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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ED Findings From the Boston Area Community Health Survey

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by admin

Conceptual and methodological issues need to be addressed. First, the definition and measurement of Erectile Dysfunction varies from study to study. All definitions of ED, however, are based on patients’ self-report, which is typically assessed by single-item scales or questionnaire … Continue reading

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Internal Validity in ED Quantification

Posted on June 24th, 2014 by admin

ED Measurement with Canadian viagra pharmacy Perhaps the single most important factor in ED outcomes study is the ED measurement tool utilized. Quantitative comparison of ED outcomes is severely undermined by the number of established and newly developing (sometimes self-invented) … Continue reading

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ED: Underlying Factors

Posted on May 26th, 2014 by admin

Individual Negative attitudes about sex. There may be multiple reasons for a man’s negative attitudes or beliefs about sex, and these should be indentified for a complete understanding of his ED. Possible reasons include: sexual abuse history, ambivalence about sex, … Continue reading

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Erectile Dysfunction Progression and Remission

Posted on May 29th, 2013 by admin

What factors account for early onset and progression of Erectile Dysfunction in some men, but not others? Despite the overall association with aging, a number of older men in their eighth and ninth decades continue to enjoy sexual activity and … Continue reading

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