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BACKGROUND The role of probiotics in allergy prevention remains uncertain but has been shown in some studies to have a possible protective effect on eczema. OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess the effect of probiotic supplementation in the first 6 months of life on eczema and allergic sensitization at 1 year of age in Asian infants at risk of allergic disease.(More)
We report a patient with hemoperitoneum from rupture of intraperitoneal varices. Hemoperitoneum is rare. Nevertheless, it should be easily recognized in a patient with abdominal pain and distension, a falling hematocrit in the absence of external blood loss, and gross blood in the abdominal fluid. The syndrome is another justification for early paracentesis(More)
BACKGROUND When heat is applied to the skin, it is dissipated due to conductive heat flow in the tissue and the blood. While heat flow has been studied after applying a single heat exposure, the physiology of repeated exposures to local heat has not been well investigated. MATERIAL/METHODS Twenty male and female subjects in the age range of 20-65 years(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have examined the blood flow of the skin at rest and in response to sustained heat and shown that, in older people and people with diabetes, the skin blood flow response to heat is diminished compared to younger people. It is not sustained heat, however, that usually causes burns; it is a more rapid application of heat. (More)
Fifty-seven patients with end-stage renal disease who were on maintenance dialysis underwent pericardial fluid drainage surgically between January 1980 and December 1991. All patients had echocardiographically proven pericardial effusion of more than 300 to 500 mL. Seven patients had pericardiectomy by left thoracotomy under general anesthesia in the first(More)
The cytologic examination of smears prepared from the sediment of biopsy specimen fixatives ("sediment cytology") was used to study 70 bone lesions biopsied with a suspicion of malignancy. The smears were adequately cellular in most cases and showed good morphologic preservation; some contained fragments of tissue. Cytology was able to identify the smears(More)
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