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Series: ESASO Course Series
Volume: 11
Published: 28 December 2020
10.1159/000504906
EISBN: 978-3-318-06643-2
... for early disease detection and long-term monitoring of disease progression is nowadays essential in tertiary centers. Idiopathic macular telangiectasia (IMT) is a vascular and neurodegenerative retinal disorder characterized by retinal capillary plexa rarefaction and dilation. It comprises...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 51
Published: 01 September 2016
10.1159/000446781
EISBN: 978-3-318-05905-2
... Abstract Acquired idiopathic generalized anhidrosis (AIGA) is a sweating disorder characterized by inadequate sweating in response to heat stimuli such as high temperature, humidity, and physical exercise. Patients exhibit widespread nonsegmental hypohidrosis/anhidrosis without any apparent...
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Series: Developments in Ophthalmology
Volume: 56
Published: 21 March 2016
10.1159/000442781
EISBN: 978-3-318-05830-7
... vasculopathy (PCV) is an acquired, abnormal choroidal vasculopathy that is distinct from typical choroidal neovascularization [ 1 , 2 ]. PCV was first described in 1982 by Yannuzzi (Yannuzzi LA. Idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Macula Society Meeting 1982; Miami, Fla., USA). PCV...
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Series: Developments in Ophthalmology
Volume: 54
Published: 27 August 2014
10.1159/000360461
EISBN: 978-3-318-02661-0
... Abstract Idiopathic macular hole is a disease that arises from adhesion in the vitreomacular interface and can theoretically be treated by vitrectomy surgery. Surgical techniques include removal of the vitreous with or without simultaneous peeling of the internal limiting membrane (ILM), fluid...
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Series: ESASO Course Series
Volume: 4
Published: 27 February 2014
10.1159/000355971
EISBN: 978-3-318-02564-4
... Abstract The presence of ganglion cell axons in the context of surgically removed idiopathic epiretinal membranes (ERMs) was reported recently in the literature. In this prospective observational study, we used spectral domain-optical coherence tomography to investigate the change in ganglion...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 181
Published: 13 May 2013
10.1159/000348475
EISBN: 978-3-318-02390-9
... Abstract Although idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is the most common cause of adult-onset nephrotic syndrome, the management of IMN remains controversial. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the efficacy and drug safety of tacrolimus with that of cyclophosphamide (CTX...
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Series: Progress in Respiratory Research
Volume: 41
Published: 10 April 2012
10.1159/000336068
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9915-3
... Abstract Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a rare and severe disease characterized by a progressive increase of pulmonary vascular resistance without demonstrable cause, always leading to right ventricular failure and premature death. Up to now, nearly all the knowledge about...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 169
Published: 14 January 2011
10.1159/000313947
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9538-4
... Abstract Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome is the most frequent glomerular disease in children. The mechanisms underlying its pathophysiology have been investigated by genetic, cellular and molecular approaches. While genetic analyses have provided new insights into disease pathogenesis through...
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Series: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume: 26
Published: 20 April 2009
10.1159/000212374
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9142-3
... that IBM is a muscle-degenerative disease. Most recently, a fourth inflammatory myopathy subtype called necrotizing myopathy was described. Necrotizing myopathy may be related to malignancy, other autoimmune diseases, toxic exposure or can be idiopathic. The key histopathologic findings of this entity...
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Series: Progress in Respiratory Research
Volume: 36
Published: 29 May 2007
10.1159/000102630
EISBN: 978-3-318-01377-1
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Series: Progress in Respiratory Research
Volume: 36
Published: 29 May 2007
10.1159/000102687
EISBN: 978-3-318-01377-1
... Abstract Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an increasingly commoncondition which poses many challenges. High resolutionCT scanning offers a non-invasive technique which can securean accurate diagnosis in the majority of patients. Lung functionestimates of gas transfer allow the definition...
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Series: Progress in Respiratory Research
Volume: 36
Published: 29 May 2007
10.1159/000102689
EISBN: 978-3-318-01377-1
... Abstract Beyond idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and nonspecific interstitialpneumonia, the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias representa collection of rare but well-described conditions. Theyinclude respiratory-bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease,desquamative interstitial pneumonia...
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Series: Progress in Respiratory Research
Volume: 36
Published: 29 May 2007
10.1159/000102694
EISBN: 978-3-318-01377-1
... Abstract Eosinophilic lung diseases constitute a broad array of disordersof various origin. Beside infectious, drug-induced, andallergic diseases, 4 idiopathic eosinophilic disorders have beenidentified. Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia is characterizedby progressive cough, dyspnea...
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Series: Progress in Respiratory Research
Volume: 36
Published: 29 May 2007
10.1159/000102698
EISBN: 978-3-318-01377-1
... Abstract Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disordercharacterized by abundant deposition of surfactant-like materialin the aveoli. In this article we focus the discussion on theprimary acquired (idiopathic) PAP. We report the studies thatdeveloped the concept that this disorder...
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Series: Pain and Headache
Volume: 15
Published: 15 May 2007
10.1159/000101972
EISBN: 978-3-318-01455-6
.... Idiopathic persistent facial pain should onlybe diagnosed after thorough exclusion of all known primary and symptomatic facial painsyndromes. Management is difficult and consists of tricyclic antidepressants, behavioraltherapy and of avoiding iatrogenic damage. ...
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