Shira Anne Rubin

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Tuberculosis is a disease that has plagued humankind for centuries. In spite of excellent antituberculous chemotherapy, a number of important complications of tuberculosis are still commonly seen. Some of these are caused by the disease, and others are the sequelae of therapy. Thus some are seen immediately, and others occur months or even years after the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of chest radiography and computed tomography (CT) in patients with complications during treatment for hematologic malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT scans were obtained 1 week or less before bronchoscopic sampling or biopsy in 48 pediatric patients (age range, 8 months to 18 years at diagnosis) undergoing(More)
The intent of this review was to familiarize the reader with the fascinating history of TB. I quote from Robert Louis Stevenson: "It is not a hard thing to know what to write; the hard thing is to know what to leave out." Also, this review by its very nature must be incomplete. It is certain that TB was present before the beginning of recorded history; it(More)
Eight documented cases of pulmonary zygomycosis were analyzed retrospectively with regard to radiographic and clinical features. Predisposing factors were diabetes mellitus in six cases, lymphoblastic lymphoma in one case, and surgery to correct a tracheoesophageal fistula in one case. Two of the patients with diabetes had also undergone renal(More)
Pleuropulmonary disease was seen in 50 of 62 patients (81%) with proven tularemia. Radiographic findings included patchy subsegmental air space opacities (74%), hilar lymphadenopathy (32%), and pleural effusion (30%). Less common manifestations were air space opacification of an entire lobe or segment, cavitation, oval opacities, pericardial effusion,(More)
PURPOSE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of bedside chest radiography in patients who develop severe pulmonary complications while undergoing therapy for leukemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors studied 45 patients, aged 21 years and younger, who died of leukemia or of treatment complications and for whom autopsy findings were available. Pulmonary(More)
INTRODUCTION We sought to determine whether chest radiography can be reliably used to distinguish persistent or relapsing pulmonary lymphoma from a variety of infectious and noninfectious pulmonary conditions that can occur in children receiving treatment for lymphoma. METHODS We studied chest radiographs of 37 patients (30 with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma,(More)
This study was done to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of bedside chest radiography for pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), or both in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. The series consisted of 40 patients; diagnostic accuracy was defined as the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve. Overall diagnostic accuracy(More)