David C. Hall

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Primary central nervous system tumors with signet-ring morphology are exceedingly rare. We report an unusual case of glioblastoma with signet-ring cell features in an 81-year-old woman. Microscopic examination revealed a highly anaplastic tumor, with a prominent proportion of tumor cells exhibiting signet-ring appearance characterized by classic round(More)
BACKGROUND The safety and efficacy of early, low-dose, prolonged therapy with inhaled nitric oxide in premature newborns with respiratory failure are uncertain. METHODS We performed a multicenter, randomized trial involving 793 newborns who were 34 weeks of gestational age or less and had respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. Newborns were(More)
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that administration of immune globulin to human neonates with early-onset bacterial sepsis would (1) facilitate neutrophil egress from the marrow, (2) improve serum opsonic capacity, and (3) facilitate recovery from the infectious illness. Twenty-two newborn infants with clinical signs of early-onset sepsis(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of breast examination training with silicone models on the detection of lesions in natural breast tissue. Six women with a total of 13 benign breast lumps were examined by 20 trainees before and after a 20--30 minute training session or a period of unrelated activity. Following the training, percentage of(More)
The National Disaster Medical System was designed to respond to a catastrophic disaster by creating a group of specially trained civilian disaster medical assistance teams. The teams would be transported to the periphery of the event to triage, stabilize, and then prepare victims for evacuation to facilities elsewhere in the United States that have agreed(More)
An outbreak of 8 cases of hepatitis A among the 36-member crew of an offshore Alaska petroleum production platform was linked to a previous outbreak in an urban day-care center. Transmission of hepatitis A on the platform related most plausibly to refrigerated food items contaminated by a cook with mild disease. Control efforts included identifying and(More)
Seventeen neonates with suspected or proven sepsis received either a 750 mg/kg dose of intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG) or placebo. Compared with values in adult serum, the preinfusion serum concentrations of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and complement component C3 were diminished; the concentrations were unaffected by the administration of placebo to nine(More)
Forty-two female subjects, constituting 14 groups, palpated a silicone breast model in a lump detection task. Three variables, number of trials (amount of practice), search pattern requirement (restricted vs. unrestricted), and the presence or absence of lumps, were manipulated according to 3 x 2 x 2 design. The effect of all modes of practice on detection(More)
Newly emerging infectious diseases (nEIDs) have increased rapidly presenting alarming challenges to global health. We argue that for effective management of global health a basic strategy should include at least three essential tactical forms: actions of a directly focused nature, institutional coordination, and disciplinary integration in approaches to(More)