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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predisposing factors and treatment outcomes of different stages of intrauterine adhesions. METHODS We examined the medical records of women with Asherman syndrome seen during the period of January 2000 to December 2007 at two McGill University teaching hospitals in Montreal. Data retrieved included patient's age, menstrual(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of implant-related inferior alveolar nerve injuries (IANI) is steadily increasing within the UK population. AIMS This study prospectively reviewed thirty cases (35% male; 65% female) of implant-related IANI seen in a specialist nerve injury clinic.Methods Neurosensory examinations were carried out to ascertain a quantifiable(More)
A number of different biochemical and serological tests have been described recently for the early and accurate diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. None of these tests has yet gained widespread acceptance in clinical medicine or in microbiology laboratories. To investigate this problem we evaluated adenosine deaminase activity (ADA), an enzyme linked(More)
Forty-five African children with SMA were seen over a period of five years. Fifteen had severe infantile form (Group 1), 19 intermediate (Group 2), 9 juvenile (Group 3) and 2 cervical type. A positive family history was obtained in only 9% of patients. The female/male ratio was 1:1.7. The age of onset was under four months in Group 1, between 5-24 months in(More)
The presence of hand and electrocardiogram (ECG) tremor was studied in 31 children with severe, intermediate, or mild form of spinal muscular atrophy. Clinical tremor of the hands was seen in 16 (59%) of 27 patients, all with benign forms of the disease. Nineteen patients had ECG tremors, of whom 17 had the mild or intermediate form. With the exception of(More)
Suppressor cells were assayed by numerical and functional tests in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) among African and Indian children in order to contribute to an understanding of the pathogenesis of these neurological disorders. Peripheral blood mononuclears (PBM) were classified as total T cells and T cell subsets by the(More)
A patient with mandibular osteosarcoma underwent full immediate dental rehabilitation including insertion of dental implants and immediately loaded implant bridgework in the same operation as surgical resection of the tumour and scapular composite free flap reconstruction. Planning and pre-production of the titanium reconstruction plate, drill guides and(More)
BACKGROUND 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) is an essential component of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) maintenance therapy. Individual variability in this drug-related toxicity could be attributed in part to genetic polymorphism thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT). AIM To investigate the frequency of common TPMT polymorphisms in a cohort of Egyptian(More)