Joyce E. Johnson

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Familial pulmonary fibrosis is a heterogeneous group of interstitial lung diseases of unknown cause that is associated with multiple pathologic subsets. Mutations in the surfactant protein C (SP-C) gene (SFTPC) are associated with familial desquamative and nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis. Genetic studies in familial usual interstitial pneumonitis have(More)
The pathology of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection was evaluated 1 day after an outpatient diagnosis of RSV in a child who died in a motor vehicle accident. We then identified 11 children with bronchiolitis from the Vanderbilt University autopsy log between 1925 and 1959 who met criteria for possible RSV infection in the preintensivist era. Their(More)
On the basis of earlier reports associating Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) with half of the cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), we hypothesized that chronic infection with EBV or a closely related herpesvirus would be detected in all cases of IPF. We tested lung specimens from 33 IPF patients (8 patients with familial IPF and 25 patients with sporadic(More)
Reproductive age women (5-10%) are affected by the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a diagnosis which confers lifelong cardiovascular and reproductive health implications. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), the main physiological inhibitor of plasminogen activation, is consistently elevated in women with PCOS, regardless of metabolic status.(More)
OBJECTIVE To break out subcategories of atypical and suspicious cytologic interpretations of thyroid aspirations and correlate those with final histologic diagnosis. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules has become the primary diagnostic tool in the initial evaluation of thyroid nodules. Management of thyroid nodules is(More)
A self-regulation theory of how patients cope with events that occur during physical illness that has received substantial support from research is described. The theory challenges some traditional thinking about providing patients information and patients' emotional responses to threatening health care events. The use of the theory in practice and(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of late presentation of alveolar capillary dysplasia and misalignment of pulmonary veins. DESIGN Descriptive case report. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENT Seven-week-old female infant with severe hypoxemic respiratory failure. CONCLUSION Alveolar capillary dysplasia with(More)
Viruses are leading causes of severe acute lower respiratory infections (LRIs). These infections evoke incomplete immunity, as individuals can be repeatedly reinfected throughout life. We report that acute viral LRI causes rapid pulmonary CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte (TCD8) functional impairment via programmed death-1/programmed death ligand-1 (PD-1/PD-L1)(More)
Lipid droplets are intracellular energy storage organelles composed of a hydrophobic core of neutral lipid, surrounded by a monolayer of phospholipid and a diverse array of proteins. The function of the vast majority of these proteins with regard to the formation and/or turnover of lipid droplets is unknown. Our laboratory was the first to report that(More)
We show that 1 of the type II bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) receptor ligands, BMP4, is widely expressed in the adult mouse lung and is upregulated in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension (PH). Furthermore, heterozygous null Bmp4(lacZ/+) mice are protected from the development of hypoxia-induced PH, vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation, and(More)