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Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a devastating complication of severe renal failure. Recent reports suggest that exposure to gadolinium-containing contrast agents (GCCA) is associated with the occurrence of NSF. The population of patients with ESRD in and around Bridgeport, CT, was studied during an 18-mo period. The incidence of NSF was 4.3 cases per(More)
There are few data available about changes in thyroid hormone profiles after hormone replacement therapy (HRT). We analyzed the effect of two different oral estrogens/progestins (E/P) associations on thyroid hormones and thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG) levels in 14 postmenopausal normal women distributed at random into two groups. Both groups received(More)
A review of the literature on the reciprocal influence of osteoporosis and periodontitis. The imbalance in coupling of bone remodeling causes skeletal osteopenia and osteoporosis. Does the remodeling imbalance influence the oral bone? Both diseases are chronic, multifactorial and result at bone loss. In addition, the diseases share common risk factors such(More)
We examined the frequency with which congenital heart disease (CHD) and cytogenetic abnormalities were found associated with omphalocele, gastroschisis, duodenal atresia and posterior diaphragmatic hernias. We performed fetal echocardiograms on 80 patients with these diagnoses and found congenital heart disease in 13 of 37 with omphalocele (35%), 2 of 17(More)