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Between September 1987 and April 1995, 33 totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) were implanted at the Cardiff Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, U.K., for the purpose of intermittent antibiotic therapy, including 22 PORT-A-CATH (Simcare Ltd.) devices (PCs) to 18 patients, and 11 P.A.S.PORT (Simcare Ltd.) devices (PPs) to nine patients. There were 50(More)
A 29-year-old man had abdominal pain for 24 hours. This and the results of an abdominal examination were typical of acute appendicitis. He had suffered sinusitis for two weeks. At operation, the appendix was normal; there was an abscess in the cecal wall, the exudate of which grew pneumococci. Incidental appendectomy was done and the patient was treated(More)
We have compared, in 40 adult males, the effect on pain in the first 24 h after herniorrhaphy of preincisional ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve block and wound infiltration with 0.5% bupivacaine or saline. After operation, patients received morphine i.v. via a patient-controlled analgesia machine and visual analogue pain scores (VAS) at rest and on(More)
Serum aldosterone, cortisol, and electrolyte concentration, and urinary aldosterone and electrolyte excretion responses were examined in seven low-altitude natives (LAN) (373 m or less, aged 19-25 yr) and nine moderate-altitude natives (MAN) (1,830-2,200 m, aged 19-23 yr) for 2 d at their own residence (home) altitude (PB 740 or 585 mm Hg, respectively) and(More)
The estimated 32,600,000 fires that occur annually in the United States produce over 300,000 injuries and 7,500 deaths. Ten percent of hospitalized burn victims die as a direct result of the burn. Initial evaluation and management of the burn patient are critical. The history should include the burn source, time of injury, burn environment, and combustible(More)
A four-step draft framework to assess the biodiversity benefits of vegetation enhancement activities was applied to seven case study regions varying in size from 120 thousand hectares to 3 million hectares. The steps of the framework were as follows: Step 1. Identify the most immediate threats to biodiversity that are likely to be causing the undesired(More)
In brief: Plantar fasciitis is a prolonged overuse injury that is potentially incapacitating and causes heel or arch pain. It is common among runners and athletes who participate in jumping sports such as basketball. The onset of pain is insidious, and an athlete may tolerate it for weeks before seeking medical advice. Although few runners can remember a(More)