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Information regarding all patient and staff exposures to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) was prospectively accumulated from 1/1/86 to 12/31/86 at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. During this period of time 37 sources of exposure to VZV were reported: 10 outside and 27 within the hospital. Index cases for nosocomial exposure included: 12 patients with zoster,(More)
Health coaching is an emerging behavioral intervention to improve outcomes in chronic disease management and prevention; however, no studies have investigated its utility in postpartum women who have gained excess weight during pregnancy. A 32-year-old primigravida woman who was overweight at conception and gained 23 lbs more than Institute of Medicine(More)
Inhibitors of DNA gyrase in Escherichia coli exerted differential effects on the genetic transformation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. When competent cells of the gonococcus were exposed to novobiocin before the uptake of transforming antibiotic resistance DNA, there was a 50 to 60% reduction in the number of transformants compared with the number of control(More)
Innovative treatment programs can be implemented successfully in hospitals only if key actors take on leadership responsibility for the new programs. Implementation of an innovative Addictions Day Treatment Program (ADT) for alcohol and substance abusers in a 156-bed community hospital is reported. Implementation issues for staff psychiatrists,(More)
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