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After their random -llocation to one of three treatment aroups, 622 volunteers received either vitamin C or placebo in a maintenance dose of 500 mg once weekly and a therapeutic dose of 1500 mg daily on the 1st day and 1000 mg on the next 4 days of any illness. Two forms of vitamin C were employed: a sustained-release capsule containing ascorbic acid and a(More)
BACKGROUND In the last decade, the number of Internet users worldwide has dramatically increased. People are using the Internet for various health-related purposes. It is important to monitor such use as it may have an impact on the individual's health and behavior, patient-practitioner roles, and on general health care provision. OBJECTIVES This study(More)
The DNA encoding the exfoliative toxin A gene (eta) of Staphylococcus aureus was cloned into bacteriophage lambda gt11 and subsequently into plasmid pLI50 on a 1,391-base-pair DNA fragment of the chromosome. Exfoliative toxin A is expressed in the Escherichia coli genetic background, is similar in length to the toxin purified from culture medium, and is(More)
The purposes of this study were 1) to carefully define the anatomic distribution of the infrapatellar branches of the saphenous nerve, 2) to provide the surgeon with reliable parameters for where the nerve is most commonly encountered, and 3) to provide specific surgical recommendations to minimize the risk of nerve injury. To accomplish these goals, we(More)
Staphylococcal enterotoxin B is a potent mitogen for mouse and human lymphocytes. Mitogenic activity was retained after detoxification of the enterotoxin by formaldehyde at pH 5.0, 7.5, OR 9.5. The most active toxoid (pH 7.5) was separated into a monomeric, a dimeric, and a polymeric fraction (1 x 10(5) to 3 x 10(5) molecular weight) by gel filtration, and(More)
Strong cross-reactions were demonstrated for staphylococcal enterotoxins B (SEB) and C1 (SEC1) by antigen-binding capacity and by competitive binding ability. Both SEB and SEC1 combined completely with the heterologous antibody although requiring four times as much antiserum as the homologous enterotoxin and both displaced about one-third of the other(More)