Michael J. Chusid

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Corneal inflammation is frequently associated with the development of corneal edema. It has been suggested the development of corneal edema might in some way be related to the presence of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) within inflamed corneas. In the present studies, it was found that corneal thickness markedly increased after experimental infection(More)
The first wave of the 2009 influenza H1N1 pandemic (H1N1pdm) in Milwaukee, WI has been recognized as the largest reported regional outbreak in the United States. The epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of this large first wave outbreak from April 28(th) 2009-July 25(th) 2009, studied using both passive and targeted surveillance methodologies are(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic injuries occurring in agricultural settings are often associated with infections caused by unusual organisms. Such agents may be difficult to isolate, identify, and treat effectively. CASE REPORT A 4-year-old boy developed an extensive infection of his knee and distal femur following a barnyard pitchfork injury. Ultimately the primary(More)
On 17 April 2009, novel swine origin influenza A virus (S-OIV) cases appeared within the United States. Most influenza A diagnostic assays currently utilized in local clinical laboratories do not allow definitive subtype determination. Detailed subtype analysis of influenza A positive samples in our laboratory allowed early confirmation of a large outbreak(More)
Meningitis caused by gram-negative enteric bacteria usually is limited in children to the neonatal period. Among neonates, the disease is severe, with a mortality of up to 80%. The most common etiologic agent in this type of meningitis is Escherichia coli. Meningitis due to Citrobacter diversus has occurred in sporadic small outbreaks throughout the United(More)
To determine the importance of academic and research success during medical school upon subsequent academic activity, a computerized literature search was performed using the names of the 79 surviving members of the Yale Medical School Class of 1970. Individuals elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) during the third year of school had significantly more(More)
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