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Twelve children from the Waianae Coast, Hawaii, were diagnosed with acute leukemia from 1979 to 1990. The standardized incidence ratio (SIR) of 2.09 (95% confidence interval (CI) 1.08 to 3.65) indicates a significant increase. Seven cases occurred between 1982 and 1984 and were unusual in terms of sex, age, and type of leukemia. A case-control study (12… (More)
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a component of sleep apnea causing arousal and contributing to ADHD behavior during the day. Twenty non-ADHD children between 4 and 16 years of age were compared with 18 children with ADHD with use of nocturnal polysomnography (PSG) and psychometric tests. The psychometric testing… (More)
OBJECTIVE These studies were conducted to test the hypothesis that isobaric hypoxia would switch OSA to central sleep apnoea (CSA). METHODS Five adult men (mean age 54.2 +/- 5.5 years, mean BMI 29.9 +/- 6.7 kg/m(2)) with moderate OSA underwent overnight polysomnography at three altitudes. The highest altitude was simulated in a normobaric hypoxic chamber.… (More)
Anti-Lu 14 has been found in the serum of a gravida 2 pregnant woman who had not been given any blood transfusions. Her husband is Lu:14 but otherwise of common Lutheran blood type. Maternal immunization probably occurred during the first pregnancy. The second child did not inherit the father's Lu14 gene and was not affected by the maternal antibody.