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Diagnosis and management of work-related asthma: American College Of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement.
BACKGROUND A previous American College of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement on asthma in the workplace was published in 1995. The current Consensus Statement updates the previous one based onExpand
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Complications and cost associated with parenteral nutrition delivered to hospitalized patients through either subclavian or peripherally-inserted central catheters.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is typically delivered through catheters inserted into the superior vena cava (SVC) via a subclavian or internal jugular vein approach. AExpand
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Air Pollution and Noncommunicable Diseases: A Review by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies' Environmental Committee, Part 2: Air Pollution and Organ Systems.
Although air pollution is well known to be harmful to the lung and airways, it can also damage most other organ systems of the body. It is estimated that about 500,000 lung cancer deaths and 1.6Expand
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Brain metal concentrations in chronic liver failure patients with pallidal T1 MRI hyperintensity
Background: Chronic liver failure may be associated with pallidal MRI T1 hyperintensity and heterogeneous neurologic syndromes, including parkinsonism, cognitive impairment, and others. ManganeseExpand
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Neurologic manifestations in welders with pallidal MRI T1 hyperintensity
Background: Neurologic symptoms have been attributed to manganese fumes generated during welding. Increased T1 MRI signal in the basal ganglia is a biologic marker of manganese accumulation. RecentExpand
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis reaction to Mycobacterium avium in household water.
BACKGROUND Hypersensitivity pneumonitis has been described with exposure to aerosolized Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in indoor hot tubs (hot tub lung). OBJECTIVES To describe a case ofExpand
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Neurologic spectrum of chronic liver failure and basal ganglia T1 hyperintensity on magnetic resonance imaging: probable manganese neurotoxicity.
BACKGROUND An atypical form of parkinsonism has been described in patients with chronic liver disease, associated with increased T1 signal in the basal ganglia on magnetic resonance imaging. TheExpand
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Impact of direct-to-consumer predictive genomic testing on risk perception and worry among patients receiving routine care in a preventive health clinic.
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of direct-to-consumer (DTC) predictive genomic risk information on perceived risk and worry in the context of routine clinical care. PATIENTS AND METHODS PatientsExpand
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Conditions associated with an abnormal nonspecific pattern of pulmonary function tests.
BACKGROUND Little is known about a fairly frequent abnormal pattern of pulmonary function test results: reduced FEV(1) and FVC with a normal FEV(1)/FVC and normal total lung capacity. We term this aExpand
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Clinical significance of elevated diffusing capacity.
STUDY OBJECTIVE Single-breath diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) is used as a pulmonary function test (PFT) to assess gas transfer in the lungs. The implications of a low DLCOExpand
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