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OBJECTIVE To investigate if exposure to firewood smoke and other indoor pollutants is a potential risk factor for obstructive airways disease (OAD) among women in Bogota in whom cigarette smoking and other known risk factors may not be the most frequent. DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a hospital-based case-control study to identify risk factors for OAD(More)
Two studies were conducted to assess the performance of a commercially available neck-mounted activity meter to detect cows about to ovulate in two paddock-based Holstein-Friesian dairy herds. The activity monitoring system recorded cow activity count in 2-hourly periods. Study I investigated the ability of the system to detect cow ovulatory periods in(More)
During the clinical latency phase of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease the central nervous system may be infected and begin to manifest subtle dysfunction. Our early investigations demonstrated persistent alterations in the sleep architecture of HIV-infected asymptomatic men. The major aims of this study were to delineate alterations of sleep(More)
The melanoma risk associated with dysplastic nevi outside the context of familial melanoma was studied by the case-control method. One hundred five newly diagnosed incident melanoma cases with negative family histories for familial melanoma and 181 controls (frequency matched for race, age, and sex) were studied by personal interview and cutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Night terrors have been classically described in children. Night terrors occurring in adults have been linked to psychopathology. Recent descriptions of sleep panic attacks have raised questions about their relationship to night terrors. METHOD Evaluations from a medically affiliated sleep disorders program were reviewed to identify adult(More)
Methsuximide (MSM; Celontin) was administered for 8 weeks to 26 patients with complex partial seizures (CPS) refractory to phenytoin and carbamazepine and phenobarbital or primidone. A 50% or greater reduction in CPS frequency was obtained in eight patients. MSM therapy was continued chronically in these eight patients, and five continued to have a 50% or(More)
Wir berichten über ein 2-1/2-jähriges schwarzafrikanisches Mädchen, bei dem als Ursache einer urogenitalen Blutung die Diagnose eines Urethralprolapses gestellt wurde. Unter konservativer Therapie zeigte sich eine rasche und vollständige Rückbildung des Schleimhautvorfalls der Urethra. We report the case of a 2 1/2-year-old female infant of African descent(More)