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OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for recurrent preterm delivery among primiparous women with previous preterm delivery. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case-control study was designed: 152 primiparous women who delivered preterm (22-36 weeks) were divided into two groups: 81 had a second preterm delivery (study group) and 71 had a second-term delivery(More)
BACKGROUND The rate of cesarean section is increasing and in the United States recently exceeded 30% of all deliveries. Birth injuries during CS are relatively rare. Femur fractures have a very low incidence during both vaginal delivery and CS. OBJECTIVES To assess our 10 year experience (2008-1997) in managing fractured femur during CS, including a(More)
Metastatic calcification, a known complication of prolonged end-stage renal disease, is herein described for the first time in a 10-month-old boy with acute renal failure, manifesting as a painful and swollen arm. Imaging revealed diffuse calcification and technetium-99 methylene diphosphonate (99Tc-MDP) uptake around the humerus and axilla. Calcium and(More)
Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening infectious syndrome, with high morbidity and mortality. Current treatments for infective endocarditis include intravenous antibiotics, surgery, and involve a lengthy hospital stay. We hypothesised that adjunctive recombinant tissue plasminogen activator treatment for infective endocarditis may facilitate faster(More)
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