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The U.S. Army recently mandated that soldiers undergo glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) testing before deployment to malarious regions. We retrospectively characterize the presence and degree of G6PD deficiency in U.S. military personnel by sex, self-reported ethnicity, and World Health Organization deficiency classification through test results(More)
The nursing role of caring for ostomy patients has evolved from the bedside nurse to an enterstomal therapist (ET) or a nurse clinical specialist with ostomy care experience. Routine practice calls for staff nurses and physicians to refer patients with a new ostomy or patients with stoma problems to these specialists. The responsibility for successful(More)
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is a common hereditary enzyme defect that affects over 400 million people worldwide. Deficiency in G6PD can cause hemolytic anemia, which can be fatal if it is not treated properly. Mass qualitative G6PD-deficiency screening methods have been available for some time; however, in this study we developed the(More)
Postoperative pain in 33 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy was managed by an intramuscular nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug protocol rather than by administration of narcotics. Patients rated their perception of pain with a visual analog scale on the first postoperative day both before and after receiving ketorolac tromethamine. The medication(More)
The magainins, peptide antibiotics secreted by the frog Xenopus laevis, have previously been shown to permeabilize phospholipid vesicles. To elucidate the mechanism of permeabilization, we have conducted detailed kinetic studies of magainin 2 amide (mgn2a)hduced release of 6-carboxyfluorescein from vesicles of phosphatidylserine. The results show that dye(More)
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