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Pulmonary function tests and CT scan in the management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Relationships between pulmonary function testing and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) were studied in 39 untreated patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) at diagnosis, 23 of whomExpand
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CT of Pulmonary Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
Objective To describe the radiological findings of long-standing pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. Materials and Methods Serial radiography and CT, including high-resolution CT scans, wereExpand
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Computed tomography-guided bronchoalveolar lavage in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
BACKGROUND: High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is now recognised as a sensitive tool for predicting the histological characteristics of the lung parenchymal abnormalities in patients withExpand
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[Transbronchial needle aspiration in the study of mediastinal lymph nodes: yield and cost-effectiveness].
OBJECTIVE The role of different techniques for mediastinal staging in patients with suspected lung cancer is a subject of debate. The aim of this study was to analyze the diagnostic yield andExpand
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Pelvic Castleman disease: CT and MR appearance.
The localized form of Castleman disease is rare and of unknown origin. Pelvic location of the disease is unusual. We report the CT and MR appearance of a case of pelvic Castleman disease presentingExpand
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Calcifications in the portal venous system: comparison of plain films, sonography, and CT.
We describe 10 patients with long-standing portal hypertension and calcifications in the splenoportal and mesenteric venous systems or collateral vessels. The patients were examined with abdominalExpand
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Interleukin-8 expression in bronchoalveolar lavage cells in the evaluation of alveolitis in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a neutrophilic chemotactic factor which may have a prominent role in the attraction of neutrophils to the lung in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The objective of thisExpand
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Lack of clinical relevance of routine chest radiography in acute psychiatric admissions.
To make clinically relevant recommendations for chest X-ray testing in acute psychiatric admissions, this study examined the current practice of this screening test in patients admitted to aExpand
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Hepatic Kaposi sarcoma in AIDS: US and CT findings.
Abdominal ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) were performed in two patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and necropsy-proved hepatic Kaposi sarcoma. At US, smallExpand
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Improvement in performance status after erythropoietin treatment in lung cancer patients undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy.
PURPOSE A prospective Phase II trial was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of erythropoietin in improving or maintaining performance status as determined by the Karnofsky performance statusExpand
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