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Facebook is a frequently used Computer Mediated Environment (CME) for students and others to build social connections, with identities and deposited self-expression. Its widespread use makes it appropriate for consideration as an educational tool; though one that does not yet have clear guidelines for use. Whether a social networking site can be used for(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify and compare the incidence, demographics, neurologic presentation, and functional outcome of individuals with nontraumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) to individuals with traumatic SCI. DESIGN A 5-year prospective study. SETTING Level I trauma center of a Regional SCI Model System. PATIENTS Two hundred twenty adult SCI admissions.(More)
This report documents a mild case of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) associated with anti-Jk3. The Filipino mother had previously had six children none of whom had been affected by HDN. She had been transfused at the time of her second pregnancy. Anti-Jkb and anti-Jk3 were detected in the maternal serum at the time of her seventh delivery. No(More)
Human blood group antibodies of 11 specificities were examined for ability to mediate interaction with normal blood monocytes, IgG subclass composition, and titer score. Most antibodies were normally non-complement-binding (except anti-JKa) and clinically significant (except anti-Lub). A simple and relatively rapid in-vitro assay for the visualization of(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop educational software to simulate laboratory investigation of transfusion reactions. An interactive, branching-style program was developed using a 256K Personal Computer (International Business Machines, Boca Raton, FL). Over 75 institutions in the United States and Canada are currently using the software in(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine and to compare the titers of salivary anti-A and anti-B antibodies in two groups of patients with periodontal disease as measured by Russell's Periodontal Index (PI). Forty volunteer subjects, who were new patients assigned to a screening clinic, were selected for the study based on the following criteria: (1)(More)
Our purpose was to develop educational software that would simulate laboratory investigation of problems in Rh immune globulin prophylaxis and hemolytic disease of the newborn. An interactive, branching style program was developed using a 256K Penonal Computer (International Business Machines, Boca Raton, FL). The software has been used in over 125(More)
Two hundred four examples of blood group antibodies, reactive only by the indirect antiglobulin test, were examined by the two-layer albumin capillary (TLAC) technique. Fifty-nine per cent of the examples tested were reactive by this technique. TLAC reactivity appeared to be related to antibody specificity, but a positive association between TLAC reactivity(More)