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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether serial anticardiolipin determination contributes to the clinical management of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with no previous sign of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS In 90 patients with SLE with no previous clinical manifestations of the APS, repeated clinical evaluations were performed, and(More)
The authors report the results of bronchial biopsies carried out during fiber endoscopy in 165 patients, including 100 bronchial carcinomas, 17 cases of tuberculosis, 7 cases of sarcoidosis, and 41 patients with various forms of respiratory disease, out of a total of nearly 900 fiber endoscopies carried out directly under local anesthesia. It appears that(More)