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N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide (m-Det) is a widely used insect repellent readily available in various formulations. Radiolabeled (14C) m-Det was evaluated for rate and extent of skin penetration in three animal species. Absorption was quantitated in excreta for 7 days following a single dermal application and deposition monitored in tissues at necropsy. The(More)
AIMS To gain an understanding of the environmental factors that affect the growth of the bacterium Sporosarcina pasteurii, the metabolism of the bacterium and the calcium carbonate precipitation induced by this bacterium to optimally implement the biological treatment process, microbial induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP), in situ. METHODS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) in identifying youth at risk of behavioral health problems and to develop strategies to meet their mental health needs. METHODS The PSC was completed by the parents of 570 children aged two to 18 years at three urban health centers in Massachusetts.(More)
A consumer survey was designed to assess the quality of mental health and substance abuse services and evaluate insurance plans that provide such services. This paper describes the development of the Consumer Assessment of Behavioral Health Services instrument, which began with a review of existing consumer satisfaction surveys and input from several groups(More)
BACKGROUND The Consumer Assessment of Behavioral Healthcare Services (CABHS) survey collects consumers' reports about their health care plans and treatment. The use of the CABHS to identify opportunities for improvement, with specific attention to how organizations have used the survey information for quality improvement, is described. METHODS In 1998 and(More)
Vehicle characteristics and vehicle use are frequently cited in the literature as potentially important factors contributing to the high motor-vehicle-related fatality rates reported by developing countries. Vehicles in developing countries are frequently overloaded, and improper vehicles are used to transport passengers. This paper seeks to estimate the(More)
Both cimetidine therapy and cirrhosis individually interfere with normal elimination of various drugs. Cimetidine is often prescribed in patients with cirrhosis but there is incomplete data on its effect on drug elimination in cirrhotics. The purpose of this study was to address this issue. Eight stable cirrhotics were studied prior to and following 7 days(More)
Assessing high risk for falling among psychiatric inpatients is particularly challenging in that assessments with strong sensitivity and specificity are not available. The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic odds ratio of the Baptist Health High Risk Falls Assessment (BHHRFA), a medical-surgical fall risk(More)
In this case of renal vein thrombosis secondary to a nephrotic syndrome, we postulate renal disease resulted from gold therapy. We know of no previous report relating gold toxicity and renal vein thrombosis. It should be emphasized that with increasing use of gold, proteinuria and nephrotic syndrome may be more common than once suspected and, when present,(More)