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Table of Contents for Volume 9 Issue 1
March 2004

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3Phil Thompson
4The management of pleural space infections
Stephen J Chapman, Robert JO Davies
12Pathogenesis of pleural infection
Chadi A Hage, Kamal Abdul Mohammed, Veena B Antony
16Inflammation in allergic asthma: Initiating events, immunological response and risk factors
Manuel AR Ferreira
25The influence of dexamethasone on the proliferation and apoptosis of pulmonary inflammatory cells in bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats
Hui-ping Li, Xia Li, Guo-jun He, Xiang-hua Yi, Allen P Kaplan
33Trace elements as a component of oxidative stress in COPD
Fisun Karadag, Orhan Cildag, Mustafa Altinisik, Leyla D Kozaci, Goksel Kiter, Cagatay Altun
38The effects of antioxidants on exercise-induced lipid peroxidation in patients with COPD
Aysen Agacdiken, Ilknur Basyigit, Meltem Ozden, Fusun Yildiz, Dilek Ural, Hale Maral, Hasim Boyaci, Ahmet Ilgazli, Baki Komsuoglu
43Intracellular glutathione in stretch-induced cytokine release from alveolar type-2 like cells
Behrouz Jafari, Bin Ouyang, Li-Fu Li, Charles A Hales, Deborah A Quinn
54Sputum carcinoembryonic antigen, neuron-specific enolase and cytokeratin fragment 19 levels in lung cancer diagnosis
Ioannis Kalomenidis, Katerina Dimakou, Androniki Kolintza, Katerina Vlami, Manos Papadakis, Cristina Sotiropoulou, Dora Orphanidou, Charis Roussos, Spyros Papiris
60Increased lung water without hypocapnia does not cause central sleep apnoea in a lamb model
Keith R Burgess, Norbert Berend
66A simple C-reactive protein measurement for the differentiation between tuberculous and malignant pleural effusion
Nitipatana Chierakul, Apichart Kanitsap, Angkana Chaiprasert, Ronnachai Viriyataveekul
70Determinants of BMI in patients with COPD
Fisun Karadag, Aslihan B Karul, Orhan Cildag, Cagatay Altun, Ozgur Gurgey
76Prediction of the maximal voluntary ventilation in healthy adult Chinese subjects
Ai Ching Kor, Kian Chung Ong, Arul Earnest, Yee Tang Wang
81Vasoactive mediators (VEGF and TNF-α) in patients with malignant and tuberculous pleural effusions
Enas A Hamed, Amira M El-Noweihi, Ashraf Z Mohamed, Azza Mahmoud
87Impact of coping and socioeconomic factors on quality of life in adults with asthma
Robert J Adams, David Wilson, Brian J Smith, Richard E Ruffin
96Randomized trial of yoga as a complementary therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis
Naveen K Visweswaraiah, Shirley Telles
102The pulmonary and extra-pulmonary effects of high-dose formoterol in COPD: A comparison with salbutamol
Alexandra Goldkorn, Patricia Diotto, Carl Burgess, Mark Weatherall, Shaun Holt, Richard Beasley, Robert Siebers
109Incidence of community-acquired pneumonia in children caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Serological results of a prospective, population-based study in primary health care
Matti Korppi, Tarja Heiskanen-Kosma, Marjaana Kleemola
115Pleural complications of pulmonary hydatid disease
Mustafa Kursat Ozvaran, Yesim Ersoy, Bahadir Uskul, Ethem Unver, Engin Yalcin, Reha Baran, Rodolfo C Morice
120Hospital-acquired pneumonia in general wards of a Japanese tertiary hospital
Hideo Ohi, Katsunori Yanagihara, Yoshitsugu Miyazaki, Yoichi Hirakata, Kazunori Tomono, Jun-ichi Kadota, Takayoshi Tashiro, Shigeru Kohno
125Blunted effect of the Kv channel inhibitor on pulmonary circulation in Tibetan sheep: A model for studying hypoxia and pulmonary artery pressure regulation
Takeshi Ishizaki, Akio Sakai, Tomonori Koizumi, Zonghai Ruan, Zhan Gang Wang
130Airways obstruction in survivors of thoracoplasty: Reversibility is greater in non-smokers
Terence M O'Connor, Deirdre M O'Riordan, Maria Stack, Charles P Bredin
134Pulmonary and cerebral oil embolism after hysterosalpingography with oil soluble contrast medium
Oguz Uzun, Serhat Findik, Murat Danaci, Didem Katar, Levent Erkan
137Pancoast's syndrome in a patient with B-cell lymphoma diagnosed and confirmed with immunoglobulin gene rearrangement
Fumiyuki Takahashi, Akihiko Ohwada, Yoshie Higashihara, Yasuko Yoshioka, Toshimasa Uekusa, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Takashi Dambara, Yoshinosuke Fukuchi
141Comment on findings of Hodge et al.
Ulrich Heininger
142Failure of down-regulation of leucocyte l-selectin in patients with culture-proven Bordetella pertussis infection may infer increased patient morbidity
Greg Hodge