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Reintroduction of sanctuary apes to natural habitat is considered an important tool for conservation; however, reintroduction has the potential to endanger resident wild apes through the introduction of human pathogens. We found a high prevalence of drug-resistant, human-associated lineages of Staphylococcus aureus in sanctuary chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)(More)
We reviewed microbiology and infection control records at a Memphis children's hospital from 1982 to 1990 to obtain epidemiologic, clinical, and microbiologic data on group A streptococcal (GAS) bacteremia. Varicella was the underlying condition in 8 of 37 (22%) patients identified and was often associated with severe GAS disease, including toxic shock-like(More)
Insomnias lead the list of sleep disorders in the elderly. The differential diagnosis includes poor sleep habits, medical and psychiatric disorders, and drug interactions. Effective treatment includes sleep hygiene education and avoidance of substances known to interfere with sleep. In general, anticholinergic agents, antihistamines and long-half-life(More)
We conducted a phase I hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) gene-marking trial in patients undergoing autologous blood or marrow stem cell transplant for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Between 500 and 1000 ml of bone marrow was harvested from each of 14 myeloma patients and 1 syngeneic donor. A mean of 3.3x10(9) cells per patient were plated in 20 to 50(More)
Limited data are available on hemodynamic responses to anesthetic protocols in wild-born chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Accordingly, this study characterized the heart rate (HR) and blood pressure responses to four anesthetic protocols in 176 clinically healthy, wild-born chimpanzees undergoing routine health assessments. Animals were anesthetized with(More)
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