Robert W. Haley

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To predict the likelihood that a patient will develop a surgical wound infection from several risk factors, the authors used information collected on 58,498 patients undergoing operations in 1970 to develop a simple multivariate risk index. Analyzing 10 risk factors with stepwise multiple logistic regression techniques, they developed a model combining(More)
The decrease in cardiovascular death rates in the United States has been slower in blacks than whites, especially in patients <65 years of age. The Dallas Heart Study was designed as a single-site, multiethnic, population-based probability sample to (1) produce unbiased population estimates of biologic and social variables that pinpoint ethnic differences(More)
OBJECTIVE To search for syndromes in Persian Gulf War veterans. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred forty-nine (41%) of the 606 Gulf War veterans of the Twenty-fourth Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion living in 5 southeastern states participated; 145 (58%) had retired from service, and the rest were still serving in the battalion. DESIGN Participants(More)
In a representative sample of US general hospitals, the authors found that the establishment of intensive infection surveillance and control programs was strongly associated with reductions in rates of nosocomial urinary tract infection, surgical wound infection, pneumonia, and bacteremia between 1970 and 1975-1976, after controlling for other(More)
Pyridostigmine bromide (PB), a reversible inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), is used for the treatment of myasthenia gravis. PB has also been provided to military personnel for preexposure protection against potential soman release. The entry of PB into the brain is typically minimal, but recently published data in mice suggest that a brief forced(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of extracutaneous manifestations and autoimmunity in adult and pediatric patients with morphea. DESIGN A retrospective review of 245 patients with morphea. SETTING University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-affiliated institutions. Patients Patients with clinical findings consistent with morphea. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
Two virulence factors produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa are pyocyanin and N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone (3OC12). Pyocyanin damages host cells by generating ROS (reactive oxygen species). 3OC12 is a quorum-sensing signalling molecule which regulates bacterial gene expression and modulates host immune responses. PON2 (paraoxonase-2) is an esterase(More)
To obtain estimates of the frequency of nosocomial infections nationwide, those occurring at the four major sites--urinary tract, surgical wound, lower respiratory tract and bloodstream--were diagnosed in a stratified random sample of 169,526 adult, general medical and surgical patients selected from 338 hospitals representative of the "mainstream" of U.S.(More)
The pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes serious infections in immunocompromised patients. N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone (3OC12-HSL) is a key component of P. aeruginosa's quorum-sensing system and regulates the expression of many virulence factors. 3OC12-HSL was previously shown to be hydrolytically inactivated by the paraoxonase(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors of factor analysis-derived Gulf War-related syndromes. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS A total of 249 Gulf War veterans from the Twenty-fourth Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion. DATA COLLECTION Participants completed standardized booklets measuring self-reported wartime exposures and present(More)