BACKGROUND Despite improved understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma, morbidity and mortality continue to rise, with disproportionate increases occurring among urban, indigent minorities. New approaches in the management of asthma are therefore necessary to reverse these dramatic and costly trends. OBJECTIVE To determine if patients who are admitted… (More)
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of content validity, construct validity, and test-retest reliability of a 23-item Sensory Perceptions Questionnaire (SPQ) used to survey sensory perceptions of intranasal corticosteroid sprays. Two patient cohorts (men and women aged > or =18 years who had at least a 1-year history of allergic rhinitis and… (More)
A 7 day delay occurred in the diagnosis of cephalic tetanus in a 69 year old woman who developed an ipsilateral facial palsy 5 days after a facial laceration. Cranial nerve palsies often precede trismus in this form of tetanus.