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The congenital preauricular sinus is usually asymptomatic. However, if recurrent infection occurs, complete surgical excision of the sinus is required. If the sinus tracts are not entirely removed, recurrence is likely to follow. A retrospective study of the surgical results at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, was completed. One-hundred… (More)
AIMS To comprehensively characterize large artery biomechanical properties and examine their relationship to cardiac function in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS Fifty-five individuals with Type 2 DM were compared with 66 age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects. Arterial biomechanical properties were assessed by systemic arterial… (More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the effects of oral L-arginine and the hexamethylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor atorvastatin on endothelial function in young patients with type I diabetes mellitus (DM). BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction, a key early event in atherosclerosis, occurs in young patients with type I DM, and its reversal may benefit… (More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine whether 6 months of treatment with the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor enalapril can improve conduit artery endothelial function in young subjects with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction is an early event in atherogenesis and has been demonstrated in young subjects… (More)
120 patients admitted as an emergency with localised abdominal pain were tested for abdominal-wall tenderness. Of the 24 patients with a positive test only 1 had a detectable intra-abdominal cause. In the remaining 23 no reason for the pain could be found.
Long term trends in the incidence of and mortality from invasive cervical cancer have been studied in Finland (1953-1987) and Estonia (1968-1987). The analyses are based on the data from the Finnish and Estonian Cancer Registries. An organised nationwide screening programme for cervical cancer was started in Finland in the early 1960s. In Estonia, no… (More)
ICI 204,219 is a potent and specific leukotriene D4 receptor antagonist that blocks both the early and late responses to allergen challenge in humans when given orally at a dose of 40 mg. Here we report our findings with an inhaled formulation of ICI 204,219 against allergen-induced bronchoconstriction. A group of 10 atopic subjects (mean age 25.6 +/- 4.2;… (More)
This article describes but the tip of the congenital vasoformative iceberg. Much has been left unsaid. The problem is very common, and it is hoped that with continued clinical prudence we can advance and improve our treatment modalities, particularly in those areas in which we fall so short!