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A rare case, where excessive pneumatization of the sphenoid sinus resulted in a clinically obvious swelling of the temporal region and proptosis of the globe on the affected side, is reported. The relevant literature is discussed.
In an attempt to determine whether dehydration (intravascular fluid depletion) alters the radiologic or histologic picture of segmental Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia, we induced pneumonia in 2 groups of dogs, group 1 (normally hydrated) and group 2 (dehydrated). Five hours after the intrabronchial instillation of a brain-heart-Streptococcus pneumoniae… (More)
Cardiac output, renal and hepatic blood flows, arterial lactate concentration, and minute volume were measured before, during, and after 40 min of rest induced either by the practice known as "transcendental meditation" (TM) or by an ordinary eyes-closed rest-relaxation period. Two groups of normal young adults were studied: one group consisted of regular… (More)
The electrophysiological properties of a cardiac cell line (MCM1) originating from a transgenic mouse were characterized. The dominant current in these cells is a sodium current that is insensitive to concentrations of tetrodotoxin (TTX) up to 100 microM. It activates and inactivates rapidly with half-maximal activation at -40 mV and half-maximal… (More)
Earlier studies demonstrated that deprivation of growth hormone (GH) for >/=3 h decreased basal and maximally stimulated cytosolic Ca2+ in rat adipocytes and suggested that membrane Ca2+ channels might be decreased. Measurement of L-type Ca2+ channels in purified plasma membranes by immunoassay or dihydropyridine binding indicated a two- to fourfold… (More)
Osteogenic distraction has been used for decades to lengthen limbs and now attention is focused upon its use within the craniofacial skeleton. This paper addresses distraction of the mandible. It is proposed that mandibular osteogenic distraction could be a possible adjunct to the orthodontic treatment of those adult patients with skeletal anomalies, who… (More)