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OBJECTIVE Accumulating evidence indicates that plastic changes can be maladaptive in nature, resulting in movement and neurological disorders. The aim of this study was to further the understanding of these neurophysiological changes in sensorimotor integration (SMI) using somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and concurrent performance changes following a(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the relationship between maternal cigarette smoking and ultrasound-confirmed placenta previa. METHODS A matched case-control design was used. Cases were drawn from the New England Medical Center and Cambridge Hospital from July 1992 through March 1994. Each case was delivered by cesarean after 24 weeks' gestation and had an antenatal(More)
BACKGROUND The role of the type of immunosuppression in the natural history of post-transplant hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is unclear. AIMS To evaluate the fluctuation of HCV viraemia and the early course of infection, and their relation to the type of immunosuppression in HCV transplant patients. METHODS In 47 HCV transplant patients, serum HCV(More)
PSYCrlIATmC REACTIONS following cardiac surgery have been reported by many authors during the past ten years. The incidence of these complications ranges from 3 to 46 per cent in closed-heart procedures, 1-5 from 20 to 57 per cent in open-heart operations, 6-1z and from 80 to 90 per cent in cases of valve replacement, 13 according to published data. The(More)
BACKGROUND Herpesvirus infection is a possible risk factor for atherogenesis, and diabetics may be at particular risk. Endothelial dysfunction is an early marker for atherosclerosis, and the present study tests the hypotheses that (1) prior infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) is associated with endothelial dysfunction and (2)(More)
A role for fomites such as toilet seats in the transmission of vaginitis has never been proved or disproved. A compilation of clinical data from a university community showed that the organisms found in vaginal cultures of patients with vaginitis were, in order of frequency. Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, beta-hemolytic streptococci, Hemophilus(More)
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