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Treponema pallidum resistance to azithromycin has been documented in the US, Canada, and Ireland. We found no evidence of resistance to azithromycin in specimens from 141 patients with syphilitic lesions in Madagascar suggesting resistance is geographically isolated and supporting use of azithromycin as alternative treatment for early syphilis in Madagascar.
The province of Manitoba is 'rural' by nature, although 70% of its one million people reside within two large urban centres. The Manitoba Heart Health Project (MHHP) province-wide survey (1989) showed that cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors were highest and heart health-related knowledge was lowest in the rural population. Working with rural… (More)
This paper discusses the year-long activity at NAS to implement a large, loose cluster of workstations from the existing Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) pool of systems. Issues related to establishing a loosely coupled cluster of workstations are presented. Included are steps needed to resolve system management issues intended to provided reasonable cycle… (More)
The APTIMA COMBO 2 assay, which detects and amplifies rRNA from Chlamydia trachomatis and/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is approved for use on ThinPrep liquid-based Pap test specimens. The objective was to determine the clinical utility of the APTIMA assays (APTIMA COMBO 2 assay, APTIMA CT assay for Chlamydia trachomatis, and APTIMA GC assay for Neisseria… (More)
To ascertain beliefs about douching, douching practices, and their motivational antecedents among adult women living in the southeastern United States, we conducted a telephone survey of a random sample of 535 adult women. Douching was deemed a good hygienic practice by 65% of women, half of whom believed that douching was necessary for good hygiene. These… (More)