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Triatoma dimidiata, one of the major vectors of Chagas disease in Central America, is found in both domestic and peri-domestic habitats. Questions concerning population boundaries, infestation rates, insecticide resistance, and geographic dispersal of triatomine bugs persist and may be resolved using genetic markers such as microsatellites. Microsatellites(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the successful treatment and long-term outcomes of primary ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) with topical interferon alfa-2b or surgical excision. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-nine consecutive patients with OSSN never before treated. INTERVENTION Patients with primary(More)
As experience with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) implementations increases, new knowledge is gained on how to make these implementations more successful. Recently, several new conceptual frameworks described in the literature provide a richer understanding of what makes an EMR implementation successful. Using the systematic review process, we attempt to(More)
After reports of the intentional release of Bacillus anthracis in the United States, epidemiologists, laboratorians, and clinicians around the world were called upon to respond to widespread political and public concerns. To respond to inquiries from other countries regarding anthrax and bioterrorism, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(More)
BACKGROUND Substernal epicardial echocardiography is a novel echocardiography window, utilizing a modified mediastinal drain incorporating a sleeve for the insertion of a transesophageal echocardiography probe. METHODS Forty-six patients undergoing cardiac surgery from two institutions were evaluated, and an examination sequence was developed. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS The prevalence and causes of pediatric hearing loss (HL) in the developing world are largely unknown. Infectious sequelae, ototoxic medications, and genetic causes may play a larger role in developing countries. In addition, the significance of GJB2 mutation gene in poorly developed areas remains unclear. The intent of this study is to(More)
Conventional least squares finite element methods (LSFEM) for incompressible flows conserve mass approximately. In some cases, this can lead to an unacceptable loss of mass and unphysical solutions. In this report we formulate a new, locally conservative LSFEM for the Stokes equations which computes a discrete velocity field that is point-wise divergence(More)