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MUC5B Promoter Variant and Rheumatoid Arthritis with Interstitial Lung Disease
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It is found that the MUC5B promoter variant was associated with rheumatoid arthritis and more specifically associated with evidence of usual interstitial pneumonia on imaging and associated with an increased risk of ILD among patients with RA. Expand
Early Chest Computed Tomography Scan to Assist Diagnosis and Guide Treatment Decision for Suspected Community-acquired Pneumonia.
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In CAP-suspected patients visiting the emergency unit, early CT scan findings complementary to chest radiograph markedly affect both diagnosis and clinical management. Expand
Early computed tomography modifications following bronchial thermoplasty in patients with severe asthma
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Early pulmonary peribronchial hyperdensities in all treated lobes induced by bronchial thermoplasty were unrelated to clinical symptoms and spontaneously decreased or disappeared after 1 month. Expand
ANCA-associated lung fibrosis: analysis of 17 patients.
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It is concluded that patients with pulmonary fibrosis should be evaluated for the presence of ANCA and patients with positive ANCA testing, particularly if anti-myeloperoxidase, should be carefully monitored to detect the occurrence of microscopic polyangiitis. Expand
Increased uptake of 111In-octreotide in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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The preliminary results identified an increased expression of sst2 in (mainly idiopathic) pulmonary fibrosis as identified by lung function tests, bronchoalveolar lavage cellularity, and high-resolution CT of the chest. Expand
Reduction of airway smooth muscle mass by bronchial thermoplasty in patients with severe asthma.
Rituximab therapy in autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
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The first case of successful therapy with rituximab is reported, which addresses the pathogenic mechanism of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, and may lead to pulmonary insufficiency. Expand
Shared genetic predisposition in rheumatoid arthritis-interstitial lung disease and familial pulmonary fibrosis
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The results support the contribution of FPF-linked genes to RA-ILD susceptibility, including TERT, RTEL1, PARN and SFTPC mutations to rheumatoid interstitial lung disease susceptibility. Expand
Dramatic effect of sirolimus on renal angiomyolipomas in a patient with tuberous sclerosis complex.
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The case of a woman with TSC and giant angiolipomas in whom sirolimus induced a dramatic reduction in bilateral renal tumors is reported. Expand
Interstitial lung disease in anti-synthetase syndrome: initial and follow-up CT findings.
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CT features at diagnosis of AS-ILD mainly suggest NSIP and OP, isolated or in combination, and honeycombing progressed or appeared in ten out of 26 patients (38%) and overall disease extent increased in nine out of26 patients (35%). Expand
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