Mark C. Holliday

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BACKGROUND Acetaminophen is a common therapy for fever in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who have probable infection, but its effects are unknown. METHODS We randomly assigned 700 ICU patients with fever (body temperature, ≥38°C) and known or suspected infection to receive either 1 g of intravenous acetaminophen or placebo every 6 hours until(More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports have suggested that American Indians are sometimes classified as other races on cancer registries. Also, cancer registries typically do not include data on tribal affiliation. This study determined the extent of racial misclassification of American Indians in the Washington State Cancer Registry (WSCR) and obtained(More)
Counterimmunoelectrophoresis (CIE) was found to be a rapid, specific method for detecting circulating antibodies to Legionella pneumophila, using a simple ultrasonically disrupted antigen. The diagnostic specificity of the technique was 93% and the diagnostic sensitivity was 86.3%. Both IgM and IgG classes of antibody can be detected. There is some(More)
Electroneurography (ENoG) is emerging as a useful clinical tool in evaluation of acute facial nerve paralysis. The method of test performance can have an influence on the test results. This paper describes in detail the method used to perform ENoG at the University of Zurich. The variables that affect the results and methods of avoiding technical problems(More)
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the nasopharynx is a rare disease with 34 previously reported cases in the literature. We report three additional cases with clinical presentation, treatment, and outcome. The presenting symptoms were facial pain in one case, middle ear effusion and epistaxis in another, and diplopia in the third. Radiotherapy was administered(More)
BACKGROUND The SmartTouch Ventolin monitor (Adherium, Auckland, New Zealand) is an electronic monitor for use with a Ventolin metered dose inhaler, which records the date and time of inhaler actuations. This technology has the potential to allow in-depth analysis of patterns of inhaler use in clinical trial settings. The aim of this study was to determine(More)
OBJECTIVE There is preclinical evidence that consumption of berryfruit extract may reduce chronic airways inflammation and modify airway remodelling in allergen-induced models of lung inflammation. We investigated the effect of berryfruit extract on the fractional expired nitric oxide (FeNO), a biomarker of eosinophilic airways inflammation, in adults with(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to determine the effect of sampling time during the day on serum periostin levels in adult participants with and without asthma. METHODS Serum periostin was measured at 2-h intervals from 0800 to 1800 h in 16 adult participants with stable asthma prescribed inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta-agonist therapy, and in 16(More)
The clearance of non-radioactive meglumine Iothalamate (Conray 60), assayed by fluorescent excitation analysis, has been shown to be a good indicator of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Investigations in rats by the constant infusion technique showed a good correlation with insulin clearance. In a group of ten children and one adult, we obtained(More)