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Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis in patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a prospective case-cohort study.
BACKGROUND The clinical features of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis can be indistinguishable; the need to eliminate occult environmental factors known to… Expand
Bird Fancier's Lung: A Series of 86 Patients
Bird fancier's lung (BFL) is one of the most common types of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Nevertheless, the criteria for diagnosing this condition are not standardized. The current study is an… Expand
Validation of specific inhalation challenge for the diagnosis of occupational asthma due to persulphate salts
- X. Muñoz, M. Cruz, R. Orriols, F. Torres, M. Espuga, F. Morell
- Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- 1 October 2004
Background: The significant value of tests used to certify the diagnosis of occupational asthma due to persulphate salts remains uncertain. Aims: To validate the specific inhalation challenge (SIC)… Expand
Occupational asthma due to persulfate salts: diagnosis and follow-up.
BACKGROUND Persulfate salts have been identified as a cause of occupational asthma (OA). The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical characteristics, diagnostic testing results, and… Expand
Cocaine-induced Churg-Strauss vasculitis.
A freebase cocaine-smoking woman developed relapsing fever, bronchoconstriction, arthralgias and weight loss. Pulmonary infiltrates, arthritis, microhaematuria, pruriginous skin rash and mononeuritis… Expand
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management, Avoiding Surgical Lung Biopsy.
- F. Morell, A. Villar, I. Ojanguren, X. Muñoz, M. Cruz
- Seminars in respiratory and critical care…
- 27 May 2016
This review presents an update of the currently available information related to hypersensitivity pneumonitis, with a particular focus on the contribution of several techniques in the diagnosis of… Expand
What are the questionnaire items most useful in identifying subjects with occupational asthma?
The present study assessed the usefulness of key items obtained from a clinical “open” questionnaire prospectively administered to 212 subjects, referred to four tertiary-care hospitals for… Expand
Specific inhalation challenge in the diagnosis of occupational asthma: consensus statement
- O. Vandenplas, H. Suojalehto, +13 authors P. Cullinan
- European Respiratory Journal
- 6 March 2014
This consensus statement provides practical recommendations for specific inhalation challenge (SIC) in the diagnosis of occupational asthma. They are derived from a systematic literature search, a… Expand
Quality of life, pulmonary function, and tomographic scan abnormalities after ARDS.
BACKGROUND ARDS can produce a loss of lung function with persistent sequelae. This study aimed to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) in survivors of ARDS compared with a healthy reference… Expand
Diagnostic yield of specific inhalation challenge in hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- X. Muñoz, M. Sánchez-Ortiz, F. Torres, A. Villar, F. Morell, M. Cruz
- European Respiratory Journal
- 19 August 2014
Reliable methods are needed to diagnose hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The aim of the study was to establish the diagnostic yield of specific inhalation challenge (SIC) in patients with… Expand