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Table of Contents for Volume 19 Issue 1
January 2014

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1Asthma management in the Asia-Pacific region (Abstract)
Lutz Beckert & Angela Moran
3Does pressure affect performance? Continuous positive airway pressure for sleep-disordered breathing in heart failure (Abstract)
Garun S Hamilton, Bradley A Edwards & Scott A Sands
5Reflection of stem cell therapy: An epilogue to the 'Stem cells and the lung' review series (Abstract)
Yuben Moodley & Philip Thompson
9Modern statistical methods in respiratory medicine (Abstract)
Rory Wolfe & Michael J Abramson
14Interpretation of commonly used statistical regression models (Abstract)
Jessica Kasza & Rory Wolfe
22Lack of efficacy of neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the lower limbs in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: A meta-analysis (Abstract)
Lei Pan, YongZhong Guo, Xunchao Liu & Junhong Yan
30Reporting of exercise attendance rates for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review (Abstract)
Marie T Williams, Lucy K Lewis, Zoe McKeough, Anne E Holland, Annemarie Lee, Renae McNamara, Anna Phillips, Louise Wiles, Leona Knapman, Sally Wootton, Maree Milross & Tanja Effing
38Clinical use of pulse oximetry: Official guidelines from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (Abstract)
Jeffrey J Pretto, Teanau Roebuck, Lutz Beckert & Garun Hamilton
47Acute haemodynamic effects of continuous positive airway pressure in awake patients with heart failure (Abstract)
Stephan Schroll, Frédéric Sériès, Keir Lewis, Amit Benjamin, Pierre Escourrou, Ruth Luigart, Michael Pfeifer & Michael Arzt
53Lung function and plasma fibrinogen concentrations in the Newcastle Thousand Families birth cohort between age 49 and 51 years (Abstract)
Mark S Pearce, Robert J Hancox, Louise Parker & G John Gibson
58Variability and consistency in lung inflammatory responses to particles with a geogenic origin (Abstract)
Graeme R Zosky, Catherine E Boylen, Russell S Wong, Michael N Smirk, Lucia Gutiérrez, Robert C Woodward, W Shan Siah, Brian Devine, Fiona Maley & Angus Cook
67Interaction of cyclic mechanical stretch and toll-like receptor 4-mediated innate immunity in rat alveolar type II cells (Abstract)
Hartmut Kuhn, Katja Petzold, Stefan Hammerschmidt & Hubert Wirtz
74Monitoring oxidative stress during chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations using malondialdehyde (Abstract)
Balazs Antus, Gabriella Harnasi, Orsolya Drozdovszky & Imre Barta
80Polysomnographic evaluation of non-invasive ventilation in children with neuromuscular disease (Abstract)
Raffaele Falsaperla, Anette Wenzel, Piero Pavone, Caterina Di Mauro & Giovanna Vitaliti
85An overview of service quality of continuous positive airway pressure services in Australian pharmacies (Abstract)
Carissa A Hanes, Keith K H Wong & Bandana Saini
92Mesenteric fat thickness is associated with increased risk of obstructive sleep apnoea (Abstract)
Kin Hung Liu, Winnie C W Chu, Kin Wang To, Fanny W S Ko, Susanna S S Ng, Jenny C L Ngai, Jeff Wai Sang Chan, Anil T Ahuja & David S C Hui
98Detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in community-based annual lung cancer screening: Chiba Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Lung Cancer Screening Study Group (Abstract)
Yasuo Sekine, Takehiko Fujisawa, Kiminori Suzuki, Shuko Tsutatani, Kazuko Kubota, Hiroshi Ikegami, Yuji Isobe, Mitsugu Nakamura, Yuichi Takiguchi & Koichiro Tatsumi
105Comparison of performance status with peak oxygen consumption in operable patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (Abstract)
Michael A Roman, Graeme J Koelwyn, Neil D Eves, Whitney E Hornsby, Dorothy Watson, James E Herndon II, Leslie Kohman, Gregory Loewen & Lee W Jones
109Aminopeptidase N facilitates entry & intracellular survival of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in monocytes (Abstract)
Hsin-Tsung Ho, I-Fang Tsai, Chien-Liang Wu & Yen-Ta Lu
116Association of hospitalizations for asthma with seasonal & pandemic influenza (Abstract)
Alicia K Gerke, Ming Yang, Fan Tang, Eric D Foster, Joseph E Cavanaugh & Philip M Polgreen
122Der p2 recombinant bacille Calmette-Guerin priming of bone marrow-derived dendritic cells suppresses Der p2-induced T helper17 function in a mouse model of asthma (Abstract)
Shuo-Yao Qu, Hai-Feng Ou-yang, Ya-Long He, Zhi-Kui Li, Jie-Ran Shi, Li-Qiang Song & Chang-Gui Wu
132Evaluation of the performance of the microscopic observation drug susceptibility assay for diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in China: A preliminary study (Abstract)
Zikun Huang, Guoliang Xiong, Qing Luo, Bixia Jiang, Weitin Li, Xiaomeng Xu & Junming Li
138Quadriceps strength and endurance in fibrotic idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (Abstract)
Laura Mendoza, Athena Gogali, Dinesh Shrikrishna, Gabriel Cavada, Samuel V Kemp, Samantha A Natanek, Abigail S Jackson, Michael I Polkey, Athol U Wells & Nicholas S Hopkinson
144Chest computed tomography for the diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection (Abstract)
Naoyuki Miyashita, Hiroto Akaike, Hideto Teranishi, Takashi Nakano, Kazunobu Ouchi & Niro Okimoto
146Forthcoming Meetings (Abstract)
146Journal Statistics (Abstract)
147Acknowledgements (Abstract)