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We describe three unrelated patients with apparently identical interstitial deletions of the segment (18) (q12.2q21.1). They were a short and markedly mentally retarded 5 year old girl, a macrocephalic and obese 2 1/2 year old boy with moderate mental retardation, and a macrocephalic, severely mentally retarded 5 year old boy. Findings common to all five… (More)
Bone marrow transplantation was performed on an 8-month-old boy who was diagnosed as having fucosidosis following the diagnosis of the disease in his older brother. Although he was asymptomatic and his development was normal, abnomalities were found on an MRI scan prior to transplant. In the absence of a suitable related donor, an unrelated volunteer donor… (More)
Nutrient losses from banked breast milk during tube feeding were determined from laboratory models. Large fat losses occurred, continuous feeding giving rise to significantly greater losses than bolus feeding. More fat loss occurred with low flow rates and there were also significant protein losses.
Drip milk can be collected in large amounts, hence its potential value for human milk banks. This advantage is however offset by its low energy value. For those milk banks which depend mostly on drip milk, the energy value of its donor milk can be improved to a more acceptable level, and total volumes of donations increased, by encouraging mothers to… (More)