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Serum lipids were measured in children and their parents from 40 families in which the father had a myocardial infarction or coronary heart disease (CHD) before age 40 years. The relationship between physical activity and serum lipid concentrations in the children was also evaluated. Twenty six men had one or more abnormal lipid value (in mmol/l): total(More)
A controlled clinical study compared the antipyretic effectiveness of acetaminophen administered at regular 4h intervals (group 1, n = 53) versus sporadic usage contingent upon a body temperature above 37.9 degrees C (group 2, n = 51) in 104 children presenting with simple febrile convulsions. The incidence of febrile episodes or temperature values were(More)
Renal effects of the administration of contrast media during cardiac catheterisation were compared in two groups of patients with congenital heart diseases. Group A consisted of 21 patients with cardiac malformations, characterised primarily by left ventricular volume overload and known to be associated occasionally with left heart failure, such as: left to(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether using air enema for acute intussusception is related to a higher rate of recurrence than other methods of treatment. A 10-y (1986-95) retrospective study was performed in a university-affiliated paediatric division. The overall recurrence rate for 97 patients with acute intussusception was 7.8% (10% of whom(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of urinary tract anomalies in male neonates <8 weeks old who presented with urinary tract infection (UTI), and to evaluate a suitable imaging approach after the initial infection. DESIGN During a period of 4.5 years, from July 1994 through December 1998, 45 male neonates <8 weeks old (range: 5-56 days; mean: 23.77 days)(More)
The possible effect of lithium chloride, a compound which reduces the incidence of infection in cancer patients, was investigated on murine melanoma. C57 BL syngeneic mice were inoculated i.p. with B16 melanoma cells. The animals were divided into 4 groups, receiving daily i.p. treatment with saline--group 1, controls; lithium chloride--group 2, bleomycin(More)
Sex differences in systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels and trends with age have been consistently observed in both industrialized and unindustrialized populations. However, the impact of sex on pulse pressure, an index of vascular aging, in unindustrialized populations has not been addressed. The objective of this report was to characterize sex(More)
Midazolam (Versed), the first water-soluble benzodiazepine, has had widespread acceptance as a parenteral anxiolitic agent. Its antiepileptic properties were studied in adult patients with good results. Midazolam was administered intramuscularly to 48 children, ages 4 months to 14 years, with 69 epileptic episodes of various types. In all but 5 epileptic(More)
Sydenham chorea, a major manifestation of acute rheumatic fever, has been the most common form of acquired chorea during childhood. Despite the recent dramatic decline in both incidence and severity of rheumatic fever in our area, the frequency of carditis was unchanged. This study investigated retrospectively the incidence of chorea in the last three(More)
Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) were performed on 114 children with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Prolonged latencies of waves III and V and longer brainstem transmission time interval of waves I-III and I-V were observed in the study group compared with normal controls. A significant asymmetry of wave III latency between the ears was found(More)