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Although interferon has not been classified in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis, it may rarely lead to this disease during treatment of chronic hepatitis C. The case of a 36-year-old woman with chronic hepatitis C who developed sarcoidosis within 10 weeks of treatment with recombinant interferon-alpha2a and ribavirin is described and all seven similar cases(More)
AIMS The differential diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma (MM) from benign mesothelial lesions (BML) based on histopathological criteria is sometimes not satisfying and causes diagnostic problems for histopathologists. We aimed to investigate whether the immunohistochemically determined cell proliferation rate and telomerase activity, using Ki-67 and human(More)
Extracranial metastases from meningioma are very rare and among those the lungs are the most common metastatic site. In the literature, pulmonary metastases of meningiomas have been emphasized on their rarity, non-specific imaging findings, and cytologic features. Some definitive MR imaging features of intracranial meningiomas have been described. However,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of PET imaging and compare it with the performance of CT in mediastinal and hilar lymph node staging in potentially operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Fifty-nine patients with potentially resectable NSCLC who underwent preoperative PET and CT imaging were enrolled into this(More)
In this series, laryngeal preneoplastic lesions were evaluated by the classifications of the World Health Organization (WHOC), Ljubljana (LC) and squamous intraepithelial neoplasia (SINC) by multiple observers. The inter-observer agreement (IA) by WHOC for laryngeal lesions had been previously evaluated, but to the best of our knowledge, there are no data(More)
INTRODUCTION Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are rare, rapidly progressive, small- round cell tumors with a poor prognosis despite multimodal therapy, including surgery and chemoradiotherapy. The treatment of choice was unknown since no clinical series with surgical therapy had been reported. We evaluated the impact of multimodal treatment in(More)
OBJECTIVE Removing or sampling lymph nodes from the bilateral paratracheal area through a left thoracotomy is not a standard procedure in patients with lung cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a technique without ductus arteriosus division and mobilization of the aortic arch and to compare the number of lymph nodes resected in(More)
Adult lipid storage disorders with pulmonary involvement are rare and usually diagnosed at autopsy. We report a patient with splenomegaly and reticulonodular pattern on lung computed tomography. Bronchoalveolar lavage was performed and revealed the presence of lipid-containing foamy cells, with the demonstration of both periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of body temperature on ventilator-induced lung injury. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into 6 groups based on their body temperature (normothermia, 37 +/- 1 degrees C; hypothermia, 31 +/- 1 degrees C; hyperthermia, 41 +/- 1 degrees C). Ventilator-induced lung injury was achieved by(More)
BACKGROUND Some cellular and soluble markers of inflammation in induced sputum have been used for studying airway inflammation in asthma. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of systemic inflammation marker serum amyloid A (SAA) in blood and induced sputum to monitor the airway inflammation in asthmatic patients. METHOD Seventeen non-smokers(More)