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The assessment of pulmonary function in infants and children with lung disease can add substantially to their diagnosis and management. This article is a practical review of techniques such as peak flow measurement and spirometry which can be performed in the home or office setting. More complex methods such as airway challenge and infant lung function(More)
This is the second in a Series of two papers about equity in child survival, health, and nutrition Progress on child mortality and undernutrition has seen widening inequities and a concentration of child deaths and undernutrition in the most deprived communities, threatening the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Conversely, a series of recent(More)
In a simulated military flight-line exposure protocol, the effects of JP-8 jet fuel exposure on lung epithelial permeability were evaluated in male Fischer 344 rats (F344). Exposures were nose-only and for one hour daily. Groups were exposed for 7, 28, and 56 days. A protocol for administering a low dose (500mg/m3/hr) and a high dose (813-1094mg/m3/hr) of(More)
Through a simulated flightline exposure protocol, Fischer 344 rats (F344) were subjected to an aerosol/vapor mix of the military jet fuel, JP-8. Previous studies with this model of lung injury have revealed significant increases in pulmonary resistance, increased alveolar clearance of 99mTcDTPA, and a decrease in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF)(More)
In a simulated military flightline exposure protocol, Fischer 344 rats (F344) were used to investigate the pulmonary effects of JP-8 jet fuel inhalation. Exposures were nose only and for 1 h daily. Groups were exposed for 7 days (7D) or 28 days (28D). Each exposure group had a matched longitudinal control group (LC7 and LC28). Exposure concentrations of 520(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the varied characteristics seen in patients with cystic fibrosis who develop chronic abscess formation secondary to unrecognized appendicitis. DESIGN Patient series. SETTING Cystic Fibrosis Care Centers in Columbus, Ohio, and Tucson, Ariz. PARTICIPANTS Five patients with cystic fibrosis who developed chronic abdominal abscesses(More)
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