (pages 1131–1136)

      YU-DONG YIN, FEI ZHAO, LI-LI REN, SHU-FAN SONG, YING-MEI LIU, JIAN-ZHONG ZHANG and BIN CAO

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02227.x

      The Japanese Respiratory Society guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia are useful for identifying cases of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia and differentiating these from cases of typical bacterial or viral pneumonia.

    11. Peri-diaphragmatic lung volume assessed by computed tomography correlates with quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (pages 1137–1143)

      NAOYA TANABE, SHIGEO MURO, YOSHINORI FUSEYA, SUSUMU SATO, TSUYOSHI OGUMA, HIROFUMI KIYOKAWA, TAMAKI TAKAHASHI, DAISUKE KINOSE, YUMA HOSHINO, TAKESHI KUBO, TOYOHIRO HIRAI and MICHIAKI MISHIMA

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02221.x

      The impact on pulmonary function and health status of diaphragm shortening and reduced lung volume adjacent to the diaphragm was investigated in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Reduced lung volume at the diaphragm correlated with lung hyperinflation and impaired health status, independent of emphysema severity.

    12. Lipopolysaccharide decreases aquaporin 5, but not aquaporin 3 or aquaporin 4, expression in human primary bronchial epithelial cells (pages 1144–1149)

      YAO SHEN, XUN WANG, YUEHONG WANG, XIANGDONG WANG, ZHIHONG CHEN, MEILING JIN and CHUNXUE BAI

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02228.x

      Levels of aquaporin (AQP) 3, AQP4 and AQP5 transcripts are increased during differentiation of human bronchial epithelial cells. AQP5, but not AQP3 or AQP4, is downregulated by LPS. LPS-mediated downregulation of AQP5 is inhibited by p38 and JNK inhibitors.

  5. SCIENTIFIC LETTER

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    2. EDITORIAL
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. INVITED REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. SCIENTIFIC LETTER
    7. CORRESPONDENCES
    8. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS & JOURNAL STATISTICS
    1. The Global Lung Initiative 2012 reference values reflect contemporary Australasian spirometry (pages 1150–1151)

      GRAHAM L. HALL, BRUCE R. THOMPSON, SANJA STANOJEVIC, MICHAEL J. ABRAMSON, RICHARD BEASLEY, ANDREW COATES, ANNETTE DENT, BRENTON ECKERT, ALAN JAMES, SUE FILSELL, A.W. (BILL) MUSK, GARY NOLAN, BARBARA DIXON, CHRIS O'DEA, JENNI SAVAGE, JANET STOCKS and MAUREEN P. SWANNEY

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02232.x

  6. CORRESPONDENCES

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  7. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS & JOURNAL STATISTICS

    1. Top of page
    2. EDITORIAL
    3. INVITED REVIEW SERIES
    4. INVITED REVIEW
    5. ORIGINAL ARTICLES
    6. SCIENTIFIC LETTER
    7. CORRESPONDENCES
    8. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS & JOURNAL STATISTICS
    1. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS (page 1154)

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02045.x

    2. JOURNAL STATISTICS (page 1154)

      Article first published online: 21 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02045_2.x

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