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BACKGROUND Babesiosis is a tick-borne, malaria-like illness known to be enzootic in southern New England. A course of clindamycin and quinine is the standard treatment, but this regimen frequently causes adverse reactions and occasionally fails. A promising alternative treatment is atovaquone plus azithromycin. METHODS We conducted a prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND The authors previously reported a statistically significant effect of psychosocial intervention on survival time of women with metastatic breast carcinoma. In this study, the authors investigated whether this effect could be explained by differences in the medical treatment patients received subsequent to their group participation or differences(More)
BACKGROUND McGurk effect is a perceptual phenomenon that reflects the integration of visual and auditory information during speech perception. Using McGurk effect, the authors examined the audiovisual integration in adolescents and adults with schizophrenia as compared with healthy volunteers. SAMPLING AND METHODS Thirty hospitalized patients with(More)
Two patients presented with proximal muscle weakness, a normal or minor elevation of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and normal findings on electromyography. Muscle biopsy in one patient revealed CD8+ polymyositis, and in the other showed ddI induced myopathy. These cases illustrate the importance of muscle biopsy in identifying the underlying pathology in HIV(More)