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This investigation was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using A60 antigen in ascertaining diagnosis in hospitalized patients suspected to have pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) but with negative sputum stains. Cultures were performed to confirm active or inactive disease. IgG and IgM antibody activity was(More)
To determine its predictive value, polysomnography was performed on 14 snorers with sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) before and 3 months after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). In the 8 patients considered as cured (less than 10 apneas per hour after UPPP), total apnea index (TAI) decreased from 29.7 +/- 22.6 to 4.9 +/- 3.5. Rapid eye movement sleep (REM)(More)
Eleven patients with severe bronchopulmonary infection due to Pseudomonas were treated with azlocillin in doses of 250 mg/kg/day. Severe preexisting respiratory diseases, such as bronchopulmonary carcinoma, bronchiectasis or respiratory insufficiency were present in all cases. All patients had been unsuccessfully treated with various antibiotics before they(More)
We performed overnight polysomnography in 77 patients for diagnosis of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) and assessment of severity. Patients were classified into 3 groups according to apnea index (AI): group 1 (G1; no SAS), AI < or = 10 (21 patients), group 2 (G2; moderate SAS), 10 < AI < 40 (34 patients), and group 3 (G3; severe SAS), AI > or = 40 (22 patients).(More)
Because smoking begins most often in adolescence it is important to define clearly, with a view to prevention, the motivation of an adolescent to smoke. The role of the social group is well known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potentially preventative role of knowledge in the field of respiration and the effects of cigarette smoke on one hand(More)
Pulmonary vascular response to the inhalation of various concentrations of oxygen (FIO2) was studied under basal conditions and after nicardipine in 10 patients with pulmonary hypertension secondary to chronic bronchitis. Hemodynamic data and blood gases were measured during inhalation of 3 gas mixtures: hypoxia (FIO2 = 0.15), normoxia (FIO2 = 0.21) and(More)
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