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The anemia of chronic disease is a prevalent, poorly understood condition that afflicts patients with a wide variety of diseases, including infections, malignancies, and rheumatologic disorders. It is characterized by a blunted erythropoietin response by erythroid precursors, decreased red blood cell survival, and a defect in iron absorption and macrophage(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the natural history and factors related to hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) development in glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD Ia). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review was performed for 117 patients with GSD Ia. Kaplan-Meier analysis of HCA progression among two groups of patients with GSD Ia (5-year mean triglyceride(More)
Dual-photon absorptiometry characterized bone loss in males aged less than 40 years after complete traumatic paraplegic and quadriplegic spinal cord injury. Total bone mass of various regions and bone mineral density (BMD) of the knee were measured in 55 subjects. Three different populations were partitioned into four groups: 10 controls (healthy, age(More)
To assess the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing osteomyelitis in diabetic foot infections, 47 diabetic patients with clinical suspicion of osteomyelitis, nonhealing foot ulcer, or soft tissue infection of the foot were examined prospectively by MRI and plain radiographs. Pathological confirmation of diagnosis was obtained in 62 bones(More)
Previous work has been done on both optimizing the clinical trials process, and on sending critical laboratory results and decision support through paging systems. We report the first integration of both these solution, focusing on improving the clinical trial recruitment process. We describe a clinical trial needing a real-time method of recruiting(More)
Glycogen storage disease type III (GSD III) is caused by a deficiency in debranching enzyme, which leads to an accumulation of abnormal glycogen called limit dextrin in affected tissues. Muscle and liver involvement is present in GSD type IIIa, while the defect is limited to the liver only in GSD type IIIb. Besides skeletal muscle involvement, a(More)