Charles Sheaffer

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Outcomes were compared for 31 very-low-birthweight children recovered from chronic lung disease and 31 very-low-birthweight controls. All children had been free of major abnormalities on neonatal cranial ultrasonography. At 4 to 5 years of age, children were examined by a pediatrician and tested by a psychologist who administered the Wechsler Preschool and(More)
To develop a broad understanding of the causes and patterns of occurrence of wheezing associated respiratory infections, we analyzed data from an 11-year study of acute lower respiratory illness in a pediatric practice. Although half of the WARI occurred in children less than 2 years of age, wheezing continued to be observed in 19% of children greater than(More)
We sought to determine if commercially available susceptibility tests were accurate in detecting penicillin resistance and relative resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae. We compared the reference MIC method with oxacillin disk screening and three commercial tests, E-test (AB Biodisk), JustOne (Radiometer America), and MicroScan Pos MIC Panel Type 6(More)
This study examined the relationship between elevations on the personality scales of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) and clinician-generated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd ed., rev. [DSM-III-R]; American Psychiatric Association, 1987) diagnoses for 101 psychiatric patients at a VA medical center/psychiatric(More)
Ratio developmental quotients (DQs) from Bayley Scales administered after age 30 months were compared to Stanford-Binet IQs secured later. Means from two testings of 42 mentally retarded children were almost identical. The DQs and IQs correlated .81, p less than .001. These findings justify the use of Bayley ratio quotients to determine intellectual level(More)