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1.  Serum and parotid salivary IgA in chronic bronchitis and asthma 
Thorax  1974;29(3):313-316.
Siegler, D. I. M. and Citron, K. M. (1974).Thorax, 29, 313-316. Serum and parotid salivary IgA in chronic bronchitis and asthma. It has been suggested that immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency may be an important predisposing factor to infection in chronic bronchitis and that this occurs more often in extrinsic asthmatics than in normal subjects. These claims have been investigated by measurement of IgA in stimulated parotid saliva and serum in chronic bronchitics and asthmatics. Salivary and serum IgA levels in 84 chronic bronchitics could not be correlated with sputum purulence, the degree of ventilatory impairment, radiographic evidence of emphysema or the smoking history. Serum IgA was low in 6% and salivary IgA was normal in all cases. IgA levels measured in both serum and saliva in 50 asthmatics showed no correlation with the number of positive skin tests or other evidence of atopy. Serum IgA was low in 8% and salivary IgA was normal in all cases.
PMCID: PMC470151  PMID: 4854254
2.  Tuberculosis among the homeless at a temporary shelter in London: report of a chest x ray screening programme. 
STUDY OBJECTIVE--To estimate the prevalence of active pulmonary tuberculosis in a homeless population in London and to assess whether those with suspected disease could be integrated into the existing health care system for further follow up and treatment. DESIGN--Voluntary screening programme based on a questionnaire survey and chest x ray. SETTING AND CASES--Screening programmes were set up over the Christmas period in 1992 and 1993 at a shelter for the homeless in London. An offer of screening was made to all individuals who visited the centre and an interviewer administered questionnaire was completed on those who volunteered for the screening. Chest x rays were carried out, developed, and read on site. Individuals with chest x rays features suggestive of tuberculosis or other medical problems were referred to a hospital of their choice. RESULTS AND OUTCOME--In 1992 nearly 1600 people visited the centre, of whom 372 volunteered for the screening and 342 were x rayed. Nineteen of the 342 (5.6%) had radiological features suggestive of active tuberculosis. In 1993 around 2000 homeless people visited the centre, of whom 270 volunteered for the screening and 253 were x rayed. Eleven (4.3%) had features consistent with active tuberculosis on the basis of the chest x rays and clinical examination by a chest physician. Overall, of 595 people x rayed in the two surveys, 30 (5%) had changes suggestive of active tuberculosis. Further investigations confirmed nine (1.5%) with active pulmonary disease and eight with no active tuberculosis. In 13, the diagnosis was not determined as four declined further investigation and nine did not attend their hospital appointment. CONCLUSION--Tuberculosis among the homeless remains a cause for concern. Follow up and treatment present unique difficulties. Services for the homeless need to include mechanisms for timely diagnosis and monitored treatment. Control programmes designed for the needs of the homeless are required.
PMCID: PMC1060180  PMID: 8596100
4.  Immunisation against infectious disease. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1988;297(6660):1406.
PMCID: PMC1835095  PMID: 3146387
6.  Trends in tuberculosis. 
Postgraduate Medical Journal  1984;60(701):187-193.
PMCID: PMC2417768  PMID: 6709559
7.  Introduction 
Postgraduate Medical Journal  1984;60(701):177.
PMCID: PMC2417765
11.  Staffing in thoracic medicine. 
British Medical Journal  1980;281(6244):887-888.
PMCID: PMC1714270  PMID: 7427495
13.  Respiratory Diseases 
British Medical Journal  1976;1(6005):348-349.
PMCID: PMC1638690
16.  Tuberculosis. 
British Medical Journal  1973;2(5861):296-298.
PMCID: PMC1589143  PMID: 4122247
17.  Tuberculosis--chemotherapy. 
British Medical Journal  1972;1(5797):426-428.
PMCID: PMC1787330  PMID: 4109997
18.  Primary immunity deficiency in adults. 
Thorax  1970;25(2):254-255.
PMCID: PMC472157  PMID: 5441998
20.  Hypogammaglobulinaemia in Adults 
British Medical Journal  1967;3(5564):560.
PMCID: PMC1842916
21.  Controlled Trial of Prophylactic Penicillin in Thoracic Surgery 
Thorax  1965;20(1):18-20.
PMCID: PMC1018889  PMID: 14255479
23.  Stenosing Non-caseating Tuberculosis (Sarcoidosis) of the Bronchi 
Thorax  1957;12(1):10-17.
PMCID: PMC1019291  PMID: 13422391
24.  Danger of “Novalgin” 
British Medical Journal  1952;2(4776):160.
PMCID: PMC2021344

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