Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis, Immunodiagnostics:

  11096.  Bhand AA. Brain abscess--diagnosis and management. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2004 Jul;14(7):407-10.

11097.  Burdette SD, Marinella MA. Pneumonia presenting as singultus. South Med J. 2004 Sep;97(9):915.

11098.  Butler KL, Best IM, Oster RA, Katon-Benitez I, Lynn Weaver W, Bumpers HL. Is bilateral protected specimen brush sampling necessary for the accurate diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia? J Trauma. 2004 Aug;57(2):316-22.

11099.  Desai SR, Veeraraghavan S, Hansell DM, Nikolakopolou A, Goh NS, Nicholson AG, Colby TV, Denton CP, Black CM, du Bois RM, Wells AU. CT features of lung disease in patients with systemic sclerosis: comparison with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia. Radiology. 2004 Aug;232(2):560-7.

11100.  Eloubeidi MA, Cohn M, Cerfolio RJ, Chhieng DC, Jhala N, Jhala D, Eltoum IA. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of foregut duplication cysts: the value of demonstrating detached ciliary tufts in cyst fluid. Cancer. 2004 Aug 25;102(4):253-8.

11101.  Feikin DR, Nelson CB, Watt JP, Mohsni E, Wenger JD, Levine OS. Rapid assessment tool for Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in developing countries. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Jul;10(7):1270-6.

11102.  Flori P, Bellete B, Durand F, Raberin H, Cazorla C, Hafid J, Lucht F, Sung RT.  Comparison between real-time PCR, conventional PCR and different staining techniques for diagnosing Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia from bronchoalveolar lavage specimens. J Med Microbiol. 2004 Jul;53(Pt 7):603-7.

11103.  Hopstaken RM, Witbraad T, van Engelshoven JM, Dinant GJ. Inter-observer variation in the interpretation of chest radiographs for pneumonia in community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections. Clin Radiol. 2004 Aug;59(8):743-52.

11104.  Kleinpell RM, Elpern EH. Community-acquired pneumonia: updates in assessment and management. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2004 Jul-Sep;27(3):231-40. Review.

11105.  Kyriacou DN, Stein AC, Yarnold PR, Courtney DM, Nelson RR, Noskin GA, Handler JA, Frerichs RR.   Clinical predictors of bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax. Lancet. 2004 Jul 31;364(9432):449-52.

11106.  Leung DT, Tam FC, Ma CH, Chan PK, Cheung JL, Niu H, Tam JS, Lim PL. Antibody response of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) targets the viral nucleocapsid. J Infect Dis. 2004 Jul 15;190(2):379-86.

11107.  Liu CL, Lu YT, Peng MJ, Chen PJ, Lin RL, Wu CL, Kuo HT. Clinical and laboratory features of severe acute respiratory syndrome vis--vis onset of fever. Chest. 2004 Aug;126(2):509-17.

11108.  Losman JA, Cavanaugh K. Cases from the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins University. Diagnosis: P. carinii pneumonia and primary pulmonary sporotrichosis. Am J Med. 2004 Sep 1;117(5):353-6.

11109.  Majewska E, Kasielski M, Luczynski R, Bartosz G, Bialasiewicz P, Nowak D. Elevated exhalation of hydrogen peroxide and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances in patients with community acquired pneumonia. Respir Med. 2004 Jul;98(7):669-76.

11110.  Nomori H, Watanabe K, Ohtsuka T, Naruke T, Suemasu K, Uno K. Evaluation of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET scanning for pulmonary nodules less than 3 cm in diameter, with special reference to the CT images. Lung Cancer. 2004 Jul;45(1):19-27.

11111.  Offidani M, Corvatta L, Malerba L, Marconi M, Bichisecchi E, Cecchini S, Manso E, Principi T, Gasparini S, Leoni P.  Risk assessment of patients with hematologic malignancies who develop fever accompanied by pulmonary infiltrates: a historical cohort study. Cancer. 2004 Aug 1;101(3):567-77.

