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Kravitz Jared N JN Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, - - 2011
Pulmonary mycetomas often occur in fibrocystic sarcoidosis. When this condition is complicated by hemoptysis, definitive surgery is usually precluded because of poor lung function. Intracavitary antifungal therapy has been described for the treatment of symptomatic pulmonary mycetomas. We report the first use of intracavitary voriconazole in the management of a ...
Bhanji Amir - - 2010
Small vessel vasculitides such as microscopic polyangiitis and Wegener's granulomatosis commonly involve the kidney and lung, with alveolar haemorrhage being the commonest manifestation of pulmonary involvement. Here we describe a patient who developed acute renal failure and pulmonary haemorrhage with positive autoantibodies against myeloperoxidase 1 year after a diagnosis of ...
Jankowich Matthew D - - 2010
Studies have described individuals with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE), with preserved lung volumes, significant reductions in gas exchange, and high prevalence of pulmonary hypertension. While physiologic changes in CPFE are well documented, there is little mortality data in the CPFE population compared to appropriate controls. A study was ...
Hardie William D - - 2010
Pulmonary fibrosis complicates a number of disease processes and leads to substantial morbidity and mortality. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is perhaps the most pernicious and enigmatic form of the greater problem of lung fibrogenesis with a median survival of three years from diagnosis in affected patients. In this review, we ...
Sonnappa Samatha - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary function in preschool wheezing phenotypes based on wheeze onset and duration and atopic status has been extensively described but has not been studied in symptom-pattern phenotypes of episodic (viral) and multiple-trigger wheeze. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether multiple-trigger wheezers were more likely to have abnormal pulmonary function and increased ...
Birnkrant David J DJ Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA. - - 2010
The Duchenne and Becker forms of muscular dystrophy are associated with dilated cardiomyopathy and are diseases in which pulmonary function peaks and then progressively declines. In this report, the authors quantify cardiopulmonary function variability among brothers. Brothers in 3 of 7 eligible sibships had discordant pulmonary function, with significant differences ...
Collard Harold R - - 2010
Little is known about the pathobiology of acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a condition that shares clinical and histopathological features with acute lung injury. Plasma biomarkers have been well studied in acute lung injury and have provided insight into the underlying disease mechanism. The objective of this study ...
Nordli H?kon - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Arterial input functions may differ between brain regions due to delay and dispersion effects in the vascular supply network. Unless corrected for, these differences may degrade quantitative estimations of cerebral blood flow in dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance perfusion imaging (DSC-MRI). PURPOSE: To investigate in a healthy population (n=44) ...
Lee Joyce S JS Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA. - - 2010
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a diffuse fibrotic lung disease of unknown etiology with no effective treatment. Emerging data support a role for chronic microaspiration (ie, subclinical aspiration of small droplets) in the pathogenesis and natural history of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, the precise relationship between chronic microaspiration and idiopathic pulmonary ...
Flume Patrick A - - 2010
RATIONALE: Cystic fibrosis is a recessive genetic disease characterized by dehydration of the airway surface liquid and impaired mucociliary clearance. As a result, individuals with the disease have difficulty clearing pathogens from the lung and experience chronic pulmonary infections and inflammation. There may be intermittent pulmonary exacerbations, or acute worsening ...
Sarker Krishna Chandra - - 2010
This study was intended to compare pulmonary function parameters in tea garden factory workers who are on chronic exposure to tea dust with tea garden plantation workers on the basis of dynamic ventilatory pulmonary function tests. The pulmonary function tests done on 128 subjects included 64 tea garden factory workers ...
Barto Tara Lynn - - 2010
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex multisystemic disease requiring specialized care. It is characterized by progressive pulmonary decline, with intermittent worsening of lung function, often called pulmonary exacerbations. Eighty-five percent of all deaths from CF are a result of pulmonary disease, and pulmonary exacerbations are associated with decline in lung ...
