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Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma can present in some patients as pulmonary interstitial fibrosis. Until now ten cases with this particular clinical variant, all men, have been reported in the literature. The knowledge of systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma presenting as lung interstitial involvement is important in clinical practice for an early(More)
We describe four patients with proven sarcoidosis and minor pulmonary involvement according to high-resolution CT (HRCT) findings in whom the recently described sign of decreased attenuation on expiratory HRCT scan appeared associated with the reduction of the single-breath diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and the DLCO adjusted for(More)
A scintigraphic method was developed to study the distribution of radioactivity after iv injection of 131I-labeled Trichinella spiralis newborn larvae into normal rats. It was found that the radioactivity was immediately retained in the lungs and thereafter slowly released, with a mean transit time in excess of 9 hr, as calculated by image analysis. At(More)
Functional images of pulmonary ventilation during tidal breathing can be obtained with a gamma camera by adding a continuous flow of radioactive krypton-81m (half-life = 13 sec) to the inspired air. The procedure is readily repeatable and provides ventilation images.81mKr ventilation scans were obtained in six asthmatic patients in various phases of the(More)
A technique based on inhalation of nebulized albumin minimicrospheres labeled with 99mTc (HAMM) was applied to visualize the redistribution of convective ventilation in the lung after a mucokinetic drug treatment. A randomized double-blind study comparing the effect of 7 days treatment with 800 mg daily oral sobrerol versus placebo in two groups of 10(More)
A retrospective study was carried out by a computerized questionnaire in a sample of 109 sarcoidosis patients (43 men, 66 women) diagnosed between 1977 and 1990 in Pisa. 94% of the patients were resident in Tuscany. The onset of disease was earlier in the men than in the women; in 73% of the patients the symptoms were first noticed between February and July(More)
A previously healthy man presented with acute abdominal pain that extended from the left lumbar area to the left iliac fossa and to the omolateral testicular region. Abdominal ultrasonography and CT scan showed a bulky mesenteric mass and mesenteric, paraaortic, and paracaval lymph nodes. Biopsy specimens of the mass revealed non caseating granulomas. Chest(More)
A possible aetiopathogenetic role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been reported in various immune-mediated disorders, such as mixed cryoglobulinaemia, which may be complicated by interstitial lung involvement; moreover, different viruses, including HCV, have been correlated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Here, a cohort of eight HCV-positive patients(More)
Isotope venography was used to study the venous circulation proximal to the superior vena cava in two groups of pacemaker patients, one with a single endocavitary electrode and the other with multiple pacing catheters. A control group of patients without pacemakers was also studied. Numerous abnormalities were found, especially in the group with multiple(More)