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Seven patients with remarkably similar progressing pulmonary apical fibrocystic disease are presented. Active tuberculosis was excluded, antituberculous chemotherapy had no effect on the pulmonary lesions. One of the patients had the typical clinical picture of Reiter's syndrome, the other that of ankylosing spondylitis. HLA-antigens were determined in all(More)
The results of 15 consecutive automated cutting needle (1.2 mm, n = 14; 2.0 mm, n = 1) biopsies of diffuse lung manifestations are presented. Sufficient material for histologic analysis was obtained in 13 of 15 specimens (87%) and a specific diagnosis was obtained in 11 of 14 patients (79%). The tissue specimen confirmed the clinically probable lung disease(More)
In connection with a rehabilitation study of myocardial infarction, glucose tolerance tests were performed at the end of the hospital stay in patients recovering from the infarction. At the same time serum cholesterol and triglyceride values were determined. The degree of intimal and medial calcification in the peripheral arteries was estimated on X-ray(More)
A case of tuberculous pleurisy due to Mycobacterium fortuitum in a 47-year-old woman with chronic granulocytic leukemia is described. The mycobacterial aetiology of the pleurisy was confirmed by pleural biopsy and by positive culture of M. fortuitum in pleural fluid. Antituberculosis chemotherapy with INH, RMP and EMB, combined initially with prednisolone,(More)
Common aetiopathogenic factors were sought in 12 patients with progressive pulmonary apical fibrocystic changes, active human-type tuberculosis excluded. HLA-typing did not reveal any clear-cut trends; only the three patients with ankylosing spondylitis or Reiter's disease were HLA-B27 positive. Six patients had HLA-Cw3, which exceeds the prevalence in(More)
The feasibility of cutaneous blood gas monitoring in connection with exercise testing was evaluated in 113 consecutive patients. Arterial blood samples were taken immediately after exercise. Because of loosening of electrode tapes only 99 satisfactory registrations of O2 and 98 registrations of CO2 were obtained at the end of exercise testing. In this phase(More)
R wave amplitude was measured before, during and after exercise test in 68 men 6--8 weeks after acute myocardial infarction. During 6-years follow-up 21 patients died suddenly (within one hour) and 25 non-suddenly. The highest mean R wave amplitude in lead CH5 during exercise test was lower in patients with subsequent non-sudden death (1.93 mV) than in(More)