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Table of Contents for
Volume 21 Issue 3
April 2016

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404Physical activity and health of adults with cystic fibrosis
Craig A Williams
406New targeted therapies in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension: getting to the heart of the problem
Philip Marino
408Analyses of abdominal fat and sleep apnea
Kazuo Chin
Unravelling the Many Faces of COPD to Optimize Its Care and Outcomes
410Asthma–COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS): A diagnostic challenge
Nguyen Van Tho, Hye Yun Park & Yasutaka Nakano
419Changing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in people with COPD
Vinicius Cavalheri, Leon Straker, Daniel F Gucciardi, Paul A Gardiner & Kylie Hill
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia
427Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Diagnosis, epidemiology and natural history
Giacomo Sgalla, Alice Biffi & Luca Richeldi
438Airway epithelial repair in health and disease: Orchestrator or simply a player?
Thomas Iosifidis, Luke W Garratt, Deirdre R Coombe, Darryl A Knight, Stephen M Stick & Anthony Kicic
449Increasing awareness of sex differences in airway diseases
Deepa Raghavan & Raksha Jain
Asthma and Allergy
Editor's choice
Absence of airway inflammation in a large proportion of adolescents with asthma
Collin R Brooks, Christine J van Dalen, Angela Zacharasiewicz, Jodie L Simpson, Jacquie L Harper, Graham Le Gros, Peter G Gibson, Neil Pearce & Jeroen Douwes
467Neutrophil extracellular traps are associated with inflammation in chronic airway disease
Thomas K Wright, Peter G Gibson, Jodie L Simpson, Vanessa M McDonald, Lisa G Wood & Katherine J Baines
476Inspiratory capacity-to-total lung capacity ratio and dyspnoea predict exercise capacity decline in COPD
Maria A Ramon, Jaume Ferrer, Elena Gimeno-Santos, David Donaire-Gonzalez, Esther Rodríguez, Eva Balcells, Jordi de Batlle, Marta Benet, Stefano Guerra, Jaume Sauleda, Antoni Ferrer, Eva Farrero, Joaquim Gea, Joan A Barberà, Alvar Agustí, Robert Rodriguez-Roisin, Josep M Antó, Judith Garcia-Aymerich & PAC-COPD Study Group
483Effects of obesity on weight-bearing versus weight-supported exercise testing in patients with COPD
Robbert C Maatman, Martijn A Spruit, Paula P van Melick, Jos P I Peeters, Erica P A Rutten, Lowie E G W Vanfleteren, Emiel F M Wouters & Frits M E Franssen
489Readmissions following an initial hospitalization by COPD exacerbation in Spain from 2006 to 2012
Javier de Miguel-Díez, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, Luis Puente Maestu, Laura Ramírez García & Ana López de Andrés
497(Cost-)effectiveness of self-treatment of exacerbations in patients with COPD: 2 years follow-up of a RCT
Marlies Zwerink, Huib AM Kerstjens, Job van der Palen, Paul van der Valk, Marjolein Brusse-Keizer, Gerhard Zielhuis & Tanja Effing
504Platelet-activating factor receptor (PAFr) is upregulated in small airways and alveoli of smokers and COPD patients
Shakti Dhar Shukla, Hans Konrad Muller, Roger Latham, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal & Eugene Haydn Walters
Cystic Fibrosis
511Physical activity participation by adults with cystic fibrosis: An observational study
Narelle S Cox, Jennifer A Alison, Brenda M Button, John W Wilson, Judith M Morton & Anne E Holland
Lung Cancer
519Relationship between circulating tumour cell count and prognosis following chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer
Zixuan Zhang, Yi Xiao, Jing Zhao, Minjiang Chen, Yan Xu, Wei Zhong, Jia Xing & Mengzhao Wang
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
526BMPR2 gene delivery reduces mutation-related PAH and counteracts TGF-β-mediated pulmonary cell signalling
Feng Feng, Rebecca L Harper & Paul N Reynolds
Sleep and Ventilation
Editor's choice
Mesenteric fat thickness is associated with metabolic syndrome independently of Apnoea–Hypopnoea Index in subjects with obstructive sleep apnoea
Kin Hung Liu, Winnie C W Chu, Kin Wang To, Fanny W S Ko, Susanna S S Ng, Jenny C L Ngai, Ka Pang Chan, Wing Ho Yip, Anil T Ahuja & David S C Hui
541Role of nasal positive end expiratory pressure valve as an alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea in Chinese patients
Kin Wang To, Tat O Chan, Susana Ng, Jenny Ngai & David SC Hui
546Comparison of continuous positive airway pressure and bosentan effect in mildly hypertensive patients with obstructive sleep apnoea: A randomized controlled pilot study
Marie Joyeux-Faure, Ingrid Jullian-Desayes, Jean-Louis Pepin, Jean-Luc Cracowski, Jean-Philippe Baguet, Renaud Tamisier, Patrick Levy, Diane Godin-Ribuot & Sandrine H Launois
553Middle-aged to elderly women have a higher asymptomatic infection rate with Mycobacterium avium complex, regardless of body habitus
Tomoyasu Nishimura, Yukiko Fujita-Suzuki, Masaaki Mori, Stephen M Carpenter, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Eiko Tamizu, Ikuya Yano, Hiroshi Kawabe & Naoki Hasegawa
556Year in review 2015: Interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary function, sleep and ventilation, cystic fibrosis and paediatric lung disease
Helen E Jo, Tamera J Corte, Stephen J Wort, Neil D Eves, Amanda Piper & Claire Wainwright
This article corrects: Molecular targeted therapy in the treatment of advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
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