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This study further defines the clinical utility of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) in initial squamous carcinoma of the cervix, response to treatment, and in the detection of recurrence. Serum specimens were drawn and analyzed from patients with squamous cell carcinoma. Charts were reviewed on 272 patients with 1053 samples evaluated. Treatment of(More)
Infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis have an increased risk of aspiration. The optimal feeding strategy for these patients has not been described. Fifteen previously healthy and clinically stable infants with RSV bronchiolitis underwent video-fluoroscopy studies to assess swallowing using thin barium. Those with abnormal studies(More)
We present a case of a patient with pulmonary sarcoidosis who developed ulcerative sarcoidosis with granulomatous vasculitis on the lower legs. Ulceration is a rare presentation for sarcoidosis and this case gives further evidence that an underlying vasculitis may be an aetiological factor. Granulomatous vasculitis, classically associated with Wegener's(More)
INTRODUCTION Early-onset preeclampsia is associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease than late-onset preeclampsia. OBJECTIVES We tested the hypothesis that young women, with previous early-onset preeclampsia, have unique differences in long term cardiovascular phenotype compared to late-onset preeclampsia or normal pregnancy. METHODS 140(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective randomized study evaluating nutritional depletion in spine surgery patients. OBJECTIVE To determine whether use of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in patients undergoing staged spinal reconstructive procedures could affect their nutritional parameters or decrease their complication rates. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Several(More)
I n patients with acute heart failure, lung water content is increased leading to pulmonary oedema. This can be detected clinically and radiologically, and makes a major contribution to the severe dyspnoea characteristic of this condition. In contrast, the lung water content in stable chronic cardiac failure has not been defined, as previous studies all(More)
A cluster of 3 cases of psittacosis occurred among members of one family. The initial case was a pregnant woman who presented with extensive multilobar infiltrates and severe respiratory distress necessitating mechanical ventilation. Her respiratory failure worsened during 36 h of erythromycin therapy. Improvement coincided with the termination of pregnancy(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of bolus consistency and sex on the activity of the submandibular hyolaryngeal muscles during swallowing. Twenty young, healthy adults (10 males, 10 females) swallowed four types of bolus material (thin liquid, thick liquid, pudding, and cookie) while being measured with surface electromyography.(More)
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