Highlights from this issue
Asthma and pregnancy
Inflammometry
Use of sputum eosinophil counts to guide management in children with severe asthma
Statins may decrease all cause mortality in pneumonia
A systematic review and meta-analysis
Impaired type I and III interferon response to rhinovirus infection during pregnancy and asthma
A possible mechanism of drug tolerance in mycobacteria
Nocturnal temperature controlled laminar airflow for treating atopic asthma
NMR spectroscopy metabolomic profiling of exhaled breath condensate in patients with stable and unstable cystic fibrosis
Aclidinium inhibits human lung fibroblast to myofibroblast transition
Time course and pattern of COPD exacerbation onset
Selective inhibition of intra-alveolar p55 TNF receptor attenuates ventilator-induced lung injury
Coarse and fine particles but not ultrafine particles in urban air trigger hospital admission for asthma in children
Review of the British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2011, 7–9 December, London, UK
GOLD COPD classification and prognostic pessimism regarding ICU admission
Authors' response
Importance of past occupational exposures in the rising incidence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the UK
Authors' response
David Jack (1924–2011) who revolutionised the treatment of asthma
Non-adherence in difficult asthma
Genome-wide association studies in lung disease
A 67-year-old woman with fever, multiple lung opacities, visual impairment and acute respiratory failure
Evidence for a national problem
Standards of care for occupational asthma