• month's
  • In this month's Thorax we publish a randomised controlled trial by Alfageme and colleagues on the use of the 23-valent PPV in COPD patients, with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) as the primary outcome. (bmj.com)
  • Asthma is now recognised to be predominantly a Th2 driven inflammatory condition and, in this month's Thorax , Truyen and colleagues describe the quantitative evaluation of airway inflammation in asthma using real time RT-PCR analysis in induced sputum samples. (bmj.com)
  • In this month's Thorax Pierse and colleagues describe a study of the relation between exposure to locally emitted primary PM 10 and respiratory symptoms in children between the ages of 1 and 5 years. (bmj.com)
  • Phase I showed considerable variations in the prevalence of current wheeze and in this month's Thorax Pearce and colleagues report phase III of the ISAAC study where the phase I survey was repeated after an interval of 5-10 years. (bmj.com)
  • In this month's Thorax Thamrin and colleagues report that the bronchodilator responses measured with FOT are strongly influenced by baseline lung function. (bmj.com)
  • OHS patients often develop respiratory failure, and in this month's Thorax , Piper and colleagues report on a study comparing CPAP with bilevel ventilatory support as initial management. (bmj.com)
  • As Menéndez and colleagues remind us in the introduction to their paper in this month's Thorax , community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a serious health problem globally with 3-5 cases per 1000 adults and a significant mortality in hospitalised patients. (bmj.com)
  • Lacedaemonia
  • Thorax (Gr. Θώραξ) of Lacedaemonia is mentioned by Diodorus Siculus as acting under Spartan commander Callicratidas during his operations in Lesbos in 405 BC, and as having been commissioned by him, after the capture of Mithymna, to conduct the heavy-armed troops to Mytilene. (wikipedia.org)
  • journal
  • Thorax is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal specialising in both clinical and experimental research articles on respiratory medicine as well as paediatrics, immunology, pharmacology, pathology, and surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • report
  • Review of the literature and report of three new cases Thorax 1946.1:103-6 Barrett NR. Report of a case of spontaneous perforation of the oesophagus successfully treated by operation. (wikipedia.org)
  • issue
  • In 1946, he wrote a paper for the first issue of Thorax on spontaneous rupture of the oesophagus (Boerhaave syndrome), in which he commented that "in the byways of surgery there can be few conditions more dramatic in their presentation and more terrible in their symptoms than spontaneous perforation of the oesophagus. (wikipedia.org)
  • friend
  • According to Plutarch, when the satrap Pharnabazus sent to Sparta to complain of ravages committed in his territory by Lysander, the Lacedaemonian government put Thorax to death, as he was a friend and colleague of the accused admiral, and they had found money in his possession. (wikipedia.org)