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Acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia associated with collagen vascular diseases
Summary Background Acute exacerbation (AE) is currently established as a distinct condition with acute deterioration of respiratoryExpand
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Interstitial lung diseases associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis
The aim of the present study was to clarify the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis (ILD-ADM). The studyExpand
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The contribution of residual renal function to overall nutritional status in chronic haemodialysis patients.
BACKGROUND The benefits of residual renal function (RRF) in peritoneal dialysis patients have been described frequently. However, previous reports have shown that RRF diminished faster inExpand
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Antiinflammatory roles of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma in human alveolar macrophages.
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is a ligand-activated transcriptional factor belonging to the nuclear receptor superfamily. PPARgamma, which is predominantly expressed inExpand
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Mouse lung CD103+ and CD11bhigh dendritic cells preferentially induce distinct CD4+ T-cell responses.
Mouse lung dendritic cells (LDCs) have been recently shown to contain two major subpopulations: CD103(+) CD11b(low or negative) (CD103(+) LDCs) and CD103(-) CD11b(high) LDCs (CD11b(high) LDCs).Expand
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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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Higher sensitivity and specificity for diffusion-weighted imaging of malignant lung lesions without apparent diffusion coefficient quantification.
PURPOSE To compare the performance of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) with that of signal intensity of the lesion-to-spinal cord ratio (LSR) in differentiating lung cancer from benign lesions onExpand
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Differences in clinical features and prognosis of interstitial lung diseases between polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
OBJECTIVE To assess the difference in clinical features and prognosis of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) comparing polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS Medical recordsExpand
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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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The Multicenter Study of a New Assay for Simultaneous Detection of Multiple Anti-Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases in Myositis and Interstitial Pneumonia
Objective Autoantibodies to aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARSs) are useful in the diagnosis of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) with interstitial pneumonia (IP). We developed an enzyme-linkedExpand
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