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Outcome Measures Parentor child-rated severity of itch; parentor child-rated severity of sleep disturbance, irritability and skin appearance; emollient use (adherence); attitudes to eczema and emollient therapy. Results 50 subjects completed the intervention and follow-up. 20% had previously been shown how to apply emollient creams by a GP or nurse but only(More)
Following an elective transphenoidal resection of a pituitary tumor, a 66-year-old Hispanic male acutely developed fulminant hepatic failure and severe coagulopathy. He received parenteral corticosteroids the day prior to surgery, and was first noted to have significant coagulopathy intraoperatively. Despite aggressive workup and treatment for fulminant(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether cerebral inflammation in ischemic rats was reduced by a neuroprotective action of pre-ischemic tumor necrosis factor-alpha up-regulation, which down-regulated matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity via extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 phosphorylation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were(More)
BACKGROUND Lacerations account for a large number of ED visits. Is there a "golden period" beyond which lacerations should not be repaired primarily? What type of relationship exists between time of repair and wound infection rates? Is it linear or exponential? Currently, the influence of laceration age on the risk of infection in simple lacerations(More)
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