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The occurrence of hypoxia-ischemia (HI) during early fetal or neonatal stages of an individual leads to the damaging of immature neurons resulting in behavioral and psychological dysfunctions, such as motor or learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy or even death. No effective treatment is currently available and this study is the first to use(More)
CONTEXT Immunizations are the most effective way to reduce incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunization information systems (IISs) are confidential, population-based, computerized databases that record all vaccination doses administered by participating providers to people residing within a given geopolitical area. They facilitate consolidation(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a severe pain condition that usually results from an injury or surgical procedure. The pain in CRPS often spreads from the site of injury, and with time becomes refractory to conventional therapy. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of 5-day continuous intravenous lidocaine treatment in(More)
CONTEXT A recent systematic review found that use of an immunization information system (IIS) is an effective intervention to increase vaccination rates. The purpose of this review was to evaluate costs and benefits associated with implementing, operating, and participating with an IIS. The speed of technology change has had an effect on costs and benefits(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the frequency of allergic sensitization to staphylococcal superantigens in young children with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (AD). STUDY DESIGN AD severity was assessed with objective Scoring AD. Serum IgE to staphylococcal enterotoxin (SE) A, SEB, SEC, SED, and toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 were measured with ImmunoCAP.(More)
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