Tarik D. Walker

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The ability of micro-computed tomography (CT) to noninvasively evaluate allergic pulmonary inflammation in an experimental model was investigated. In addition, two image segmentation methods and the value of respiratory gating were investigated in the context of this model. Brown Norway rats were exposed to one of four doses of house dust mite (HDM) extract(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a rare, progressive disease that affects patients and their loved ones on many levels. We sought to better understand the needs and interests of PF patients and their loved ones (collectively "reader-participants") by systematically analyzing their engagement with the World Wide Web (the current version referred to as(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a progressive lung disease that impairs health-related quality of life (HRQL). OBJECTIVE To develop and conduct initial testing of ATAQ-LAM (A Tool to Assess Quality of Life in LAM). METHODS A pilot version of the questionnaire was administered to respondents with LAM. We used a deletion algorithm to retain(More)
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