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Radionuclide scanning is usually contraindicated in pregnancy because of the danger of fetal radiation exposure. Radionuclide bone scanning with Tc-99m MDP is a sensitive indicator of early osseous metastases in breast cancer. Three cases of breast cancer during pregnancy are reported; modified bone scanning was utilized for staging and decision analysis.(More)
RATIONALE Topical antiinflammatory medications such as inhaled corticosteroids are recommended for therapy of asthma, but no formulation suitable for administration to infants and young children is available in the United States. METHODS This was a 12-week, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group study comparing the efficacy and safety of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite their proven efficacy in the treatment and prevention of asthma exacerbations, current inhaled corticosteroids carry safety concerns, especially adrenal suppression. Ciclesonide (hydrofluoroalkane propellant) is a novel inhaled corticosteroid with few, if any, clinical adverse events. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the potential effects of(More)
A longitudinal clincal and microbiologic surveillance was conducted from October to May, 1971-72, on 16 children with infectious asthma and 15 of their nonasthmatic siblings. Asthmatic children experienced a significantly greater frequency of viral respiratory infections than did nonasthmatic ones (5.1 vs. 3.8 per subject). This increased incidence appeared(More)
BACKGROUND Point-to-point focal radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation for aberrant pulmonary vein triggers that manifest into atrial fibrillation (AF) is the traditional method for treating symptomatic drug-resistant paroxysmal AF (PAF) when an ablation procedure is warranted. More recently, pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the cryoballoon has been(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency is characterized by recurrent acute attacks of swelling that can be painful and sometimes life-threatening. METHODS We conducted two randomized trials to evaluate nanofiltered C1 inhibitor concentrate in the management of hereditary angioedema. The first study compared nanofiltered C1(More)
RATIONALE The treatment effect of golimumab, a human monoclonal antibody against tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, in severe persistent asthma is unknown. OBJECTIVES To assess the safety and efficacy of golimumab in a large population of patients with uncontrolled, severe persistent asthma. METHODS From 2004 to 2006, 309 patients with severe and(More)
Sepsis and multiple organ failure are common after hemorrhagic shock. The goal of the current experiments was to determine whether hemorrhagic shock would promote the translocation of bacteria from the gut to visceral organs. Twenty-four hours after being subjected to sham shock, or 30, 60, or 90 minutes of shock (30 mm Hg), rats were sacrificed and their(More)
Experiments were performed to determine whether bacterial translocation (BT) after hemorrhagic shock is due to a reperfusion injury mediated by xanthine oxidase-derived oxidants. Rats were subjected to 30 minutes of shock (30 mm Hg) followed by reinfusion of shed blood. Twenty-four hours after hemorrhage and reinfusion, the mesenteric lymph node, liver, and(More)
Early tangential excision and immediate grafting of the burn-injured patient has been shown to be effective. Along with the use of this technique, however, comes the potential for significant blood loss, prolonged operative time, and partial loss of graft due to underlying hematoma formation. Based on experience using a pooled fibrinogen preparation,(More)