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Inhalation provocation tests in chronic bird fancier's lung.
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic bird fancier's lung (BFL) can be classified into two types. One group of patients develops chronic disease with fluctuating acute episodes, including low-grade fever,Expand
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Bilateral pleural fluid caused by a pancreaticopleural fistula requiring surgical treatment.
A 53-year-old man developed bilateral pleural effusion with respiratory failure. The amylase level in the pleural effusion was elevated. He had neither abdominal symptoms nor abdominal physicalExpand
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Clinical features of recurrent and insidious chronic bird fancier's lung.
BACKGROUND Chronic bird fancier's lung (BFL) can be subgrouped into two types. One subgroup of patients develops interstitial pulmonary fibrosis after recurrent acute episodes (recurrent BFL), andExpand
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A follow-up study of pulmonary function tests, bronchoalveolar lavage cells, and humoral and cellular immunity in bird fancier's lung.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The long-term outcome of bird fancier's lung appears to be variable. The objective of this study is to clarify the sequelae of disease process in bird fancier's lung, withExpand
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Purification of the antigenic components of pigeon dropping extract, the responsible agent for cellular immunity in pigeon breeder's disease.
BACKGROUND Pigeon breeder's disease (PBD) is a lung disease caused by inhalation of antigens derived from pigeons. OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to characterize the responsible component ofExpand
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A right paratracheal air cyst caused by tracheal diverticula.
A 65-year-old woman presented with pain in her throat and neck. Thin-section computed tomography (CT) revealed an air-filled lesion at the right paratracheal region and two narrow connections to theExpand
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Identification of fungal DNA in BALF from patients with home-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
BACKGROUND In Japan, a major type of home-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is summer-type HP, which is caused by Trichosporon asahii (T. asahii) or Trichosporon mucoides. Some patients withExpand
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Interstitial changes in asthma‐COPD overlap syndrome
Asthma‐COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) is the widely recognized syndrome of asthma and COPD coexisting together. Cigarette smoking is a known risk factor for ACOS and is reported to be associated withExpand
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Preoperative Predictors of Long-Term Mortality after Elective Endovascular Aneurysm Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to clarify long-term mortality and its predictors in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). MATERIALS ANDExpand
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Determination of a common clonal origin of gastric and pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas presenting five years apart.
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is often mis-diagnosed as a benign tumor. Dissemination to other sites occurs in MALT lymphoma. We report a 60-year-old man with gastric andExpand
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