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Table of Contents for
Volume 21 Issue 1
January 2016

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6When the wind blows: The changing role for the airborne particulate matter in respiratory disease
David Smart
8Healthcare-associated pneumonia: Can we salvage anything from the wreckage?
Grant W Waterer
10Do anti-viral neutrophil responses exacerbate lung inflammation in asthma?
Ross Vlahos & Steven Bozinovski
12Unravelling the many faces of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A hitchhiker's guide to COPD
Gregory G King & Don D Sin
Unravelling the Many Faces of COPD to Optimize Its Care and Outcomes
14Global burden of COPD
Jose Luis López-Campos, Wan Tan & Joan B Soriano
24Biomarkers, the control panel and personalized COPD medicine
Alvar Agusti, Joaquim Gea & Rosa Faner
34Natural history of COPD: Focusing on change in FEV1
Jørgen Vestbo & Peter Lange
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia
44Invasive diagnostic techniques in idiopathic interstitial pneumonias
Venerino Poletti, Claudia Ravaglia, Carlo Gurioli, Sara Piciucchi, Alessandra Dubini, Alberto Cavazza, Marco Chilosi, Andrea Rossi & Sara Tomassetti
51Unclassifiable interstitial lung disease: A review
Kate Skolnik & Christopher J Ryerson
57Smoking-related idiopathic interstitial pneumonia: A review
George A Margaritopoulos, Sergio Harari, Antonella Caminati & Katerina M Antoniou
65Polymicrobial community-acquired pneumonia: An emerging entity
Catia Cillóniz, Rok Civljak, Antonello Nicolini & Antoni Torres
76Clinical Practice Guideline on Adult Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy: Executive summary from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Christine F McDonald, Ken Whyte, Sue Jenkins, John Serginson & Peter Frith
Asthma & Allergy
79High levels of physical activity are associated with poorer asthma control in young females but not in males
Ludvig Lövström, Margareta Emtner, Kjell Alving, Lennart Nordvall, Magnus P Borres, Christer Janson & Andrei Malinovschi
Editor's choice
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure during a prolonged wildfire period and emergency department visits for asthma
Anjali Haikerwal, Muhammad Akram, Malcolm R Sim, Mick Meyer, Michael J Abramson & Martine Dennekamp
95Association between asthma and body mass index and socioeconomic status: A cross-sectional study on 849,659 adolescents
Barak Gordon, Aviad Hassid, Amir Bar-Shai, Estela Derazne, Dorit Tzur, Oded Hershkovich & Arnon Afek
102Regulation of Th1/Th2 balance through OX40/OX40L signalling by glycyrrhizic acid in a murine model of asthma
Qiaozhen Wu, Ying Tang, Xiaoyun Hu, Qin Wang, Wei Lei, Linfu Zhou & Jianan Huang
112Tamoxifen as a new therapeutic tool for neutrophilic lung inflammation
Barbara Perez, Claudio Henriquez, Jose Sarmiento, Natalia Morales, Hugo Folch, Juan S Galesio, Benjamin Uberti & Gabriel Moran
119Efficacy and tolerability of budesonide/formoterol added to tiotropium compared with tiotropium alone in patients with severe or very severe COPD: A randomized, multicentre study in East Asia
Sang-Do Lee, Can-mao Xie, Faisal Yunus, Yohji Itoh, Xia Ling, Wai-cho Yu & Sumalee Kiatboonsri
128Differences in baseline factors and survival between normocapnia, compensated respiratory acidosis and decompensated respiratory acidosis in COPD exacerbation: A pilot study
Chung-Tat Lun, Miranda S N Tsui, Suet-Lai Cheng, Veronica L Chan, Wah-Shing Leung, Alice P S Cheung & Chung-Ming Chu
137Undiagnosed airflow limitation is common in patients with coronary artery disease and associated with cardiac stress
Fanny W S Ko, Bryan P Yan, Yat-yin Lam, Jojo H Y Chu, Ka-pang Chan & David S C Hui
Interstitial Lung Disease
143Elevated sL1-CAM levels in BALF and serum of IPF patients
Yingwei Zhang, Lintao Bi, Yuying Qiu, Yang Wang, Jingjing Ding, Yi Zhuang, Yaqiong Tian & Hourong Cai
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
149Oxygen uptake is more efficient in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension than in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
Xiaofang Shi, Jian Guo, Sugang Gong, Rikesh Sapkota, Wenlan Yang, Hui Liu, Wenjing Xiang, Lan Wang, Xingguo Sun & Jinming Liu
Respiratory Infections
Editor's choice
Predictors of Pseudomonas and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitalized patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia
Mark L Metersky, Christopher R Frei & Eric M Mortensen
164Predictors of prolonged stay in patients with community-acquired pneumonia and complicated parapneumonic effusion
Junghyun Kim, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, Ho Il Yoon, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee, Hyo-Jeong Lim & Deog Kyeom Kim
172Differential neutrophil activation in viral infections: Enhanced TLR-7/8-mediated CXCL8 release in asthma
Francesca S M Tang, David Van Ly, Kirsten Spann, Patrick C Reading, Janette K Burgess, Dominik Hartl, Katherine J Baines & Brian G Oliver
Thoracic Surgery
180Systemic inflammation and oxidative stress post-lung resection: Effect of pretreatment with N-acetylcysteine
Anthony J Bastin, Nathan Davies, Eric Lim, Greg J Quinlan & Mark J Griffiths
188Optimal surgical management of pulmonary metastases: VATS versus thoracotomy
Rachel C Numan, Paul Baas, Houke M Klomp & Michel W Wouters
191Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis in association with carcinomas
Eva Baroke, Claus Peter Heussel, Arne Warth, Monika Eichinger, Ute Oltmanns, Karin Palmowski, Felix J F Herth & Michael Kreuter
195Telomere length and survival in IPF patients
Hiroaki Satoh
195Telomere length and survival in IPF patients - Reply
Jinghong Dai & Qian Gao
196 This article corrects Vol. 20, Issue 7, 1089-1095: Non-anaemic iron deficiency impairs response to pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD
196 This article corrects Vol. 20, Issue 7, 1004-1005: Non-anaemic iron deficiency in COPD: A potential therapeutic target?