Margaret Hempstead

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Thalidomide therapy has been shown to cause increases in body weight in patients with HIV and tuberculosis infections. To examine the nature of this weight gain and its immunological correlates in patients with HIV infection, we studied a cohort of 13 patients with minimally symptomatic HIV disease. Patients were admitted to the Rockefeller University(More)
Thalidomide is emerging as a useful agent in the management of several complications of disease due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We conducted three prospective studies of 56 HIV-infected patients who were treated with thalidomide for 14-21 days; 24 (43%) of these patients discontinued therapy owing to adverse reactions. Cutaneous and/or febrile(More)
Human perception of the odour environment is highly variable. People vary both in their general olfactory acuity as well as in if and how they perceive specific odours. In recent years, it has been shown that genetic differences contribute to variability in both general olfactory acuity and the perception of specific odours. Odour perception also depends on(More)
INTRODUCTION Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) are being increasingly placed at the bedside by trained vascular access professional such as nurses. This is to increase the availability of the service, for cost containment, and to reduce the workload on the interventional radiologist. We describe a single institution experience with over(More)
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