Meagan A Smith

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OBJECTIVE To systematically review the medical literature on the prognosis and outcomes of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE literature search of English-language articles involving human subjects and manual reviews of article bibliographies were used to identify studies of prognosis in CAP. STUDY SELECTION Review(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate trends in feedlot cattle mortality ratios over time, by primary body system affected, and by type of animal. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. ANIMALS Approximately 21.8 million cattle entering 121 feedlots in the United States during 1994 through 1999. PROCEDURES Yearly and monthly mortality ratios were calculated. Numbers of(More)
BACKGROUND Upright tilt testing is widely utilized for the evaluation of syncope. Recently, there have been concerns about the specificity and the lack of standard methodology for this test. The purpose of this study was to summarize the methodologies of upright tilt testing in patients with syncope of unknown origin, the responses in control subjects, and(More)
Leukemic cells from a patient with an 11-yr history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) were found to have the surface phenotype Leu-1+, Leu-2a+, Leu-3a-, sheep erythrocyte rosette+, IgGFc receptor+. The cells also bore a receptor for histamine inhibitable by cimetidine (H-2). The clonal nature of the proliferation was documented by the presence of a(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to analyze infection rate, risk for acquisition of infection, and spectrum of infectious disease in two distinct sub-populations within a large, metropolitan, long-term care skilled nursing facility (LTCSNF). DESIGN A retrospective chart review over an 18-month period. SETTING A large, metropolitan LTCSNF. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a risk prediction model for factors associated with an SeM-specific antibody titer ≥ 3,200 in horses after naturally occurring outbreaks of Streptococcus equi subsp equi infection and to validate this model. DESIGN Case-control study. ANIMALS 245 horses: 57 horses involved in strangles outbreaks (case horses) and 188 healthy horses(More)
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