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OBJECTIVE To understand the effects of Whipple's disease (WD) of the brain on sleep function. METHODS Clinical and polysomnographic studies of two patients with severe disruption of sleep due to WD: a 48-year-old female with primary WD of the brain and a 41-year-old male with secondary WD of the brain. RESULTS The patient with primary WD had(More)
A new treatment for recurrent pelvic lymphocysts is reviewed. Nine women with recurrent symptomatic lymphocyst were treated by marsupialization of the lymphocyst to the peritoneal cavity and functioning omental flap. The omental flap was dissected off the greater curve of the stomach maintaining its blood supply from the appropriate gastroepiploic vessels.(More)
OBJECTIVE Preclinical studies demonstrate that thiazolidinediones (TZDs) decrease growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels, suggesting that they might be effective treatments for acromegaly. This study investigated the effect of pioglitazone on biochemical indices of disease activity in acromegaly. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS This(More)
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