Myron L. Weber

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A 6-year-old girl had a 7-month history of headaches and painful torticollis. A CT scan of the mastoids showed extensive bone destruction of the base of the skull and C-1. Biopsies of the retropharyngeal area and of the anterior aspect of C-1 were performed: histopathologic findings were suggestive of mycotic infection and cultures were positive for Candida(More)
One hundred forty-four serous and mucoid effusions were cultured for aerobic bacteria, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and virus. Thirty percent of all effusions yielded an unequivocally positive culture for aerobic bacteria. Although serous effusions were culture positive as often as mucoid effusions, Haemophilus influenzae was isolated predominantly from serous(More)
The bacteriology and cytology of middle ear effusion from 729 children with persistent otitis media with effusion were studied. Thirty-five percent of these chronic effusions were culture-positive. Type b and non-type b Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria sp. and Staphylococcus epidermidis were the predominant isolates. Serous and(More)
Twenty-seven consecutive cases of acute epiglottitis in children were treated by nasotracheal intubation during a 25-month period. The duration of intubation averaged 44.2 hours. No mortality or morbidity occurred. Mean hospitalization was 4.5 days. Anaesthetic techniques are discussed. Ketamine is a somewhat controversial choice for these patients as it(More)
Fourteen consecutive cases of acute epiglottitis were treated by nasotracheal intubation during a ten-month period. The duration of intubation averaged 47.2 hours. No mortality or morbidity occurred. Mean hospitalization was 4.6 days. This study demonstrates the ease of maintaining an assured airway by nasotracheal intubation in cases of acute epiglottitis.
A survey was conducted of New Zealand personnel consultants. Their beliefs about the validity of various selection tools and their claimed usage of these tools was then compared with the validities in a previously published meta-analysis. The experts claimed to use the predictors they believed to be most valid. However, their beliefs about validity were(More)
We prospectively studied 64 children with Kawasaki disease. The well recognized signs were seen, but we also found hyperemia of the tympanic membrane in 27%, uveitis in 17%, syndrome of inappropriate secretion of anti-diuretic hormone in 9%, hydrops of the gallbladder in 8%, pulmonary infiltrations in 5% and one death. One patient presented with acute(More)
The forming of professional competence constitutes the primary mission of the university. It follows that the maintenance of professional competence is part of that same mission. Physicians will always remain the first motor of their own competence, but the university will play a major role in organizing and providing continuing medical education(More)