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Annals of Thoracic Medicine

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2013| January-March  | Volume 8 | Issue 1  

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EDITORIAL  
Accreditation of sleep medicine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A critical step toward quality outcomes p. 1
David Gozal
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POSITION PAPER Top
Saudi regulations for the accreditation of sleep medicine physicians and technologists p. 3
Ahmed S BaHammam, Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Adel S AlHarbi, Ghazi AlOtaibi, Saad M Asiri, Abdulaziz AlSayegh
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REVIEW ARTICLE Top
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease lost in translation: Why are the inhaled corticosteroids skeptics refusing to go? p. 8
Faisal A AI-Kassimi, Esam H Alhamad
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES Top
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of non-lymph node thoracic lesions p. 14
Huizhen Yang, Heng Zhao, David H Garfield, Jiajun Teng, Baohui Han, Jiayuan Sun
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Effect of on-call-related sleep deprivation on physicians' mood and alertness p. 22
Siraj O Wali, Karimah Qutah, Lujain Abushanab, Roa'a Basamh, Jolanar Abushanab, Ayman Krayem
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Rapid on-site evaluation and low registration error enhance the success of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy p. 28
Demet Karnak, Aydin Çiledag, Koray Ceyhan, Çetin Atasoy, Serdar Akyar, Oya Kayacan
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Interstitial lung diseases in Saudi Arabia: A single-center study p. 33
Esam H Alhamad
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Multiplex protein profiling of bronchoalveolar lavage in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis p. 38
Willems Stijn, E Verleden Stijn, M Vanaudenaerde Bart, Wynants Marijke, Dooms Christophe, Yserbyt Jonas, Somers Jana, K Verbeken Eric, M Verleden Geert, A Wuyts Wim
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The effectiveness of heliox in acute respiratory distress syndrome p. 46
Sema Yilmaz, Kenan Daglioglu, Dincer Yildizdas, Ibrahim Bayram, Derya Gumurdulu, Sait Polat
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Sleep estimation using BodyMedia's SenseWear™ armband in patients with obstructive sleep apnea p. 53
Munir M Sharif, Ahmed S BaHammam
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CASE REPORTS Top
Cryoextraction: A novel approach to remove aspirated chewing gum p. 58
Edmundo Rubio, Prag Gupta, Susanti Ie, Michael Boyd
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A novel technique for the reconstruction of resected sternoclavicular joints: A case report with a review of the literature p. 60
Waseem M Hajjar, Sami Alnassar, Saleh N Abu-Daff, Saleh F Al-Dhahri
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Top
Diagnostic performance of interferon-Gamma assay for tuberculosis in immunocompromised patients p. 64
Shih-Yang Su, Chien-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai
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Authors' reply p. 64
Eman N Eldin
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Therapeutic thoracentesis in tuberculous pleural effusion: Needs more ammunition to prove p. 65
Naveen Dutt
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Authors' reply p. 65
Bhuniya Sourin
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Failure of non-invasive mechanical ventilation in acute hypercapnic respiratory failure: Still, there are more things to learn p. 66
Antonio M Esquinas, Guniz Koksal
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