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Clinical characteristics of patients in a case control study of sarcoidosis.
Sarcoidosis may be affected by sex, race, and age. A Case Control Etiologic Study of Sarcoidosis (ACCESS) enrolled 736 patients with sarcoidosis within 6 mo of diagnosis from 10 clinical centers inExpand
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Respiratory Epithelial Cells Convert Inactive Vitamin D to Its Active Form: Potential Effects on Host Defense1
The role of vitamin D in innate immunity is increasingly recognized. Recent work has identified a number of tissues that express the enzyme 1α-hydroxylase and are able to activate vitamin D. ThisExpand
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Idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: report of an American Thoracic Society project.
RATIONALE The 2002 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias identified nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) as a provisionalExpand
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ATS/ERS/WASOG statement on sarcoidosis
The first international consensus statement on sarcoidosis is currently being copublished in the journals of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the World Association for Sarcoidosis and OtherExpand
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a rapidly progressive illness of unknown cause characterized by sequential acute lung injury with subsequent scarring and end-stage lung disease. Treatment at presentExpand
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Utility of a lung biopsy for the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
It is not known if a surgical lung biopsy is necessary in all patients for the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We conducted a blinded, prospective study at eight referring centers.Expand
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Lipopolysaccharide induces Rac1-dependent reactive oxygen species formation and coordinates tumor necrosis factor-alpha secretion through IKK regulation of NF-kappa B.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important second messengers generated in response to many types of environmental stress. In this setting, changes in intracellular ROS can activate signalExpand
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Lipopolysaccharide Induces Rac1-dependent Reactive Oxygen Species Formation and Coordinates Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Secretion through IKK Regulation of NF-κB*
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important second messengers generated in response to many types of environmental stress. In this setting, changes in intracellular ROS can activate signalExpand
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