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BACKGROUND Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and nutrition management is the initial therapeutic approach. OBJECTIVE This multicenter study evaluated the long-term effectiveness of psyllium husk fiber as an adjunct to diet in the treatment of persons with primary hypercholesterolemia. DESIGN Men and women with(More)
Bone scan findings (using 99mTc-stannous pyrophosphate) in five patients with diffuse metastatic carcinoma of the axial skeleton are reviewed. Although there were few visually recognizable asymmetries of tracer localization, the diffuse involvement was diagnosed through abnormally elevated counting rates in the axial skeleton, decreased visualization of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the trial was to examine the impact of inhaled human insulin (INH) on patient or physician willingness to adopt insulin after oral diabetes agent failure. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The EXPERIENCE trial was a one-year randomized controlled trial conducted at primary, secondary and tertiary care facilities in Europe and North(More)
Three patients had subacute thyroiditis and elevated serum alkaline phosphatase, presumably related to the thyroiditis. Concomitant elevation of the serum gamma-glutamyl transferase suggested that the alkaline phosphatase was of hepatic origin. The elevation of the serum alkaline phosphatase could not be definitely related to the degree or duration of(More)
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