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Interstitial pneumonitis has previously been thought to be an uncommon feature in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A review of 63 patients with SLE from 1984 to 1987 at Tulane University revealed a frequency of 25.4% (N = 16) of lupus pneumonitis. Serologic testing for antibodies to SSA(Ro) revealed that 81% (13 of the 16) of the patients with lupus(More)
The clinical course of a patient with pulmonary hypertension associated with Sjögren's syndrome is reported. The clinical features and outcome of this case are compared with those of two other reported cases in the Spanish and Japanese published work. Thus far, pulmonary hypertension has not been reported with primary Sjögren's syndrome in English(More)
The clinical manifestations of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and negative fluorescent antinuclear antibody have been well documented. This report describes 2 cases of antinuclear antibody-negative SLE with antibodies only to Ro (SS-A) and the previously unreported clinical manifestation of lupus interstitial pneumonitis. A review of all(More)
BACKGROUND Presently, most medical educators rely exclusively on item difficulty and discrimination indices to investigate an item's psychometric quality and functioning. We argue "instructional familiarity" effects should also be of primary concern for persons attempting to discern the quality and meaning of a set of test scores. AIM There were four(More)
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