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Ravenscroft J - - 2001
Photochemotherapy with psoralens and UVA (PUVA) is widely used in the treatment of psoriasis and many other skin conditions. Cutaneous adverse reactions to 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) appear to be rare and may be difficult to distinguish from phototoxicity or UV-induced polymorphic light eruption. We describe a patient who had a systemic ...
Schou M - - 2001
The paper reviews briefly and comments in detail on selected events in the history of lithium treatment. The events include Cade's discovery of lithium's antimanic action, the discovery and establishment of its prophylactic action, the ensuing debate, amelioration and prevention of side effects and risks, use during pregnancy, non-compliance, selection ...
Elliott M A MA Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2001
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) are multisystemic disorders that are characterized by thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and ischemic manifestations, resulting from platelet agglutination in the arterial microvasculature. Until the introduction of plasma-based therapy, TTP was associated with a mortality rate greater than 90%. Current outcomes of ...
Sendag F - - 2001
Splenectomy as a treatment for severe immunological thrombocytopenic purpura is rarely performed in the third trimester of pregnancy. We report a 28-year-old patient who presented at the 34th gestational week with severe immunological thrombocytopenic purpura resistant to both corticosteroid and intravenous immunoglobulin therapies. Splenectomy combined with delivery by cesarean section ...
Banon E - - 2001
Transcripts of early sessions for 7 personality-disordered male subjects participating in an ongoing naturalistic long-term dynamic psychotherapy project were rated for therapist interventions and alliance. Early transference interpretations were followed by increased defensiveness even when there was a solid alliance. Omitting transference interpretations in the face of an early negative ...
Kaseda S - - 2001
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We have widely used a Ho:YAG laser to treat bullae thoracoscopically. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bullae with broad necks were treated with a Ho:YAG laser thoracoscopically. Because one patient relapsed after application of fibrin glue in the early period, a DEXON (polyglycolic acid) mesh patch soaked in ...
Rosati P - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the acceptability of early transvaginal sonography by pregnant patients. METHODS: A questionnaire was completed by 246 patients and the resulting data were analysed. RESULTS: The incidence of discomfort was higher for the transabdominal than for the transvaginal route. Moreover, the transvaginal approach in early pregnancy, when compared ...
Churchill S E - - 2000
Implicit in much of the discussion of the cultural and population biological dynamics of modern human origins in Europe is the assumption that the Aurignacian, from its very start, was made by fully modern humans. The veracity of this assumption has been challenged in recent years by the association of ...
Margheritini F - - 2000
We present the outcome of a mould arthroplasty implanted for a congenital hip dysplasia in 1955 to revise a previous cup arthroplasty. This type of prosthesis, which has been developed on the basis of the concept of Smith-Peterson, by Prof. Marino-Zuco in Rome in the early 1940s, showed excellent results ...
Benton M J - - 1999
Recent claims from molecular evidence that modern orders of birds and mammals arose in the Early Cretaceous, over 100 million years (Myr) ago, are contrary to palaeontological evidence. The oldest fossils generally fall in the time range from 70-50 Myr ago, with no earlier finds. If the molecular results are ...
Fox R - - 1999
Recent improvements in the investigation of bleeding and pain in early pregnancy has led to simplified clinical guidelines. These in turn have created the opportunity for nurse-led early pregnancy assessment. We arranged for a gynaecology nurse-practitioner with experience to undergo additional training in early pregnancy care. She then took over ...
Blades B S - - 1999
During the past decade the chronology and hominin attributions of the Aurignacian have been revised or called into question. These controversies have coincided with an increased appreciation for the social complexity of Aurignacian culture in the realms of organic technologies and mobiliary and parietal manifestations of symbolic behavior. Lithic raw ...
Scott D B - - 1999
We have identified a new locus that regulates vegetative phase change and flowering time in Arabidopsis. An early-flowering mutant, eaf1 (early flowering 1) was isolated and characterized. eaf1 plants flowered earlier than the wild type under either short-day or long-day conditions, and showed a reduction in the juvenile and adult ...
Shiva Kumar V - - 1999
Vulval varicosities reportedly occurs in pregnant women. We report a case of vulval varicosities with associated varicosities of the breast and saphenous veins, which regressed completely post partum with conservative management.
Kostova E K - - 1999
Chronobiology and biometeorology have developed since ancient times of world history (China, Greece, etc.). Different authors have studied the origin and early development of medicine and related sciences in Bulgaria (Apostolov et al 1982, Georgiev 1987, etc.). They have reported that early medical postulates have incorporated the notion of temporal ...
Vianelli N - - 1998
Severe neonatal thrombocytopenia occurs in about 15% of deliveries from women with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Conflicting data exist about the real usefulness of percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS) in evaluating the fetal platelet count. We report successful experience, using PUBS, in the management of 12 pregnant women with ITP.
Young E D - - 1998
Ultraviolet laser microprobe analyses of a calcium-aluminum-rich inclusion (CAI) from the Allende meteorite suggest that a line with a slope of exactly 1.00 on a plot of delta (17)O against delta (18)O represents the primitive oxygen isotope reservoir of the early solar nebula. Most meteorites are enriched in (17)O and ...
