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Laron syndrome (LS) is a severe autosomal recessive form of GH resistance resulting from molecular defects in the GH receptor (GHR). Affected individuals have extreme short stature and a typical facial phenotype. The point mutations in the GHR gene identified in this condition have until now been confined to the region encoding the extracellular domain of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of ezetimibe/simvastatin(EZE/SIMVA) combination tablet, relative to ezetimibe (EZE) and simvastatin (SIMVA) monotherapy, in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia. METHODS This was a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, factorial design study(More)
We report two Australian patients with soft tissue infections due to Photorhabdus species. Recognized as important insect pathogens, Photorhabdus spp. are bioluminescent gram-negative bacilli. Bacteria belonging to the genus are emerging as a cause of both localized soft tissue and disseminated infections in humans in the United States and Australia. The(More)
The oral clonidine test was compared with the standard intravenous insulin hypoglycaemia test in 41 children and adolescents with short stature. In those without growth hormone deficiency clonidine provoked a significantly higher mean plasma growth hormone response and gave fewer false subnormal responses (apparent growth hormone deficiency) than insulin.(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with several malignancies, including post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD). Conventional treatments for PTLD are often successful, but risk organ rejection and cause significant side effects. EBV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) generated in vitro from peripheral blood lymphocytes provide an(More)
BACKGROUND rhIGF-I has been used effectively to promote growth in growth hormone insensitivity syndrome (GHIS) in doses ranging from 40 microg/kg twice daily to 150-200 microg/kg once daily. It appears that the dose of 80 microg/kg twice daily s.c. may induce an equivalent response to higher doses with less side-effects. OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy(More)
This paper describes the Differential Synchronization (DS) method for keeping documents synchronized. The key feature of DS is that it is simple and well suited for use in both novel and existing state-based applications without requiring application redesign. DS uses deltas to make efficient use of bandwidth, and is fault-tolerant, allowing copies to(More)
OBJECTIVE There are few reports of the metabolic action of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I) in vivo. Growth hormone insensitivity syndrome is a good model to examine the effects of IGF-I deficiency. This study was designed to assess body composition and bone density in children with growth hormone insensitivity syndrome before and after receiving(More)