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We studied a new hereditary syndrome of hypophosphatemic rickets and hypercalciuria in six affected members of one kindred. In all patients, the manifestations of disease began in early childhood. The characteristic features are rickets, short stature, increased renal phosphate clearance (the ratio between the maximal tubular reabsorption rate for(More)
Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is an uncommon condition of unknown etiology which often responds to corticosteroids. It is characterized by cough, patchy pulmonary infiltrations and intra-alveolar organizing fibrosis. We report a 45-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman with BOOP and elevated liver enzymes. Corticosteroid therapy led to(More)
Among 59 closely related members of one Bedouin tribe, we identified 9 who had the characteristic features of hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets with hypercalciuria (HHRH). We found "idiopathic" hypercalciuria in 21 of the 50 asymptomatic members. The biochemical abnormalities observed in these 21 subjects were qualitatively similar to those in the 9 with(More)
We investigated total copper (Cu2+) and zinc (Zn2+) content in plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and its impact on proliferative ability of the latter in patients on chronic hemodialysis versus age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers. Plasma levels of Cu2+ and Zn2+ were significantly lower in dialysis patients compared with the control(More)
The impact of various clinical variables on long-term survival of patients with acutely decompensated diastolic heart failure (DHF) compared to systolic heart failure (SHF) has not been sufficiently investigated. Clinical, laboratory, electrocardiographic and echocardiographic data were collected and analyzed for all-cause mortality in 473(More)
Hereditary angioneurotic edema (HAE) is characterized by recurrent attacks of edema of the upper airways, face, and limbs, and/or abdominal pains sometimes mimicking surgical abdomen. Our patient, a 24-year-old woman, had undergone laparotomy on a previous attack, at which a large amount of serious peritoneal fluid and edema of the intestinal wall were(More)
In a group of 520 patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis, 23 (4. 4%) were enzyme immunoassay (EIA) positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and indeterminate by Western blot (IWB) analysis. The antibodies were mostly directed against p24 and p55 antigens. A comparison between hemodialysis patients with and without IWB showed significant differences(More)
Whether barium retained in the appendix can be a cause of acute appendicitis is debatable. We describe a 40-year-old man who developed nonspecific right abdominal pain 7 weeks after a barium enema, which proved to be normal. On abdominal film a distended appendix containing barium was seen, and at laparotomy acute appendicitis was present. Thus far, 26(More)