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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Radiation therapy (early effects)
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Drug and radiation history
Drug singularity - Correct identification of the drug
Consistent timing of exposure v. onset of symptoms
Clinical, imaging, BAL, pathological pattern consistent with the specific drug
Careful exlusion of another cause
Remission of symptoms with removal of drug
Recurrence with rechallenge (rarely advisable)
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Radiation therapy (medium term & late effects)
Radiation therapy (stereotactic-SBRT)
Radiation therapy to the chest
Radiation therapy, infusional (injected 131I or 90Y radioactivity)
The association of adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with thoracic irradiation (RT).
Radiographic appearance of the chest following extended field radiation therapy for Hodgkin's disease. A consideration of time-dose relationships.