Highman T J - - 1998
OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the longitudinal changes in maternal serum leptin concentrations, body composition, and resting metabolic rate during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: Ten women were evaluated before pregnancy, in early pregnancy (12 to 14 weeks), and in late pregnancy (34 to 36 weeks). Leptin concentrations were measured by radioimmunoassay, ...
Gilbert V E - - 1997
Early physicians diagnosed pleural effusion by detecting shifting percussion dullness of the chest. However, the lateral decubitus positions have not been routinely used to distinguish this condition from atelectasis or pneumonia. In this report, postural alterations of percussion dullness established the diagnosis of pleural effusion in a 49-year-old patient with ...
Bastian L A - - 1997
This review addresses a common problem facing the clinician: "When treating or evaluating a woman of childbearing years, what is the value of historical or physical examination features in determining the probability of early pregnancy?" We focus on the clinical examination findings that may help the clinician rule in or ...
Byrne J D - - 1997
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in pregnancy is usually treated with prednisone or intravenous immune globulin. Because of the fetal risk, there are few good alternatives for women who do not respond. We report a case of refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura successfully treated with pulsed high-dose oral dexamethasone, which offered ease of ...
Waters M R - - 1997
Lower Paleolithic artifacts have been recovered from a single occupation surface within stratified deposits at Diring Yuriakh, an archaeological site in central Siberia. Thermoluminescence age estimates from eolian sediments indicate that the cultural horizon is greater than 260,000 years old. Diring Yuriakh is an order of magnitude older than documented ...
Borzini P - - 1997
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Autoantibodies to CD36, a platelet glycoprotein, have been found in patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and in those with lupus-like anticoagulant with thrombotic complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional hematologic and laboratory methods were used. The patient was a pregnant woman, who had had two early fetal losses ...
Ahmad M - - 1996
In a screen for early-flowering mutants, a number of mutants that were early flowering under both short and long days were isolated. One such mutant, pef1, was selectively insensitive to both red and far-red light in the inhibition of hypocotyl elongation response; a classic phytochrome phenotype mediated by both PHYA ...
Hull P - - 1996
Pharmaceutical companies often maintain a bibliographic database of published articles on their products. Although such databases share the common purpose of providing the company with a centralized source of published information, the databases themselves vary in scope, uses, and technologies. In order to explore the current status of these databases, ...
Ezra Y - - 1996
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a severe multisystem disorder of unknown pathogenesis, with preference to women. The mortality rate of patients with TTP was 90% until the introduction of plasma therapy that increased the survival rate to 70-80%, with minimal or no sequelae. Of the survivors, 30-60% suffer from relapses, ...
Ishii E - - 1996
A child with severe atopic dermatitis had marked improvement with oral cyclosporin A (CyA) therapy. The function of activated T lymphocytes and serum interleukin-5 concentrations were reduced. The expression and production of interleukin-5 were high, but were suppressed during CyA therapy and by CyA in vitro. Oral CyA therapy may ...
Gross Z - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura is a common disease during pregnancy. Newborns of affected mothers commonly develop thrombocytopenia. Standard therapy consists of corticosteroids, hyperimmune gamma globulin and splenectomy. CASE: Severe autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura was diagnosed in a 22-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1, at 28 weeks' gestation. A sufficient response was ...
Hsu H W - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is an infrequent but devastating complication of pregnancy, often difficult to differentiate from severe preeclampsia and the syndrome of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP). To our knowledge, the combination of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hepatic vein thrombosis has not been reported previously in ...
Gregg A R - - 1995
Regional variation in the response of the thoracic aorta to contractile agonists has previously been demonstrated. Since the net contractile response reflects the interaction between smooth muscle activation and the release of endothelial substances, we hypothesize that agonist-stimulated release of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO) also varies along the length of ...
Mokrzycki M H - - 1995
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare syndrome which presents typically with thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, central nervous system symptoms, fever, and renal abnormalities. The diagnosis of TTP in pregnancy previously carried a poor prognosis and a high fetal mortality when presenting early in gestation. This case report describes the ...
Kuller J A - - 1994
Ancient cultures have applied a variety of fascinating therapies to prevent the occurrence and reoccurrence of miscarriage. Ceremonies of ritual purification, special prayers, and a variety of medicinal therapies were employed throughout the ages to prevent this feared event. Rituals to memorialize and help mourn the lost pregnancy were developed ...
Lowe D R - - 1994
The 3.55-3.22 Ga Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa and Swaziland, and surrounding coeval plutons can be divided into four tectono-stratigraphic blocks that become younger toward the northwest. Each block formed through early mafic to ultramafic volcanism (Onverwacht Group), probably in oceanic extensional, island, or plateau settings. Volcanism was followed by ...
Quinn K A - - 1994
Early pregnancy factor is not only a product of dividing embryonic and neoplastic cells, as demonstrated previously, but also of normal proliferating cells. Eight hours after partial hepatectomy in rats, early pregnancy factor was detected in serum. It rose to a peak by 48 hr. Neutralization of early pregnancy factor ...
