Keith M Shute

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BACKGROUND Amnionitis rarely occurs with intact membranes. Haemophilus influenzae is a rare pathogen in intra-amniotic infection, but its importance and prevalence could be increasing, as reflected by the growing number of reported cases in the last 20 years. METHODS Using the key words "amnionitis," "intra-amniotic infection," "chorioamnionitis," and(More)
Preview Acute, disruptive cough is the second most common reason for which office visits are made and prescriptions written. But even when specific therapy is prescribed, a disruptive nonproductive cough may become nagging and prompt a patient to seek help again. The authors discuss the mechanism and causes of cough and describe symptomatic therapies in(More)
Acute, disruptive cough should be viewed as a physiologic response to an intruder or irritant to the respiratory system and not as an isolated pathologic problem. Evaluation should include thorough history taking and physical examination supplemented by limited diagnostic tests. Once the cause is established, specific therapy can be implemented. If cough(More)
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