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An explosive outbreak of influenza caused by an A/USSR/77-like (H1N1) virus occurred aboard a US Navy ship in December 1977 and January 1978. Two hundred volunteers aboard the ship were studied. Virus was isolated from 36 of 57 patients from whom isolation was attempted. Among virologically confirmed patients, headache (97%), chills (92%), malaise (86%),(More)
The history of surgical wound management illustrates how dressings have evolved over the years and sets the scene for modern wound-healing products. The aim of this article is to discuss the management of surgical wounds and the value of wound-healing products for carers and patients in the current healthcare climate of cost-efficacy and clinical governance.
  • RJ White
  • Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
  • 2005
In recent years there has been a renewed interest in honey in wound management. There is a range of regulated wound care products that contain honey available on the Drug Tariff This article addresses key issues associated with the use of honey, outlining how it may be best used, in which wounds, and which clinical outcomes may be anticipated.
The incidence of bacterial, viral, mycoplasma, and rickettsial infections has been assessed prospectively in 210 adult patients with pneumonia who presented to a district hospital over a six-year period. One hundred and thirteen infective agents were detected in 103 patients. The agent most frequently detected was Mycoplasma pneumoniae which accounted for(More)
An eleven channel digital asynchronous transceiver (DAT) employing parallel optical link technology has been developed for trigger signal distribution across the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS). Combinatorial logic functions are implemented in Xilinx Spartan 3 FPGAs, providing a versatile solution adaptable for use in(More)
The incidence of bacterial, viral, mycoplasma, and rickettsial infections has been assessed prospectively in 210 adult patients with pneumonia who presented to a district hospital over a six-year period. One hundred and thirteen infective agents were detected in 103 patients. The agent most frequently detected was Mycoplasma pneumoniae which accounted for(More)
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