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To determine the potential impact of recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) therapy in patients undergoing autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and colony-stimulating factor therapy, we assayed endogenous serum EPO levels and noted blood transfusion requirements in relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients treated with high-dose chemo-radiation(More)
The extent to which brief daily handling and longer periods of separation from the mother during the first 2 weeks of life can affect play behavior in juvenile rats was assessed. Rat pups were separated from the mother for either 15 min daily (handling) or for 3 hr daily (maternal separation), and play was observed as juveniles. Overall levels of(More)
BACKGROUND Establishment of secure airway is a critical part of neonatal resuscitation both in the delivery room and in the neonatal unit. Videolaryngoscopy is a new technique that has the potential to facilitate successful endotracheal intubation and decrease adverse consequences of delay in airway stabilization. Videolaryngoscopy may enhance visualization(More)
During obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), respiratory activation of upper airway muscles, particularly genioglossus, is ineffective during sleep. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) of muscles reportedly reduces the number and length of OSAs. Our goals were to examine the effect of FES on sensation during wakefulness and on OSA events. Studies were(More)
Recent studies have suggested that the inhalation of cold air through the nose is associated with the subsequent release of mediators of immediate hypersensitivity. To determine if mucosal surface heat and water loss influence the nasal functional response to cold air, we measured nasal resistance by posterior rhinomanometry before and 1, 5, and 10 min(More)
This report details our observations on rhinitic reactions in nonatopic professional beauticians in whom an etiologic agent for occupational symptoms was not previously determined. Exposure to permanent wave solutions in a laboratory setting caused clinical symptoms and significant laboratory evidence of nasal airway obstruction. In one patient, previous(More)
BACKGROUND Food allergies are usually recognized by historical triggers; yet, on occasion, objective testing may be needed to demonstrate allergic causes more convincingly. OBJECTIVE Two atopic adult patients presented with respiratory and/or ocular symptoms with an unusual association to handling or eating of vegetables. A third atopic patient presented(More)
We report studies that document a specific rhinitic reaction that developed as a result of occupational exposure to a psyllium-based powdered laxative. This nurse had a nonatopic family history, personal evidence of atopy (skin test reactions to pollen, cat dander, and house dust), and a significant elevation of antipsyllium IgE. Measurements of nasal and(More)
We measured arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) and serum erythropoietin (EPO) levels in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and in healthy subjects. SaO2 profile was analyzed as the cumulative distribution of SaO2 over time. OSAS patients spent 25.5 +/- 30.9% (SD) of the time at SaO2 of less than 88% vs. 0.64 +/- 1.6% in healthy subjects (P(More)
The goal was to determine values of oxygen saturation from oximetry measurements over extended time periods in the context of prescribing or discontinuing supplemental oxygen. For group 1, when supplemental oxygen therapy was not in use, mean SpO2 values were significantly lower than when it was in use. Without supplemental oxygen, six of eight patients(More)