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Pleuroparenchymal Fibroelastosis: Its Clinical Characteristics
  • K. Watanabe
  • Medicine
  • Current respiratory medicine reviews
  • 1 August 2013
Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a rare pulmonary fibrosis that is clinically characterized by upper-lobe predominant fibrosis. PPFE is a slowly progressive disorder and its first symptomExpand
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Coexistent emphysema delays the decrease of vital capacity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Although previous authors have reported single data point, yearly changes in respiratory function have not been examined in combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). To quantify the annualExpand
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Cold-Core Anticyclonic Eddies South of the Bussol’ Strait in the Northwestern Subarctic Pacific
Abstract Summer hydrographic surveys from 1993 to 1997 in the area south of the Kuril Islands in the northwestern subarctic Pacific showed the existence of anticyclonic eddies south of the Bussol’Expand
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SC29EK, a Peptide Fusion Inhibitor with Enhanced α-Helicity, Inhibits Replication of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Mutants Resistant to Enfuvirtide
ABSTRACT Peptides derived from the α-helical domains of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 (HIV-1) gp41 inhibit HIV-1 fusion to the cell membrane. Enfuvirtide (T-20) is a peptide-based drugExpand
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Rapid decrease in forced vital capacity in patients with idiopathic pulmonary upper lobe fibrosis.
BACKGROUND We are occasionally presented with patients with unclassifiable interstitial pneumonia of unknown etiology. Idiopathic pulmonary upper lobe fibrosis (IPUF) does not fit any of theExpand
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Autopsy analyses in acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
BackgroundAcute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) is associated with high mortality. However, few studies have so far reviewed analyses of autopsy findings in patients withExpand
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Hearing preservation surgery for vestibular schwannomas via the retrosigmoid transmeatal approach: surgical tips
Maximum tumor extirpation with preservation of the facial and cochlear nerve function is the goal of surgery for vestibular schwannoma. To preserve cochlear nerve function, the surgeon must employ aExpand
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Criteria for the diagnosis of idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: A proposal.
BACKGROUND Physicians have few opportunities to perform surgical lung biopsy (SLB) to diagnose idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE). Therefore, diagnostic criteria for IPPFE that doExpand
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Seasonal Variation in Ice Algal Assemblages in the Fast Ice Near Syowa Station in 1983/84
Ice algal assemblages in the fast ice near Syowa Station were investigated from March 1983 to January 1984. Peaks in the standing crop (chlorophyll a) occurred in April–June and October–November; theExpand
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Contemporary Surgical Management of Vestibular Schwannomas: Analysis of Complications and Lessons Learned Over the Past Decade
BACKGROUND: Despite advanced microsurgical techniques, more refined instrumentation, and expert team management, there is still a significant incidence of complications in vestibular schwannomaExpand
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