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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: From May to June 2011 an outbreak of Shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (EHEC) infections occurred in northern Germany leading to a great number of patients with hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). A monocentric case series from Hamburg is described. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients at that time presenting with acute diarrhoea at(More)
Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, NSW 2310, Australia. Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia. School of Health Sciences & Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity & Nutrition, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308,(More)
It has been now 20 years since the publication of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) trial. This randomized controlled trial initiated a paradigm shift in the management of ischemic stroke. Before 1995, it was standard for patients with stroke to languish in emergency departments with(More)
Background. Recent evidence suggests that atrioventricular junctional reentrant tachycardia (AVJRT) uses a reentrant circuit that involves the atrioventricular (AV) node, the atrionodal connections, and perinodal atrial tissue. Electrogram morphology has been used to target the delivery of radiofrequency energy to the site of the "slow pathway," a component(More)
J. Read, Christopher R. Levi, Geoffrey A. Donnan, Uwe Ackermann, Henri J. Tochon-Danguy, Kazuko Saita, Michelle Chen, Neil J. Spratt, Michelle J. Porritt, Gabriel T. Liberatore, Stephen Stroke F-Fluoromisonidazole in a Rat Model of Ischemic 18 Imaging the Ischemic Penumbra with Print ISSN: 0039-2499. Online ISSN: 1524-4628 Copyright © 2004 American Heart(More)
Drivers with dementia may have a h igher accident risk than comparable drivers without dementia, but the results of studies are ambiguous, as are those linking neuropsychological impairments to driving safety. This study sought to identify neuropsychological tests that could identify dementia patients who are not safe to drive, and to develop a brief test(More)
The detection and management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has been a source of controversy for many years. Evidence has now accumulated that dietary and insulin therapy are effective and reduce the risk of macrosomia and Caesarean section. Studies are underway to assess the impact of screening and of the different diagnostic criteria for GDM.(More)
Objective. Nebulized budesonide and nebulized adrenaline have been shown to be effective in the treatment of moderately severe croup. However, there has been no direct comparison of these therapies. We undertook a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel group study in 66 hospitalized children with viral or spasmodic croup. Methods. Children 0.5 to 6(More)
Author Affiliations:University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Australia (Askew); Sport and Exercise Science, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia (Leicht); Heart Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (Blombery); CCRE Therapeutics, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Reid); James Cook University, Townsville,(More)