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One hundred two patients with 131 consecutive cementless total knee arthroplasties that retained the posterior cruciate ligament were followed up prospectively. The average age of the patients was 58 years (range, 32-75 years). The mean followup on the surviving knee arthroplasties was 11 years (range, 7-16 years). The patellar component was metal-backed in(More)
RATIONALE Outdoor air quality is associated with respiratory morbidity and mortality. Less is known of the relationship of indoor air quality to respiratory health of groups vulnerable to outdoor air, such as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVES To investigate among patients with COPD the association of health status with(More)
We report a case of intravenous malathion poisoning. Serum pseudocholinesterase (PChE) levels were undetectable for 24 hours post injection and increased to 9 IU/mL (normal 7-19) at 7 days. A concomitant decrease of serum malathion was seen with the increasing PChE. The half-life was calculated to be 2.89 hours.
BACKGROUND Home Energy Efficiency guidelines recommend domestic indoor temperatures of 21 degrees C for at least 9 h per day in living areas. Is health status of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) associated with maintaining this level of warmth in their homes? METHODS In a cross-sectional observational study of patients, living in(More)
A randomised trial of 178 patients in Aberdeen, UK with a previous hospital admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was carried out in order to determine whether improving home energy efficiency improves health-related quality of life in COPD patients. 118 patients were randomised and 60 agreed to monitoring only. Energy efficiency(More)
Seventy-four pediatric cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus lower respiratory tract infection were treated at Providence Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska between September 1, 1987 and April 30, 1988. These patients are described with illustrative case reports. Twenty-one patients were treated with Ribavirin and these patients are further analyzed as a special(More)
The authors describe their experience in handling cases of acute salpingitis in a retrospective study that lasted six years. The protocol of investigation in particular consisted in routine laparoscopy and a complete bacteriological investigation. 266 patients had laparoscopy on suspicion of salpingitis and the diagnosis was confirmed in 199 cases (64.8%).(More)
Benign hepatic tumors and peliosis hepatis developed in a patient who had received androgen therapy for three years. The tumors were identified by arteriography. Peliosis hepatis was diagnosed by wedged hepatic venography: to our knowledge, this method has not been previously used to diagnose this condition. Wedged venography, performed four months after(More)