Jessica Renee Washington

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Among 52 cases of prosthetic valve endocarditis, adequate anticoagulant therapy was administered in 38 and discontinued or given in subtherapeutic dosage in 14. Our data suggest that anticoagulant therapy does not appreciably increase morbidity or mortality in patients with prosthetic valve endocarditis. On the contrary, in our patients the incidence of(More)
The use of a differential quantitative blood culture technique (Isolator) to diagnose intravascular-device-related bacteremia (IDRB) was studied prospectively. During septic episodes in 44 patients, blood was obtained simultaneously through the suspected infected device and from a peripheral venipuncture. The blood samples were processed by the Isolator(More)
Two studies examined the interaction of an acoustic startle stimulus and visual go/no-go task stimuli on startle reactivity and task performance. In the first study, an acoustic stimulus (50 ms, 100 dB noise) was presented alone or with a green (go) or red (no-go) circle; in the second study, a prepulse (50 ms, 75 dB noise) was presented alone or 120 ms(More)
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