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The Authors discuss a case of amiodarone pulmonary toxicity, with simultaneous alveolar and interstitial infiltrates, in a female patient 75 years old, who took the drug for 6 months at a low dosage (200 mg/daily for 5 days a week). It is outlined that the diagnosis can be achieved only by exclusion of other aetiologies, since clinical and diagnostic(More)
Nocturnal oxygen desaturation during the sleep is very frequent in patients affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Hypoventilation, rather than sleeping apnea, is commonly considered as the most relevant factor in the onset of nocturnal oxygen desaturation. On this topic, the Authors have carried on a study on the nocturnal hypoxemia in(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD) patients with mild-moderate daytime hypoxia or normoxia (PaO2 > 60 mmHg) may also have transient oxygen desaturation during sleep. Revisiting literature, the authors consider various features of this condition: the prevalence, causes, diagnostic procedures, symptoms, predisposing factors, consequences and therapy. The(More)
Tuberculosis is heavily worldwide spreading in the last years. More and more signalations seem to indicate that the incidence of drug-resistant Mycobacteria is increasing in almost all industrialized countries. The authors have carried on a study on the percentage of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MT) among isolates from patients(More)
The authors present 110 cases of patients hospitalized in the last 5 years, with long-term disabling sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis. Twelve out of them (= 10.9%) suffered from post-tuberculous chronic empyema, with an average latency period of 44.83 years between the acute tuberculous illness and the clinical manifestation of the empyema. Nine of the(More)
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