Gary B. Fromm

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osis are known to have respiratory complications, but these difficulties usually occur late in the course of the disease. A few cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis have been reported in which the original symptom was exertional dyspnea.5 To our knowledge, the two patients in this report represent the first two cases where acute respiratory failure(More)
Described are two patients whose initial symptom was acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. Initially, the cause of the respiratory failure in each patient was obscure, but diaphragmatic paralysis was subsequently demonstrated fluoroscopically in each case. Further neurologic evaluation then supported the diagnosis of amyotrophic(More)
There is some disagreement concerning the nature of the free intraalveolar cells in desquamative interstitial pneumonitis, although the greatest weight of evidence suggests them to be alveolar macrophages. We have obtained these cells by bronchoalveolar lavage from two patients with desquamative interstitial pneumonitis and studied their in vitro(More)
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