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Previous studies have shown that inhaled corticosteroids can affect bone metabolism in adults. A study to assess the effect of inhaled beclomethasone, 300 to 800 micrograms/day for at least 6 months (mean 25 months), was therefore undertaken in children. In part 1 of the study, 18 children with asthma, aged 4 to 17 years (mean 10.1 years), were compared(More)
BACKGROUND Critically ill postsurgical patients fare better with intensive control of blood glucose level. The link between glucose control and outcome is less well studied for medical intensive care patients. Whether intensive glucose control requires additional staffing is unclear. OBJECTIVES To compare intensive glucose control with modified(More)
The Starr-Edwards model 6400/10 mitral and 2400/10 aortic valve prostheses incorporate metallic tracks on the inner aspects of cloth-covered struts in an attempt to preserve the favorable thromboembolic performance of cloth-covered valves while avoiding the risk of cloth wear. Two hundred severity operative survivors of mitral valve replacement with the(More)
Extramammary Paget's disease of the lower female genito-urinary system is an uncommon neoplasm with a high rate of recurrence. A 52-year-old white female with a history of extramammary Paget's disease, originally excised in 1985 by skinning vulvectomy and who had multiple recurrences, including two in a vaginal graft and with extension to the urethra and(More)
Most women and health care providers are knowledgeable about the benefits that estrogen replacement therapy has on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. What is commonly unknown and under research is the role estrogen plays in maintaining continence. The lower urinary tract shares a common embryologic origin with the female genital(More)
Extramammary Paget's disease of the vulva is an uncommon vulvar neoplasm with a high rate of recurrence. A 64-year-old white female with a history of extramammary Paget's disease of the vulva, excised in 1987 by skinning vulvectomy and treated again in 1993 by skinning vulvectomy with split-thickness skin grafting, presented in 1994 with recurrent Paget's(More)
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