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High resolution computed tomography in systemic sclerosis. Real diagnostic utilities in the assessment of pulmonary involvement and comparison with other modalities of lung investigation
SummaryThe real utility of high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) for early detection of lung involvement was investigated in eighteen patients affected with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The resultsExpand
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Clinical correlations of plasma angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity in systemic sclerosis: a longitudinal study of plasma ACE level, endothelial injury and lung involvement.
Lung involvement was studied by perfusion scan, ventilation scan, pulmonary clearance rate of 99mTc DTPA and pulmonary function tests in 20 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Decreased plasmaExpand
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Oxidative stress in Systemic Sclerosis
In 63 patients affected by Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) (limited subset., 40; diffuse subset: 23; early: 30; advanced: 33) the peroxidation product diene-conjugates (DC) and antibodies against oxidisedExpand
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Habitat use of Scapteromys tumidus (Rodentia : Cricetidae) in the delta of the Paraná River, Argentina
L'etude de la structure demographique d'une population de Scapteromys tumidus a ete effectuee dans son habitat morcele du delta de la riviere Parana, dans l'est de l'Argentine. La densite, laExpand
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Oxidative stress in Systemic Sclerosis.
In 63 patients affected by Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) (limited subset., 40; diffuse subset: 23; early: 30; advanced: 33) the peroxidation product diene-conjugates (DC) and antibodies against oxidisedExpand
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Peripheral nervous system involvement in systemic sclerosis: the median nerve as target structure.
OBJECTIVES To investigate the frequency and the main electrophysiological characteristics of the canalicolar passage nerve involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS Thirty-twoExpand
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Anti-endothelial cell antibodies in systemic sclerosis: significant association with vascular involvement and alveolo-capillary impairment.
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of antiendothelial cell autoantibodies (AECAs) in a group of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and possible associations with clinical and serologic features ofExpand
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Substance P and somatostatin levels in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis synovial fluid.
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Renal functional reserve is impaired in patients with systemic sclerosis without clinical signs of kidney involvement
Objective: To evaluate the functional response of the kidney to an amino acid challenge (the so called renal functional reserve (RFR)) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) with no clinical signExpand
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