Hinrich Hamm

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Interstitial lung diseases often are accompanied by histopathologic evidence of alveolar type 2 cell alterations. In the alveolar milieu, the surfactant-specific protein A (SP-A) is a secretory product of alveolar type 2 cells. Therefore, we measured SP-A levels in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids from patients with untreated sarcoidosis (n=35) and(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare complication of liver diseases of different etiologies and may indicate a poor prognosis. Therefore, a simple non-invasive screening method to detect HPS would be highly desirable. In this study pulse oximetry was evaluated to identify patients with HPS. METHODS In 316 consecutive patients with liver(More)
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