James Storer

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Gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric analysis of profiles of low molecular weight volatile organic constituents obtained from cord blood and maternal blood samples collected at birth reflect transplacentally acquired compounds. The transplacental passage of halogenated hydrocarbons, plastic components, and abnormal accumulations of compounds have been(More)
The stress and long working hours of medical residency have become the basis for controversy over whether current training structures and processes adversely affect residents' skills and well-being and the quality of patient care. The authors measured cognitive and skills performances of 45 sleep-deprived pediatrics residents by using questions like those(More)
Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a recently discovered pathogen first identified in respiratory specimens from young children suffering from clinical respiratory syndromes ranging from mild to severe lower respiratory tract illness. HMPV has worldwide prevalence, and is a leading cause of respiratory tract infection in the first years of life, with a(More)
Five normal adult volunteers without cutaneous disease applied 2% crude coal tar to the skin for eight-hour periods on two consecutive days. Blood extracts subjected to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry yielded evidence of absorption in all five volunteers. Phenanthrene, anthracene, pyrene, and fluoranthene, found in four of our volunteers, have been(More)
Volatile organics from New Orleans drinking water and pooled plasma were collected on a solid phenyl ether polymer and analyzed by gas chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Thirteen halogenated hydrocarbons were identified in the drinking water. Five halogenated compounds were found in the plasma. Tetrachloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride(More)