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We report on dominantly inherited epidermal acantholysis in three dogs, a sire and two female offspring. The skin lesions were characterized by hairless, hypertrophic plaques. Histopathologically, these lesions showed epidermal hyperplasia with individual enlargement of keratinocytes, extensive acantholysis and minimal dyskeratosis. Ultrastructural analysis(More)
HLA-A,B and DR antigens were evaluated in 51 patients with mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (Kawasaki disease) during both endemic and epidemic periods in the Boston area. Although 80% of patients were HLA-B5 (70% HLA-Bw51) during endemic periods, there were no HLA-B5 individuals during the epidemic period. There was, however, an increased incidence of(More)
HLA antigens were evaluated in 27 patients with mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (Kawasaki disease) in the Boston area. In contrast to previous Japanese studies, no increase of HLA-Bw22 was found. A significant increase (P less than .002), however, in HLA-Bw51 was found in the patients with mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome as compared to an appropriate(More)
Although basal cell carcinoma (BCC) rarely metastasizes and has a cure rate >95% when diagnosed early in its course, BCC causes significant morbidity and presents an enormous burden to the healthcare system worldwide. Patients who present late in the course of their disease are particularly challenging in that their treatment can be more complicated and(More)
IMPORTANCE Patients with a septal deviation and concerns about nasal obstruction often undergo septoplasty to improve nasal airflow. Following primary septoplasty, however, some patients have persistent symptoms due to nasal valve dysfunction and may require nasal valve surgery. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the change in disease-specific quality of life for(More)
We evaluated the dialyser reprocessing agent Renalin in a 6-month prospective study of 2,759 dialyses on 59 patients. Dialysers were withdrawn after a maximum of 6 uses, and the average number of uses achieved was 4.5 Dialyser survival varied with the type of dialyser but was unaffected by the dialysate base. In vivo clearances of urea, creatinine and(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The objective of this study was to describe a methodology for creation of a nasolabial fold in patients with facial paralysis and to report patient-reported outcome measures following this procedure. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS All patients who underwent nasolabial fold modification at our institution since July(More)
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