Penny Mackenzie

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Viral RNA was extracted from plasma samples collected from five individuals during the period of viremia before seroconversion in primary infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and amplified by polymerase chain reaction. Nucleotide sequence analysis of amplified DNA from the V3 and V4 hypervariable regions indicated that the initial(More)
Laminaria tents are commonly placed intracervically prior to elective termination of pregnancy. Three women, each of whom had undergone at least one previous abortion in which a laminaria was utilized, developed hypersensitivity reactions following laminaria placement. The reactions included urticaria, angioedema and respiratory distress. All responded to(More)
AIMS To determine prognostic factors for locoregional relapse (LRR), distant relapse and all-cause death in a contemporary cohort of locoregionally advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS OSCC patients treated with definitive radiotherapy between 2005 and(More)
Sterilization is the most widely used method of fertility control in Nepal. Since 1979, the number of female sterilizations has exceeded that of male sterilizations such that more than 500,000 sterilizations had been conducted in the country up to 1992. Debate, however, has surfaced in recent years over the safety of sterilization procedures in voluntary(More)
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