External beam radiation therapy combined with airway stenting leads to better survival in patients with malignant airway obstruction
ConclusionIn this retrospective analysis, combination therapy with stenting and EBRT led to better survival in comparison to stenting or EBRT alone. Prospective cohort trials are needed to confirm these results. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - March 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Christopher Mallow, Jeffrey Thiboutot, Roy Semaan, Margaret M. Hayes, Russell Hales, Ashwin Ram, David Feller ‐Kopman, Hans Lee, Lonny Yarmus Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Pulmonary hypertension in combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema: A tale of two cities
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Source: Respirology - March 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Nicole S.L. Goh Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Models of care for severe asthma
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Source: Respirology - March 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Claire N. McBrien, Andrew Menzies ‐Gow Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Year in review 2017: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma
(Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - March 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Melissa J. Benton, Tow Keang Lim, Fanny W.S. Ko, Keiko Kan ‐o, Judith C.W. Mak Tags: Year in Review Source Type: research

Thoracoscopic pleural biopsy improves yield of Xpert MTB/RIF for diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis
We report our experience of using Xpert on thoracoscopic pleural biopsy samples. MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed the records of patients who underwent thoracoscopy in our institution over a 1‐year period. Relevant clinical details; indications; and results of tests on pleural tissue and fluid, including histopathology, mycobacterial cultures and Xpert, were extracted. ResultsOf the 156 patients who underwent thoracoscopy, 73 (47%) had TB, 66 (42%) malignancy and 17 (11%) other conditions. Histopathology was diagnostic in all the 73 TB patients (100%). The yields of the microbiological tests against histopatholo...
Source: Respirology - February 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Devasahayam J. Christopher, Sridevi Dinakaran, Richa Gupta, Prince James, Barney Isaac, Balamugesh Thangakunam Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Thoracoscopic pleural biopsy improves yield of Xpert MTB/RIF for diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Respirology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Year in review 2017: Interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease and sleep
(Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Amanda J. Piper, Stephen J. Wort, Elisabetta A. Renzoni, Vasileios Kouranos Tags: Year in Review Source Type: research

Year in review 2017: Interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease and sleep
Respirology,Volume 23, Issue 4, Page 421-433, April 2018. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Respirology,Volume 23, Issue 4, Page 421-433, April 2018. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Segmentectomy versus lobectomy in early non ‐small cell lung cancer of 2 cm or less in size: A population‐based study
ConclusionEquivalent OS and LCSS were demonstrated in patients with primary NSCLC of 20 mm or less without lymph node or distant metastasis. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mi Hyoung Moon, Young Kyu Moon, Seok Whan Moon Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Hyperinflation of bronchi in vitro impairs bronchodilation to simulated breathing and increases sensitivity to contractile activation
ABSTRACT Background and objectiveLung hyperinflation and reduced bronchodilation to deep inspiration (DI) are features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Hyperinflation might impair the ability of a DI to stretch airway smooth muscle (ASM), as the bronchi operate at a stiff region of the pressure–volume curve. MethodsBronchial segments from pig lungs were mounted in an organ bath and equilibrated at either 5 cm H2O (control) or 20 cm H2O (hyperinflated) transmural pressure (Ptm). Cumulative dose–response curves to acetylcholine (ACh) were performed to determine maximal response (Emax) and sensitiv...
Source: Respirology - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Alvenia Cairncross, Peter B. Noble, Peter K. McFawn Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Segmentectomy versus lobectomy in early non ‐small cell lung cancer of 2 cm or less in size: A population‐based study
Respirology,Volume 23, Issue 7, Page 695-703, July 2018. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mi Hyoung Moon , Young Kyu Moon , Seok Whan Moon Source Type: research

Segmentectomy versus lobectomy in early non ‐small cell lung cancer of 2 cm or less in size: A population‐based study
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Respirology - February 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Three ‐dimensional photography for the evaluation of facial profiles in obstructive sleep apnoea
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Hyperinflation of bronchi in vitro impairs bronchodilation to simulated breathing and increases sensitivity to contractile activation
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Respirology - February 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Three ‐dimensional photography for the evaluation of facial profiles in obstructive sleep apnoea
Conclusion3dMD provided accurate craniofacial measurements of OSA patients, which were highly concordant with those obtained by CT, while avoiding the radiation associated with CT. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Shih ‐Wei Lin, Kate Sutherland, Yu‐Fang Liao, Peter A. Cistulli, Li‐Pang Chuang, Yu‐Ting Chou, Chih‐Hao Chang, Chung‐Shu Lee, Li‐Fu Li, Ning‐Hung Chen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Surgical lung biopsies in elderly patients with interstitial lung disease: Weighing up the pros and cons
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Source: Respirology - February 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lauren K. Troy Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Update on tuberculosis biomarkers: From correlates of risk, to correlates of active disease and of cure from disease
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Surgical lung biopsies in elderly patients with interstitial lung disease: Weighing up the pros and cons
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Respirology - February 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Update on tuberculosis biomarkers: From correlates of risk, to correlates of active disease and of cure from disease
In this study, we review the most recent advances in research into TB‐BM for the diagnosis of active TB, risk of TB development and treatment‐induced TB cure. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Delia Goletti, Meng ‐Rui Lee, Jann‐Yuan Wang, Nicholas Walter, Tom H.M. Ottenhoff Tags: Invited Review Series: Tuberculosis Updates 2018 Source Type: research

