Jessie C. Ziegler

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BACKGROUND Calcipotriol is an established topical therapy for psoriasis vulgaris. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate whether the addition of calcipotriol to fumaric acid ester (FAE) monotherapy had an additive efficacy and an FAE-sparing effect in patients with severe plaque psoriasis. METHODS This multicentre, randomised, double-blind,(More)
This report examines the records of 72 patients who received various regimens of radiotherapy for cerebral metastases from malignant melanoma at NYU Medical Center. Treatment consisted of whole-brain irradiation, either with dose fractions of 300 cGy (conventional fractionation, CF) or 500-600 cGy (high-dose-per-fraction, HDF) to a total of 3000 cGy.(More)
Traumatic intracranial hematomas which are present on hospital admission or which develop during the hospital course are associated with a worse neurological outcome than diffuse injuries. The purpose of this study was to monitor jugular venous oxygen saturation (Sjvo2) during surgery for evacuation of traumatic intracranial mass lesions, to determine the(More)
We reviewed the record of all 983 patients seen at the Hahnemann University, Department of Radiation Oncology for evaluation of prostate cancer during the megavoltage era. We compared the results of 276 patients who were treated definitively with either external beam irradiation or Iodine 125 implantation. The groups were similar in most prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality from epizootic pneumonia is hindering re-establishment of bighorn sheep populations in western North America. Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, a primary agent of this disease, is frequently carried asymptomatically by the domestic sheep and goats that constitute the reservoir of this agent for transmission to bighorn sheep. Our long-term(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention guidelines for infants at high risk of allergic disease recommend hydrolysed formula if formula is introduced before 6 months, but evidence is mixed. Adding specific oligosaccharides may improve outcomes. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether partially hydrolysed whey formula containing oligosaccharides (0.8 g/100 ml) (pHF-OS) can prevent(More)
A 2-yr-old male intact alpaca (Vicugna pacos) was admitted for a 4-day history of anorexia and colic. Five months prior, the alpaca had undergone surgical removal of a duodenal trichophytobezoar and had recovered uneventfully. The alpaca died under anesthesia, and diaphragmatic herniation of the third gastric compartment (C3) was diagnosed at necropsy. A(More)
A 5-yr-old, intact male Suri alpaca (Vicugna pacos) presented with acute onset of anorexia, depression, and reluctance to stand. Exploratory laparotomy revealed diffuse peritonitis resulting from penetration of a 5-cm wire through the second gastric compartment (C2). Due to the severity of the alpaca's condition and its deteriorating nature, euthanasia at(More)
Computed tomography was used to aid in the antemortem diagnosis of leukoencephalomyelitis in a goat infected by caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV). Imaging results were corroborated by histologic examination. This report discusses various methods of imaging the nervous system and their potential for use in the antemortem diagnosis of CAEV(More)