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BACKGROUND Single lung function is usually assessed by radioisotopes or, more rarely, by bronchospirometry in which a double lumen catheter is used to separate ventilation of the two lungs. The latter is more precise but less comfortable. An alternative bronchoscopic method is described for determining the volume of a single lung. METHODS One mainstem(More)
The objective of this study was to present clinical and radiological data of eight women with histologically proven lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) diagnosed between 1984 and 1994, and to suggest a diagnostic strategy when LAM is suspected. A review of case reports, including results of biopsies, lung function and radiological procedures was undertaken. The(More)
Twenty-five patients treated by lumpectomy and radiotherapy for Stage I breast cancer were enrolled in a prospective study to measure the effects of tangential field irradiation on pulmonary function. Fractional doses of 2 Gy to a total of 50 Gy were administered with the tangential technique. An additional 10 Gy (2 Gy x 5) was given as direct booster.(More)
Patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) have impaired production of immunoglobulins and hence recurrent airway infections, which in turn may lead to radiological changes and impaired lung function. Uncertainty exists about the nature and frequency of the radiological and the physiological abnormalities, and how they relate to each other. We(More)
The study was initiated to evaluate the effect of pain-reducing therapies on factors previously associated with work-related shoulder and neck pain, namely increased muscle activity in the upper trapezius and perceived general tension. Thirty-three women in three groups were assessed before and after an intervention period and by questionnaire 6 months(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the efficacy and safety of low-dose budesonide/formoterol, 80 micro g/4.5 micro g, bid in a single inhaler (Symbicort Turbuhaler; AstraZeneca; Lund, Sweden) compared with an increased dose of budesonide, 200 micro g bid, in adult patients with mild-to-moderate asthma not fully controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroid alone.(More)
It is established that the level of physical activity in the population generally is too low, and data indicate that pregnant women are no exception. Studies of the effects of aerobic fitness on delivery outcomes are limited. In this observational study, we investigated the effect of aerobic fitness on duration of labor in nulliparous women who started(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) have low serum IgG, IgA, and/or IgM levels and recurrent airway infections. Radiologic pulmonary abnormalities and impaired function are common complications. It is unclear to what extent IgG replacement treatment prevents further pulmonary damage and how factors beside infections may(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary involvement is a common finding in adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of pulmonary abnormalities in patients with childhood-onset SLE, with particular reference to interstitial lung disease (ILD), and to examine any association between pulmonary abnormalities and other(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the validity of official mortality statistics regarding deaths from pulmonary tuberculosis, and to identify factors contributing to death. DESIGN A retrospective study. SETTING Cases were enrolled from the data of the Central Bureau of Statistics from where the official mortality statistics are issued, the National Tuberculosis(More)