Andre M Finley

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Meloidogyne chitwoodi n. sp. is described and illustrated from potato (Solanum tuberosum) originally collected from Quincy, Washington, USA. This new species resembles M. hapla, but its perineal pattern is basically round to oval with distinctive and broken, curled, or twisted striae around and above the anal area. The vulva is in a sunken area devoid of(More)
BACKGROUND Appropriate recognition and management of the pediatric difficult airway is essential. Two patient deaths in a 2-year period involving children with a known difficult airway led to the formation of the institution's multidisciplinary Difficult Airway Committee. METHODS Patients with a suspected difficult airway or a known difficult airway are(More)
From September 1980 to June 1981, a survey was conducted in the major potato growing regions of northern California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon. and Washington to determine the distribution of Meloidogyne chitwoodi and other Meloidogyne spp. Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. hapla were the only root-knot nematode species detected parasitizing potato in all the states(More)
Pathogenesis of M. chitwoodi associated with potato (Solanum tuberosura cv. Russet Burbank) followed a pattern characteristic of root-knot nematodes. Giant ceils developed in the phloem tissues of roots, stolons, and tubers and appeared to arise by hypertrophy and karyokinesis rather than cellular fusion. Gall formation was a function of parasite density(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of data describing the risk factors for extubation failure (EF) or tracheostomy placement in pediatric neurocritical care (NCC) patients. METHODS A retrospective chart review of children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit who were intubated for >24 h with an acute neurocritical illness and had an extubation attempt.(More)
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