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Histopathology plays an important role in the diagnosis of diffuse interstitial lung disease. New endoscopic techniques allow performance of sampling procedures that have the same diagnostic accuracy and fewer complications that open lung biopsy (OLB). We evaluated our experience with video thoracoscopic lung biopsy (VTLB) in comparison with OLB in terms of(More)
To assess the relationship between acute viral bronchiolitis and subsequent development of asthma, we studied retrospectively 97 index children, aged between 9 and 14 years, and 52 controls. The bronchiolitis group showed significantly lower values for mean expiratory flow at 50% of vital capacity (MEF50) higher incidence of atopy, and were more sensitive(More)
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