Arthur Levin

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BACKGROUND Although research demonstrates that allergy immunotherapy (IT) improves allergic rhinitis (AR) outcomes, little is known about IT patterns of care and associated resource use and costs among US children with diagnoses of AR. OBJECTIVE We sought to examine characteristics associated with receiving IT, patterns of IT care, and health care use and(More)
Of 54 milk samples from 54 healthy nursing women analysed for volatile N-nitrosamines, 42 appeared negative. Trace amounts (below the detection limit 0.5 microgram l-1) of N-nitrosodimethylamine were detected in the milk of 10 mothers and two samples contained this compound at 1.1 and 1.2 micrograms 1-1 respectively. Almost all samples investigated(More)
BACKGROUND Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a severe and preventable infection in immunosuppressed IBD patients. ECCO guidelines recommend VZV immunisation in patients with negative VZV exposure history. The value of patient-reported VZV exposure history for prediction of seropositivity in IBD patients remains unknown. Moreover, data on VZV immunity in adult(More)
The author has worked for many years in experimental departments in the former Soviet health system. Now, with integration into the western health system, many questions are being asked about high-technology neonatal medicine and whether it is sufficiently humane. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) movement is well known all over the world, but(More)
This study was undertaken to investigate the independent effect of the length of birth interval on malnutrition in infants, and children aged 6-39 months. Data for this study were drawn from a post-flood survey conducted during October-December 1988 at Sirajganj of the Sirajgani district and at Gopalpur of the Tangail district in Bangladesh. The survey(More)
This document summarizes the current consensus opinion of the Exaggerated Pharmacology (EP) Subcommittee of the Oligonucleotide Safety Working Group on the appropriate strategies to assess potential adverse effects caused by an "exaggerated" degree of the intended pharmacologic activity of an oligonucleotide (ON). The Subcommittee focused its discussions(More)