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 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)
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)
Hypoglycin A (HGA) in seeds of Acer spp. is suspected to cause seasonal pasture myopathy in North America and equine atypical myopathy (AM) in Europe, fatal diseases in horses on pasture. In previous studies, this suspicion was substantiated by the correlation of seed HGA content with the concentrations of toxic metabolites in urine and serum(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)
Metronidazole is a nitroimidazole antibacterial and antiprotozoal drug with bacteriocidal activity against a broad range of anaerobic bacteria. It is a recognized treatment for elephants diagnosed with anaerobic bacterial infection or protozoal disease or exhibiting signs of colonic impaction, diarrhea, and colic. This study evaluated the pharmacokinetics(More)