Joanna M. Coleman

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The 16S ribosomal DNA based distinction between the bacterial and archaeal domains of life is strongly supported by the membrane lipid composition of the two domains; Bacteria generally contain dialkyl glycerol diester lipids, whereas Archaea produce isoprenoid dialkyl glycerol diether and membrane-spanning glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether (GDGT)(More)
Invasive aspergillosis of the central nervous system is a rare but well-described disease. There have been only a few reported survivors, and mortality exceeds 95% in the immunosuppressed host. We present a 2-year-old boy with acute lymphatic leukemia and multiple Aspergillus brain abscesses who was successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin B,(More)
We measured the pulmonary mechanics of 23 mechanically ventilated neonates. Airway pressures, inspiratory and expiratory flows were simultaneously measured. Values for respiratory system mechanics were then derived from these data by using a personal computer and a special software program. Volume-pressure (V-P) loops and respiratory system compliance(More)
OBJECTIVE Premature infants who are discharged from intensive care nurseries are known to be at increased risk for apnea, bradycardia, and oxygen desaturation while in the upright position. These small infants also do not fit securely in standard infant car seats. Because of these problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a period of(More)
The middle ear status and hearing sensitivity in 483 normal infants have been closely monitored as part of the Dallas Cooperative Project, University of Texas at Dallas, effort to assess the effect of early otitis media with effusion on speech and language development. At least one episode of otitis media with effusion occurred in 73.5% of the children(More)
To explore further the diversity of the microorganisms and their relationship with geothermal sinters, we examined the lipids preserved in six sinters associated with four different hot spring (58-82 degrees C) areas of the Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ), New Zealand. These sinters contain microbial remains, but the process of mineralization has rendered them(More)
Application of a comprehensive wave climate program to seven major deltas indicates that deltaic configurations and coastal landform combinations depend to a considerable degree on the wave power adjacent to the shore and on the river discharge relative to wave forces. Nearshore wave power is not correlative with deepwater wave power but, owing to(More)
Over the past 10 years, the membrane lipids of archaea, particular glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) have been recognised as significant components of marine sediments and as potentially powerful tools in palaeoclimate reconstruction. However, relatively little is known about their preservation and, in particular, their incorporation into(More)
A 2750-g female infant was born at 36 weeks' gestation to a 40-year-old woman treated with clonazepam throughout her pregnancy. The infant developed apnea, cyanosis, and hypotonia within a few hours of birth. The mother's serum clonazepam level at delivery was 32 ng/mL; the cord blood level was 19 ng/mL. The infant had no congenital malformations, evidence(More)
During a 4-year period, 34 neonates were treated with high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) using two different HFJV systems. Twenty-three of the neonates had severe pulmonary air leaks, five had congenital left-sided diaphragmatic hernias, and six had end-stage respiratory failure without pulmonary air leaks. The two HFJV systems performed similarly in all(More)