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The psychosocial effects of facial acne are well accepted but until recently few validated instruments existed which were suitable for use in clinical trials. The aim of this study was to assess measurement characteristics (reproducibility, correlation with acne severity, and sensitivity to detect change after acne therapy) of a new acne-specific quality of(More)
  • Jan Light
  • The Journal of prosthetic dentistry
  • 1997
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The health industry is now concerned with treatment outcomes and accountability to patients, payers, and referral sources. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify the functional tests that are available to maxillofacial prosthodontists and to provide a list of those tests that are applicable in treatment and documentation.(More)
BACKGROUND Dihydrotestosterone mediates androgen-dependent diseases, such as acne, hirsutism, and androgenetic alopecia. This hormone is produced from testosterone by the 5alpha-reductase enzyme. There are 2 isozymes of 5alpha-reductase (types 1 and 2) that differ in their localization within the body and even within the skin. Activity of the type 1 isozyme(More)
BACKGROUND Critical care nurses and physicians usually care for those patients whose condition progresses to brain death and are also often responsible for requesting organ donation from the family of a brain-dead patient. We hypothesized that staff support, knowledge, and training levels would be significantly associated with organ donation rates. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if there are differences in the activity of 17beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and 5alpha-reductase (responsible for the production of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone, respectively) in sebaceous glands obtained from men and women with and without acne. DESIGN Single-center examination of androgen levels and sebaceous gland(More)
It is the practice in many newborn nurseries to measure routinely, upon admission, each neonate’s blood pressure by cuff oscillometry, blood glucose level by Dextrostix or Chemstrips, and hematocrit value via heel stick. Blood pressure is measured to screen for hypertension or hypotension; blood glucose, for hypoglycemia; and hematocrit, for anemia or(More)
A new variant of blood group A [A(WAS)] was expressed in three generations of a Caucasian family: Phenotype included weak mixed field hemagglutination by anti-A reagents, secretion of H substance, and presence of anti-A1 in serum. The A(WAS) variant was inherited in a Mendelian fashion, dominant to O. A-transferase activity was absent from cells and saliva(More)
BACKGROUND Units of frozen S/D-treated plasma (SDP) must be transfused within 24 hours after thawing. To avoid waste, an attempt was made to determine how long SDP could be therapeutically effective after thawing and storing it at 20 degrees C. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The microbiologic safety and the activity of labile coagulation factors were evaluated(More)
The hospital stay of the mother and her healthy term newborn infant should be long enough to allow identification of early problems and to ensure that the family is able and prepared to care for the infant at home. The length of stay should also accommodate the unique characteristics of each mother-infant dyad, including the health of the mother, the health(More)