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Problems survivors face after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge begin while they are still in the ward, where many of their specific problems may run unrecognized, but they assume a heavy weight when they arrive at their homes and face several kind of limitations, from being unable to climb stairs because of weight loss, asthenia, dyspnea or joint(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Autotitrating positive airway pressure (APAP) is an accepted titration method to determine the optimal positive airway pressure (PAP), for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The required duration of APAP monitoring to determine a fixed continuous positive airway pressure level still remains to be established. We aimed(More)
Desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) is a rare interstitial pneumonia usually associated with cigarette smoke.1,2 It is characterized by the accumulation of intra-alveolar macrophages, sometimes associated with giant cells.1,3 The diagnosis may be suggested by patchy ground-glass opacification with a predilection for the mid and lower lung lobes on(More)
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