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Serum magnesium estimations carried out on 1576 consecutive elderly patients at the time of hospital admission revealed that 10.7 per cent had a serum magnesium level below 0.7 mmol/l, with 4.4 per cent of the total having a serum level less than 0.65 mmol/l. Hypokalaemia was frequently associated with hypomagnesaemia, for which diuretic therapy was the(More)
The authors present the breast ultrasound findings of nine women with mammographic abnormalities typical of breast hamartomas. Two of the mammographically detected hamartomas could not be identified at breast ultrasound. Six hamartomas were well-circumscribed masses of heterogeneous echogenicity with no posterior acoustic shadowing. One lesion was a(More)
We describe a 39-year-old woman who had undergone bilateral lung and renal transplantation and who was admitted to the hospital with acute onset of flaccid paralysis of the left leg due to echovirus 19 infection. The patient was treated with pleconaril and intravenous immunoglobulin, which correlated with clinical and laboratory evidence of improvement.
A case is recorded in which intranuclear inclusions suggesting adenovirus infection were recognized in a routine Papanicolaou smear. The patient was recalled for virologic studies and adenovirus type 19 was cultured from the cervix. The patient had a recent history of systemic illness with conjunctivitis, and a friend had conjunctivitis at the same time(More)
Congenital cataract is a rare but severe paediatric visual impediment, often caused by variants in one of several crystallin genes that produce the bulk of structural proteins in the lens. Here we describe a pedigree with autosomal dominant isolated congenital cataract and linkage to the crystallin gene cluster on chromosome 22. No rare single nucleotide(More)
The UK Department of Health established the Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Surveillance Steering Group in 2000 to develop a strategy for implementing a national programme for HAI surveillance in National Health Service trusts. A subgroup of this committee examined the surveillance of surgical site infections following orthopaedic surgery. This group(More)
OBJECTIVE Human herpesviruses 6 and 7 (HHV-6 and HHV-7) are common infections in children, but risk factors for their early acquisition have not been described. METHODS Excess sera from children 12 to 31 months of age enrolled in a cross-sectional, random survey were tested for human herpesviruses 6 and 7 infection, as measured by using immuno-blot and(More)