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Interstitial lung disease in polymyositis and dermatomyositis: clinical course and response to treatment.
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and treatment options of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) in polymyositis and dermatomyositis (PM/DM). PATIENTS ANDExpand
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MRI and FDG-PET in the assessment of inflammatory aortic arch syndrome in complicated courses of giant cell arteritis
Objectives: To evaluate the use of MRI and FDG-PET for the diagnosis and measurement of disease activity of inflammatory aortic arch syndrome in patients with complicated giant cell arteritis.Expand
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Intravenous pulse cyclophosphamide in the treatment of interstitial lung disease due to collagen vascular diseases.
OBJECTIVE Substantial toxicity limits the use of daily oral cyclophosphamide (CYC) for the treatment of interstitial lung disease (ILD) due to collagen vascular diseases. We examined whetherExpand
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Efficacy of transbronchial biopsy in pulmonary vaculitides.
This study was performed to determine the value of transbronchial biopsy (TBB) in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides and mild-to-moderate pulmonaryExpand
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MR imaging of the central nervous system in diving-related decompression illness
Purpose: This investigation was conducted to determine whether MR imaging showed cerebral or spinal damage in acute diving-related decompression illness, a term that includes decompression sicknessExpand
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Correlation between HRCT findings, pulmonary function tests and bronchoalveolar lavage cytology in interstitial lung disease associated with rheumatoid arthritis
A prospective study correlating high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), lung function tests (PFT) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cytology in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD)Expand
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Magnetic Resonance Signal Abnormalities and Neuropsychological Deficits in Elderly Compressed-Air Divers
We investigated the association between MR signal abnormalities of the central nervous system, neuropsychologic performance and exposure indices in 20 experienced elderly compressed-air divers whoExpand
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Does diving damage the brain?: MR control study of divers' central nervous system
Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence of cerebral white matter changes on MR imaging in healthy elderly compressed air divers with a long diving history in comparison with control subjects who haveExpand
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Contrast‐enhanced, k‐space‐centered, breath‐hold MR angiography of the renal arteries and the abdominal aorta
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the capability of contrast‐enhanced breath‐hold fast imaging with steady‐state precession (FISP) three‐dimensional MR angiography (MRA) to detect stenoticExpand
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Lung morphology: fast MR imaging assessment with a volumetric interpolated breath-hold technique: initial experience with patients.
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the clinical feasibility of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the lungs with fast volumetric interpolated three-dimensional (3D) gradient-recalled-echo (GRE)Expand
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