Miyata M - - 1994
A case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura with chronic thyroiditis associated with pregnancy is reported. A 27-year-old woman had a struma since age 14. She felt easily fatigable along with enlargement of the struma after the delivery of her first child, and was diagnosed as having chronic thyroiditis. She developed hematuria between ...
Dettori J R - - 1994
A random clinical trial was performed to determine the immediate effects of early ankle mobilization on active duty military members with moderate and severe lateral ankle sprains. Sixty-four subjects were randomly allocated to one of three treatments: a plaster cast, an air-stirrup (Aircast Inc., Summit, New Jersey), or an elastic ...
Billett H H - - 1994
The implications of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy vary with the etiology of the thrombocytopenia. This article focuses on defining what those etiologies are and assessing risk and therapy for each. Most important, the need to diagnose the largest and most benign entity of incidental thrombocytopenia is emphasized so that patients can ...
Nishikori K - - 1993
Research on membrane complement inhibitors (DAF, MCP, and CD59) has led to understanding of the regulation of complement system; however, their precise role and distribution remain speculative. In this study, we used an indirect fluorescent immunostaining to investigate the distribution of complements, MCP, DAF, and CD59, in the villi before ...
Brancaccio R R - - 1993
We evaluated two patients with allergic contact dermatitis that resulted from exposure to color film developers. A lichenoid eruption developed in one patient, whereas an eruption more characteristic of an acute spongiotic dermatitis developed in the second patient. Histologic findings in the first case were those of a "lichenoid dermatitis" ...
Schopf J W - - 1993
Eleven taxa (including eight heretofore undescribed species) of cellularly preserved filamentous microbes, among the oldest fossils known, have been discovered in a bedded chert unit of the Early Archean Apex Basalt of northwestern Western Australia. This prokaryotic assemblage establishes that trichomic cyanobacterium-like microorganisms were extant and morphologically diverse at least ...
Caldeira K - - 1992
Simple energy-balance climate models of the Budyko/Sellers type predict that a small (2-5%) decrease in solar output could result in runaway glaciation on the Earth. But solar fluxes 25-30% lower early in the Earth's history apparently did not lead to this result. One currently favoured explanation is that high partial ...
Chapman K W - - 1992
This study compared two techniques of amalgam condensation for effect on early microleakage. Class V preparations were restored with a high-copper amalgam using pneumatic condensation or conventional hand condensation. Significantly less microleakage was observed when pneumatic condensation was used. Further, pneumatic condensation proved equally effective in reducing early microleakage whether ...
Castañeyra-Perdomo A - - 1992
The first appearance and early development of two circumventricular organs, the area postrema (AP) and the subfornical organ (SFO), were investigated in human embryos and fetuses from the 4th to the 40th gestational weeks (GW). The AP appears very early in development, during the GW 10; its high vascularization can ...
Dvilansky A - - 1992
A 24-year-old Beduin pregnant woman in her 22nd week of gestation was treated successfully by plasmaphereses and steroids as soon as the diagnosis of TTP was confirmed by the clinical and laboratory criteria needed. Her sister died due to complications of TTP in pregnancy five years earlier while her other ...
Kemmett D - - 1991
The prevalence of a premenstrual deterioration in the symptoms of atopic dermatitis, as determined by a postal questionnaire completed by 150 women, was 33%. There was a significant association between a premenstrual worsening of atopic dermatitis and the presence of the symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome (P less than 0.002). ...
Daly J M - - 1991
The alpha, mu and pi classes of glutathione S-transferase (GST) were evaluated as early immunocytochemical markers for the development of atypical foci within the pancreases of azaserine treated rats. Changes detected with haematoxylin and eosin (H&E) were compared with those detected by immunocytochemistry using antibodies raised against each class of ...
Stewart D E - - 1991
At three centres, 21 women at high risk for puerperal psychosis were given prophylactic lithium carbonate late in the third trimester of pregnancy or immediately after delivery. Only two of the women had a recurrence of their psychotic illness while on prophylactic lithium. One woman given lithium during third trimester ...
Ng S C - - 1990
A 27 year old housewife developed thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura during the twelfth week of pregnancy. She had partial response to initial plasma infusion and subsequent plasmapheresis. However, her clinical course was complicated by the development of severe pancytopenia the consequence of a hypocellular marrow. She succumbed to septicaemic shock one ...
Samuels P - - 1990
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: The optimal management of immune thrombocytopenic purpura during pregnancy remains controversial because the risk of severe neonatal thrombocytopenia remains uncertain. We studied the outcome of the index pregnancy in 162 women with a presumptive diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenic purpura to determine the frequency of neonatal thrombocytopenia and ...
Laloraya M - - 1989
Superoxide anion radical and superoxide dismutase, the enzyme responsible for dismutating it, are both present in the ovary and uterus of Mus musculus during early pregnancy. The detectable, stable levels of superoxide radical and the constant high levels of superoxide dismutase in the ovary during early pregnancy suggests that these ...
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