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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is a very sensitive tool for the detection of microbleeds in traumatic brain injury (TBI). The number and extent of such traumatic microbleeds (TMBs) have been shown to correlate with the severity of the injury and the clinical outcome. However, the acute dynamics of TMBs have not been revealed so(More)
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the pattern of noncompliance in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients using home visit supply inventories. Ninety-two patients were enrolled at the start of dialysis. Noncompliance, defined as performance of less than 90% of prescribed exchanges, was found in 30% of patients during the first 6 months of PD. Patients who(More)
This study was designed to determine the advantages of using the hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier, polyethylene glycol conjugated bovine hemoglobin (PEG-Hb), as an additive to Ringer's lactate solution (RLS) for the treatment of acute hemorrhage in anesthetized female rats. Different compositions of PEG-Hb and RLS were administered intravenously in a(More)
The case history of a 43-year-old woman with primary Sjögren's syndrome is presented: in 1970, xerostomia and keratoconjunctivitis sicca; in 1980, arthritis; in 1982, chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis with renal tubular acidosis and vasopressin-resistant hyposthenuria. The renal function gradually deteriorated. Chronic atrophic gastritis with vitamin B12(More)
A total of 112 patients with recurrent lower urinary tract infection (UTI) completed the 6-month period of the trial. Patients were treated for 3 months, under double-blind conditions, with one capsule daily of either Uro-Vaxom (UV) or placebo, together with an antibiotic or chemotherapeutic agent when necessary, and observed for a further 3 months. During(More)
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a genomic instability syndrome associated with bone marrow failure, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and/or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) requiring hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) to restore normal hematopoiesis. Although low-intensity fludarabine-based preparative regimens without radiation confer excellent outcomes in(More)