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BACKGROUND Blood flow can be quantified noninvasively by phase-contrast cine MRI (PC-MRI) in adults. Little is known about the feasibility of the method in children with congenital heart disease. METHODS AND RESULTS In 50 children (mean age 6.2 years, range 1.1 to 17.7 years) with an atrial- or ventricular-level shunt, blood flow rate in the great vessels(More)
The aims of this study were: a) to assess the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after an acute psychotic episode in schizophrenic and delusional patients, b) to explore which psychotic symptoms and aspects of treatment were associated with traumatization, and c) to compare the extent of the traumatic impact of psychosis and involuntary(More)
BACKGROUND Infectious complications in severe pancreatitis are the main factors determining clinical course and outcome. The taurocholate model for acute necrotizing pancreatitis was evaluated for frequency and time course of pancreatic and extrapancreatic bacterial infection. METHODS Sixty-five male Wistar rats were divided into 5 groups of 13 animals(More)
Three cases of primary rhabdoid tumour of the CNS (RT-CNS) are presented. In case 1 a hemispheric tumour developed in a 10.5 months old girl, who survived for 6 months after incomplete resection, radio- and polychemotherapy. Case 2 was a 4 years and 8 months old boy with a large IIIrd ventricle tumour, who died of leptomeningeal tumour dissemination 7(More)
There is abundant evidence that the serotonin (5-HT) system is modulating mood and several behavioural traits and that disturbances in the regulation of this system can be associated with severe behavioural malfunctions, as aggressive implusive and suicidal behaviour.1 Recently a functional polymorphism in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter(More)
We report on a 77-year-old male patient with systemic sclerosis. He suffered from secondary Raynaud's phenomenon on the basis of systemic sclerosis. Medical treatment in the past, including the administration of calcium-channel blockers, pentoxifylline and intravenous prostaglandin therapy, was unsuccessful and the clinical situation became worse. In a(More)
Forty infants with complete atrioventricular septal defect have undergone primary repair within their 1st year of life. The mean age at time of surgery was 4 months (range 1-12 months) and the mean weight 4.2 kg (range 2.9-7.0 kg). Either the one- or the two-patch method was used. Four patients died (10%). There were no late deaths. Three patients needed(More)
Serotonergic dysfunction has been implicated in the pathophysiology of affective disorders and suicidality. Especially the density of the 5-HT2A receptor was claimed as being increased in suicidality, proposed as an adaptive upregulation due to reduced serotonergic transmission. Recent studies have shown an association of allele C of the 5-HT2A-T102C(More)
SETTING Municipalities of Baerum and Oslo, Norway. OBJECTIVES To examine the effectiveness of tuberculosis (TB) screening in asylum seekers 1987-1995, and to describe TB incidence rates after arrival. DESIGN Register-based, retrospective cohort study of 19912 asylum seekers with a mean follow-up of 6.3 years. RESULTS Seventy-six persons were diagnosed(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety, efficacy, and clinical application of a new self centering device ("angel wings") for closure of secundum atrial septal defects (ASD II) and persistent foramen ovale in all age groups. DESIGN Multicentre, prospective, nonrandomised study. PATIENTS INCLUSION CRITERIA defects with an occlusive diameter of < or = 20(More)