Melissa Loftis

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A multilaboratory study was conducted to compare the VIDAS LIS immunoassay with the standard cultural methods for the detection of Listeria in foods using an enrichment modification of AOAC Official Method 999.06. The modified enrichment protocol was implemented to harmonize the VIDAS LIS assay with the VIDAS LMO2 assay. Five food types--brie cheese,(More)
Objectives of this study were to determine the effectiveness of using a specific information format--graphic representations called knowledge maps--and an information processing strategy--scripted cooperation--in teaching college students about behavior patterns that underlie recurring abuse of alcohol. Participants in this three-session, 6-hour study were(More)
We performed either a combined cataract extraction and trabeculectomy or a combined cataract extraction and thermal sclerostomy on 43 eyes. All eyes had chronic open angle glaucoma or chronic angle closure glaucoma, or a combination of the two. In our cataract/trabeculectomy group, 74% had improvement in visual acuity, 91% had normalized intraocular(More)
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