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BACKGROUND While potential risks of diagnostic medical radiation are acknowledged, actual exposure of patients in routine clinical practice is poorly documented. AIM To quantify such exposure to vulnerable abdominal organs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease who are already at risk of intestinal cancer. METHODS All incidences of exposure to(More)
BACKGROUND The second-generation antipsychotic drug olanzapine is an effective pharmacological treatment for psychosis. However, use of the drug is commonly associated with a range of metabolic side effects, including glucose intolerance and insulin resistance. These symptoms have been accurately modelled in rodents. METHODS We compared the effects of 3(More)
BACKGROUND The second generation antipsychotic (SGA) drugs are widely used in psychiatry due to their clinical efficacy and low incidence of neurological side-effects. However, many drugs in this class cause deleterious metabolic side-effects. Animal models accurately predict metabolic side-effects for SGAs with known clinical metabolic liability. We(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the extent to which the place of residence affects the black to white differential in post-neonatal (28-365 days) mortality, we performed a univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression of the 1982-1983 Illinois vital records. Chicago Police violent crime information and 1980 US Census income data. METHODS Four(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8)-positive, HIV-negative multicentric Castleman's disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder with no standardized treatment. Concurrent Kaposi's sarcoma, another HHV-8-related disease, is uncommon in HIV-negative patients. The role of antiviral therapy and rituximab in HIV-negative patients is not(More)
A case history is reported of the traumatic experience of a woman hospitalized in order to remove her IUD. Sue, the 29-year-old patient who had 2 children (5-1/2 years and 1-1/2 years) had been referred to a gynecological clinic by her general practitioner for IUD removal. 6 weeks prior to her referral she had experienced 2 days of very severe pain and(More)
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