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BACKGROUND Children with renal failure need their dialysis time optimized. Although traditional surrogate markers of outcome in pediatric patients have been growth and development, increasing attention is being focused on cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, volume overload, malnutrition, and elevated calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) levels. We(More)
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was evaluated as a serodiagnostic test for active tuberculosis in La Paz, Bolivia. ELISA was compared with sputum smear in 277 persons presenting to the Instituto de Torax and was used for screening in 1,458 military personnel. The test was performed under field conditions on 4-microliter samples of capillary(More)
BACKGROUND Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a cross-sectional, functional imaging modality that has recently become available to the horse. The use of 18 F-sodium fluoride (18 F-NaF), a PET bone tracer, has never been reported in this species. OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of 18 F-NaF PET in the equine distal limb and explore possible(More)
BACKGROUND Temporohyoid osteoarthropathy (THO) is a cause of neurological disease in horses that is characterised by facial and vestibulocochlear nerve deficits. Studies reporting and comparing survival following medical or surgical treatment of THO are lacking. OBJECTIVES To compare survival and prognosis in horses with THO treated medically or(More)
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