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The effect of smoking cigarettes containing 1.5 mg and 0.08 mg nicotine per cigarette and of sham-smoking was studied in six healthy habitual smokers. Levels of carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) and plasma nicotine were measured simultaneously with hemodynamic variables, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and with the metabolic parameters, plasma DBH, cortisol,(More)
Sarcoidosis of the female genital tract is a rare clinical entity with only 20 cases reported in the world literature to date. An additional case is presented with a review of the previously reported cases. The diagnostic and histologic aspects of the disease are also discussed. The presence of granulomatous diseases in the female genital tract should(More)
A 3% topical minoxidil solution was used to treat 31 normotensive persons (13 male, 18 female) with extensive alopecia areata. After 15 months, three patients (14%) had 75%-100% regrowth, 13 (59%) had some form of regrowth, and nine (41%) had no regrowth. In the initial three-month double-blind portion of the study, minoxidil was not shown to be more(More)
Cowden's disease is a multisystem disease complex inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity. Its mucocutaneous findings are the most characteristic feature of the syndrome and the key to its diagnosis. The findings of multiple facial trichilemmomas appear to be pathognomonic of the disease. Multiple(More)
The effect of cigarette smoking on the cardiovascular system was determined in the following way: Two cigarettes of relatively high (1.54 mg) and very low (0.08 mg) nicotine content were smoked and compared to sham smoking. After inhalation under standardized conditions there was a relatively high increase of the plasma nicotine levels and a subsequent(More)