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Fifteen patients in the early stages of the adult respiratory distress syndrome with severe hypoxemia who were capable of maintaining adequate spontaneous ventilation were treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The optimal level of CPAP was adjusted for each patient to achieve the highest oxygenation with the least adverse hemodynamic(More)
Methods Prospectively collected digital growth curves and menarche status of an inception cohort of 196 female patients with pSLE diagnosed <16 years and a minimal disease duration of 3 years were analysed. Abnormal growth was defined as i) one or more periods of growth arrest (<2 cm) lasting minimal 6 months, ii) more than one growth curve percentile(More)
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