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BACKGROUND Improving the situation in older adults with cognitive decline and evidence of cognitive rehabilitation is considered crucial in long-term care of the elderly. The objective of this study was to implement a computerized errorless learning-based memory training program (CELP) for persons with early Alzheimer's disease, and to compare the training(More)
We assessed the reliability of epidemiologic data extracted by three data technicians from the medical records of 102 patients in a case-control study. The collected data, which were extracted on two separate occasions, included such clinical and pharmaceutical features as history of lactation, hysterectomy, diabetes, and hypertension, type of menopause,(More)
Two Chinese boys, aged 3.5 and 5 years, developed nephrotic syndrome and were chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B virus e antigen (HBeAg). Renal biopsy showed membranous glomerulonephritis and liver biopsy showed chronic persistent hepatitis. They were given interferon-alpha-2a at a dose of 5 MU/m2 on alternate days(More)
We assessed the reliability of epidemiological data obtained by interview of 120 patients in a case-control study. The collected data, which were obtained by interview on two separate occasions, included such clinical and pharmaceutical features as history of lactation, hysterectomy, diabetes, type of menopause, and whether a woman had ever used exogenous(More)
Five infants with persistent hypoglycaemia due to hyperinsulinism were reported. Provocative tests for insulin release were unhelpful. Diazoxide was useful in the treatment of three patients but many side-effects were observed. These included petechial rash, hypertrichosis, acute renal failure, fluid retention and cardiac failure. Two patients underwent(More)
A pilot study of the Doppler renal arterial flow pattern was done in a group of 38 normal children, including 11 neonates age 2 weeks or less, 10 infants age 2 weeks to 1 year, and 17 children age 1 year and over. The appearance time, acceleration time, end-diastolic to peak-systolic velocity ratio (d/S), and diastolic to systolic flow ratio (A2/A1)(More)