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OBJECTIVE Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is a metabolic-regulatory hormone that mediates a variety of physiologic functions. Body composition, fitness status and intake of certain micro- and macronutrients are associated with circulating concentrations of immunoreactive IGF-I. The influence of these factors on IGF-I bioactivity; however, is(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness and acceptance of Web-based (WB) versus face-to-face (FF) lecturing. There were 48 soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg, NC who completed the study, participating in either a Web-based or face-to-face lecture on nutrition for performance. The lecture was 30 minutes long. Participants completed a(More)
There is conflicting evidence on the influence of infections with Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma hominis on male and female infertility. We studied the prevalence of Chlamydia and Mycoplasma in male partners of 165 infertile couples. 25% of couples with tubal and/or andrological sources of infertility showed positive cultures for Chlamydia and/or(More)
The eyes of 10 pigmented rabbits were irradiated by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The pulse energy delivered to the right eye was 187 mJ while the left eye was irradiated with 58 mJ. The pulse duration in both cases was 25 ns. The destructive effects were analysed for two different positions of the focus. In the upper half of the eye the focus was positioned(More)
Systematic development of prenatal care is a significant factor in the reduction of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Despite impressive advances in prenatal and perinatal care, attempts at prevention for most serious pregnancy complications are limited by the lack of sensitive and specific indicators allowing prediction with any degree of(More)
The overall prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection in 168 patients with urinary incontinence was 7.7%. However, in patients with urethral instability CT was found significantly more often than in those with stable urethra (P less than 0.001). Clinical and urodynamic improvement followed the treatment with doxycycline in 8 out of 9 patients with(More)
The purpose of our study was to obtain information that would help align instruction in a clinical orthopedic medicine course for physical therapy students with the current practice of physical therapists. We sent a questionnaire concerning treatment of orthopedic conditions to 3,000 physical therapists. Of the 1,804 (60%) respondents, 58.8% were in general(More)
The symptoms and management of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) during pregnancy and delivery are presented on the basis of three case reports. Two patients became asymptomatic after infusion of a concentrated glucose solution (600 ml 50% glucose = 300 g glucose per day), while the third patient needed treatment with hematin (1 mg/kg body weight, 6(More)
We followed throughout pregnancy and delivery a 26-year-old woman suffering from a severe form of Uhl anomaly (congenital arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia with severe enlargement and hypokinesis of the right ventricle, tricuspid valve insufficiency, and mild pulmonary valve insufficiency). Despite severely impaired cardiac function, the patient(More)
The rare completion of a pregnancy in the presence of severe chronic renal failure is discussed in 6 cases. In all those cases the renal failure became worse, even though the pregnancy and delivery were satisfactory. Shortly after delivery, the 6 women underwent hemodialysis or peritoneal-dialysis. One patient died several weeks after delivery because of(More)