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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 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)
Pre transplant screening work-up of donors for allogeneic blood and marrow transplantation is essential in an effort to minimize risks to the recipient and protect the donor. At Princess Margaret Hospital, every potential donor is screened with a bone marrow aspirate. The case histories of three asymptomatic potential donors who presented within 1 year with(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)
Chest radiographs (CXRs) have previously been used as a diagnostic tool to detect changes in lung water. In this study CXR changes in severely burned adults, in the absence of an inhalation injury, preceded detectable increases in extravascular lung thermal volume (ELTV) by 3 to 5 days. The hypothesis that early CXR density changes in burned patients have(More)
BACKGROUND Infective endocarditis is a known complication of cardiac transplantation. However, published information has been limited to case reports and small case series. METHODS Cardiac transplantation has been performed at Temple University Hospital since 1983. We identified transplant patients with ICD-9 codes for endocarditis or bacteremia. A(More)