Diane Christopher

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Approximately 50% of twin pregnancies deliver preterm, and major complications associated with prematurity include respiratory distress syndrome, necrotizing enterocolitis, intraventricular hemorrhage, and sepsis. These complications drive the perinatal mortality rate of twins to seven times that of singletons. Although delivery may take place due to(More)
We treated 18 patients who had Crotalidae envenomation between January 1980 and September 1984. Primary antivenin therapy minimized morbidity and obviated mortality. More specificially, judicious though quantitatively sufficient antivenin therapy made surgical intervention unnecessary. We review the literature on Crotalidae anatomy, venom toxicology, and(More)
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