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October-December 2012
Volume 7 | Issue 4
Page Nos. 173-254

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EDITORIAL  

The role of asthma guidelines in achieving current control and reducing future risk p. 173
J Mark FitzGerald
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102143  
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GUIDELINES Top

The Saudi initiative for asthma - 2012 update: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma in adults and children Highly accessed article p. 175
Mohamed S Al-Moamary, Sami A Alhaider, Mohamed S Al-Hajjaj, Mohammed O Al-Ghobain, Majdy M Idrees, Mohammed O Zeitouni, Adel S Al-Harbi, Maha M Al Dabbagh, Hussain Al-Matar, Hassan S Alorainy
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES Top

Effects of the pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenburg position on respiratory mechanics in the rats by the end-inflation occlusion method p. 205
Alessandro Rubini, Daniele Del Monte, Vincenzo Catena
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102168  
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The utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in mediastinal or hilar lymph node evaluation in extrathoracic malignancy: Benign or malignant? p. 210
Elif T Parmaksiz, Benan Caglayan, Banu Salepci, Sevda S Comert, Nesrin Kiral, Ali Fidan, Gulsen Sarac
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102171  
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Role of therapeutic thoracentesis in tuberculous pleural effusion p. 215
Sourin Bhuniya, Datta C Arunabha, Choudhury Sabyasachi, Saha Indranil, Roy T Sumit, Saha Mita
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102176  
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Diagnostic value of ex vivo pleural fluid interferon-gamma versus adapted whole-blood quantiferon-TB gold in tube assays in tuberculous pleural effusion p. 220
Eman N Eldin, Asmaa Omar, Mahmoud Khairy, Adel H.M Mekawy, Maha K Ghanem
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102181  
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Relation of oxidant-antioxidant imbalance with disease progression in patients with asthma p. 226
Asrar Ahmad, Mohammad Shameem, Qayyum Husain
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102182  
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Patient-related independent clinical risk factors for early complications following Nd: YAG laser resection of lung cancer p. 233
Branislav Perin, Bojan Zaric, Svetlana Jovanovic, Jovan Matijasevic, Jelena Stanic, Ivan Kopitovic, Biljana Zvezdin, Milan Antonic
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102184  
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Abrupt withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids does not result in spirometric deterioration in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Effect of phenotyping? p. 238
Feisal A Al-Kassimi, Esam H Alhamad, Mohammed S Al-Hajjaj, Abdullah A Abba, Emad Raddaoui, Shaffi A Shaikh
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102185  
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Clinical characteristics of amyloidosis with isolated respiratory system involvement: A review of 13 cases p. 243
Haiqing Chu, Lan Zhao, Zhemin Zhang, Tao Gui, Xianghua Yi, Xiwen Sun
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102186  
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Bilateral congenital lobar emphysema: A rare cause for respiratory distress in infancy p. 250
Ahmad M Abushahin, Amjad S Tuffaha, Najeh K Khalil, Adel M Ismeal
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102187  
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Top

Budesonide and fluticasone and adrenal suppression p. 253
Mona A Fouda, Feisal A Al-Kassimi
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102188  
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High resolution computed tomography in cotton-induced lung disease p. 253
Bhawna Satija, Sanyal Kumar
DOI:10.4103/1817-1737.102189  
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