Gail Mueller

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Both manual (rapid prescreening) and automated methods have been devised to reduce screening error compared with routine review of 10% of negative gynecologic cases. To date these two methods have not been compared. A total of 5,139 liquid-based (SurePath Pap Test, BD Diagnostics) cases were subjected to 100% rapid prescreening and routine manual screening.(More)
Use of masking devices is achieving recognition as a means of providing tinnitus relief. While palliative results have been described, possible disruptive consequences have not yet received attention. The present study examined the effects of tinnitus masker noise on speech intelligibility. Twenty young normals listened to NU-6 word lists presented in sound(More)
Leukaemic and lymphomatous infiltration of the appendix is rare and even rarer is acute appendicitis as the initial manifestation. From our routine biopsy material we collected four cases of haematological malignancies presenting as acute appendicitis or acute abdomen, caused or accompanied by tumoral infiltration of the appendix. Appendicitis was the(More)
In spring 2009 several cases of infestation with Ornithonyssus bacoti («tropical rat mite») in pet rodents have been diagnosed at the Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich. Although adequate animal hosts were present, owners also became victims of mite infestation. The owners presented cutaneous lesions such as pruritic red papules partly with a(More)
Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) or Byler's disease is one of the most common forms of intrahepatic cholestasis of metabolic and genetic origin. Affected children progress to terminal cirrhosis before adulthood and at present the only curative treatment of PFIC is orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We present a retrospective review(More)
A concrete way of recognizing and rewarding clinical leadership, excellence in practice, and personal and professional development of the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is lacking in the literature and healthcare institutions in the United States. This article presents the process of developing and evaluating a professional development program(More)
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