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Inhalation provocation tests in chronic bird fancier's lung.
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It is demonstrated that neutrophilia in BAL fluids following inhalation challenge could be added to the diagnostic criteria for chronic BFL, including fluctuating and insidious BFL. Expand
Bilateral pleural fluid caused by a pancreaticopleural fistula requiring surgical treatment.
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The pathological findings revealed chronic pancreatitis without pseudocysts and the elevated pancreatic amylase in the pleural effusion offered an important clue to the correct diagnosis. Expand
Clinical features of recurrent and insidious chronic bird fancier's lung.
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The clinical findings of recurrent BFL are consistent with hypersensitivity pneumonitis induced by other antigens, andInsidious BFL may be misdiagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis if a careful history is not taken and antigen-induced lymphocyte proliferation, careful imaging evaluation, and laboratory-controlled inhalation challenge testing are not conducted. Expand
A follow-up study of pulmonary function tests, bronchoalveolar lavage cells, and humoral and cellular immunity in bird fancier's lung.
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This follow-up study demonstrates persistence of sensitized lymphocytes and antibody production in the respiratory tract and warrants careful evaluation of patients with bird fancier's lung, even after antigen avoidance. Expand
Purification of the antigenic components of pigeon dropping extract, the responsible agent for cellular immunity in pigeon breeder's disease.
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The 21-kd protein is the only protein that identified individuals exposed to pigeons by immunoblotting and will be an important antigen for studies on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and pathogenesis of PBD. Expand
A right paratracheal air cyst caused by tracheal diverticula.
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Right-sided paratracheal air cysts at the level of the thoracic inlet are a common finding on CT and should not be confused with pneumomediastinum in order to avoid unnecessary examinations or treatments. Expand
Identification of fungal DNA in BALF from patients with home-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
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Using DNA from cell pellets of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid to detect fungal DNA in BALF cell pellets from patients with home-related HP suggests that this method might be useful to detect antigens responsible for home- related HP. Expand
Nerve conduction study of the association between glycemic variability and diabetes neuropathy
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Glycemic variability may be an independent risk factor for DPN and Multivariate linear regression analysis showed that MAGE was independently associated with a higher risk of medial plantar neuropathy. Expand
Interstitial changes in asthma‐COPD overlap syndrome
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This finding raises the possibility that unrecognized mild interstitial changes take place in lungs with ACOS, the widely recognized syndrome of asthma and COPD coexisting together. Expand
Preoperative Predictors of Long-Term Mortality after Elective Endovascular Aneurysm Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
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A high preoperative CRP level was a predictor of increased long-term mortality in patients with AAA who underwent EVAR, and no specific leading causes of death were identified for this increase in the mortality rate. Expand
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