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The lung nitric oxide (NO) diffusing capacity (DlNO) mainly reflects alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (Dm). However, blood resistance has been shown in vitro and in vivo. To explore whether this resistance lies in the plasma, the red blood cell (RBC) membrane, or in the RBC interior, we measured the NO diffusing capacity (Dno) in a membrane(More)
Radiation dermatitis often presents as a problem for patients and radiotherapists during treatment. Topical corticosteroids have been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect in the treatment of many skin diseases and are commonly prescribed during a course of radiation treatment. A comparison of two different steroid creams, 1% hydrocortisone cream and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with functional motor disorder (FMD) including weakness and paralysis are commonly referred to physiotherapists. There is growing evidence that physiotherapy is an effective treatment, but the existing literature has limited explanations of what physiotherapy should consist of and there are insufficient data to produce evidence-based(More)
Thirty-nine patients (15 outpatients and 24 inpatients) with a variety of skin diseases affecting variable areas of the body surface were treated with clobetasol propionate ointment (Dermovate). Before and after treatment the adrenal response to an intramuscular injection of tetracosactrin was rested and additional 9 am plasma cortisol levels were measured(More)
A number of studies describing the effects on pituitary adrenal function of topically applied corticosteroids are reviewed. It is concluded that the adrenal function of the majority of out-patients is little affected by treatment with correctly prescribed topical corticosteroids. However, where patients need brief periods of treatment with large quantities(More)
A study to demonstrate methods of using topical preparations to control chronic skin conditions is described. 25 patients with atopic eczema or psoriasis were followed for an average of 10 months. Both self-assessment using a diary card and clinical assessment were used to evaluate the treatment. The study shows that, when used correctly, topical(More)