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BACKGROUND A growing number of donor insemination (DI) programmes offer 'open-identity' sperm donors, who are willing to have their identity released to adult offspring. We report findings from parents who chose such donors and whose children are now adolescents. METHODS Using mail-back questionnaires, parents from 45 households (40% headed by lesbian(More)
BACKGROUND Donor insemination programs can include 'open-identity' sperm donors, who are willing to release their identities to adult offspring. We report findings from adolescent offspring who have open-identity donors. METHODS Using mail-back questionnaires, youths from 29 households (41.4% headed by lesbian couples, 37.9% by single women, 20.7% by(More)
BACKGROUND The shoulder is the most frequently dislocated joint, with an incidence of 10 to 20 per 100,000 each year. The optimum number of anchors to use in arthroscopic stabilization is a topic of growing interest; most surgeons use 3. Our stabilization technique is to commonly use only a single suture anchor to purse-string the capsulolabral tissue up(More)
We studied 10 elderly individuals over 60 years of age and 18 individuals less than 30 years to determine whether aging affects the response of the respiratory control system to chemical stimuli or to altered mechanical conditions. Both groups consisted of males and females who were nonsmokers. Ventilation and the isometric force developed by the(More)
OBJECTIVE Mediastinal lymphadenopathy is frequently associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). This study compared the extent of lymphadenopathy in diffuse and limited SSc with the presence and type of ILD found on CT scans. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Seventy-three patients with diffuse and limited SSc underwent(More)