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Acute caffeine in subjects who do not normally ingest methylxanthines leads to increases in blood pressure, heart rate, plasma epinephrine, plasma norepinephrine, plasma renin activity, and urinary catecholamines. Using a double-blind design, the effects of chronic caffeine administration on these same variables were assessed. Near complete tolerance, in(More)
Review of the consultation records of the Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology service at Roswell Park Memorial Institute from 1982 to 1987 revealed 22 patients with a clinical diagnosis of neutropenic enterocolitis. Ninety-one percent of the patients had hematologic malignancies, and 95% were receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy. Sixteen patients were treated(More)
We investigated the association between the degree of lesion overlap with the corticospinal tract and walking performance before and after 4-weeks of partial body weight support (PBWS) treadmill training in 18 individuals (ten male, eight female) with a mean age 59 ± 13 years (mean ± SD), range 32–74 years, who were ambulant and 6 months from a subcortical(More)
Primary gastric carcinoma accounts for only 0.05% of pediatric gastrointestinal malignancies. The pattern, presentation, and location of childhood gastric carcinoma are similar to those of adult gastric carcinoma. Diagnosis is based on a high index of suspicion in children who present with symptoms mimicking acid peptic disease. Delay in diagnosis is common(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of the surgeon's clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis with that of an ultrasonographic examination of the abdomen. DESIGN Prospective trial. SETTING US Navel Hospital, San Diego, Calif. PATIENTS One hundred ten patients admitted to the hospital with suspected appendicitis from May 1990 to June 1992. INTERVENTION(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the treatment and posttreatment maxillary changes achieved with maxillary protraction therapy. The cephalometric records of 25 consecutively treated Chinese children with Class III malocclusions (mean age 8.4 years) were analyzed for cephalometric A point changes, which were then compared with an untreated, age and(More)
BACKGROUND Predictors of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) recurrence after radiofrequency ablation including the importance of residual slow pathway conduction are not known. The aim of this study was to report the acute and long-term results of slow pathway ablation in a large series of consecutive patients with AVNRT and to analyze the(More)
The hemodynamic effects of clonidine were studied in four patients with sever idiopathic orthostatic hypotension and one patient with baroreceptor dysfunction. No depressor response to clonidine was observed in any patient with idiopathic orthostatic hypotension at any dosage. Rather, two patients responded to 0.4 mg of oral clonidine with a 40 mm Hg(More)