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BACKGROUND few studies have prospectively evaluated long-term predictors of mortality in nonagenarians. OBJECTIVE to determine predictors of death in a nonagenarian cohort after 5 years of follow-up. DESIGN a prospective community-based study. SETTING a community-based study. SUBJECTS one hundred and eighty-six nonagenarians both living in the(More)
Auscultation of Velcro crackles has been proposed as a key finding in physical lung examination in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), especially in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, no studies have been carried out to assess the association of Velcro crackles with other clinical variables.We evaluated a cohort of 132 patients,(More)
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