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Colored 3-Dimensional Analyses of Respiratory Resistance and Reactance in COPD and Asthma
Background: The forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a noninvasive method with which to measure respiratory system resistance (Rrs) and reactance (Xrs) at a wide range of frequencies duringExpand
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Rheumatoid lung disease: prognostic analysis of 54 biopsy-proven cases.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prognostic significance of histopathological characteristics in patients with biopsy-proven rheumatoid lung disease (RLD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysisExpand
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Alterations in smoking habits are associated with acute eosinophilic pneumonia.
BACKGROUND Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is characterized by a febrile illness, diffuse pulmonary infiltrates, and pulmonary eosinophilia. The etiology of AEP remains unknown, but severalExpand
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Clinical diagnosis of idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: A retrospective multicenter study.
BACKGROUND Although the accurate diagnosis of pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) requires pathologic evaluation, this diagnosis is often suggested when the radiologic findings are consistentExpand
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Relationship of the asthma control test with pulmonary function and exhaled nitric oxide.
BACKGROUND The Asthma Control Test (ACT) is a short, simple, patient-based tool for identifying patients with poorly controlled asthma; however, its value in practice has yet to be demonstrated. Expand
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Prognostic Factors for Myositis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
Background Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common manifestation of polymyositis (PM), dermatomyositis (DM), and clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM); however, little is known about theExpand
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Serum Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase Activity Predicts Prognosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis
ABSTRACT Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major health problem, and there are few biomarkers for predicting prognosis. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), a potent immunoregulatory molecule,Expand
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Clinical Application of the Forced Oscillation Technique.
The forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a noninvasive method with which to measure respiratory system resistance and reactance during tidal breathing. Recently, its clinical application has spreadExpand
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Respiratory mechanics and peripheral airway inflammation and dysfunction in asthma
Clinical application of the forced oscillation technique (FOT) has progressed with the spread of commercially available FOT devices. The correlation between respiratory impedance and spirometry hasExpand
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Effect of 14-membered ring macrolide therapy on chronic respiratory tract infections and polymorphonuclear leukocyte activity.
We studied the efficacy of the long-term administration of 14-membered ring macrolides in treating patients with diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) (34 patients) and bronchiectasis (BE) (40 patients).Expand
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