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Feasibility and Outcomes of a Standardized Management Protocol for Acute Exacerbation of Interstitial Lung Disease

Patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) may experience precipitous drops in lung function associated with an acute exacerbation of ILD (AE-ILD) [ 1 ]. AE-ILDs are characterized by a rapid deterioration resulting in high morbidity and …


Excipient-Induced Pulmonary Vascular Disease: An Underrecognized and Deadly Complication of Opioid Addiction

Despite widespread public health concern regarding opioid misuse and overuse, there is a paucity of literature on the acute and chronic pulmonary vascular and cardiac implications of excipient lung disease. This case series describes the clinical …

24.07.2021 | PULMONARY HAMARTOMA Open Access

Pulmonary Hamartoma Associated With Lung Cancer (PHALC Study): Results of a Multicenter Study

Pulmonary hamartoma (PH) is the most common benign tumor of the lung, accounting for 3% of all lung tumors and having an incidence of 0.25% in the general population [ 1 – 5 ]. PH has been initially considered a developmental malformation, but at …

19.07.2021 | STATE OF THE ART REVIEW Open Access

Placebo and Side Effects Confound Clinical Trials on New Antitussives

This review discusses how the placebo effect related to treatment side effects may confound clinical trials on antitussives and specifically looks at the implications for trials on ATP antagonists. These new antitussives have distinctive side …

13.07.2021 | SARCOIDOSIS

The Value of a Patient Global Assessment in Management of Sarcoidosis

The patient global assessment (PGA) is a reported outcome instrument used to gauge the patient’s well-being. We performed a prospective study of patients seen at the University of Cincinnati Sarcoidosis Clinic. Two groups were studied: those at …

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