Learn More
UNLABELLED We have determined rates of leakage of radioactivity from a rabbit synovial pouch in vivo for a number of particle systems of varying sizes and differing resistance to degradation. The estimates were made using a gamma scintillation camera and without killing the test animals. The lowest leakage at twenty-four hours was seen with inert carbonized(More)
The short half-life beta emitter 165Dy coprecipitated as a macroaggregate with ferric hydroxide (FHMA) has been shown to destroy knee synovium in the antigen-induced arthritic rabbit. Using 153Gd as a gamma tracer for leakage studies revealed that the leakage of this system from rabbit knee joints never exceeded 1.2% over 24 hours. This is such less than(More)
To determine the effect of antimicrobial therapy on acute pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis, a randomized, double-blind trial of tobramycin and placebo was carried out. Clinical responses were satisfactory in all 11 children given tobramycin and in seven of 11 given placebo. Two patients in the placebo group died. No patient given placebo had(More)
We performed this prospective, randomised, investigator-masked, parallel-group study to compare Fluorometholone-Gentamicin eye drops with Maxitrol (dexamethasone, neomycin, polymyxin B) eye drops in the reduction of ocular bacterial flora and control of ocular inflammation after cataract surgery. One hundred and twelve (FML-Genta 54, Maxitrol 58) patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Type 1 diabetes can be diagnosed at an early presymptomatic stage by the detection of islet autoantibodies. The Fr1da study aims to assess whether early staging of type 1 diabetes (1) is feasible at a population-based level, (2) prevents severe metabolic decompensation observed at the clinical manifestation of type 1 diabetes and (3) reduces(More)
The objective of this study is to establish a comprehensive set of backscatter factors for mammography based on the exposure model proposed by the European Protocol on Dosimetry in Mammography. The Monte Carlo calculated backscatter factors (BSFs) presented in this study are for various exposure conditions encountered in mammographic practice as well as in(More)
During a 22-month period 35 children with cystic fibrosis received 52 courses of antibiotic therapy for acute pulmonary exacerbations, including 26 cases of therapy with piperacillin and 26 courses with ticarcillin plus tobramycin. Groups were similar in age (5 vs. 5.4 years), disease severity based on Schwachman scores and presenting symptoms. Pseudomonas(More)
Basing on the findings in patients with extensive carcinomas of the kidneys, the article reports on the various possibilities of application of occlusion spirals (Gianturco's method), of injectable occlusion materials and a combinations of both methods. In the authors' own experience, the spiral technique has mostly proved successful in achieving(More)