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In attempts to minimize the cost of health care, physicians are reducing the duration of hospital stay. Traditionally, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, otherwise healthy children undergoing adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy have been admitted the morning of surgery and discharged from hospital at 7 am the next day. The nursing(More)
Sixteen subjects (from 10 Brazilian families) with male pseudohermaphroditism due to steroid 5alpha-reductase 2 deficiency have been evaluated in 1 clinic. The diagnoses were made on the basis of normal plasma testosterone values, normal or low plasma dihydrotestosterone levels and high testosterone/dihydrotestosterone ratios in the basal state in(More)
Autosomal recessive mutations in the 17 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 3 gene impair the formation of testosterone in the fetal testis and give rise to genetic males with female external genitalia. Such individuals are usually raised as females, but virilize at the time of expected puberty as the result of increases in serum testosterone. Here we(More)
Pericardial defects are rare in both people and dogs. They may be congenital or acquired in origin, and partial or total in extent. Commonly, pericardial defects are incidental findings at autopsy; however, diagnostic methods such as thoracic radiography and echocardiography can be useful in the ante mortem diagnosis of pericardial defects. This report(More)
Basal plasma thyroid hormone, testosterone and cortisol levels, TSH and PRL responses to TRH, and LH and FSH responses to LRH were assessed in six young subjects with normal liver function and anatomy before and after portacaval anastomosis. All tests were normal and unchanged by the operations. It is concluded that in patients with normal liver function,(More)
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