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Recurrent Clostridium difficile disease (CDD) is a difficult clinical problem because antibiotic therapy often does not prevent further recurrences. In a previous study, the biotherapeutic agent Saccharomyces boulardii was used in combination with standard antibiotics and was found to be effective in reducing subsequent recurrences of CDD. In an effort to(More)
Tactile/kinesthetic stimulation was given to 20 preterm neonates (mean gestational age, 31 weeks; mean birth weight, 1,280 g; mean time in neonatal intensive care unit, 20 days) during transitional ("grower") nursery care, and their growth, sleep-wake behavior, and Brazelton scale performance was compared with a group of 20 control neonates. The(More)
A group of pregnant women received video and verbal feedback during three ultrasound examinations. This group was compared with a no-feedback group on measures of pregnancy anxiety, fetal activity, and neonatal outcome. The feedback appeared to reduce pregnancy anxiety and fetal activity, particularly for the primiparous women. These women also experienced(More)
The leave-taking and reunion behaviors of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents were observed as the children were "dropped off" and "picked up" at their nursery school each day. On arrival at their classroom, infants and toddlers related primarily to their parents, whereas preschoolers related to their teachers. Girls more frequently engaged(More)
During the early morning hours on April 29 , 2000 , a time series of ozone observations from several stations showed that a unique and exceptional ozone episode occurred in Madrid city and surrounding areas , whereby monitoring stations reported ozone concentrations up to 1190 mg / m 3. In order to investigate this phenomenon , two different air quality(More)