Edward Dwyer

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BACKGROUND Optimal treatment remains uncertain for patients with cognitive impairment that persists or returns after standard IV antibiotic therapy for Lyme disease. METHODS Patients had well-documented Lyme disease, with at least 3 weeks of prior IV antibiotics, current positive IgG Western blot, and objective memory impairment. Healthy individuals(More)
The importance of land surface-atmosphere interactions, principally the effects of soil moisture, on hydrological, meteorological, and ecological processes has gained widespread recognition over recent decades. Its high spatial and temporal variability however, makes soil moisture a difficult parameter to measure and monitor effectively using traditional(More)
Aim This paper describes the characteristics of the spatio-temporal distribution of vegetation fires as detected from satellite data for the 12 months April 1992 to March 1993. Location Fires are detected daily at a spatial resolution of 1 km for all land areas of the globe. Methods From the fire location information a daily gridded product at 0.5° by 0.5°(More)
BACKGROUND Hypogammaglobulinemia (HGG) frequently occurs after solid organ transplantation; however, the prevalence and implications of HGG after lung transplantation are not well defined. The authors aimed to define the prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes of patients with severe HGG after lung transplantation. METHODS.: The authors performed a(More)
RATIONALE The determinants of immunoglobulin G (IgG) level and the risk of hypogammaglobulinemia (HGG) in patients with severe lung disease before and after lung transplantation are unknown. OBJECTIVES We aimed to identify predictors of low IgG levels before and after lung transplantation. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of 40(More)
OBJECTIVE Traditional means of testing rheumatology fellows do not adequately assess some skills that are required to practice medicine well, such as humanistic qualities, communication skills, or professionalism. Institution of the New York City Rheumatology Objective Structured Clinical Examination (ROSCE) and our sequential 5 years of experience have(More)
Ulcerative colitis can be complicated by the development of leukocytoclastic vasculitis, a cutaneous vasculitis with the potential for systemic involvement. We present a man with a history of ulcerative colitis complicated by end-stage liver disease secondary to sclerosing cholangitis requiring a liver transplant. The patient developed new-onset vasculitis(More)
BACKGROUND Most humoral rejection (HR) episodes occur early after cardiac transplantation and are associated with hemodynamic compromise and poor prognosis. Late cases of HR (>6 months after transplant) have been reported. We examined the differences in clinical characteristics and outcomes in patients presenting with HR in the early (<6 months) and late(More)
Dynamic optical imaging is increasingly applied to clinically relevant areas such as brain and cancer imaging. In this approach, some external stimulus is applied and changes in relevant physiological parameters (e.g., oxy- or deoxyhemoglobin concentrations) are determined. The advantage of this approach is that the prestimulus state can be used as a(More)