M. Naveed Baqir

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Diffuse cystic lung diseases are uncommon but can present a diagnostic challenge because increasing number of diseases have been associated with this presentation. Cyst in the lung is defined as a round parenchymal lucency with a well-defined thin wall (< 2 mm thickness). Focal or multifocal cystic lesions include blebs, bullae, pneumatoceles, congenital(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic lung disease can be seen in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and is generally thought to be due to lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia. METHODS Using computer-assisted search we identified patients with primary SS seen at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN during a 14-year period from 1997 to 2010 who were diagnosed with pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) is an uncommon form of interstitial lung disease and is usually smoking-related when seen in adults. There are relatively little data regarding the utility of bronchoscopic lung biopsy for this disorder. METHODS A computer-assisted search was carried out to identify patients with PLCH seen at Mayo(More)
Bacterial infections including Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Mp) are a major cause of exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cigarette smoke (CS) is the leading cause of COPD, and affects the function of alveolar macrophages that act as the first line of defense against the invading respiratory pathogens. Macrophages express a transmembrane(More)
We report a case of Crohn’s disease that was associated with marked dermatologic manifestations depicting necrotizing vasculitis around the ankles. On further evaluation, this patient was found to have aortic narrowing, which fit the criteria for Takayasu’s arteritis.
This research aims at identifying antecedents of e-government success from stake holders’ perspective by focusing mainly on government-government relations, government-citizen relations and citizens-citizen relations. Although, the various government agencies, businesses, citizens, visitors, technology solution providers and businesses that support(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Interstitial lung disease (ILD) remains the number one cause of mortality in scleroderma (SSc). Our goal was to determine the effectiveness of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in treating SSc-ILD in a retrospective study. METHODS A retrospective, computer-assisted search was performed to identify patients with SSc-ILD treated with MMF(More)
UNLABELLED (18)F-FDG PET plays an important role in the evaluation of patients with lung malignancies but can lead to false-positive and false-negative results. Very little is known about (18)F-FDG PET scanning in amyloidosis. METHODS A computer-assisted search of medical records was conducted to identify subjects with pulmonary amyloidosis (confirmed by(More)