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The effect of unllobar engorgement and edema in a dog's lung on the effort of breathing was studied by expressing the latter as the velocity of air-flow attained per unit of pressure change across the lung, and as static compliance. Edema of the left lower lobe, produced by shunting blood from the femoral into the pulmonary artery, affected the effort of(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess mandibular growth in patients with Class II division 1 malocclusions when treated with Fränkel's functional regulator 1b. STUDY DESIGN The treatment group was made up of 43 patients that were divided into two groups: prepubescent (n:28), and pubescent (n:15). The control group included 40 patients who did(More)
To examine the relationship between dose distribution and tumor shrinkage of acoustic neurinomas, correlation coefficients between distribution probabilities of some dose areas and residual tumor ratios of 21 cases were studied at 2 years. Approximating a dose-volume histogram to beta-distribution, two essential dose areas for tumor control were extracted:(More)
An 18-month-old boy was diagnosed as having a hypothalamic hamartoma. When he was 1 year old, he developed precocious puberty, and at 18 months old, endocrinological tests revealed abnormally high follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and testosterone levels. The center of the hamartoma was subtotally excised, as confirmed on the postoperative(More)
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