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BACKGROUND Limited data exist on the proportion of drug-induced liver injury among out-patients seen in a hepatology clinic. AIM To determine the proportion of drug-induced liver injury cases, and identify the most important agents and the nature of the liver injury. METHODS A computerized diagnoses database in an out-patient hepatology clinic in a(More)
AIM To evaluate the long-term prognosis of patients diagnosed with drug-induced liver injury, and the nature of the liver injury. METHODS Patients with a diagnosis of drug-induced liver injury between 1994 and 2005 were identified in a university hospital clinic. Patients surviving drug-induced liver injury-associated liver failure were excluded. (More)
This report describes the diagnostic value of anti-Helicobacter pylori IgM detection. Serum samples from 9043 symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals were evaluated with ELISA for the presence of anti-H. pylori IgG, IgM, and IgA. The specificity of detected IgM was confirmed by inhibition and cross-reactivity assays. Treatment of IgM-positive specimens(More)
Parachute opening shock tests were conducted with an instrumented test manikin to measure and record transmitted neck loads. The standard paratrooper helmet, as well as two developmental helmet systems, were fitted to the manikin head. These two systems alter the head-borne weight and center of mass from the standard helmet, potentially increasing the risk(More)
Published studies indicate that Candida albicans antibody assays utilizing cytoplasmic antigens offer greater utility for identifying cases of systemic candidiasis when compared with assays utilizing cell wall components. We assessed the performance characteristics of a commercially available system that utilizes cytoplasmic antigens to measure C. albicans(More)
This report describes the utility of antigens prepared from different coccoid and spiral forms of Helicobacter pylori in a serological method. The presence of IgM antibody to H. pylori was determined in 22 human sera on antigens prepared from 24 strains of H. pylori. Antigens prepared from spiral form of certain strains of H. pylori detected IgM in all(More)
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