Date sent: 14 February 2007
Primary Care Respiratory Journal Volume 16 Issue 1, February 2007
The PCRJ is delighted to inform you that we have now successfully moved to our new publishers, Sherborne Gibbs, and the journal is now available in full (without any charge for viewing papers) at www.thepcrj.org.
This issue is available online both on our site www.thepcrj.org and is indexed on PubMed as well.
I would like to draw attention to two papers published this month. (See the full table of contents below).
COPD screening efforts in primary care: what is the yield? David G Tinkelman, David Price, Robert J Nordyke, Ronald J Halbert
COPD screening in primary care: who is sick? Tjard RJ Schermer, Philip H Quanjer
In particular, the Schermer/Quanjer paper questioning the GOLD criteria for diagnosing COPD.
Any correspondence to the editor would be welcome.
Dr Mark Levy
Table of Contents
What’s in this issue
Dr Mark L Levy
Preschool asthma – not so easy to diagnose
Diagnosis of asthma in children under five
Professor Andrew Bush
Undergraduate allergy teaching in a UK medical school: Comparison of the described and delivered curriculum
Yasser Shehata, Michael Ross, Aziz Sheikh
The impact of asthma exacerbations on health-related quality of life in moderate to severe asthma patients in the UK
Andrew Lloyd, David Price, Ruth Brown
Gender-specific presentations for asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in primary care
Dr Mustafa Osman, Anna L Hansell, Colin R Simpson, Jennifer Hollowell, Peter J Helms
Exhaled carbon monoxide as a marker for evaluating smoking abstinence in a Brazilian population sample
Jose Chatkin, Leandro Fritscher, Carolina de Abreu, Daniela Cavalet-Blanco, Gustavo Chatkin, Mario Wagner, Carlos Fritscher
COPD screening efforts in primary care: what is the yield?
David G Tinkelman, David Price, Robert J Nordyke, Ronald J Halbert
COPD screening in primary care: who is sick?
Tjard RJ Schermer, Philip H Quanjer
Delayed presentation of gastrothorax masquerading as pneumothorax
ChoonHow How, Augustine Tee, Joanne Quah
Palliative care for patients with end-stage COPD
Noel O’Kelly, Jude Smith
Farming, childhood allergy, and unpasteurised milk – A review of “Which aspects of the farming lifestyle explain the inverse association with childhood allergy.” Perkin MR, Strachan DP. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006;117:1374-81.
Yasser Shehata, Aziz Sheikh