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Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue-derived (MALT) lymphoma, a low grade B-cell extranodal lymphoma, is the most frequent subset of primary pulmonary lymphoma. Our objective was to evaluate the initial extent of disease and to analyse the characteristics and long-term outcome of these patients. All chest and pathological departments of teaching hospitals in(More)
Competition between nitric oxide synthases (NOSs) and arginases for their common substrate l-arginine could be involved in the regulation of cholinergic airway reactivity and subsequent airway remodeling. The aims of this study were to evaluate the relationships between the expression of this enzymatic balance and the effects of NOS and arginase inhibition(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital heart disease can be complicated by pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), the reversibility of which is often difficult to predict. We recently reported a lung biopsy study showing impaired apoptotic regulation of endothelial cells in irreversible PAH. The objective of the present study was to identify noninvasive biomarkers of(More)
The respective abundance of circulating endothelial cells and endothelial progenitor cells may reflect the balance between vascular injury and repair. As pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) can share features of pulmonary remodelling, we postulated that the two disorders might be associated with(More)
The value of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in the exploration and management of interstitial lung diseases is now well-established, and has recently been updated in reports of the European Task group on BAL (1, 2). Its place in therapy is not so clearly demonstrated, although BAL had been used for therapeutic purposes prior to its use as a diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary Fibrosing Poikiloderma (HFP) with tendon contractures, myopathy and pulmonary fibrosis (POIKTMP [MIM 615704]) is a very recently described entity of syndromic inherited poikiloderma. Previously by using whole exome sequencing in five families, we identified the causative gene, FAM111B (NM_198947.3), the function of which is still(More)
Sensory (physiological) and affective (psychological) dimensions of dyspnea have been described but the usefulness of measuring psychological status in addition to ventilatory capacity (spirometry, lung volumes) in the assessment of exertional dyspnea remains controversial. We hypothesized that activity-related dyspnea would not be modified by psychological(More)
Pulmonary vascular remodeling and dysfunction associated to tobacco smoking might pave the way for the subsequent development of pulmonary hypertension. Its prognosis is dreadful and its underlying mechanisms are so far largely unknown in humans. To assess the potential role of endothelin-1 and its receptors in smokers' pulmonary artery vasoactive(More)