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Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. An Official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical Practice Guideline
Background: This document provides clinical recommendations for the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). It represents a collaborative effort between the American Thoracic Society,Expand
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The pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis: a moving target
Pulmonary fibrosis is the end stage of many diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. It is characterised by excessive matrix formation leading to destruction of the normal lung architecture and finallyExpand
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A prospective, non-randomized, no placebo-controlled, phase Ib clinical trial to study the safety of the adipose derived stromal cells-stromal vascular fraction in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
IntroductionRegenerative medicine and particular adult stem cells represent an alternative option with several fruitful therapeutic applications in patients suffering from chronic lung diseasesExpand
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Expression of apoptotic and antiapoptotic markers in epithelial cells in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
STUDY OBJECTIVE Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, usually fatal lung disease of unknown etiology. A common feature is the presence of microscopic areas of epithelial cell dropout.Expand
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The relationships among hydrogen peroxide in expired breath condensate, airway inflammation, and asthma severity.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate which cells are the main source of hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) production in stable patients with asthma and the associations among H(2)O(2) levels, airwayExpand
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Association of malignancy with diseases causing interstitial pulmonary changes.
A number of studies have shown a high incidence of lung cancer in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (9.8 to 38%) compared to control subjects (2 to 6.4%). A similar trend occurs in otherExpand
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Pleural effusions in hematologic malignancies.
Nearly all hematologic malignancies can occasionally present with or develop pleural effusions during the clinical course of disease. Among the most common disorders are Hodgkin and non-HodgkinExpand
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The predictive role of serum and bronchoalveolar lavage cytokines and adhesion molecules for acute respiratory distress syndrome development and outcome
BackgroundThe predictive role of many cytokines and adhesion molecules has not been studied systematically in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).MethodsWe measured prospectively tumourExpand
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Effect of continuous positive airway pressure treatment on serum cardiovascular risk factors in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome.
BACKGROUND Serum levels of circulating markers associated with cardiovascular morbidity are elevated in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). These factors are studied inExpand
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Markers of glycemic control and insulin resistance in non-diabetic patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome: does adherence to CPAP treatment improve glycemic control?
BACKGROUND AND AIM Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) is associated with glucose dysmetabolism and insulin resistance, therefore the amelioration of breathing disturbances during sleepExpand
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