Ralph S Goldsmith

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One hundred and ninety serum samples, mainly from children and teenagers, from northeast Bali were tested for the presence of antibodies against five zoonotic agents: Brucella abortus, Coxiella burnetii, Toxoplasma gondii, Toxocara canis and Trichinella spiralis. All children were negative for brucellosis and Q fever. A high prevalence rate was found for(More)
Parathyroid function was assessed by calcium infusions (4-8 h) in 16 patients with chronic renal insufficiency being treated by long-term hemodialysis. The concentrations of two immunoreactive species of parathyroid hormone in plasma (iPTH-9, mol wt 9500; iPTH-7, mol wt 7000) were estimated by radioimmunoassays utilizing two relatively specific antisera.(More)
The effect of phosphorus (inorganic phosphate) supplementation was studied in seven postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Prior to supplementation, all chemical parameters studied in serum and urine were normal. Bone density was below the fifth percentile for age in all but one patient, and the percentage of bone surface involved in resorption was higher(More)
To extend information on the current distribution and frequency of parasitic infections in Egypt, one stool and one urine specimen from 2945 children, aged 6 to 12 years old were examined. The children were from 10 schools, one in Cairo, 2 in Giza Governorate, and 7 in the Nile delata. Frequency rates for S. mansoni by school were 0.3% in Cairo, 8-15% in(More)
Seromarkers for hepatitis A, B and D were used to determine the cause of acute hepatitis in 94 children (age 2 to 14 years) prospectively studied when they were admitted to Embaba Fever Hospital in Cairo, Egypt, between January and April 1983. The diagnoses were: hepatitis A (4%), hepatitis B (33%), acute hepatitis in HBsAg carriers (10%), dual infections(More)
To identify hospital occupational categories at potential risk of hepatitis B virus infection, a serologic survey was conducted for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and antibody (anti-HBs) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 765 employees at 4 hospitals in Cairo, Egypt. Overall, 3% HBsAg and 28% anti-HBs seromarkers. Combined HBsAg and anti-HBs(More)