A prospective clinical multicentre study on adult pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis.

CONCLUSION: The data underline the key role of smoking as the sole known risk factor. A significant effect of smoking cessation on the course could not be confirmed. The overall prognosis was good in this series as compared to previous reports. PMID: 23461076 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis Source Type: research

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Conclusion:18F-FDG PET/CT improved imaging and detection of pulmonary involvement and through TLG value revealed the deleterious smoking effect. The fact that TLG neither detected patients with clinical symptoms and functional impairment nor identified those requiring treatment once again confirms that in pulmonary sarcoidosis the link between activity, severity and decision to treat still eludes us. PMID: 31626563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
ConclusionFemoral ACL tunnel placement was significantly influenced by the morphological variations of the Blumensaat ’s line. As detecting morphological variation in arthroscopic surgery is difficult, surgeons should confirm such variations pre-operatively using radiograph or CT so as to avoid making extremely shallow and low tunnels in hill type knees.Level of evidenceCase-controlled study, III.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionNaOCl is easily available and less expensive than MTA, and our results suggest that the outcomes of NaOCl pulpotomy and MTA pulpotomy are similar. Therefore, NaOCl may be a practical alternative to FC for pulpotomy in primary molars.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, the joints of Inconel625 are made with CO2 Laser beam welding process. The experimentation is carried out with two sets of process parameters varying the laser power and estimating the response of the welded component. Radiography analysis and distortion in the weldments are carried out. Distortion is measured using the Vernier height gauge. The lower the better-quality characteristics are chosen for distortion. The welds are free from flaws and the lower heat input results in the lower distortion.
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
We present this as a unique diagnostic clue for EGPA.
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Extraordinary Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Impacted maxillary canines are usually diagnosed by using panoramic imaging or cone-beam computed tomography. Cone-beam computed tomography is the most accurate diagnostic method to identify the localisation of impacted maxillary canines. Palatal expansion can help to avoid the impaction of maxillary canines. Combined surgical and orthodontic treatment is used to treat impacted maxillary canines in permanent dentition. PMID: 31619657 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Stomatologija - Category: Dentistry Tags: Stomatologija Source Type: research
We present the case of a 30-year-old Bissau-Guinean man with HIV-2 infection known for 16 years, irregularly treated, admitted with two weeks of fever, diarrhoea and cutaneous lesions. Examination revealed multiple subcutaneous nodes, Molluscum contagiosum-like lesions, generalized lymphadenopathy and painful palpation of the left iliac fossa. Laboratory tests showed severe nonhaemolytic anaemia and CD4+ count of 9/mm3, with normal creatinine and hepatic enzymes. Chest roentgenogram was unremarkable and a research for Mycobacterium tuberculosis by GeneXpert® was negative. Nonetheless, given the lack of further diagnost...
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Authors: Hayashi D, Roemer FW, Guermazi A Abstract Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a well-established imaging technique for structural assessment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) particularly in a research context. Conventional MRI allows evaluation of morphological changes in osteoarthritis, and advanced compositional MRI techniques enable assessment of 'premorphologic' biochemical compositional changes of articular and periarticular tissues. Limitations of conventional radiography are well known, although radiography remains the primary imaging modality applied in osteoarthritis clinical trials to date. Hybrid tec...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
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