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Paradoxically, the attitude of infertility patients towards multiple births has never been investigated. We therefore generated a survey by questionnaire, which was sent to 3800 consecutive unselected couples with infertility problems: 582 responses were received (15% response rate) and analysed. The percentage distribution of the responses to 21 questions,(More)
There are no minimally invasive diagnostic metrics for acute kidney transplant rejection (AR), especially in the setting of the common confounding diagnosis, acute dysfunction with no rejection (ADNR). Thus, though kidney transplant biopsies remain the gold standard, they are invasive, have substantial risks, sampling error issues and significant costs and(More)
This study examined the effect of mild hypobaria (MH) on the peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) and performance of ten trained male athletes [x (SEM); VO2peak = 72.4 (2.2) ml x kg(-1) x min(-1)] and ten trained female athletes [VO2peak = 60.8 (2.1) ml x kg(-1) x min(-1)]. Subjects performed 5-min maximal work tests on a cycle ergometer within a hypobaric(More)
This study utilized a hypobaric chamber to compare the effects of mild hypobaria (MH; 50 mmHg, approximately 580 m altitude) on blood O2 status and maximal O2 consumption (VO2max) in 9 untrained and 11 trained (T) cyclists with VO2max values of 51 +/- 3 and 77 +/- 1 ml.kg-1.min-1, respectively. In both groups, arterial O2 saturation (SaO2) decreased(More)
Lipoprotein-X (LP-X) was determined before and after the administration of cholestyramine in fifty-five infants with persistent cholestatic jaundice to differentiate between intra- and extrahepatic disease. In twenty-seven infants with biliary atresia, serum LP-X prior to cholestyramine ranged from 0.87 to 11.42 g/l (mean: 3.43 g/l; the average(More)
A series of fifty-one patients who underwent exploratory laparotomy for blunt abdominal trauma is reviewed. Attempts to correlate preoperative serum amylase levels with pancreatic injury were unsuccessful. We could find no statistically significant correlation between elevated serum amylase and pancreatic injury. The accuracy of the test improved somewhat(More)