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Data from 10,559 men and women, age 30-64, participating in the morning and afternoon in a Chicago Health Department multiphasic screening project, were used to determine the effects of time of day and time since last meal on the values for plasma glucose one and two hours following oral challenge with 100 gm. of glucose. Mean plasma glucose values and(More)
This article describes the design, methodology, baseline distributions, and general follow-up characteristics of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) National Observational Database (ODB) Project including the benefits and limitations of collecting information on a large simple cohort in the HIV community setting. The study prospectively(More)
The high frequency of oropharyngeal candidiasis in immunocompromised patients has led many institutions to develop protocols to guide the use of antifungal agents in the treatment of this opportunistic infection. However, few specific recommendations have been made for directing the management of oropharyngeal candidiasis in patients infected with HIV. To(More)
Patients with malignant disease may be predisposed to bacterial infections because of neoplastic disruption of normal tissue barriers, exogenous immunosuppressive therapy (drugs with or without radiation), and intrinsic host immune deficits secondary to these diseases. Diminished polymorphonuclear leucocyte numbers or function and impaired humoral immunity(More)
A 41-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for obstetric surgery. A preoperative chest x-ray film showed a mediastinal mass. After examinations with echocardiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, we removed a cyst that was 2.7 x 3.5 cm in size by thoracoscopic means. The patient left the hospital 3 days after the operation.
Oropharyngeal candidiasis is the most common opportunistic infection seen in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). As HIV disease progresses and immunosuppression worsens, the incidence and severity of oropharyngeal candidiasis increase. The predominant pathogen in initial and recurrent episodes is Candida albicans, which responds(More)
The aim of the study was to test the validity of ACE-determination for the differential diagnosis of pulmonary diseases. First details of the method, then the determination of the reference scale are discussed. The ACE-activity in the serum in 60 patients with sarcoidosis and 80 patients with other pulmonary diseases was measured. The sensitivity with which(More)
Our assessments of working disability in 83 expertize on silicosis suffers were subsequently compared with a computer-aided scoring system. In 57% of the cases, full agreement was found; in 14% our estimates were higher and in 20% lower than the computer-aided scores. We investigated the reasons for the discrepancies, and attempted an assessment of(More)