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OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalences of childhood and adult physical and sexual abuse in women with chronic pelvic pain to those in women with chronic nonpelvic pain (headache) and pain-free women. METHODS Using a structured interview, we assessed the prevalence rates of both sexual abuse and physical abuse in 64 women with chronic pelvic pain, 42 women(More)
The clinical and historic features of 50 patients with diagnosed aphthous stomatitis and treated with topical triamcinolone acetonide, 0.1% or 0.2% aqueous suspension; alone or in combination with initial burst therapy of 40 to 60 mg of prednisone, are reviewed. The mean age of our patients was 36.6 years (range 6 to 80 years). The duration of the chief(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the potential role of childhood and adulthood physical and sexual abuse and complaints of chronic pain in accounting for psychiatric symptomatology in adult women. METHODS We assessed sexual abuse, physical abuse, depression, anxiety, and somatization in 64 women with chronic pelvic pain, 42 women with chronic headache, and 46 women(More)
This study reports the efficacy of cobalt preconditioning in preventing hypobaric hypoxia induced vascular leakage (an indicator of cerebral edema) using male Sprague-Dawley rats as model system. Exposure of animals to hypobaric hypoxia led to a significant increase in vascular leakage, reactive oxygen species (ROS), nitric oxide (NO), and vascular(More)