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April-June 2019| Vol 13| Issue 2

Original Article

Leptin as a local inflammatory marker in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease acute exacerbation

Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of chronic inflammation affecting the lungs. Leptin is a pleiotropic cytokine thought to play a role in host inflammatory re...


Original Article

Metabolic syndrome; frequency and its relationship with variable parameters in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has many extrapulmonary comorbidities, and metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of them. Scant data are available on MetS in Egyptian patient...


Original Article

The role of medical thoracoscopic lung biopsy in diagnosis of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases

Background Interstitial lung disease in the immunocompetent patient is often a difficult challenge for the clinician, especially when no diagnostic clues are present. A clear diagnosis confirme...


Original Article

Thoracoscopic pleural cryobiopsy versus conventional forceps biopsy in diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion of unknown etiology

Background Rigid forceps is commonly used for pleural biopsies during medical thoracoscopy in undiagnosed pleural effusion, and recently, the use of cryoprobe for pleural biopsies was encourage...


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Assessment of gradient between partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide and end-tidal carbon dioxide in acute respiratory distress syndrome

Context End-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) is used as a noninvasive bedside test to assess the adequacy of ventilation and physiologic dead space in mechanically ventilated patients. T...


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