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BACKGROUND Recent studies have raised concern that regular inhalation of beta2 -agonists may cause a worsening of asthma control compared with on-demand dosing regimens. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the effect of twice daily formoterol (Foradil), 4 times daily albuterol, and on-demand albuterol on bronchial hyperresponsiveness(More)
BACKGROUND Hypomelanosis of Ito was first described by Ito in 1952 as incontinentia pigmenti achromians. The consistent feature of the disease is a characteristic cutaneous hypopigmentation area following the lines of Blaschko, but the clinical manifestations are varied and hypomelanosis of Ito is regarded as a neurocutaneous syndrome. Hypomelanosis of Ito(More)
A national survey of investigators caring for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women was undertaken to describe the clinical presentation of idiopathic genital ulcer disease. Patients with negative syphilis and herpes simplex testing and/or negative genital ulcer biopsy were included in this study. Study participants (n = 29) were generally(More)
Objective: To assess the cardiovascular and metabolic responses to increasing doses of formoterol administered from a dry powder inhaler. Methods: Twenty patients with mild to moderate asthma were given 12, 24, 48 and 96 μg of formoterol or a matched placebo on separate days. The doses were administered using a randomised, cross-over, double-blind design.(More)
The effect of high frequent electromagnetic radiation pulse (PHEE) on the resorption of postoperative hematomas was investigated in 38 patients who underwent rhinoseptoplasty. 18 patients were treated twice a day using a diapulse equipment, whereas the patients in the control group did not get radiation. In the radiated patients, measurements of the(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term efficacy and safety of formoterol dry powder capsules for inhalation in pediatric asthma have not previously been evaluated. OBJECTIVE We examined the effectiveness of inhaled formoterol over a period of 12 months in asthmatic children who were still symptomatic despite anti-inflammatory treatment. METHODS After a run-in period,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the relative economic consequences of treating asthmatics with twice daily dry powder formoterol 12 micrograms as compared with salmeterol 50 micrograms from a societal perspective. DESIGN AND SETTING A randomised, 6-month, open-label study including 482 patients with asthma was conducted in Italy, Spain,(More)
OBJECTIVE To discover a possible association between schistosomiasis and cervical dysplasia and/or cervical cancer in Ghana, West Africa. METHOD Two groups of 24 subjects each were identified, one group from a schistosomiasis-endemic area and a control group from a non-endemic area. Random cervical biopsies, cervical cytology and human papilloma virus(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the ability of cytology to predict the results of colposcopically directed cervical biopsies in HIV-infected women. We performed a case-control study of 52 HIV(+), 31% of whom had AIDS, and 57 HIV(-) women referred to two tertiary care centers for colposcopy from July 1991 to November 1993. All 57 HIV(-) controls and(More)