Schutt Amanda C - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Most issues concerning pharmacotherapy of pulmonary sarcoidosis have not been resolved in clinical trials. The objective was to survey sarcoidosis experts concerning the treatment of pulmonary sarcoidosis and attempt to reach a consensus by these experts using a Delphi method. METHODS: A 6-item questionnaire was developed. Experts were identified ...
Fell Charlene D - - 2010
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) have similar clinical and radiographic features, but their histopathology, response to therapy, and natural history differ. A surgical lung biopsy is often required to distinguish between these entities. We sought to determine if clinical variables could predict a histopathologic diagnosis ...
Celebi Sözener Zeynep - - 2010
To evaluate the relationship between functional changes in the scleroderma patients with pulmonary involvement and the diagnostic tests and to identify the tests that may be helpful in early diagnosis. In this prospective study, 33 scleroderma patients with pulmonary involvement were included. Pulmonary function tests, echocardiography, arterial blood gases, six ...
Overbeek Maria J - - 2010
Objective. Systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SScPAH) has a disturbed function of the right ventricle (RV) when compared to idiopathic PAH (IPAH). Systemic sclerosis may also affect the heart. We hypothesize that RV differences may occur at the level of interstitial inflammation and-fibrosis and compared inflammatory cell infiltrate and fibrosis ...
Yamahata Hitoshi - - 2010
A 75-year-old woman presented with a rare aneurysm on the distal portion (P(4)) of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) causing subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and manifesting as sudden onset of headache, nuchal rigidity, and nausea. Computed tomography on admission revealed thin SAH in the left parietooccipital sulcus. Cerebral angiography demonstrated a ...
Wang Xingsheng - - 2010
AIMS: Much evidence suggests that vascular remodelling in the lung plays a crucial role in the development of pulmonary fibrosis. Therefore, anti-angiogenesis therapy may be a promising treatment for pulmonary fibrosis. Recently, a new inhibitor called vasohibin has been discovered to operate as an intrinsic and highly specific feedback inhibitor ...
Abdalla Guilherme - - 2010
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare disease characterized by the presence of small calculi in the alveolar space. The authors report a case of a 21-year-old man with a 2-year history of shortness of breath on exertion and dry cough. Physical examination was altered only for crackles at auscultation. ...
Kim Kyung-Hee - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has potential prognostic and therapeutic implications but can be difficult due to the lack of specific clinical manifestations or accurate non-invasive tests. Histopathologic parameters correlating with PH in IPF are also not known. Remodeling of postcapillary pulmonary vessels ...
Aboukhoudir Falah - - 2010
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is an uncommon collagen vascular disease of unknown etiology, characterized by the replacement of normal retroperitoneal tissue with fibrosis and/or chronic inflammation usually surrounding the abdominal aorta and the iliac arteries and extending into adjacent anatomic structures. No cases of acute coronary syndrome in the setting of retroperitoneal ...
Cummings Kristin J - - 2010
Two cases of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, including one death, occurred in workers at a facility producing indium-tin oxide (ITO), a compound used in recent years to make flat panel displays. Both workers were exposed to airborne ITO dust and had indium in lung tissue specimens. One worker was tested for ...
Zeki Amir A - - 2010
Progress in improving patient outcomes and advancing therapeutics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is hampered by phenotypic heterogeneity and variable responsiveness to clinical interventions that are not fully explained by currently held disease paradigms for COPD and IPF. Although these chronic lung diseases differ ...
Strieter Robert M - - 2009
The understanding of the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis continues to evolve. The initial hypothetical model suggested chronic inflammation as the cause of pulmonary fibrosis, whereas a subsequent hypothesis posited epithelial injury and impaired wound repair as the etiology of fibrosis without preceding inflammation. Over the past decade, several concepts have ...
Ghanem Maha K - - 2009
A prediction formula for mean pulmonary artery pressure (MPAP) using standard lung function measurement has been recently validated to screen for pulmonary hypertension (PH) in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients. To test the usefulness of this formula as a new non invasive screening tool for PH in IPF patients. Also, ...
