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AIMS The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of thirteen bismuth thiol preparations for bactericidal activity against established biofilms formed by two bacteria isolated from human chronic wounds. METHODS Single species biofilms of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa or a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were grown in either(More)
Two otic products not containing miticidal active ingredients were compared for the treatment of otoacariasis in 20 cats. It was concluded that treatment of feline otoacariasis can be achieved using products with an oil/wax base in conjunction with routine ear cleaning and total body parasitacide treatment.
The Minor Injuries Unit at St Charles Hospital, London, opened in early 1993. Its establishment is placed in the context of radical changes occurring in Accident and Emergency provision within the UK. The unit's success has exceeded initial expectations and mirrors the potential for such units detailed in recent studies. The use of treatment and(More)
  • BC Baker
  • Positively aware : the monthly journal of the…
  • 1998
Wasting occurs in approximately 20 percent of people with AIDS and is associated with higher mortality rates and diminished quality of life. Weight loss in HIV-positive patients targets lean body mass or muscle rather than fat. Wasting syndrome is currently defined as a 10 percent loss in body weight accompanied by 30 days of fever and/or diarrhea. Many(More)
  • BC Baker
  • Positively aware : the monthly journal of the…
  • 1998
Evidence on the efficacious use of Hydroxyurea (Hydrea) in HIV treatment is discussed. Hydroxyurea appears to work against dormant cells that other anti-HIV medications do not seem to affect. In addition, several studies have reported undetectable viral loads in the blood of patients on the Hydroxyurea/ddI combination, as well as an absence of infectious(More)
Lyme disease is a tick-transmitted infection with disabling sequelae and important occupational health implications for a military workforce. It is likely that some military patients with typical clinical signs remain undiagnosed and untreated. Prompt treatment with an antibiotic is essential, besides targeted education on preventing infection through(More)
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