For patients with a high risk of thromboembolism

Posted on October 25th, 2014 by admin

For patients with a high risk of thromboembolism, we suggest stopping warfarin therapy approximately 4 days before sur-gery, to allow the INR to return to normal, and beginning therapy with full-dose unfractionated heparin or full-dose low-molecular-weight heparin as the INR falls (Grade 2C). In … Continue reading

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The endobronchial specimens

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by admin

If contaminated, the blood-tinged specimen was sent separately for microbiology. All specimens were sent for cell count and differential, and special stains for siderophages and lipid-laden macrophages. Stains and cultures were also obtained for bacteria, fungi, acid-fast mycobacteria, Legionella pneumophila, viruses, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma … Continue reading

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Each of the subjects in the normal current smoking group

Posted on October 10th, 2014 by admin

The % of voxels with density < —910 HU was termed the chest CT scan %. Nine out of 10 subjects with COPD-E had a year 0 chest CT scan > 10%. One out of 10 subjects had a year 0 … Continue reading

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Subjects with COPD-E had statistically significantly higher levels of sputum MPO

Posted on October 10th, 2014 by admin

We also compared baseline and repeat  scans obtained approximately 2 years later in several normal current smokers (n = 6/8 subjects enrolled). There was no significant change in CT scan scores at their 2-year visit (2.3% ± 0.4% voxels < —910 HU) … Continue reading

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Neuromuscular disease

Posted on October 8th, 2014 by admin

This study demonstrates a distinct physiologic phenotype that differs from classic obstructive and restrictive patterns. The abnormality resembled a restrictive defect, with reduced VC, FRC, and TLC and preservation of FEV/VC, but parenchymal, chest wall, or neuromuscular disease were not … Continue reading

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Subjective Sexual Function

Posted on October 3rd, 2014 by admin

Each subject completed a computer-scored Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) at the time of the study. Two psychologists who had no knowledge of the subjects’ sexual function or severity of lung disease classified the results according to personality patterns and … Continue reading

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