Flume Patrick A - - 2009
The natural history of cystic fibrosis lung disease is one of chronic progression with intermittent episodes of acute worsening of symptoms frequently called acute pulmonary exacerbations These exacerbations typically warrant medical intervention. It is important that appropriate therapies are recommended on the basis of available evidence of efficacy and safety. ...
Saggar Rajeev - - 2009
The available therapies and prognosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis remain relatively poor, and concurrent pulmonary hypertension further increases the risk of death and complications after lung transplantation. Limited data exist for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. We describe a case where intravenous treprostinil was used ...
Brown Morgan L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Fibrosing mediastinitis is a rare disease characterized by an excessive fibrotic reaction in the mediastinum, which may entrap mediastinal structures including the pulmonary arteries. Our objectives were to assess the surgical strategies and outcomes of repair of pulmonary artery occlusion attributable to mediastinal fibrosis. METHODS: With approval from the ...
Selvin Elizabeth - - 2010
Medial vascular fibrosis contributes to arterial stiffening and reduced compliance, increasing the risk of cardiovascular events. We undertook the first comprehensive histopathologic study of medium-to-large caliber blood vessels (carotid, coronary, dorsalis pedis, internal mammary, iliac, mesenteric, pulmonary, and renal arteries) in 100 autopsy subjects to characterize medial fibrosis in relation ...
Tofovic Stevan P - - 2009
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a common and life-threatening complication of pulmonary fibrosis. Estradiol (E2) is protective in experimental PH, and its non-estrogenic metabolite 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME) prevents the development and retards the progression of monocrotaline-induced PH in male and female rats. However, the effects of E2 and 2ME on pulmonary fibrosis ...
Tsushima K - - 2009
BACKGROUND: A wide variety of systemic lesions have been seen in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis. The pulmonary involvement of autoimmune pancreatitis was analysed to clarify the clinicopathological features of pulmonary lesions in comparison with pulmonary sarcoidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen patients had autoimmune pancreatitis and eight had pulmonary sarcoidosis. The ...
Li Hui - - 2009
Based on the common characteristic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and highly pathogenic avian influenza and the mechanism of inflammation and fibrosis, it is speculated that there should exist a fundamental pathological rule that severe acute lung injury (ALI)-induced rapid pulmonary fibrosis is caused by various etiological factors, such ...
Kotwica Tomasz - - 2009
Pulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA) is an uncommon lesion, which may be associated with different etiologies including congenital cardiovascular diseases, systemic vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, infections, and trauma. Idiopathic PAA is sporadically diagnosed by exclusion of concomitant major pathology. We report a case of a 56-year-old female with an idiopathic pulmonary ...
Kim Sung Tae - - 2009
The major complication in dental implant surgery is loss of sensation due to damage to the inferior alveolar nerve resulting from poor characterization of the location of the mandibular canal and the traveling course of the inferior alveolar nerve, artery, and vein therein. The purposes of this study were to ...
Rysz M - - 2009
The anterior maxilla wall and alveolar process are covered by the arterial network. Procedures in this region can cause heavy bleeding. Knowledge of the anatomical course of a particular artery is essential for performing surgery in this area. The aim of this study was to search for and then analyse ...
Chung Jonathan H - - 2009
We analyzed the computed tomography and clinical findings of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis secondary to hematologic malignancy. Seven patients with hematologic malignancy and pathologically proven secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis were identified from 2000 to 2007. Six had chest computed tomography scans, which were analyzed retrospectively; medical records were also reviewed. Patient ...
Nair Girija - - 2009
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is essentially a benign disease. We present a case of 65-year-old female patient who presented with left-sided chest pain and breathlessness. Her CT thorax revealed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis along with a left-sided pleural-based mass. Biopsy of the mass revealed a squamous cell carcinoma. She was exposed to ...
