Highlights from this issue
The first thoracic triumvirate
Does Helicobacter pylori infection modify lung development, height or simply reflect shared environmental exposures?
Vitamin D dosing for infectious and immune disorders
Epidemiology of pneumothorax – finally something solid out of thin air
The relationship between Helicobacter pylori seropositivity and COPD
Effects of different antibiotic classes on airway bacteria in stable COPD using culture and molecular techniques
PiSZ alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD)
Parasternal electromyography to determine the relationship between patient-ventilator asynchrony and nocturnal gas exchange during home mechanical ventilation set-up
Double-blind randomised controlled trial of vitamin D3 supplementation for the prevention of acute respiratory infection in older adults and their carers (ViDiFlu)
Nox2 up-regulation is associated with an enhanced risk of atrial fibrillation in patients with pneumonia
Persistence of asthma following allergen avoidance is associated with proTh2 myeloid dendritic cell activation
Has growth in electronic cigarette use by smokers been responsible for the decline in use of licensed nicotine products? Findings from repeated cross-sectional surveys
Screening for TB by sputum culture in high-risk groups in Copenhagen, Denmark
Which individuals are at increased risk of pneumococcal disease and why? Impact of COPD, asthma, smoking, diabetes, and/or chronic heart disease on community-acquired pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal disease
The benefit of taking a control sample when performing bronchoalveolar lavage
Triple inhaler therapy for COPD
A care-bundles approach to improving standard of care in AECOPD admissions
The utility of ultrasound-guided thoracentesis and pleural biopsy in undiagnosed pleural exudates
The Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study
Variation in lung cancer resources and workload
A case-based discussion from the Medical Intensive Care Unit of Sahloul University Hospital of Tunisia
An unusual cause of pulmonary embolism
What's hot that the other lot got