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SEA0400 (2-[4-[(2,5-difluorophenyl)methoxy]phenoxy]-5-ethoxyaniline) has recently been described as a potent and selective inhibitor of Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchange in cardiac, neuronal, and renal preparations. The inhibitory effects of SEA0400 were investigated on the cloned cardiac Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger, NCX1.1, expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes to gain… (More)
BACKGROUND In 2010, Winnipeg, Canada, experienced a doubling of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) rates, with a significant increase in the number of cases due to Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 12F, which previously had accounted for very few cases each year. METHODS All serotype 12F IPD cases reported between September 2009 and January 2011 were… (More)
Chronic osteomyelitis is a condition that requires aggressive surgical treatment in combination with adequate antibiotic therapy. The use of autogenous cancellous bone grafts to fill the defect created by radical sequestrectomy is an effective way of returning function and stability to the involved part and should, therefore, be considered a viable… (More)
BACKGROUND Home visiting programs focused on improving early childhood environments are commonplace in North America. A goal of many of these programs is to improve the overall health of children, including promotion of age appropriate vaccination. In this study, population-based data are used to examine the effect of a home visiting program on vaccination… (More)
While home visiting programs are among the most widespread interventions to support at-risk families, there is a paucity of research investigating these programs under real-world conditions. The effectiveness of Families First home visiting (FFHV) was examined for decreasing rates of being in care of child welfare, decreasing hospitalizations for… (More)
The global re-emergence of syphilis is an exigent public health issue requiring both clinicians and public health practitioners to become familiar with the myriad manifestations of this great imitator. This report describes a case of an originally undiagnosed chronic oral syphilitic chancre, subsequently confirmed by both PCR and immunohistochemistry.