John M. Popovich

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BACKGROUND The accuracy of multidetector computed tomographic angiography (CTA) for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism has not been determined conclusively. METHODS The Prospective Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis II trial was a prospective, multicenter investigation of the accuracy of multidetector CTA alone and combined with(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism is a potentially fatal disorder. Information about the outcome of clinically recognized pulmonary embolism is sparse, particularly given that new treatments for more seriously ill patients are now available. METHODS We prospectively followed 399 patients with pulmonary embolism diagnosed by lung scanning and pulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the use of a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) in patients with painful osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee would result in alterations in specific biomechanical parameters of gait. METHODS Eighteen patients with symptomatic knee OA and varus knee deformity underwent initial clinical evaluation for pain and activities(More)
The histologic and clinical similarities between tuberculosis and sarcoidosis suggest a shared underlying pathophysiology. Human natural resistance-associated macrophage protein (NRAMP1), which is closely related to the mouse gene, has been associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis in some human populations. Given the importance of the Nramp1 gene in(More)
The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of sarcoidosis. Serum ACE levels in normal and sarcoidosis patients are influenced by an insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism in the ACE gene. To elucidate the role of this ACE gene polymorphism in sarcoidosis, we conducted a case-control study in African Americans and(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality despite aggressive therapy. Thirty-eight patients with biopsy-proven IPF were studied to identify pretreatment features that could be used to predict short-term improvement in pulmonary function and improved longer term survival. In all patients, a pretreatment(More)
CONTEXT Two important areas of medicine, care of the critically ill and management of pulmonary disease, are likely to be influenced by the aging of the US population. OBJECTIVE To estimate current and future requirements for adult critical care and pulmonary medicine physicians in the United States. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Analysis of(More)
Epidemiological knowledge of sarcoidosis is based mainly on studies performed more than 30 years ago. These early case-control studies produced some interesting risk factor-disease associations, but a clear causative mechanism in sarcoidosis remains unknown. Studies in military and veteran populations showed a clear preponderance of sarcoidosis in African(More)
We hypothesized that N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors mediate some or all of the capacity of inhaled anesthetics to prevent movement in the face of noxious stimulation, and that this capacity to prevent movement correlates directly with the in vitro capacity of such anesthetics to block the NMDA receptor. To test this hypothesis, we measured the effect(More)
While sarcoidosis is thought to aggregate in families, little is known about the risk to relatives of sarcoidosis patients. To estimate the familial risk ratio (lambda) of sarcoidosis in sibs and parents of cases, the authors studied 179 African-American families ascertained through an index sarcoidosis case diagnosed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit,(More)