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The authors report the pathologic features of three cases of amyloidosis associated with cystic fibrosis. Renal biopsy led to the diagnosis (case 1) or suspicion (case 2) of amyloidosis in patients who were 23 and 21 years old, respectively. The third patient died at age 22 years, and amyloidosis was not discovered until autopsy. Immunohistochemical(More)
Amyloidosis appears to be a rare complication of cystic fibrosis. We discuss three patients with amyloidosis complicating cystic fibrosis to add to the six patients previously recorded. The presenting problem was proteinuria in five patients, thyromegaly in three patients, and hepatosplenomegaly in one patient. The progression of proteinuria to nephrotic(More)
Our modeling and simulation of the respiratory system with Weibel's morphometry shows that the average velocity of expiratory airflow is always greater than the average velocity of inspiratory airflow during tidal breathing when the intervals of inspiration and expiration are same. A nonlinear circuit model was developed comprised with the upper airway, the(More)
In a material of 22 Danish, 26 Canadian, 10 Australian, 5 English and 5 American families with at least 2 children affected with cystic fibrosis (CF) a combined positive LOD score of 3.46 was found for the relationship cystic fibrosis-paraoxonase (PON) at recombination fraction theta = 0.07 in males and theta = 0.13 in females. Assuming a three allele model(More)
The use of health diaries to monitor patients with chronic diseases has often been complicated by difficulties encountered in data quality assurance and interpretation. An expert system, Monitor, has been developed to predict the health status of cystic fibrosis patients based on daily home measurements of pulse, respiratory rate, weight, inspired vital(More)
High frequency chest compression (HFCC) therapy assists clearing the secretions in the lung. This paper presents two mathematical models: 1) HFCC jacket function model (JFM) and 2) respiratory function model (RFM). JFM predicts the variation of the jacket pressure (P<sub>j</sub>) from the respiratory pattern of mouth airflow (F<sub>m</sub>). RFM predicts(More)
High frequency chest compression (HFCC) supplies a sequence of air pulses through a jacket worn by a patient to remove excessive mucus for the treatment or prevention of lung disease patients. The air pulses produced from the pulse generator propagates over the thorax delivering the vibration and compression energy. A number of studies have demonstrated(More)