Darcia Paul

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Of 85 children with human-immuno-deficiency-virus (HIV) infection based on clinical (opportunistic infection), epidemiological (mother a drug addict or known to be HIV infected), and immunological (helper-T-cell deficiency and impaired proliferative response to pokeweed mitogen) features, 9 were found to lack antibody to HIV as measured by a commercial(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed the value of laboratory measures of cardiovascular recovery across four criteria: reliability across multiple tasks, reliability across a 3-year time interval, ability to predict daily ambulatory blood pressure, and interrelationships with coronary risk factors and psychosocial variables. METHODS Three hundred twenty-nine healthy(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, observational cohort study. OBJECTIVE This study compared in-hospital and long-term outcomes among SCS patients undergoing paddle insertion by open or MIS approaches. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Patients with treatment-refractory extremity neuropathic pain may benefit from spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Conventional placement of(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) core antigen was assayed in the plasma of children at risk for infection with HIV to determine its usefulness in the diagnosis of infection and to correlate it with the clinical stage of disease. Antigen was detected in the plasma of all children less than 15 months of age with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND The pathophysiology of lumbar radiculopathy includes both mechanical compression and biochemical irritation of apposed neural elements. Inflammatory and immune cytokines have been implicated, induced by systemic exposure of immune-privileged intervertebral disc tissue. Surgical intervention provides improved symptoms and quality of life, but(More)
BACKGROUND Neuropathic pain affects various dimensions of patient health including physical, psychological, and socioeconomic. The spectrum of psychological dysfunction that accompanies this pain phenotype is unknown, as well as differences based on the etiology of the pain among patients referred for spinal cord stimulation (SCS). METHODS We(More)
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