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Physical fitness was assessed in children with congenital heart disease using seven tests designed to measure cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and co-ordination. Test scores for age-matched healthy children were significantly higher than preoperative scores for patients. Postoperatively, the patients were divided into a control group and a(More)
Infectious mononucleosis (IM) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) mononucleosis are caused by a primary infection with related viruses, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and CMV. Despite the similarity of clinical manifestations, basic differences exist: (1) The heterophil antibody (HA) response is absent in CMV mononucleosis, whereas it is present in IM. (2) In IM atypical(More)
We report a case of coinfection of visceral leishmaniasis and Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in the same lesions in the small bowel and bone marrow of a 33-year-old man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who complained of abdominal pain and chronic diarrhea. The duodenal mucosa and bone marrow biopsy specimens showed numerous foamy macrophages(More)
Angiostrongylus costaricensis (classified under the more specific genus Parastrongylus by different authors) is a filiform intestinal nematode endemic to Central and South America, which afflicts primarily the pediatric population 1 to 13 years of age. Only three cases of adult infections have been previously documented outside the endemic region. To our(More)
2-carboxyarabinitol 1-phosphate (CA 1-P) is a naturally occurring inhibitor of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco). Members of the Fabaceae exhibit a particularly wide range in the extent of CA 1-P accumulation during darkness and include Phaseolus vulgaris, whose dark/light regulation of Rubisco activity is principally achieved by(More)
The fluorescence of the cation auramine O was substantially enhanced by the presence of actin monomer. Titrations of this fluorescence enhancement indicated that actin monomer had two auramine O binding sites, each with a dissociation constant of approx. 20 microM. Calcium ions had no effect on the number of actin monomer-bound auramine O molecules or on(More)
  • J A Turner
  • 1992
Care of the terminal lung cancer patient will be more effective when a multidisciplinary approach is used. Planning for terminal care should not be delayed until the last few hours or days of life. Hospice care offers the terminal lung cancer patient an alternative to dying in a hospital or nursing home. Caring support to alleviate pain and prevent(More)