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Four commonly used sets of electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria for diagnosing right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH) were tested for sensitivity and specificity in 12 men with isolated RVH, 15 with combined right and left ventricular hypertrophy and 24 with normal ventricular weights. The cardiac ventricles were weighed separately at autopsy and the(More)
A series of 446 patients with lung cancer, comprising all the patients in a defined population who had lung cancer diagnosed over 4 years, were prospectively studied and followed up for 5 years or until death. Epidermoid carcinoma was relatively more common among the central tumours, and adenocarcinoma among the peripheral tumors; 79% of adenocarcinomas,(More)
Because the diagnosis of extrinsic allergic bronchiolo-alveolitis is usually on a clinical and serologic basis, recent histopathologic descriptions of the syndrome are rare. As the etiology may vary in different countries, so perhaps may the histopathology? Clinical and serological examination was combined with histopathology of open lung biopsy from 14(More)
In order to shed light on the histological changes occurring in the lungs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we scrutinized an open lung biopsy file of 199 patients and selected the patients with RA. The histopathological patterns observed were: pulmonary rheumatoid nodules (4 cases, including one with rheumatoid pneumoconiosis); usual interstitial(More)
The hepatic injury developing during occupational exposure to chemicals was investigated in 23 male patients, aged 23-49 years, by comparing case histories, liver function tests, hepatic microsomal enzyme activities in vivo and in vitro with histology. The subjects, 15 chemical industry workers and 8 painters, had disturbed liver tests after years of(More)
Cytokine levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from patients with eosinophilic pneumonia (n = 7), allergic alveolitis (n = 11), (cryptogenic) fibrosing alveolitis (n = 8), sarcoidosis (n = 10) were determined, as well as levels in control samples from healthy non-smoking volunteers (n = 11). Fibronectin levels were increased in all the patient categories,(More)
In a series of 2150 patients subjected to bronchoscopy 94 (4.5%) were found to have tracheobronchomalacia. Tracheomalacia alone was diagnosed in 21 patients (22%), tracheobronchomalacia in 59 (63%) and bronchomalacia alone in 14 (15%). Mild malacic changes were noted in 44 patients (47%), moderate in 38 (40.5%) and severe in 12 (12.5%). The main symptoms(More)
We describe seven typhoidal tularemia patients without ulcers or lymphadenopathy, who underwent diagnostic bronchoscopy. Four patients had had obvious airborne exposure to F. tularensis during farming activities, and the remaining three had respiratory symptoms also. Bronchoscopical findings were pathological in all cases, varying from local to diffuse(More)
Ulceroglandular, glandular, and oropharyngeal forms of tularemia may occur in otolaryngologic patients, frequently causing diagnostic difficulties. A retrospective analysis of 127 patients with serologically proved tularemia in the head and neck region is presented with special reference to diagnostic difficulties. Short case reports of six patients are(More)