Regression equations to estimate the 2 ‐min walk distance in an adult Asian population aged 40–75 years
The objective of this study was to develop regression equations to estimate the 2MWD in Malaysian adults who were free from major health problems. MethodsEighty‐seven adults (43 males; mean ± SD age: 57.1 ± 9.6 years) performed two 2MWT using a standardized protocol. Heart rate (HR) was recorded every 30 s during the test. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed using age, gender, height, weight and change in HR (ΔHR) as independent variables, and better of the two 2MWD as the dependent variable. A second regression equation, without ΔHR, was planne...
Source: Respirology - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Fatim T. Mirza, Sue Jenkins, Maria Justine, Nola Cecins, Kylie Hill Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Regression equations to estimate the 2 ‐min walk distance in an adult Asian population aged 40–75 years
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Respirology - February 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Respirology - February 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Ethnic differences in spirometry measurements in China: Results from a large community ‐based epidemiological study
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Respirology - February 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Screening for pulmonary hypertension in interstitial lung disease: Many reasons to ECHO!
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Picking the winners: Outcome prediction in pleural disease
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Respirology, Ahead of Print. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Picking the winners: Outcome prediction in pleural disease
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Source: Respirology - February 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: John P. Corcoran, Najib M. Rahman Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Epidemiology, treatment, disposition and outcome of patients with acute exacerbation of COPD presenting to emergency departments in Australia and South East Asia: An AANZDEM study
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Respirology - February 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Ethnic differences in spirometry measurements in China: Results from a large community ‐based epidemiological study
ConclusionsWe detected significant differences in spirometry measurements among ethnic populations in China. Such differences cannot be fully explained by demographic, anthropometric or socioeconomic factors, but may also be attributed to genetic background as well as indoor and outdoor environmental exposures that need further investigation. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - February 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ruohua Yan, Lap Ah Tse, Zhiguang Liu, Jian Bo, Emily Y. Chan, Yang Wang, Lu Yin, Wei Li, Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Screening for pulmonary hypertension in interstitial lung disease: Many reasons to ECHO!
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Source: Respirology - February 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jyotika D. Prasad Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Epidemiology, treatment, disposition and outcome of patients with acute exacerbation of COPD presenting to emergency departments in Australia and South East Asia: An AANZDEM study
We describe the epidemiology, clinical features, treatment and outcome of patients treated for AECOPD in ED. MethodsThis was a planned sub‐study of patients with an ED diagnosis of AECOPD identified in the Asia, Australia and New Zealand Dyspnoea in Emergency Departments (AANZDEM) study. The AANZDEM was a prospective, interrupted time series cohort study conducted in 46 ED in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia over three 72‐h periods in May, August and October 2014. Primary outcomes were patient epidemiology, clinical features, treatment and outcomes (hospital length of stay (LOS) and mortality)....
Source: Respirology - February 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Anne Maree Kelly, Anna Holdgate, Gerben Keijzers, Sharon Klim, Colin A. Graham, Simon Craig, Win Sen Kuan, Peter Jones, Charles Lawoko, Said Laribi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Vitamin D and respiratory health in the Busselton Healthy Ageing Study
ABSTRACT Background and objectiveThe relationship between vitamin D and respiratory disease was examined by cross‐sectional analysis of a large community‐based sample. MethodsSerum 25‐hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and history of respiratory disease, symptoms (recorded by questionnaire) and spirometry were measured in 5011 adults aged 45–69 years. Adjustments were made for age, sex, season and smoking (Model A), plus body mass index (BMI) and physical activity level (Model B), plus history of chronic diseases (Model C). ResultsMean (SD) age was 58 (SD 6) years with 45% males, 10% current smokers and 12% taking...
Source: Respirology - January 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Siobhain Mulrennan, Matthew Knuiman, John P. Walsh, Jennie Hui, Michael Hunter, Mark Divitini, Kun Zhu, Brian R. Cooke, Arthur W. (Bill) Musk, Alan James Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Vitamin D and respiratory health in the Busselton Healthy Ageing Study
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - January 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Respirology - January 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Letter from New Zealand … and Season's greetings
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Source: Respirology - January 24, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: John Kolbe Tags: Letter from Asia ‐Pacific Region Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Respirology - January 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Comparison of respiratory system impedance in asthma and COPD: A prospective observational study
Respirology, EarlyView. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - January 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

Tuberculosis vaccines: Opportunities and challenges
Respirology,Volume 23, Issue 4, Page 359-368, April 2018. (Source: Respirology)
Source: Respirology - January 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Respirology - January 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research