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Central systolic blood pressure (SBP) may differ between individuals with similar brachial SBP, which may have implications for risk assessment. This study aimed to determine the variation and potential clinical value of central SBP between patients with similar brachial SBP. Brachial SBP was measured by sphygmomanometer and central SBP by radial tonometry(More)
Deterioration of renal function, which can lead to postoperative renal failure, is a complication of surgery involving the suprarenal aorta and surgery involving the renal arteries. Fifty-four patients who were at risk for developing this complication were enrolled in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I)(More)
There is no pharmacological treatment to increase the glomerular filtration rate in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The administration of 100 microgram/kg of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I twice a day to patients with ESRD increases inulin clearance. However, its effect is short-lived and IGF-I has major side effects when given this way. To assess(More)
A precise histologic and clinical delineation of infiltrating lobular carcinoma, including its variant forms, has been elusive. We studied 230 patients with stage I and II infiltrating lobular carcinoma treated by mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection. Included were 176 patients with the "classical" or "Indian-file" pattern (IFL) of infiltrating(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between plasma leptin and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) levels in healthy subjects and patients with chronic renal insufficiency at baseline, and during administration of recombinant human IGF-I in the renal impaired patients. SUBJECTS 20 healthy subjects (six men, 14 women, age: 42.7 +/- 3.2 y) and nine(More)
The combination of mexiletine and a class IC antiarrhythmic agent (encainide, propafenone or flecainide) was evaluated by electrophysiologic testing in 14 patients with a history of sustained ventricular tachycardia whose tachycardia remained inducible during therapy with the class IC drug alone. During the control drug-free state, all patients had(More)
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) has been shown to improve renal function in healthy subjects, as well as those with chronic renal failure. To our knowledge, IGF1 has not been shown to be efficacious in patients who were already undergoing dialysis. We present the case of a 70-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and overt uremic symptoms(More)
A client with dysphasia was treated during the first six months following onset. A cognitive neuropsychological model of language processing was used to establish the levels of impairment in auditory comprehension. Three separate phases of therapy were administered: a semantic therapy; a period of therapy where both semantics and auditory processing were(More)
Twenty-two preterm infants with birth weights less than 1 400 g were measured weekly with transcephalic impedance and occipital-frontal head circumference. Mean caloric intake/kg/day was calculated weekly. All infants were assessed at one year of age with Bayley Mental and Motor Scales and neurological assessment. Univariate and multivariate analyses were(More)
Results of renal transplantation in younger children have not been very encouraging in the past. We therefore studied the effect of newer immunosuppressive regimens on the outcome of renal transplantation of 5 children aged 2.9 +/- 1.3 years (range 1.6-5.0), and compared it to 10 children of an older pediatric patient group aged 11.4 +/- 4.4 years (range(More)