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2008-06-17 03:00:09

By Wuyts, Wim A Thomeer, Michiel; Dupont, Lieven J; Verleden, Geert M To the Editor : The pulmonary perspective by Dr. Collard and colleagues (1) provides an overview of the current understanding about acute exacerbations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). To tackle this challenging problem, we developed an algorithm (Figure 1). As a first step, we test for the presence of D-dimer and clinical probability of pulmonary embolism. If the test is positive, a specific computed tomography...

2008-01-25 09:00:20

By Dinis-Oliveira, R J Duarte, J A; Sanchez-Navarro, A; Remiao, F; Bastos, M L; Carvalho, F Paraquat dichloride (methyl viologen; PQ) is an effective and widely used herbicide that has a proven safety record when appropriately applied to eliminate weeds. However, over the last decades, there have been numerous fatalities, mainly caused by accidental or voluntary ingestion. PQ poisoning is an extremely frustrating condition to manage clinically, due to the elevated morbidity and mortality...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

Study objectives: Pulmonary capillary blood volume (Qc), a component of diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO), is increased in postcapillary pulmonary hypertension due to valve disease, but is decreased in primitive and thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. This study was performed to evaluate which way pulmonary Qc is affected in patients with chronic infiltrative lung disease according to the value of systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP). Patients and methods:...


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