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BACKGROUND Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis) has been infrequently reported in HIV-infected patients. It is not known whether HIV itself is an independent risk factor for osteonecrosis. METHODS We identified 25 patients with osteonecrosis from 1984 to 1999 from a large county teaching hospital and two large practices in Dallas County that specialize in… (More)
A newborn infant with the polyasplenia sequence, intrauterine growth retardation, cutaneous nevi, and minor anomalies was found to have mosaicism for ring chromosome 7. This patient's anomalies are markedly different from those of previous patients reported with this cytogenetic anomaly.
We describe a boy with severe hypotonia and minor facial anomalies with a terminal deletion of chromosome 2q (46,XY,del(2)(q37)). Comparison with previous cases in the literature indicates that this particular deletion results in infantile hypotonia, developmental delay, and minor craniofacial anomalies including frontal bossing and micrognathia. The… (More)
The Nurses Improving Care to Health System (NICHE) program has provided a valuable framework for developing initiatives that address the needs of the elderly. Three NICHE models have been implemented within the University of Virginia Health System since 1992. These include the Geriatric Resource Nurse model, the Acute Care of the Elderly model, and, most… (More)
Recent advances in ultrasound technology, such as the use of high-frequency linear transducers, color flow Doppler, and computer-enhanced imaging, have improved the diagnostic utility of ultrasound. The following retrospective study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of sonographic signs of malignancy and to compare sonography to mammography in 157… (More)