Phil S Sizer

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Group B streptococci (GBS) usually behave as commensal organisms that asymptomatically colonize the gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts of adults. However, GBS are also pathogens and the leading bacterial cause of life-threatening invasive disease in neonates. While the events leading to transmission and disease in neonates remain unclear, GBS carriage(More)
This study examines the safety and immunogenicity of an oral, whole-cell Pseudomonas aeruginosa vaccine administered to healthy volunteers. Thirty subjects received an oral dose of Pseudostat in two timed, measured doses with serological follow-up to 56 days postvaccination. Following vaccination, several individuals were identified as antibody responders(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate (1) the average hold time for the deep neck flexors (DNF) endurance test in subjects without neck pain or pathology, and (2) whether different groups of subjects categorized by age, gender, and lifestyle display different hold times. DESIGN Normative research. PATIENTS A convenience sample of 126 adults participated. METHODS(More)
Chronic tendinopathy is a common musculoskeletal disorder that frequently affects athletes who train and compete at all levels. This Clinical Commentary presents a review of the etiology, incidence, and contributory factors related specifically to patellar tendinopathy. Examination and differential diagnosis considerations are provided, and an(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe knowledge in managing musculoskeletal conditions among physical therapists in the uniformed services based on their educational background and preparation. A cross-sectional design was used. A total of 182 physical therapists in the uniformed services completed a standardized examination that assesses knowledge in(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a variety of portable methods and instruments used to estimate body composition or percentage body fat (%BF) in a systematic, comprehensive manner on a wide range of subjects. The %BF was estimated using four skinfold protocols, three girth measurement protocols, two bioelectric impedance analysis(More)
Lower extremity injuries and low back pain pervade everyday life. Along with injuries come the unavoidable physical, emotional, and economic costs, along with lost time and normal function [1]. Ankle sprains, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and hamstring muscle strains are the most common sports injuries [2]. Low back pain (LBP) can significantly(More)
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