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BACKGROUND Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) is difficult in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and exacerbation. OBJECTIVE To evaluate PE in patients with COPD and exacerbation of unknown origin and explore factors associated with PE. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital in France. (More)
We have developed a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system to detect pulmonary nodules on thin-slice helical computed tomography (CT) images. We have also investigated the capability of an iris filter to discriminate between nodules and false-positive findings. Suspicious regions were characterized with features based on the iris filter output, gray level(More)
PURPOSE Interstitial lung disease is one of the most common respiratory manifestations in polymyositis and dermatomyositis. It still remains a severe complication of the disease, leading to death related to ventilatory insufficiency in 30-66% of patients. CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND KEY POINTS Time onset of interstitial lung disease is variable, although(More)
nucleus of the Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation and Right Ventricular Function and approved by the ESC Board at its meeting on 17 June 1997 upon the recommendation of the Committee for Scientific and Clinical Initiatives. This Task Force consists of 21 Members, including representatives of the European Respiratory Society, the European Association of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lungs in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS Sixty eight patients (54 women, 14 men) fulfilling the revised criteria for RA were consecutively included in a transversal prospective study. Their mean age was 58.8 years (range:(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lungs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with and without respiratory symptoms. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty eight RA patients with a mean duration of disease 12 (SD 8) years were evaluated. Eleven patients were excluded because of previous exposure to silica.(More)
Lung cancer is the most frequently fatal cancer, with poor survival once the disease is advanced. Annual low dose computed tomography has shown a survival benefit in screening individuals at high risk for lung cancer. Based on the available evidence, the European Society of Radiology and the European Respiratory Society recommend lung cancer screening in(More)
compared with modern molecular methods, including a lower sensitivity and greater delay before the result is available [7, 8]. The prompt and accurate detection of a respiratory virus infection in patients with underlying lung disease is important for a number of reasons. Anti-viral medications are sometimes indicated for patients with a suspected or(More)
Automated lobar quantification of emphysema has not yet been evaluated. Unenhanced 64-slice MDCT was performed in 47 patients evaluated before bronchoscopic lung-volume reduction. CT images reconstructed with a standard (B20) and high-frequency (B50) kernel were analyzed using a dedicated prototype software (MevisPULMO) allowing lobar quantification of(More)
Copyright: © 2016 Galiñanes MS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Abstract In this work we have studied the adequacy of dose levels of irradiation in(More)