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INTRODUCTION The prevention of fragility fractures in patients with sarcoidosis is a serious concern and the potential risk of hypercalcemia limits vitamin D and calcium supplementation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for low bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in sarcoidosis. In particular, we aimed to determine the link(More)
Five cases of bronchogenic carcinoma were observed among 93 patients with pulmonary histiocytosis X (Hx). Mean age at the time of diagnosis of Hx was 42 years; on the average, cancer occurred 10.5 years later. All patients were smokers and continued to smoke heavily at the time of diagnosis of cancer. Comparison of the five cases associating Hx and lung(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Airway obstruction (AO) in sarcoidosis is reported to be associated with respiratory symptoms, increased morbidity, and an increased mortality risk. Because AO in sarcoidosis may result from several causes, the therapeutic benefit of corticosteroids is difficult to determine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic response of(More)
BACKGROUND The association between interstitial lung disease (ILD) and an increased risk of developing lung cancer has been reported. The goal of this retrospective study was to determine the outcome of lung cancer resection among patients with ILD. METHODS Between January 1979 and March 1999, 27 patients with both lung cancer and ILD were identified.(More)
Gastro-oesophageal reflux was demonstrated in 5 cases of bronchiolitis obliterans with apparently cryptogenetic organizing pneumonia. In addition, one patient had hiatus hernia and another, oesophageal diverticulum. In 4 patients, after failure of prolonged antibiotic therapy, medical or surgical treatment of the gastro-oesophageal reflux resulted in(More)
Necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis (NSG) was first described by Liebow in 1973 among the heading "pulmonary angeitis and granulomatosis". We reported four cases of NSG. The diagnostic was made by open lung biopsy in all, and the distinctive features were those described by Liebow: presence of numerous sarcoid-like granulomas, foci of fibrinoid necrosis and(More)
We report the case of a 63-year-old woman admitted to hospital because of bilateral hemothorax associated with acute respiratory failure and laterotracheal neoformation. A right thoracoscopy biopsy revealed a paratracheal parathyroid adenoma which was responsible for bilateral hemothorax and primary hyperparathyroidism. A curative resection was successfully(More)
Chest radiographs and computed tomographic scans obtained from nineteen patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis were reviewed retrospectively. Thirteen of them had a subacute form. Six of them had a chronic form. In subacute forms, CT scans were normal in two patients. In the 11 other cases, CT findings were ground glass attenuation (n = 10), nodules (n(More)