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Patients with cystic fibrosis (C.F.) showed raised serum levels of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). A moderate but significant increase in serum AFP was present in their parents and some siblings. There was no correlation between the clinical severity of the disease and serum AFP concentration. Samples from control groups with gluten-induced malabsorption and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects on oxygenation of targeting the higher versus the lower end of the currently recommended range for pulse oximetry (Spo2). DESIGN Nonrandomized crossover trial with the use of within-subject comparisons (two-tailed paired t test). SETTING Level III neonatal intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS(More)
1. A significant increase in the activity of serum cholinesterase and concentration of dextran sulphate precipitable lipoproteins, cholesterol and triglycerides was observed in sixteen children with a diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome when compared with the values obtained in 22 other normal children of comparable ages. 2. In 7 children with nephrotic(More)
A prospective study was performed in an ambulatory group of infants, children, and young adults with neoplastic disorders to determine the prevalence of significant cardiopulmonary complications during long-term central venous catheterization. A cohort of 20 consecutive patients who had central venous catheters in situ for a mean of 13.5 months underwent(More)