Mark E. Buettner

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Dermatological symptoms of onchocerciasis and microfilaria densities in the skin were studied in 108 infected persons in the Governorate of Taizz, and the levels of antifilarial antibodies and IgA, IgE, IgG, and IgM were determined in 75 of them. Predominantly in old men the generalized form of the disease was observed, which is characterized by(More)
Factor VIII:C recovery and half-life was measured in 16 hemophilia A patients under comprehensively standardized conditions. Each patient received the same lot of a steam-treated high purity FVIII concentrate at a dose of 19-33 U/kg body weight. A comparison was made between the one-stage assay, the two-stage assay and a chromogenic substrate test for(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Until recently clinical diagnosis of chronic renal allograft dysfunction could only be established invasively by renal biopsy. Given the risks of that procedure, a non-invasive, diagnostic test would be very advantageous. Novel ultrasound-based elasticity tools, using "Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI)" technology are now(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Beyond the medical history, the clinical exam and lab findings, non-invasive ultrasound parameters such as kidney size and Doppler values (e.g. the resistive index) are important tools assisting clinical decision making in the monitoring of renal allografts. The gold standard for the diagnosis of renal allograft dysfunction remains(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss a unique method of treatment for a patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and the long-term result of this treatment. CLINICAL FEATURES The patient had a long-standing history of low back pain and stiffness caused by DISH. Coexisting conditions consisted of right-hand paresthesia because of a thalamic stroke,(More)
OBJECTIVES The renal elimination of tenofovir (TFV) may be subject to renal drug-drug interactions that may increase the risk of kidney injury. Case reports indicated that diclofenac might increase TFV-associated nephrotoxicity via a drug-drug interaction, leading to an increased intracellular TFV concentration in proximal tubular cells. METHODS A(More)
The diagnosis of defibrination syndrome in shock, sepsis and neonatal hypoxia is based, in addition to the clinical picture, upon a few parameters of the hemostatic system, which, in part as global tests, provide information about the course of coagulation. The parameters measured are partial thromboplastin time, thromboplastin time, plasma thrombin time,(More)
We evaluated cui-ui,Chasmistes cujus, swim-up success, time of hatching and swim-up, and size of larvae at swim-up under four fluctuating temperature regimes (8.9–15.0, 12.2–18.3, 15.0–21.1, and 17.8–23.9° C). The greatest swim-up success was at the 8.9–15.0° C regime and the lowest at the 15.0–21.1° C regime. Hatching and swim-up time varied inversely with(More)