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Seven children with chronic or intermittent and six with acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were treated with large intravenous doses of polyvalent, intact immunoglobulin (Ig). In all patients the platelet count rose sharply within 5 days, but the initial response and the subsequent course varied from patient to patient. Among children with(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical trials yielded conflicting data about the benefit of adding systemic corticosteroids for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. We assessed whether short-term corticosteroid treatment reduces time to clinical stability in patients admitted to hospital for community-acquired pneumonia. METHODS In this double-blind, multicentre,(More)
Perceptual ratings of hoarseness and breathiness were used to assess the efficacy of two intensive methods for treating dysarthrophonia in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson disease. One method emphasized phonatory-respiratory effort (the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, LSVT) and the other emphasized respiratory effort alone (RET). Perceptual ratings were(More)
A new immunoglobulin (Ig) for intravenous use was given in high doses to 4 children with refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and 2 children with idiopathic aplastic anemia (IAA). Within 5-10 days after initiation of Ig therapy the platelets of the children with ITP rose to 300,000-650,000/mm3 and could be maintained at normal levels with(More)
In this paper we present a novel coverification concept for embedded microcontrollers that satisfies industrial requirements. Based on a commercially available CPU in-circuit emulator coupled with FPGA boards, it verifies the correctness of an implementation in terms of function and timing within a real-world environment.Using our system, the software(More)
Subclinical thyroid dysfunction has been associated with coronary heart disease, but the risk of stroke is unclear. Our aim is to combine the evidence on the association between subclinical thyroid dysfunction and the risk of stroke in prospective cohort studies. We searched Medline (OvidSP), Embase, Web-of-Science, Pubmed Publisher, Cochrane and Google(More)
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY As the best management of subclinical hypothyroidism is controversial, we aimed to assess variations in treatment strategies depending on different Swiss regions, physician and patient characteristics. METHODS We performed a case-based survey among general practitioners (GPs) in different Swiss regions, which consisted of eight(More)
<italic>This paper presents a complete codesign environment for embedded systems which combines automatic partitioning with reuse from a module database. Special emphasis has been put on satisfying the requirements of industrial design practice and on the technical and economic constraints associated with automotive control applications. The object-oriented(More)
Subclinical hypothyroidism, which is defined as elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels with free thyroxine concentrations within the reference range, is a common disorder that increases with age and affects up to 18% of the elderly, with a higher prevalence in women compared to men. Prospective data have shown an increased risk of coronary heart(More)
CONTEXT Hyperthyroidism is an established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), but information concerning the association with variations within the normal range of thyroid function and subgroups at risk is lacking. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the association between normal thyroid function and AF prospectively and explore potential(More)