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Table of Contents for
Volume 21 Issue 7
October 2016

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1144Asthma and diabetes: Does treatment with metformin improve asthma?
Erick Forno
1146A red flag is seen in a perfect asthma storm
Peter G Gibson
1148Endoscopic valve therapy for emphysema: Patient selection as the Holy Grail to success
Arschang Valipour
1150The human CO2 market
Daniel Rodenstein
Unravelling the Many Faces of COPD to Optimize its Care and Outcomes
1152Acute exacerbation of COPD
Fanny W Ko, Ka Pang Chan, David S Hui, John R Goddard, Janet G Shaw, David W Reid & Ian A Yang
1166HIV and COPD: a conspiracy of risk factors
Umesh G Lalloo, Sandy Pillay, Rosie Mngqibisa, Sabeer Abdool-Gaffar & Anish Ambaram
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia
1173Lung transplantation in IIP: A review
A Whitney Brown, Hatice Kaya & Steven D Nathan
1185Exercise training in COPD: What is it about intensity?
Norman R Morris, James Walsh, Lewis Adams & Jennifer Alision
1193Beta-lactam plus macrolides or beta-lactam alone for community-acquired pneumonia: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Nobuyuki Horita, Tatsuya Otsuka, Shusaku Haranaga, Ho Namkoong, Makoto Miki, Naoyuki Miyashita, Futoshi Higa, Hiroshi Takahashi, Masahiro Yoshida, Shigeru Kohno & Takeshi Kaneko
open access
Reference values for spirometry and their use in test interpretation: A Position Statement from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science
Danny Brazzale, Graham Hall & Maureen P Swanney
Asthma and Allergy
Editor's choice
Metformin use and asthma outcomes among patients with concurrent asthma and diabetes
Chun-Yi Li, Steven R Erickson & Chung-Hsuen Wu
Editor's choice
Reduced transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) in the repair of airway epithelial cells of children with asthma
Kak-Ming Ling, Erika N Sutanto, Thomas Iosifidis, Elizabeth Kicic-Starcevich, Kevin Looi, Luke W Garratt, Kelly M Martinovich, Francis J Lannigan, Darryl A Knight, Stephen M Stick & Anthony Kicic
1227Development of a simple screening tool for opportunistic COPD case finding in primary care in Latin America: The PUMA study
Maria Victorina López Varela, Maria Montes de Oca, Alejandra Rey, Alejandro Casas, Roberto Stirbulov, Valentina Di Boscio & on behalf of the PUMA Team
1235Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistance patterns and clinical outcomes in hospitalized exacerbations of COPD
Ana Rodrigo-Troyano, Guillermo Suarez-Cuartin, Meritxell Peiró, Silvia Barril, Diego Castillo, Ferran Sanchez-Reus, Vicente Plaza, Marcos I Restrepo, James D Chalmers & Oriol Sibila
Critical Care
1243Clinical characteristics and factors predicting respiratory failure in adenovirus pneumonia
Hee Yoon, Byung Woo Jhun, Se Jin Kim & Kang Kim
1251Need for intensive care in patients admitted for asthma: Red flags from the social history
Fiona Moghaddas, Catherine Smith, David Pilcher, Robyn O'Hehir, Mark Hew & Eli Dabscheck
Interventional Pulmonology
1255Predictors of clinical outcome in emphysema patients with atelectasis following endoscopic valve therapy: A retrospective study
Daniela Gompelmann, Tobias Hofbauer, Vasiliki Gerovasili, Ralf Eberhardt, Hyun-ju Lim, Felix Herth & Claus-Peter Heussel
Lung Function
1262Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on diaphragmatic kinetics and breathing pattern in healthy individuals
Eleni Soilemezi, Entela Koco, Christos Tsimpos, Matthew Tsagourias, Savvoula Savvidou & Dimitris Matamis
1270Bronchodilator responsiveness of peripheral airways in smokers with normal spirometry
Kanika Jetmalani, David G Chapman, Cindy Thamrin, Claude S Farah, Norbert Berend, Cheryl M Salome & Gregory G King
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
1277Type 2 diabetes is associated with a higher incidence of hospitalization for pulmonary embolism in Spain: Analysis of hospital discharge data during 2004–2013
Javier de Miguel-Díez, Nuria Muñoz-Rivas, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, Manuel Monreal, David Jiménez, Ricardo Guijarro & Ana López de Andrés
Respiratory Infections
1285Upper airway microbial colonization in patients with neuromuscular disorders
Florian Stehling, Nadine Pieper, Anastasios Bouikidis, Joerg Steinmann, Peter-Michael Rath & Uwe Mellies
1292Legionnaires' disease caused by Legionella longbeachae: Clinical features and outcomes of 107 cases from an endemic area
Heather L Isenman, Stephen T Chambers, Alan D Pithie, Sharyn L S MacDonald, Justin M Hegarty, Joanna L Fenwick, Michael J Maze, Sarah C L Metcalf & David R Murdoch
Sleep and Ventilation
1300Usefulness of transcutaneous PCO2 to assess nocturnal hypoventilation in restrictive lung disorders
Marjolaine Georges, Danièle Nguyen-Baranoff, Lucie Griffon, Clement Foignot, Philippe Bonniaud, Philippe Camus, Jean-Louis Pepin & Claudio Rabec
1307Effects of positive end expiratory pressure administration during non-invasive ventilation in patients affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A randomized crossover study
Grazia Crescimanno, Francesca Greco, Salvo Arrisicato, Noemi Morana & Oreste Marrone
1314Association of daytime sleepiness with obstructive sleep apnoea and comorbidities varies by sleepiness definition in a population cohort of men
Robert J Adams, Sarah L Appleton, Andrew Vakulin, Carol Lang, Sean A Martin, Anne W Taylor, R Doug McEvoy, Nick A Antic, Peter G Catcheside & Gary A Wittert
1322Poor agreement between diagnostic tests for latent tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected persons in Hong Kong
Chi Chiu Leung, Kenny Chan, Wing Cheong Yam, Man Po Lee, Chi Kuen Chan, Ka Hing Wong, Pak Leung Ho, Ida Mak & Cheuk Ming Tam
1330Factors associated with abnormal pulmonary function test among subjects with normal chest radiography: The Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Kum Ju Chae, Keun-Sang Kwon, Gong Yong Jin, Heejung Bang & Juhyung Lee