Overbeek M J - - 2009
Systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SScPAH) has a worse prognosis and response to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) therapy than idiopathic PAH (IPAH). These differences have not yet been explained. Knowledge concerning histological pulmonary vasculopathy in SScPAH is limited in contrast to IPAH. Therefore, we explored patterns of vasculopathy in SScPAH ...
Quan Li - - 2009
Pulmonary surfactant-associated proteins A and D (SP-A and -D) are tissue-specific components. Previous studies showed an increase in the postmortem serum SP-A level due to acute pulmonary alveolar damage and acute respiratory distress. The present study comparatively investigated serum SP-A and SP-D levels with regard to the cause of death ...
Oikonomou N - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Despite intense research efforts, the aetiology and pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis remain poorly understood. Gelsolin, an actin-binding protein that modulates cytoskeletal dynamics, was recently highlighted as a likely disease modifier through comparative expression profiling and target prioritisation. METHODS: To decipher the possible role of gelsolin in pulmonary inflammation ...
Wilson M S - - 2009
Pulmonary fibrosis and architectural remodeling of tissues can severely disrupt lung function, often with fatal consequences. The etiology of pulmonary fibrotic diseases is varied, with an array of triggers including allergens, chemicals, radiation and environmental particles. However, the cause of one of the most common pulmonary fibrotic conditions, idiopathic pulmonary ...
Yamashita Masahiro - - 2009
In pulmonary fibrosis, an abnormal healing process, is believed to be involved in the damage to lung tissue. This process has not been correlated with lymphangiogenesis, which has garnered current interest in relation to wound healing. The aim of the present study was to clarify the characteristics of lymphangiogenesis in ...
Nair Girija
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is essentially a benign disease. We present a case of 65-year-old female patient who presented with left-sided chest pain and breathlessness. Her CT thorax revealed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis along with a left-sided pleural-based mass. Biopsy of the mass revealed a squamous cell carcinoma. She was exposed to ...
Noll Donald R - - 2009
The use of manipulation has long been advocated in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but few randomized controlled clinical trials have measured the effect of manipulation on pulmonary function. In addition, the effects of individual manipulative techniques on the pulmonary system are poorly understood. Therefore, the purpose ...
Cavaco Raquel A - - 2009
Pulmonary vein thrombosis represents a potentially fatal disease. This syndrome may clinically mimic pulmonary embolism but has a different investigation strategy and prognosis. Pulmonary vein thrombosis is difficult to diagnose clinically and usually requires a combination of conventionally used diagnostic modalities. The authors report a case of a 78-year-old previously ...
Olmez Duygu - - 2009
To evaluate demographic features, preoperative pulmonary function tests and echocardiographic examinations of 113 children with scoliosis and to determine the associations between preoperative investigations and postoperative complications. Medical records, preoperative pulmonary function tests and echocardiographic examinations of 113 children with scoliosis who were operated between January 2004 and 2006 were ...
Hardy R Doug - - 2009
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Glavas Duska - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus diving reduces cardiovascular function and increases pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) up to 3 days after a single dive. Acute antioxidants partially attenuated arterial endothelial dysfunction, whereas cardiac and PA functions were unaffected. We tested the hypothesis that acute tetrahydobiopterin (BH(4)), as a cofactor of endothelial ...
Devaraj Anand - - 2008
PURPOSE: To determine whether pulmonary artery (PA) dilatation is a reliable indicator of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with pulmonary fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study had institutional review board approval. Patient consent was not required. Seventy-seven patients (39 men, 38 women) who underwent right heart catheterization were studied. The ...
Valeyre D D Université Paris Nord, EA2364 and Assistance publique-hôpitaux de Paris, Avicenne hospital, Pulmonary Department. - - 2008
Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic immune disorder of unknown cause characterized by the formation of epithelioid granuloma in involved organs particularly the lung and the lymphatic system. Consistent recent advances have been made on the clinical, therapeutical and pathogenetic aspects. Various clinical phenotypes are better characterized and efforts to grade the ...
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