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Gastrointestinal dysmotility and constipation are common problems in critical care patients. The majority of critical care patients are treated with opioids, which inhibit gastrointestinal (GI) motility and lead to adverse outcomes. We reasoned that methylnaltrexone (MNTX), a peripheral opioid antagonist approved for the treatment of opioid-induced(More)
Limited data are available on immunologic responses to primary H1N1 infection in patients with hematologic malignancies. We present a prospective, case-surveillance study of such patients with real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) confirmed H1N1-influenza who presented to our institution between September 2009 and January 2010. Ninety-two patients(More)
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