Mordechay Yigla

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RATIONALE Increased levels of systemic markers of inflammation have been reported in patients with impaired lung function due to obstructive or restrictive lung disease. OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that a decline in lung function within the normal range may be associated with a systemic subclinical inflammation. METHODS Pulmonary function tests,(More)
The aim of this study was to examine whether at least a subgroup of patients with toxic multinodular goiter may have autoimmune thyroid disease. Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI) activity, measured by a sensitive bioassay employing cultured human thyroid cells, was determined in patients with toxic multinodular goiter and other thyroid disorders. All(More)
This multi-national, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group study compared the efficacy and tolerability of fluticasone propionate 500 microg twice daily propelled either by the non-chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellant, hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) 134a, or the CFC propellants 11 and 12 used in the established pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI). The study(More)
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