Charles Woodruff

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With the hope that the electroretinogram (ERG) in preterm infants could help clarify their vitamin A requirements, a technique for recording the full-field ERG in the neonate is described. One hundred seventy-seven ERGs were performed in 59 preterm and 52 term infants. An ERG was recorded as soon as 7 hours after birth and as early as 30 weeks after(More)
Anemia, edema, and length and weight below the 10th tile were the presenting signs in an infant with cystic fibrosis. She had a peripheral blood smear characterized by poikylocytosis, acanthocytosis and anisocytosis; low serum total proteins, albumin, and tocopherol/total lipid ratio. Following two months of treatment with oral pancreatic replacement(More)
A total of 40% of 107 stool samples from infants 1 to 52 weeks of age were found to contain Clostridium difficile antigens, detected by counterimmunoelectrophoresis. Within the group tested, there was no detectable variation by age or sex. Infants fed formula were nearly four times more likely to carry C. difficile than were those exclusively breast fed (62(More)
In view of earlier results obtained with rodents, the present study was designed to investigate the effect of acute zinc deprivation in man on plasma zinc concentration and the response of platelets to aggregating agents. Three adult men consumed a formula diet based largely on soybean protein for 12 to 14 days. During the control period the diet was(More)
Using a database of 5,550 publicly-listed corporations in nine East Asian countries over the period 1988-1996, we find large differences in performance and financial structures across countries. Profitability, as measured by real return on assets in local currency, was relatively low in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Singapore throughout the period, while(More)