Minh L. Doan

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Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disorder in which surfactant-derived lipoproteins accumulate excessively within pulmonary alveoli, causing severe respiratory distress. The importance of granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in the pathogenesis of PAP has been confirmed in humans and mice, wherein GM-CSF signaling is(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the ABCA3 gene can result in fatal surfactant deficiency in term newborn infants and chronic interstitial lung disease in older children. Previous studies on ABCA3 mutations have focused primarily on the genetic abnormalities and reported limited clinical information about the resultant disease. A study was undertaken to analyse(More)
BACKGROUND The study was conducted in order to determine if the glycoprotein KL-6 is a useful biomarker in differentiating neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy (NEHI), a benign form of children's interstitial lung disease, from the more severe inborn errors of surfactant metabolism (IESM), since their clinical presentation can be similar. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Adenovirus pneumonia results in significant morbidity and mortality in lung transplant recipients. Cidofovir allows for directed therapy but can result in nephrotoxicity. We report our experience with cidofovir for the treatment of adenovirus pneumonia in pediatric lung transplant recipients. METHODS In a retrospective review, we identified(More)
Pediatric Pulmonary Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Division of(More)
Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) is the pathologic manifestation of chronic allograft rejection in lung transplant recipients and specific diagnosis requires invasive tests. BO causes progressive obstruction of the small airways. The term bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a clinical surrogate for the histopathologic diagnosis of BO and is measured by(More)
KL-6 is a glycoprotein expressed by pulmonary epithelial cells, and its serum level has been used as a marker of disease activity in a variety of respiratory illnesses. Previously, we showed that KL-6 was elevated in lung transplant recipients diagnosed with BOS. In this study, we followed serum KL-6 levels and lung functions prospectively in lung(More)
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