Lucetta Ratta

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The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical features at onset and outcome and the diagnostic approach in subjects with bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia (BOOP). Over a 7-year period we observed 78 cases of biopsy-proven bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia, in which well documented clinical and radiographic data were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to compare clinical and BAL features of patients with bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) with those of patients with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and control subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study reports on 14 patients with idiopathic BOOP. Diagnosis was made upon histology. Lung function(More)
A prospective study was carried out between 1987 and 1989 at the Pneumological Department of the IRCCS-Policlinico S. Matteo in Pavia (Italy) to evaluate the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications in smokers and non-smokers undergoing thoracic surgery for various diseases. Non-smokers were defined as those who had never smoked tobacco, while(More)
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