Richard R Doherty

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BACKGROUND Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the psychological flexibility model on which it is based are growing interests for those researching and treating chronic pain. One part of this model is a therapeutic process called cognitive defusion. Cognitive defusion is a process of experiencing a distinction between thoughts and the events or people(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe successful termination of an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) colonization within a neonatal service. SETTING Multisite neonatal intensive care unit and special care nurseries within a single health care service. PARTICIPANTS Forty-four cases of VREfm-colonized neonatal inpatients-including 2 clinical(More)
Three AIDS patients with severe cutaneous herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection refractory to therapy with acyclovir and foscarnet (2 patients) were treated with a topical preparation of trifluorothymidine (TFT) and interferon-alpha. Complete healing of lesions occurred in 1 patient; a second had significant regression of the infected area. In the third, the(More)
We report the first case of myositis and rhabdomyolysis after infection with novel influenza A (H1N1/09) virus. The case demonstrates the novel virus' capacity for causing significant disease. Myositis and the possibility of rhabdomyolysis should be considered in any individual presenting with influenza-like symptoms in which severe myalgia or muscle(More)
An enzyme immunoassay (EIA) utilizing a synthetic peptide analogue of HIV gp41 (amino acids 579-599, RILAVERYLKDQQLLGIWGCS) as antigen was compared with two commercial assays (Genetic Systems, Abbott ENVACORE) for the ability to detect antibodies in the early stages of infection. Two panels, consisting of 96 sera from 15 people and 140 sera from 44 people(More)
A series of synthetic peptides corresponding to segments of HIV encoded proteins were selected using criteria described by Welling et al. [(1985) FEBS Lett. 188, 215]. Synthetic peptide analogs to gp120 (2-13), (55-65), gp41 (582-596) (659-670) and tatIII (71-83) were recognized by 41-67% of sera or plasma from individuals known to be infected with HIV on(More)
The prevalence of infection with human T-cell leukaemia virus (HTLV-I) was studied in Madang Province on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Serum specimens collected from non-pregnant women in 17 villages were tested for anti-HTLV-I by gelatin particle agglutination screening and confirmed by immunofluorescence and Western blotting. Overall, 13.9% of(More)
The majority of the immunodominant amino acid sequences of HIV-1 that have been characterized to date are coded for by hypervariable gene sequences. These variable sequences are however interspersed with sequences that are highly conserved between HIV strains. Immunogenic viral products with amino acid sequences that vary minimally between strains, and that(More)