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Between 1 November 1993 and 31 October 1996, admissions to paediatric departments for Bordetella pertussis complications were reported to a nationwide, hospital-based active surveillance system. The case definition included pertussis complicated by pneumonia, apnoea requiring assisted ventilation, seizures, encephalopathy or a combination of these. Two(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t Building on the emotional labor and authentic leadership literatures, we advance a conceptual model of leader emotional displays. Three categories of leader emotional displays are identified: surface acting, deep acting and genuine emotions. The consistency of expressed leader emotions with affective display rules,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to estimate pharmacokinetic parameters and to evaluate placental transport of 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) in singleton gestation. STUDY DESIGN Sixty-one women who received weekly injections of 17-OHPC underwent 2 pharmacokinetic studies at 20 + 0 to 24 + 6 weeks' gestation (study 1) and 31 + 0 to 34 +(More)
Botulism is caused by the blockage of the neural transmission in the cholinergic synapses by botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) which is produced by Clostridium botulinum or other Clostridia. The classic form of botulism occurs after the ingestion of food contaminated by BoNT. The course of the infection can be asymptomatic, mild with subtle paralysis ("failure to(More)
BACKGROUND Before reunification, the post-neonatal mortality rate was lower in East Germany than in West Germany. Moreover, the incidence of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) was much lower in the East. METHODS Mortality data on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) from West and East Germany since 1980 as well as post-neonatal mortality data for both(More)
A cost-benefit analysis of child sex-offender treatment programs for male offenders in correctional services. This is a project supported by a Grant from the Criminology Research Council. The views expressed are the responsibility of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Council. addition, Rossyln Higgins provided invaluable research assistance(More)
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