David M Bartholomew

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Between January and June 1995, an outbreak of dengue fever occurred in Palau, an island nation of 32,000 inhabitants in the Western Pacific. To determine the magnitude of this outbreak and to determine modifiable risk factors to guide control strategies, we established active surveillance at the national hospital and private clinics, reviewed available(More)
The cold hardiness of Ixodes scapularis Say unengorged larvae, engorged larvae, unengorged nymphs, engorged nymphs, and unengorged adults was evaluated. Ticks were exposed to cold for 2 or 8 h at a range of temperatures. Likelihood ratio tests and LT50 estimates were used to evaluate cold hardiness. Likelihood ratio tests indicated that stage and(More)
Duodenal varices are an unexpected source of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage associated with high mortality. The prevalence of ectopic variceal bleeding accounts for 2-5% of all variceal bleeding; of this, only 17% occurs in the duodenum. Diagnosis is difficult, and insufficient evidence exists to demonstrate the best treatment option when haemorrhage(More)
A previously healthy 29-year-old male presented to the emergency department with pleuritic chest pain, nonproductive cough, and dyspnea. He was treated empirically for community acquired pneumonia and discharged to home. Two days later, the patient presented with respiratory distress along with neutrophilia, thrombocytopenia, elevated liver function tests,(More)
We describe a 55-year-old man presenting to our institution with a gastrointestinal bleed. He was found to have a 5 cm pancreatic extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumours (EGISTs) eroding into the duodenum and ampulla of Vater. Pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed and the tumour was noted to be positive for CD117 and CD34 with six mitotic figures per(More)
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