Russell S. Kamer

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PURPOSE To study the perceived effectiveness of bioethics consultation as evaluated by both professional staff and patients and their families. PATIENTS AND METHODS An evaluation questionnaire was forwarded to physicians, nurses and patients or family members who were associated with 20 sequential cases referred for ethics consultation during a 2-year(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the size and consistency of garlic's effect on total serum cholesterol in persons with cholesterol levels greater than 5.17 mmol/L (200 mg/dL). DATA SOURCES Clinical trials were identified by a computerized literature search of MEDLINE and by an assessment of the bibliographies of published studies and reviews. STUDY SELECTION Trials(More)
Myositis due to the etiologic agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, has been reported nine times in the English-language literature; there has been but a single report of exacerbation of dermatomyositis due to B. burgdorferi in a patient with known dermatomyositis. Multiple infectious agents, but not B. burgdorferi, have been hypothesized to trigger(More)
PURPOSE On April 1, 1988, New York State enacted legislation governing the withholding of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Suggestions that the mandated protocol for withholding CPR is too cumbersome and will result in an increase in CPR attempts led us to study the effect of the new law on in-hospital resuscitation practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a potentially fatal tick-borne infection caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Treatment options are limited for this entity, with doxycycline being the drug of choice. Certain fluoroquinolones such as levofloxacin are active against A. phagocytophilum in vitro. We report a hospitalized patient with HGA who improved(More)
OBJECTIVE: To determine if antibiotic prophylaxis following a deer tick bite is effective in reducing the risk of developing Lyme disease. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of published trials. DATA IDENTIFICATION: Clinical trials were identified by a computerized literature search of MEDLINE and by an assessment of the bibliographies of published studies. STUDY(More)
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