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BACKGROUND Whipple's disease (WD) of the brain without evidence of systemic involvement is a rare illness that is difficult to recognize and potentially life-threatening. AIM To elucidate the clinical features and diagnosis of primary WD of the brain. DESIGN A single case study, with review of published data. METHODS We linked the information about(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral edema, in combination with severe proteinuria and low serum albumin levels, is pathognomonic of the nephrotic syndrome, yet the exact mechanism of its formation is unknown. Two of the most important of the factors in Starling's forces controlling fluid filtration across the capillary have hitherto not been studied in nephrotic(More)
A phase III study was performed to compare the efficacy and safety of lamotrigine (Lamictal), desipramine (Norpramin), and placebo in the treatment of unipolar depression. Desipramine is extensively metabolized by cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6), and kinetics of this compound are altered in poor metabolizers. Genotyping was utilized to exclude poor(More)
This study analyses the prognostic factors associated with survival in 70 patients who developed acute renal failure following surgery for an aortic aneurysm. Forty-nine patients (70 per cent) had surgery for a ruptured aortic aneurysm and 21 patients (30 per cent) had an elective procedure. Fifty-nine patients received haemodialysis. Thirty-three patients(More)
Antibody responses against pneumococcal capsular antigens and tetanus toxoid were measured in 14 patients with chronic renal failure who were managed by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) or haemodialysis (HD) and in eight healthy controls. IgG antipneumococcal responses were predominantly of the IgG2 and to a lesser extent IgG1 subclasses,(More)
BACKGROUND Proteinuria is associated with vascular risk and a systemic increase in vascular permeability. Endothelial dysfunction occurs early in atherosclerosis and modulates vascular permeability. Vascular risk and chronic inflammation are associated. This study investigates whether the increased vascular permeability in proteinuria reflects systemic(More)
PURPOSE To explore nurse practitioners' (NPs) perceptions of their own caring behaviors, the relationship between sociodemographic variables, environmental factors, and NP's perceptions of their caring behaviors. DATA SOURCES A mailed survey to a systematic random sample of 200 members of an Illinois NP group. CONCLUSIONS The top ten caring behaviors in(More)
We investigated whether 'limited' or 'non-renal' Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) differs from classical or 'renal' WG. Renal WG is characterized by necrotizing granulomatosis of the upper and or lower respiratory tract, accompanied by systemic vasculitis and focal segmental necrotizing glomerulonephritis. This last feature is absent in non-renal WG. In a(More)
Rapid ascent to altitude risks the development of acute mountain sickness. This study demonstrates changes in peripheral capillary filtration coefficient and renal protein loss in subjects suffering from various degrees of mountain sickness after passive ascent to 4559 m. Capillary filtration coefficient of the calf capillary bed, measured by computer-based(More)
renal failure and C serology were negative. Anti-neutrophil cyto-plasmic antibody titres (p and c) were negative. Chest X-ray confirmed pulmonary oedema. He commenced haemodialysis via a temporary double lumen subcla