Kimberly G. Blumenthal

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Prevention of adult asthma by early intervention during childhood: potential value of new generation immunomodulatory drugs. Regulation of immunologic homeostasis in peripheral tissues by dendritic cells: the respiratory tract as a paradigm. PG. Resting respiratory tract dendritic cells preferentially stimulate T helper cell type 2 (Th2) responses and(More)
BACKGROUND Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia is a morbid infection with mortality benefit from receipt of parenteral β-lactam therapy. A substantial portion of MSSA bacteremia patients report penicillin allergy, but infrequently have true allergy. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and predictors of optimal and adequate(More)
Validated skin testing is lacking for many drugs, including ceftaroline. The cross-reactivity between ceftaroline and other β-lactam antibiotics is unknown. We report a case of a pregnant patient with cystic fibrosis and multiple drug allergies who required ceftaroline for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia and underwent an uncomplicated(More)
Treatment of murine neuroblastoma N18 cells with N-ethylmaleimide under conditions that favor diminution of membrane potential leads to a 65% increase in the rate of veratridine-stimulated, tetrodotoxin-sensitive Na+ uptake and to a 50% decrease in the concentration of veratridine required for half-maximal stimulation. This modification does not appear to(More)
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