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Table of Contents for Volume 18 Issue 6
August 2013

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889Is N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide ready for 'prime time' in severe pneumonia? (Abstract)
Juan Felipe Fernandez & Marcos I Restrepo
891Preventing intercostal vessel trauma: Ultrasound to the rescue once more? (Abstract)
Mark Hew & Najib Rahman
893Exploring united airways (Abstract)
Philip G Bardin, Peter W Holmes & Garun Hamilton
895Can stem cells be used to generate new lungs? Ex vivo lung bioengineering with decellularized whole lung scaffolds (Abstract)
Darcy E Wagner, Ryan W Bonvillain, Todd Jensen, Eric D Girard, Bruce A Bunnell, Christine M Finck, Andrew M Hoffman & Daniel J Weiss
912Management of tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection in human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons (Abstract)
Shui Shan Lee, Graeme Meintjes, Adeeba Kamarulzaman & Chi Chiu Leung
923Healthcare-associated pneumonia: A US disease or relevant to the Asia-Pacific, too? (Abstract)
Claudia C Dobler & Grant Waterer
933Prognostic value of plasma N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide levels in pneumonia patients requiring intensive care unit admission (Abstract)
Shih-Chang Lin, Yi-Ju Tsai, Chun-Ta Huang, Yao-Wen Kuo, Sheng-Yuan Ruan, Yu-Chung Chuang & Chong-Jen Yu
942Physician-performed ultrasound can accurately screen for a vulnerable intercostal artery prior to chest drainage procedures (Abstract)
Matthew Salamonsen, Karen Dobeli, David McGrath, Craig Readdy, Robert Ware, Karin Steinke & David Fielding
948Laryngeal sensory dysfunction in laryngeal hypersensitivity syndrome (Abstract)
Anne E Vertigan, Sarah L Bone & Peter G Gibson
957Insights, attitudes and perceptions about asthma and its treatment: Findings from a multinational survey of patients from 8 Asia-Pacific countries and Hong Kong (Abstract)
Philip J Thompson, Sundeep Salvi, Jiangtao Lin, Young Joo Cho, Philip Eng, Roslina Abdul Manap, Watchara Boonsawat, Jeng-Yuan Hsu, Rab A Faruqi, Jorge J Moreno-Cantu, James E Fish & James Chung-Man Ho
968Titration effectiveness of two autoadjustable continuous positive airway pressure devices driven by different algorithms in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (Abstract)
Mario Francesco Damiani, Vitaliano Nicola Quaranta, Ersilia Tedeschi, Riccardo Drigo, Teresa Ranieri, Pierluigi Carratù & Onofrio Resta
974Response of the COPD Assessment Test to pulmonary rehabilitation in unselected chronic respiratory disease (Abstract)
Samantha S C Kon, Amy L Clark, Deniz Dilaver, Jane L Canavan, Mehul S Patel, Michael I Polkey & William D-C Man
978Novel role for cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator in alveolar fluid clearance in lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury in mice (Abstract)
Weizhong Jin, Yuanlin Song, Chunxue Bai & Jinjun Jiang
983Severe vitamin D deficiency is associated with non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease: A case-control study (Abstract)
Kyeongman Jeon, Su-Young Kim, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Boksoon Chang, Sung Jae Shin & Won-Jung Koh
989Validation of SAPS3 admission score and its customization for use in Korean intensive care unit patients: A prospective multicentre study (Abstract)
So Yeon Lim, Shin Ok Koh, Kyeongman Jeon, Sungwon Na, Chae-Man Lim, Won-Il Choi, Young-Joo Lee, Seok Chan Kim, Gyu Rak Chon, Je Hyeong Kim, Jae Yeol Kim, Jaemin Lim, Chin Kook Rhee, Sunghoon Park, Ho Cheol Kim, Jin Hwa Lee, Ji Hyun Lee, Jisook Park, Younsuck Koh & Gee Young Suh, The Validation of Simplified acute physiology score 3 in Korean Intensive care unit (VSKI) study group, Korean Study group on Respiratory Failure (KOSREF)
996Viral and bacterial infection in acute asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases the risk of readmission (Abstract)
Peter A B Wark, Melinda Tooze, Heather Powell & Kristy Parsons
1003MUC5AC and inflammatory mediators associated with respiratory outcomes in the British 1946 birth cohort (Abstract)
Lauren Johnson, Imran Shah, Andrew X Loh, Lynne E Vinall, Ana S Teixeira, Karine Rousseau, John W Holloway, Rebecca Hardy & Dallas M Swallow
1011Safety and effectiveness of microdebrider bronchoscopy for the management of central airway obstruction (Abstract)
Roberto F Casal, Juan Iribarren, George Eapen, David Ost, Rodolfo Morice, Charlie Lan, Lorraine Cornwell, Francisco A Almeida, Horiana Grosu & Carlos A Jimenez
1016Clinical usefulness of a guideline-based screening tool for the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis in asthmatics: The Self Assessment of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma questionnaire (Abstract)
Masayuki Hojo, Ken Ohta, Motoyasu Iikura, Tomonori Mizutani, Junko Hirashima & Haruhito Sugiyama
1022Respiratory muscle training extends exercise tolerance without concomitant change to peak oxygen uptake: Physiological, performance and perceptual responses derived from the same incremental exercise test (Abstract)
A M Edwards
1028Effects of whole body vibration training in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Abstract)
Eulogio Pleguezuelos, Maria Engracia Pérez, Lluis Guirao, Beatriz Samitier, Maria Costea, Pilar Ortega, Maria Victoria González, Virgilio Amin Del Carmen, Laura Ovejero, Eva Moreno & Marc Miravitlles
1035Forthcoming Meetings (Abstract)
1035Journal Statistics (Abstract)