H F Newton-John

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Sixty-seven patients with acute polyneuritis (Guillain-Barré syndrome) who required assisted ventilation (AV) were studied to determine the effect of early initiation of AV on the development of pulmonary complications in the subsequent week. Of 67 patients, 57 had ultimately a very low vital capacity (VC) of the lungs (less than 15 mL/kg) and, therefore,(More)
Adenoviruses are well known causes of respiratory illness in children. Long term sequelae reported with types 3, 7, and 21 include bronchiolitis obliterans, bronchiectasis, and the hyperlucent lung or McLeod syndrome. Twenty children admitted to hospital with adenovirus type 7 pneumonia between 1960 and 1978 were studied and compared with 20 controls(More)
Immunoblot (Western blot) examination of the sera of 45 patients with the Guillain-Barré syndrome demonstrated that between three and five immunoreactive bands that were characteristic of a recent Campylobacter jejuni/Campylobacter coli infection were present in 22 of these patients. The immunoblots paralleled the serological response that is found in(More)
An acute febrile illness with mouth ulcers and a skin rash was observed in a 37-year-old homosexual man. Acute human T-lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) infection was suspected. The clinical features were documented prospectively, and striking changes in circulating T lymphocytes were demonstrated shortly after the onset of the illness. Seroconversion(More)