Maria Raquel Soares

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Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are heterogeneous disorders, involving a large number of conditions, the approach to which continues to pose an enormous challenge for pulmonologists. The 2012 Brazilian Thoracic Association ILD Guidelines were established in order to provide Brazilian pulmonologists with an instrument that can facilitate the management of(More)
BACKGROUND Airway-centered Interstitial Fibrosis (ACIF) is a common pathologic pattern observed in our practice. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are to describe the causes associated with ACIF in a large sample of patients and its effect on survival. METHODS A retrospective study in three centers of interstitial lung disease in São Paulo,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of differential cytology of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in common interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) and its relation with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) fibrosis. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of BAL from 91 patients. The total and percentage of cells were collected and analyzed according to published(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the spirometry values predicted by the 2012 Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) equations, which are recommended for international use, in comparison with those obtained for a sample of White adults used for the establishment of reference equations for spirometry in Brazil. METHODS The sample comprised 270 and 373 healthy males and(More)
BACKGROUND Prediction models for survival at baseline evaluation have been proposed in IPF but some are difficult to use. The aim of present study was to develop a new mortality risk scoring system for patients with IPF at initial evaluation. METHODS One hundred twenty with definitive IPF were selected through a review of standardized medical records for(More)
Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are heterogeneous disorders, involving a large number of conditions, the approach to which continues to pose an enormous challenge for pulmonologists. The 2012 Brazilian Thoracic Association ILD Guidelines were established in order to provide Brazilian pulmonologists with an instrument that can facilitate the management of(More)
The predictive value of the decline in FVC by ≥10% on survival in patients with fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis is unknown. Of 112 patients included, 66 (59%) had surgical lung biopsies. Patients with ≥10% decline in predicted FVC after 6-12 months had a significantly increased risk of all-cause mortality (median survival 53 months, 95% CI 37 to 69 vs(More)
Objective: Many patients with proportional reductions in FVC and FEV1 on spirometry show no reduction in TLC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role that measuring lung volumes and airway resistance plays in the correct classification of patients with a possible restrictive pattern on spirometry. Methods: This was a prospective study involving(More)
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