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Published: 13 March 2013

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In this issue:

  • Hazards of smoking, and benefits of quitting
  • Second-hand smoke exposure predicts COPD
  • Weight gain in smokers after quitting
  • Comorbidities and mortality risk in COPD
  • Unrecognised ventricular dysfunction in COPD
  • Arrhythmia risk with bronchodilators: parts 1 & 2
  • NIV for dyspnoea relief in COPD exacerbations
  • DECAF predicts hospital mortality in COPD exacerbations
  • Calcium sensitiser improves human diaphragm function