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CONTEXT Chronic otitis media (OM) is a common pediatric infectious disease. Previous studies demonstrating that metabolically active bacteria exist in culture-negative pediatric middle-ear effusions and that experimental infection with Haemophilus influenzae in the chinchilla model of otitis media results in the formation of adherent mucosal biofilms(More)
Blood parasites of blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) were sampled and the factors responsible for variation in prevalence of blood parasites, and patterns of association among parasite species, were investigated. Five genera of haematozoa were surveyed including four protozoans (Haemoproteus, Leucocytozoon, Plasmodium, and Trypanosoma) and a nematode(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess serum procalcitonin (PCT) and white blood cell (WBC) count in detecting bacteremia in elder emergency department (ED) patients. METHODS A prospective, observational study of ED patients aged > or =65 years in whom blood cultures were drawn was conducted at an urban, tertiary care, academic ED. Serum for PCT and WBC count was obtained(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of intravenous (IV) lidocaine on the Bispectral Index (BIS) in the presence or absence of midazolam. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study. SETTING Operating room of a university hospital. PATIENTS 96 ASA physical status 1, 2, and 3 patients undergoing general(More)
The nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) are associated with a spectrum of respiratory mucosal infections including: acute otitis media (AOM); chronic otitis media with effusion (COME); otorrhea; locally invasive diseases such as mastoiditis; as well as a range of systemic disease states, suggesting a wide range of virulence phenotypes. Genomic studies(More)
Forsyth, C. C., Forbes, M., and Cumings, J. N. (1971). Archives of Disease in Childhood, 46, 273. Adrenocortical atrophy and diffuse cerebral sclerosis. A boy, diagnosed as having Addison's disease due to idiopathic atrophy of the adrenal glands at the age of 7 years, developed the first evidence of what was originally thought to be 'Schilder's disease' at(More)
We measured CBF and CO2 reactivity after traumatic brain injury (TBI) produced by controlled cortical impact (CCI) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spin-labeled carotid artery water protons as an endogenous tracer. Fourteen Sprague-Dawley rats divided into TBI (CCI; 4.02 +/- 0.14 m/s velocity; 2.5 mm deformation), sham, and control groups were(More)
This study tested the hypothesis that parafunctional clenching increases pain, can lead to a diagnosis of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain, and can produce reductions in proprioceptive awareness. Twenty individuals participated in EMG biofeedback training sessions on the left and right temporalis and masseter muscles. No subjects had TMD prior to(More)
OBJECTIVE This retrospective cohort study compared the total cost of hospitalisation due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract infection (LRI) during the first year of life between late-preterm (33-36 weeks gestational age [wGA]) and term (≥ 37 wGA) infants. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A large national claims database of(More)