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Published: 3 July 2014

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In this issue:

  • FEF25–75% and FEF75% do not contribute to clinical decision making
  • Spirometric thresholds for diagnosing smoking-related airflow obstruction
  • Benzodiazepine and opioid safety in severe respiratory disease
  • Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with endobronchial valves
  • Changes in smoking prevalence since 1980
  • N-acetylcysteine for COPD exacerbations
  • Content and organisational aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation programmes
  • Hospital admissions and exercise capacity decline in COPD
  • Prednisone in COPD exacerbation requiring ventilatory support
  • β-blockers and mortality after MI in adults with COPD
  • Measuring oxygen delivered via nasal cannulae by tracheal sampling