Michael J Coyne

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This article presents quality indicators for experimental and quasi-experimental studies for special education. These indicators are intended to not only evaluate the merits of a completed research report or article but also to serve as an organizer of critical issues for consideration in research. We believe these indicators can be used widely, from(More)
The efficacy and field safety of marbofloxacin (Zeniquin) for the treatment of superficial and deep bacterial pyoderma were evaluated. Seventy-two dogs were treated with 2.75 mg kg-1 of marbofloxacin orally once daily for 21 or 28 days. Sixty-two dogs (86%) had superficial pyoderma and 10 (14%) had deep pyoderma. A history of prior pyoderma was reported in(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes a retrospective investigation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) acquisition in an 8-bed intensive care unit (ICU) over a 5-month period. METHODS Clinical and microbiologic data were collected from the ICU, including MRSA detection dates, patient dependency scores, standardized environmental screening(More)
The first imported case of Plasmodium knowlesi in Scotland is described in a 33-year-old female with a travel history to Borneo. The patient ceased to take antimalarial prophylaxis after 4 days of her 10-day visit and presented with a history of fever, rigor, vomiting, and diarrhea after 13 days on her return to the UK. Malaria antigen detection using the(More)
Aeromedical transport program implementation of intraosseous infusion (IOI) was ascertained by telephone survey. One hundred thirty-three programs were polled: 69.2% had never utilized IOI nor were considering its use; 13.5% had previously utilized IOI; 15.8% had not yet implemented IOI but had been in-serviced on the technique; and 1.5% were considering(More)
INTRODUCTION Myiasis, a term used to describe the infestation of a live animal by fly larvae, is rarely reported in human subjects. The adult fly lays its eggs on living tissue that progresses to become larvae that feed on living tissue having gone through three developmental stages known as the first, second and third instar. The larvae become pupae before(More)
Background Imported schistosomiasis is of significant public health importance and is likely to be underestimated since infection is often asymptomatic. We describe data from travellers residing in Scotland which includes a subset of group travellers from one of the largest Health Boards in Scotland. Methods Clotted bloods were obtained during the period(More)
Acanthamoeba species are responsible for causing the potentially sight-threatening condition, Acanthamoeba keratitis, which is commonly associated with contact lens use. In this report, we highlight the challenges faced using conventional laboratory identification methods to identify this often under-reported pathogen, and discuss the reasons for(More)
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