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Previous experiments with the carrageenan model for ulcerative colitis demonstrated that the inflammatory response in guinea pigs can be enhanced by immunization with Bacteroides vulgatus and subsequent feeding of this organism to experimental animals. The studies reported here show that antigens extractable from the bacterial outer membrane by EDTA are(More)
To determine whether emergent readmissions within 30 days of discharge are potentially preventable, we prospectively studied all readmissions to the medical service of a university teaching hospital during a 4-month period. The 327 readmissions, including 42 patients who were readmitted more than once during the study period, accounted for 12% of medical(More)
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