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A number of cases of infertility were discovered among men working in a California pesticide factory. The suspected cause was exposure to the chemical 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane (D.B.C.P.). The major effects, seen in 14 of 25 non-vasectomised men, were azoospermia or oligospermia and raised serum-levels of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinising… (More)
In a survey of members of the Western Section of the American Urological Association who had testicular prostheses inserted within the preceding ten years, the responses indicated that the overall complication rate for this procedure is low. Generally, the scrotal cavity distends easily to a size adequate to accommodate the prosthesis. However, in cases of… (More)
BACKGROUND Non-surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is frequently offered to those with mild to moderate symptoms. The effectiveness and duration of benefit from non-surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome remain unknown. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of non-surgical treatment (other than steroid injection) for carpal tunnel… (More)
AIMS In the Second European Stroke Prevention Study headaches associated with dipyridamole frequently (8% of patients taking dipyridamole or dipyridamole plus acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) vs 2% of patients taking ASA or placebo) led to discontinuation of therapy. We have now used data from a recent trial comparing the bioequivalence of two formulations of the… (More)
Cultures of murine erythroleukemic cells undergoing erythroid differentiation in response to induction by hexamethylene bisacetamide (HMBA) were exposed to 1180-MHz microwave (MW) radiation for 48 h while maintained at 37.4 degrees C by variable-temperature air flow. Exposures at 1180 MHz were at 5.5, 11, and 22 mW/cm2 with a normalized specific absorption… (More)
A maximum of six live mice, mouse cadavers, prolate spheroids molded from muscle-equivalent tissue, or saline-filled culture flasks, were exposed to continuous wave radiation in a TEM cell at frequencies between 200 and 400 MHz. Whole-body average specific absorption rate (SAR) was determined from power meter measurements of incident, reflected, and… (More)
Marked impairment of spermatogenesis was found in a group of men exposed to the pesticide 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP), demonstrated by semen analyses, testicular biopsies, and hormone studies. The ramifications of the use of this pesticide are discussed.
Bleeding of prostatic origin is usually caused by the friable hypervascularity of the aging prostate. Suppression of angiogenesis can be achieved through any hormonal manipulation that causes androgen deprivation. We present 4 cases of severe recurrent hematuria treated successfully by this approach.