Whether antibiotic prophylaxis can prevent bacterial endocarditis is hotly debated. In an attempt to settle this issue, we have assessed the efficacy of prophylaxis for bacterial endocarditis on native valves in a nationwide, case-control study in the Netherlands. Cases were patients with known cardiac disease in whom endocarditis developed within 180 days… (More)
The present work concerns immersive virtual reality (IVR) experiments carried out for prospective applications in the mining industry. Demonstrated technologies are also suitable for use in generic training and e-learning fields. Visualisation is handled by the Unity3D 2.5 multiplatform game development tool, which communicates over .Net socket servers with… (More)
Five patients in whom plasma paraquat concentrations suggested that survival was in doubt were treated by charcoal haemoperfusion. The mass of paraquat removed was in each case between 2.5 and 19.1 mg. Three of the patients survived and two died. The mass of paraquat removed is low in relation to the adult lethal dose of 1000-3000 mg.
As an alternative to morphological identification of circulating neoplastic lymphocytes in the blood of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, DNA of peripheral blood lymphocytes was analysed for clonal immunoglobulin gene rearrangements in 29 patients with low-grade B-cell lymphomas. 76% of the patients showed clonal rearrangements of immunoglobulin genes… (More)
Strains of the Mycobacterium avium intracellulare complex (MAIC) have become important colonisers of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Restriction fragment length polymorphisms were used to study the DNA from 88 MAIC isolates, including 51 derived from 47 AIDS patients. MAIC isolates from 33 of 45 AIDS patients were identical at the… (More)