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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 toExpand
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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 anExpand
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Validation of specific inhalation challenge for the diagnosis of occupational asthma due to persulphate salts
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
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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, andExpand
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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 mononeuritisExpand
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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management, Avoiding Surgical Lung Biopsy.
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 ofExpand
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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 forExpand
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Specific inhalation challenge in the diagnosis of occupational asthma: consensus statement
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, aExpand
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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 referenceExpand
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Diagnostic yield of specific inhalation challenge in hypersensitivity pneumonitis
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 withExpand
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