11112.  Okamoto T, Gotoh M, Masuya D, Nakashima T, Liu D, Kameyama K, Ishikawa S, Yamamoto Y, Huang CL, Yokomise H. Clinical analysis of interstitial pneumonia after surgery for lung cancer. Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jul;52(7):323-9.

11113.  Renoult E, Buteau C, Turgeon N, Moghrabi A, Duval M, Tapiero B. Is routine chest radiography necessary for the initial evaluation of fever in neutropenic children with cancer? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2004 Sep;43(3):224-8.

11114.  Rosioreanu A, Brusca-Augello GT, Ahmed QA, Katz DS. CT visualization of silicone-related pneumonitis in a transsexual man. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Jul;183(1):248-9.

11115.  Tokar B, Ozkan R, Ilhan H. Tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children: importance of accurate history and plain chest radiography in delayed presentation. Clin Radiol. 2004 Jul;59(7):609-15.

11116.  Vincent JL. Ventilator-associated pneumonia. J Hosp Infect. 2004 Aug;57(4):272-80. Review.

11117.  von Lilienfeld-Toal M, Dietrich MP, Glasmacher A, Lehmann L, Breig P, Hahn C, Schmidt-Wolf IG, Marklein G, Schroeder S, Stuber F.  Markers of bacteremia in febrile neutropenic patients with hematological malignancies: procalcitonin and IL-6 are more reliable than C-reactive protein. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004 Jul;23(7):539-44.


11118.  Benson RA, Lowrey JA, Lamb JR, Howie SE. The Notch and Sonic hedgehog signalling pathways in immunity. Mol Immunol. 2004 Jul;41(6-7):715-25. Review.

11119.  Carter AB, Tephly LA, Venkataraman S, Oberley LW, Zhang Y, Buettner GR, Spitz DR, Hunninghake GW.  High levels of catalase and glutathione peroxidase activity dampen H2O2 signaling in human alveolar macrophages. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2004 Jul;31(1):43-53.

11120.  Masia M, Gutierrez F, Llorca B, Navarro JC, Mirete C, Padilla S, Hernandez I, Flores E.   Serum concentrations of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein as a biochemical marker to differentiate microbial etiology in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Clin Chem. 2004 Sep;50(9):1661-4.

11121.  Meloni F, Caporali R, Marone Bianco A, Paschetto E, Morosini M, Fietta AM, Bobbio-Pallavicini F, Pozzi E, Montecucco C. Cytokine profile of bronchoalveolar lavage in systemic sclerosis with interstitial lung disease: comparison with usual interstitial pneumonia. Ann Rheum Dis. 2004 Jul;63(7):892-4.

11122.  Oberley RE, Ault KA, Neff TL, Khubchandani KR, Crouch EC, Snyder JM. Surfactant proteins A and D enhance the phagocytosis of Chlamydia into THP-1 cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2004 Aug;287(2):L296-306.

11123.  Waters CM. Reactive oxygen species in mechanotransduction. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2004 Sep;287(3):L484-5. Review.


11124.  Baddour LM, Yu VL, Klugman KP, Feldman C, Ortqvist A, Rello J, Morris AJ, Luna CM, Snydman DR, Ko WC, Chedid MB, Hui DS, Andremont A, Chiou CC; International Pneumococcal Study Group.  Combination antibiotic therapy lowers mortality among severely ill patients with pneumococcal bacteremia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Aug 15;170(4):440-4.

11125.  Kozyrskyj AL, Dahl ME, Chateau DG, Mazowita GB, Klassen TP, Law BJ. Evidence-based prescribing of antibiotics for children: role of socioeconomic status and physician characteristics. CMAJ. 2004 Jul 20;171(2):139-45.

11126.  Vollman KM. The right position at the right time: mobility makes a difference. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2004 Aug;20(4):179-82. Review.