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Highlights from this issue
Hypothesis
Howling for the moon
MUCking about in IPF
Pleural infection on the increase but with a better evidence base to inform clinical care
Ectopic respiratory epithelial cell differentiation in bronchiolised distal airspaces in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Blood culture bottle culture of pleural fluid in pleural infection
Respiratory viruses are not associated with acute graft rejection during the acute phase of infection
Emergence of parapneumonic empyema in the USA
High prevalence of subclinical tuberculosis in HIV-1-infected persons without advanced immunodeficiency
Validation and use of a parametric model for projecting cystic fibrosis survivorship beyond observed data
Exacerbation frequency and clinical outcomes in adult patients with cystic fibrosis
Oxygen therapy is equivalent to room air for alleviating refractory dyspnoea
The fibrinogen cleavage product Aα-Val360, a specific marker of neutrophil elastase activity in vivo
Relationship of vitamin D status to adult lung function and COPD
Cardiolipin levels may be a factor in lung injury in pneumonia
Risk of fractures with inhaled corticosteroids in COPD
Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in East Lancashire 2001–2009
Endobronchial valves for advanced emphysema
An update on contraindications for lung function testing
Acute exposure to biomass smoke causes oxygen desaturation in adult women
Simulated driving performance coupled with driver behaviour can predict the risk of sleepiness-related car accidents
Effect of acute hypoxia on QTc interval in respiratory patients undergoing fitness to fly tests
A new potential biomarker for childhood tuberculosis
A comparison between interferon gamma release assays and the tuberculin skin test in the contact tracing of patients with chronic kidney disease
Eosinophils best marker of steroid response
Authors' response
Authors' response
Mains-powered hypoxic gas generation
Potential risk factors for recurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis
Authors' reply
A 76-year-old lady with chronic cough and a discharging chest wall sinus
British Thoracic Society emergency oxygen audits
CT screening for lung cancer in the UK
Scotland's smoking ban means fewer kids in hospital with asthma
Apical lung herniation