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OBJECTIVE A multicenter study based in the United States assessed the heat-moisture exchanger effect on respiratory symptoms and "voice quality" of laryngectomees. PATIENTS AND MEASURES: The study group consisted of 81 consecutive laryngectomees (62 men and 19 women; mean age, 66 years; age range, 45 to 89 years), with a median follow-up of 3.5 years(More)
The growth hormone responses to arginine infusion and to insulin-induced hypoglycemia were studied in 13 patients with neoplastic disease after treatment with radiation and chemotherapy. Patients who received intensive cranial radiation (greater than 2,400 rads) had no response to either arginine or insulin; those who received moderate cranial radiation(More)
Rats self timed electrical brain stimulation on and off periods in a shuttlebox. Electrodes for self-stimulation were located either in the lateral hypothalamic area (LHA) or the periaqueductal gray (PAG). Doses of the narcotic antagonist, naloxone, were administered intraperitoneally immediately prior to self-stimulation testing. Doses of 1.0, 5.0, 10.0 or(More)
Among surgeons who regularly perform minimally invasive surgery, as many as 87 % report injuries or symptoms related to job performance. Operating room and instrument design have traditionally favored surgeons who are taller and who possess hands that are, in general, large and strong. We hypothesize that women may be experiencing more ergonomic(More)
While many studies have sought a window into the genetics of schizophrenia, few have focused on African-American families. An exception is the Project among African-Americans to Explore Risks for Schizophrenia (PAARTNERS), which seeks to identify novel and known risk variation for schizophrenia by genetic analyses of African-American families. We report a(More)
Oxaliplatin is one of the most commonly used drugs for patients with colorectal cancer. It has rarely been associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with only 3 previously reported cases. In all those instances, the patients had started receiving oxaliplatin, developed evidence of DIC during the course of planned treatment, and recovered(More)
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