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Patients with bronchogenic carcinoma often have low serum zinc concentrations and sometimes have markedly elevated renal zinc losses. Since normal zinc metabolism is critical for the proper function of T lymphocytes and natural killer cells, the effect of zinc status on T cell phytohemagglutinin response and peripheral blood lymphocyte natural killer cell(More)
PURPOSE To assess risk factors for hepatitis A infection among homosexual and bisexual men during a community-wide outbreak of hepatitis A in New York City. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five homosexual and bisexual men, 20 to 49 years of age with hepatitis A identified from health department surveillance data (cases) were compared with 42 homosexual and(More)
OBJECTIVES To present a detailed confession from a perpetrator of Shaken Baby syndrome. METHODS Case study. RESULTS We present a confession of Shaken Baby syndrome describing how the perpetrator severely injured a 3 year old with repeated bursts of acceleration-deceleration (shaking). The child sustained retinal and intracranial hemorrhage. Details of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between nurse staffing levels and the rate of nosocomial viral gastrointestinal infections (NVGIs) in a general pediatrics population. DESIGN Retrospective descriptive study. SETTING A general pediatrics ward at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, a 320-bed, tertiary-care pediatric(More)
BACKGROUND Although typhoid fever incidence decreased in the 1960s and 1970s in New York City and elsewhere, it did not disappear. In this article, trends associated with various modes of transmission of Salmonella typhi in New York City patients are described. METHODS Typhoid fever surveillance reports from 1980 to 1990 were reviewed for clinical,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between personal hair dye use and risk of multiple myeloma among women. METHODS A population-based case-control study of 175 cases of multiple myeloma and 679 controls. Cases and controls were interviewed regarding the type and colour of hair colouring product used, age at first use, age use stopped, duration, and the(More)
A 5-day, non-residential exercise and living course for children with asthma is described as a feature of a programme of outpatient physiotherapy. Eleven children undertaking such a course were compared with 10 asthmatic children in a control group. The subject group showed, in the short term at least, an improvement in bronchial lability, peak flow rates,(More)
Over a 2-year period we evaluated 10 patients with a discrepancy between functional and antigenic assays in the routinely employed clinical assays for measuring serum complement concentrations. These differences were shown to be secondary to cold-dependent activation of the classical complement pathway in vitro, in some cases by cryoglobulins and in others(More)
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