Robert L Zanni

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The objective of the Registry was to characterize the population of infants receiving prophylaxis for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease by describing the patterns and scope of usage of palivizumab in a cross section of US infants. RSV hospitalization outcomes were also described. The Palivizumab (Synagis, MedImmune, Inc., 25 West Watkins Mill Road,(More)
The Palivizumab Outcomes Registry prospectively collected data on 19,548 subjects who received respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prophylaxis with palivizumab during the 2000–2004 RSV seasons. We evaluated the characteristics of enrolled registry subjects with congenital heart disease (CHD) over the four RSV seasons and examined additional information on(More)
HYPOTHESIS The goal of this paper is to assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and the communication with the primary care physician. MATERIALS AND METHODS The paper is based on data from surveys mailed to 97 patients recruited from Monmouth Medical CF Center. The questionnaire was(More)
Patients who have cystic fibrosis (CF) are frequently hospitalized for long-term intravenous (IV) treatment. We evaluated clinical effectiveness of the Drum-Cartridge Catheter (Abbott Laboratories) for such patients. The catheter is placed peripherally under local anesthesia via an antecubital vein into the superior vena cava or right atrium. Patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency is common in CF. Whether vitamin D affects pulmonary function in CF is unknown. METHODS Data were abstracted from clinically stable CF patients who had pulmonary function studies and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D, ng/ml] levels drawn within 2 months of each other. Findings were adjusted for multiple variables known to(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of infective bronchitis involving Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a cornerstone of care in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). This phase IIb, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed the efficacy and safety of ciprofloxacin dry powder for inhalation (DPI) in this population. METHODS Patients with CF, ≥12 years of age(More)
We examined the effect of phototherapy on cutaneous bilirubin using the transcutaneous bilirubinometer (TcB) in 14 white infants at a mean postnatal age of 30 h. Six infants were treated with blue light, eight with white light. An opaque patch, 2.5 cm in diameter, covered the skin and served as a source for TcB control values. Simultaneous TcB measurements(More)
BACKGROUND Our centre's median forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) reported in the 2005 Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation Patient Registry was below the national median. The focus of our quality improvement initiative was to improve lung function through re-education of airway clearance techniques (REACT). AIM The global aim was to improve the(More)
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