Julie A Payne

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Aspergillus and Penicillium were among the most common genera of fungi isolated on malt-salt agar from weevil-damaged Chinese chestnut kernels (16.8 and 40.7% occurrence, respectively). Chloroform extracts of 21 of 50 Aspergillus isolates and 18 of 50 representative Penicillium isolates, grown for 4 weeks at 21.1 C on artificial medium, were toxic to(More)
Of a total of 2392 fungi isolated from weevil-damaged pecans, 46.4% were Alternaria and Epicoccum, 23.9% were Penicillium, 12.4% were Pestalotia and Monochaeta, 6.5% were Cladosporium, 6.4% were Fusarium, and less than 2% each were Phoma, Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Trichothecium, and miscellaneous. Chloroform extracts of 34 of 105 representative Penicillium(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to provide updated prevalence information on hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among patients in a high-volume emergency department (ED) located in a medium-sized, Midwestern city. BACKGROUND This study provides updated information regarding the prevalence of the blood-borne pathogens(More)
Current therapies for chronic viral hepatitis, autoimmune "lupoid" chronic active hepatitis, and drug-induced chronic hepatitis are discussed in the context of recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic active liver disease. Accurate diagnosis is the cornerstone of proper treatment; the limitations and pitfalls of conventional(More)
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