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High concentrations of pepsin in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from children with cystic fibrosis are associated with high interleukin-8 concentrations
  1. P McNally1,2,
  2. E Ervine3,
  3. M D Shields3,
  4. B D Dimitrov4,
  5. B El Nazir2,
  6. C C Taggart1,
  7. C M Greene1,
  8. N G McElvaney1,
  9. P Greally2
  1. 1Respiratory Research Division, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, National Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  3. 3Respiratory Research Cluster, Centre for Infection and Immunity, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
  4. 4Department of General Practice, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paul McNally, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland; paul.mcnally{at}olchc.ie

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the St James's Hospital/Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and full informed parental consent was obtained for all procedures.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the St James's Hospital/Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and full informed parental consent was obtained for all procedures.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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