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C-reactive protein (CRP) has been shown to be a useful and sensitive indicator of pyogenic infections in many clinical situations, including acute pneumonia and infective pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis patients. Exacerbations of COPD are often, but not always, associated with demonstrable infection. The value of CRP measurement in this situation(More)
Children with cerebral palsy associated with periventricular leukomalacia frequently develop unprovoked epileptic seizures. This article reports an analysis of risk factors for epilepsy in children with radiologically confirmed periventricular leukomalacia. This cohort was screened for epilepsy and for an array of clinical and demographic factors. Of 154(More)
Spinal stenosis is a serious complication of Paget's disease of bone. Surgical decompression has a high complication rate and is not always effective. Medical therapy with bisphosphonates is established treatment in other forms of Paget's disease. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the use of intravenous pamidronate disodium as the sole treatment(More)
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