Cynthia D Santos

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OBJECTIVES To identify health care workers most at risk for H1N1 infection before vaccination and compare health outcomes after vaccination. METHODS The indices used to gauge employee health were laboratory-confirmed H1N1 data, laboratory-confirmed influenza A data, and employee sick hours records. In phase 1 of this 2-phase study, absenteeism records for(More)
OBJECTIVE This article reviews methods used to teach psychopharmacology to psychiatry residents that utilize principles of adult learning, enlist active participation of residents, and provide faculty with skills to seek, analyze, and use new information over the course of their careers. METHODS The pros and cons of five "nonlecture" methods of teaching(More)
According to the NIH, about 275000 patients receive treatment with 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and more than 1300 die from 5-FU toxicity every year from life-threatening myelosuppression, gastrointestinal complications, and neurotoxicity. Immunocompromised persons are at higher risk of developing toxicity. Recently uridine triacetate (Vistagard®) has been(More)
Hand sanitizers are effective and inexpensive products that can reduce microorganisms on the skin, but ingestion or improper use can be associated with health risks. Many hand sanitizers contain up to 60%-95% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol by volume, and are often combined with scents that might be appealing to young children. Recent reports have identified(More)
Sedative-hypnotic drugs include gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic agents such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid [GHB], gamma-Butyrolactone [GBL], baclofen, and ethanol. Chronic use of these substances can cause tolerance, and abrupt cessation or a reduction in the quantity of the drug can precipitate a life-threatening withdrawal(More)
BACKGROUND Camphor is a well-known toxin responsible for thousands of poisonings per year. It can be found in many over-the-counter remedies and illegally imported substances. The toxidrome manifests within minutes and includes gastrointestinal, neurologic, pulmonary, and cardiac effects. Severe ingestions may progress to seizures, apnea, and coma. Most(More)
The nemerteans of the genus Carcinonemertes live in association with decapod crustaceans. Juveniles of Carcinonemertes carcinophila imminuta Humes, 1942 are found in the gills of their hosts. A total of 281 specimens (52 males and 229 females) of Callinectes danae Smith, 1869 and 373 (332 males and 41 females) of Callinectes ornatus Ordway, 1863 were(More)
Sedative-hypnotic drugs include gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic agents such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid [GHB], gamma-Butyrolactone [GBL], baclofen, and ethanol. Chronic use of these substances can cause tolerance, and abrupt cessation or a reduction in the quantity of the drug can precipitate a life-threatening withdrawal(More)
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