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  1. The incidence, prevalence, and mortality of asthma have increased in children over the past three to four decades, although there has been some decline in the most recent decade. These trends are particularly ...

    Authors: Rosalind L Smyth

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2002 3(Suppl 1):7

    Content type: Supplement

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 3 Supplement 1

  2. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. If we can define and detect preneoplastic lesions, we might have a chance of improving survival. The World Health Organization has defined three pre...

    Authors: Alissa K Greenberg, Herman Yee and William N Rom

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2002 3:13

    Content type: Review

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  3. Pulmonary surfactant is a surface active material composed of both lipids and proteins that is produced by alveolar type II pneumocytes. Abnormalities of surfactant in the immature lung or in the acutely infla...

    Authors: Gehan Devendra and Roger G Spragg

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2002 3:11

    Content type: Review

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  4. Prostanoids are known to participate in the process of fibrogenesis. Because lung fibroblasts produce prostanoids and are believed to play a central role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (I...

    Authors: Roberto Cruz-Gervis, Arlene A Stecenko, Ryszard Dworski, Kirk B Lane, James E Loyd, Richard Pierson, Gayle King and Kenneth L Brigham

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2002 3:9

    Content type: Research

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  5. The study of genetic polymorphisms has touched every aspect of pulmonary and critical care medicine. We review recent progress made using genetic polymorphisms to define pathophysiology, to identify persons at...

    Authors: Michael C Iannuzzi, Mary Maliarik and Benjamin Rybicki

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2002 3:7

    Content type: Review

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  6. Pulmonary surfactant is a complex mixture of phospholipids and proteins, which is present in the alveolar lining fluid and is essential for normal lung function. Alterations in surfactant composition have been...

    Authors: Panagiotis Pantelidis, Srihari Veeraraghavan and Roland M du Bois

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 3:14

    Content type: Review

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  7. The meeting proved of great interest to those developing an animal model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is caused by cigarette smoking, evidenced by deterioration in lung function. Lung ...

    Authors: David Hele

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 3:12

    Content type: Meeting report

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  8. The availability of a draft sequence for the human genome will revolutionise research into airway disease. This review deals with two of the most important areas impinging on the treatment of patients: pharmac...

    Authors: Ian P Hall

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 3:10

    Content type: Review

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  9. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the leading causes of in-patient hospital deaths. As a consequence, the identification of hemostatic variables that could identify those at risk would be important in reducing...

    Authors: W Craig Hooper and Christine De Staercke

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 3:8

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Pulmonary surfactant is a unique mixture of lipids and surfactant-specific proteins that covers the entire alveolar surface of the lungs. Surfactant is not restricted to the alveolar compartment; it also reach...

    Authors: Jens M Hohlfeld

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 3:4

    Content type: Review

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  11. The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a frequent, life-threatening disease in which a marked increase in alveolar surface tension has been repeatedly observed. It is caused by factors including a l...

    Authors: Andreas Günther, Clemens Ruppert, Reinhold Schmidt, Philipp Markart, Friedrich Grimminger, Dieter Walmrath and Werner Seeger

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:353

    Content type: Review

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  12. Growth factors mediate tissue interactions and regulate a variety of cellular functions that are critical for normal lung development and homeostasis. Besides their involvement in lung pattern formation, growt...

    Authors: Tushar J Desai and Wellington V Cardoso

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 3:2

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Previous studies have revealed that tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α is upregulated in fibrosing alveolitis (FA) in humans. The aim of this study was to compare the TNF-α secretory profile of alveolar macrophage...

    Authors: Panos Pantelidis, Deirdre S McGrath, Anne Marie Southcott, Carol M Black and Roland M du Bois

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:365

    Content type: Research

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