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Table of Contents for Volume 14 Issue 2
March 2009

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156Role of interferon gamma release assays in tuberculosis
CC Leung & KC Chang
159Respirology year-in-review 2008: Clinical science
R Ruffin & PG Bardin
167New insights into pneumococcal disease
C Feldman & R Anderson
180Diversity in the bronchial epithelial cell response to infection with different rhinovirus strains
PAB Wark, T Grissell, B Davies, H See & PG Gibson
187Frequency of Foxp3+CD4+CD25+ T cells is associated with the phenotypes of allergic asthma
K Matsumoto, H Inoue, S Fukuyama, K Kan-O, M Eguchi-Tsuda, T Matsumoto, A Moriwaki, T Nakano & Y Nakanishi
195Endogenous catecholamine stimulates alveolar fluid clearance in rats with acute pancreatitis
J Xu, Z Wang, G Ma, M Sagawa, M Shimazaki, Y Ueda & T Sakuma
203Real-time PCR is more specifi c than conventional PCR for induced sputum diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia in immunocompromised patients without HIV infection
T Fujisawa, T Suda, H Matsuda, N Inui, Y Nakamura, J Sato, M Toyoshima, Y Nakano, K Yasuda, H Gemma, H Hayakawa & K Chida
210Community-acquired pneumonia in older patients: Does age infl uence systemic cytokine levels in community-acquired pneumonia?
E Kelly, RE MacRedmond, G Cullen, CM Greene, NG McElvaney & SJ O'Neill
217Airway hyper-responsiveness in young adults with asthma that remitted either during or before adolescence
Y Komatsu, K Fujimoto, M Yasuo, K Urushihata, M Hanaoka, T Koizumi & K Kubo
224Benefits of fixed-dose combination therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators as initial maintenance therapy in the management of asthma
JP Seale, C Jenkins, R Wood-Baker & AM Neville on behalf of the Asthma Management Advisory Board
230Does early pulmonary rehabilitation reduce acute health-care utilization in COPD patients admitted with an exacerbation? A randomized controlled study
T Eaton, P Young, W Fergusson, L Moodie, I Zeng, F O'Kane, N Good, L Rhodes, P Poole & J Kolbe
239Changes in lung function and health status in patients with COPD treated with tiotropium or salmeterol plus fluticasone
K Kurashima, K Hara, K Yoneda, T Kanauchi, N Kagiyama, D Tokunaga, N Takayanagi, M Ubukata & Y Sugita
245Predicting optimal continuous positive airway pressure in Japanese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome
T Akahoshi, T Akashiba, S Kawahara, A Uematsu, K Nagaoka, K Kiyofuji, N Okamoto, T Hattori, N Takahashi & S Hashimoto
251Non-invasive ventilation during arm exercise and ground walking in patients with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure
C Menadue, JA Alison, AJ Piper, D Flunt & ER Ellis
260Association between CRHR1 polymorphism and improved lung function in response to inhaled corticosteroid in patients with COPD
WJ Kim, SS Sheen, T-H Kim, JW Huh, J-H Lee, E-K Kim, JH Lee, S-M Lee, S Lee, SY Lim, TR Shin, HI Yoon, Y-M Oh & SD Lee
264T-cell cytokine profi les are altered in childhood asthma exacerbation
C Calderon, L Rivera, P Hutchinson, H Dagher, E Villanueva, R Ghildyal, PG Bardin & NJ Freezer
270Validation study of a portable monitoring device for identifying OSA in a symptomatic patient population
K-W To, W-C Chan, T-O Chan, A Tung, J Ngai, S Ng, K-L Choo & DS Hui
276Clinical utility of a T cell-based assay in the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis
Y Kobashi, K Mouri, S Yagi, Y Obase, N Miyashita & M Oka
282Bronchoscopy in Japan: A survey by the Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy in 2006
H Niwa, M Tanahashi, T Kondo, Y Ohsaki, Y Okada, S Sato, E Suzuki, H Senba, S Fujino, T Miyazawa & K Kobayashi
290Aetiologies and outcomes of diffuse alveolar haemorrhage presenting as acute respiratory failure of uncertain cause
S-M Jin, J-J Yim, C-G Yoo, Y-W Kim, S-K Han, Y-S Shim & S-M Lee
295Effectiveness of magnetic resonance angiography in the evaluation of lung perfusion in constrictive bronchiolitis obliterans
Ö Yilmaz, R Savas, A Sogut, M Özkol & H Yüksel
299Use of inhaled fluticasone propionate to control respiratory manifestations of relapsing polychondritis
T Tsuburai, M Suzuki, N Tsurikisawa, E Ono, C Oshikata, M Taniguchi & K Akiyama
302A case of hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with chronic cough successfully treated with imatinib
M Kobayashi, T Kubota, Y Uemura & H Taguchi
305Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a patient with Behcet's disease
M Uchiyama, T Nagao, A Hattori, T Fujii, T Ichiwata, K Nakata, K Tani & T Hayashi