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The date of onset of 360 acute renal transplant rejection episodes from 1969 to 1973 have been compared with the prevalence of various common viral infections and infections due to Mycoplasma pnuemoniae. A positive correlation was found for influenza B infections (r=0.43, p less than 0.01) up to 5 months before transplantation and for adenovirus infections(More)
We present a series of 12 consecutive cases of optic nerve hypoplasia. Eight of these were unassociated with significant CNS malformations; of these, two had tomographic evidence of cerebral atrophy. This represents the first adequately documented cases of isolated cerebral atrophy associated with optic nerve hypoplasia. We discuss the increasing prevalence(More)
A body of epidemiologic and clinical evidence dating back to the early 1960s establishes the relationships between sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type of sleep-disordered breathing, are at increased risk for coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and stroke. Evidence that(More)
UNLABELLED Surfactant therapy has become an effective standard therapy for infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). The first dose may be given either as prophylaxis immediately after delivery, or as rescue after an infant has developed RDS. Second and subsequent doses are currently recommended by the manufacturers to be administered at minimal(More)
We have previously shown that prostaglandin F2alpha (PG) is capable of inducing nest-building behaviour in pseudopregnant gilts and established a protocol. This experiment examined which reproductive endocrine systems might mediate these behavioural responses, in the presence or absence of a space restriction stress. Pseudopregnancy was induced with 5(More)
BACKGROUND Gall stone disease is a common reason for admissions in both acute and elective situations and bears significant morbidity in the rural population of western Nepal. The earlier conventional open method of treatment for the same seems to have been largely seeded by the laparoscopic approach owing to its numerous benefits. OBJECTIVE To study the(More)
Pigs may be susceptible to stress when they are strongly motivated to nest-build in a space-restricted environment. This study aimed to explore whether nest-building behaviour could be induced by prostaglandin F2alpha (PG) administration to pseudopregnant gilts and to determine whether induced behaviour and cortisol output differed between animals(More)
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