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The objective was to evaluate foodborne outbreaks of undetermined aetiology by comparing them to pathogen-specific epidemiologic profiles of laboratory-confirmed foodborne outbreaks. National foodborne outbreak data reported to CDC during 1982-9 were categorized by clinico-epidemiologic profiles based on incubation, duration, percent vomiting, fever and(More)
Preservation of the middle nasal vault has increasingly become a topic of interest and concern in rhinoplasty. Modification of the nasal dorsum with traditional techniques may create unfavorable cosmetic results and adverse functional sequelae due to collapse of the middle nasal vault. Nasal dorsal reduction invariably involves separating the upper lateral(More)
With a multi-electrode catheter, phased radiofrequency (RF) delivers current between each electrode and a backplate as well as between adjacent electrodes. This study compared the tissue heating and lesion dimensions created by phased and standard RF. Ablation was performed on the in vivo thigh muscles in 5 pigs. Six lesions were created on each thigh(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the results of a dose-response study using a novel photorejuvenation regimen consisting of intense pulsed light-activated photodynamic therapy and radiofrequency energy in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I through III. METHODS A combination intense pulsed light and radiofrequency device (Syneron Medical Ltd, Yokneam, Israel) was(More)
Peer influence and peer selection have both been linked to the smoking behavior of adolescents. The present investigation uses social network analysis methodology to explore the simultaneous effects of both processes on adolescent smoking and smoking susceptibility over two time periods. Results suggest the effects of friendship selection in 6th grade on(More)
Pre-ablation impedance was evaluated for its ability to detect electrode-tissue contact and allow creation of long uniform linear lesions with a multi-electrode ablation catheter. The study consisted of 2 parts, both of which used the in vivo pig thigh muscle model. In part 1, a 7 Fr. multi-electrode catheter was held in 3 electrode-tissue contact(More)
Background: Determining whether a linear catheter radio frequency (RF) ablation lesion is transmural may be difficult, especially during atrial fibrillation. We hypothesized that changes in pacing thresholds and electrogram amplitude during atrial fibrillation and sinus rhythm could be used to assess whether a radiofrequency ablation resulted in transmural(More)