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On 25 June 2013, Germany reported three cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) among men who have sex with men (MSM) caused by N. meningitidis serogroup C. All three isolates were serogroup C, PorA-VR1: 5-1; PorA-VR2: 10-8 and FetA: 3-6 and confirmed as ST-11/ET-15. On 26 June, Belgium retrospectively reported (via EPIS-VPD) a single case of IMD in a(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to review our pediatric emergency department's (ED's) utilization of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) and treatment outcomes. METHODS This study used case series with chart review. RESULTS From January 2007 to January 2009, 148 patients were seen in our ED for possible(More)
Species distributions are usually inferred from occurrence records. However, these records are prone to errors in spatial precision and reliability. Although influence of spatial errors has been fairly well studied, there is little information on impacts of poor reliability. Reliability of an occurrence record can be influenced by characteristics of the(More)
This article proposes a new method for evaluating the effects of therapist and patient work in the transference. Work in the transference is often difficult for the patient, and may show a characteristic pattern of lag between a transference interpretation and its therapeutic effect. To account for this lag, we assessed patient responses to interpretations(More)
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