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Cervical secretions from 157 women were examined for antibody against Neisseria gonorrhoeae by an indirect immunofluorescent antibody test. Antigonococcal antibody was detected in 73 (97%) of 75 infected women, being of the IgG class in 73 (97%), of the IgA class in 71 (95%), and of the IgM class in 29 (39%). IgM antibody was nearly always associated with(More)
During a 12-month period 285 isolates of Neisseria species, other than Neisseria gonorrhoeae, were cultured from patients attending the Department of Venereology, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. There were eight patients in whom genitourinary or rectal isolates of Neisseria meningitidis or Neisseria catarrhalis were found. Differences between data from our(More)
The spectrum of neisserial colonisation of the pharynx was determined from 3557 throat exudates cultured on modified New York City (MNYC) medium. Oxidase positive Gram-negative diplococci (GNDC) were isolated from 1204 (33.8%) of the throat cultures. Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N meningitidis, and N lactamica accounted for 20.3%, 74.2%, and 3.7% of the oxidase(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects on diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of a long-term intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) programme designed to achieve and maintain weight loss. Beginning in 2001, a total of 5145 overweight or obese people with type 2 diabetes, aged 45–76 years, participating in the multicentre Look AHEAD (Action for(More)
In previous issues of Critical Care and other publications, authors have characterized emerging therapies such as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and functional electrical stimulation (FES)-cycling as promising tools to help prevent the onset of ICU-acquired weakness [1-3]. Despite compelling preliminary data, practical challenges with these(More)
In a previous internal audit of women attending the department of genitourinary medicine following rape, we noted that data from diagnostic coding seemed to underestimate the problem and that anecdotally, a number of women had been seen with concerns relating to historical assault. We therefore decided to record attendance following rape prospectively.(More)
Using an indirect immunofluorescent-antibody method, antigonococcal IgA was detected in the cervical secretions of 56 (72%) of 78 women with untreated gonorrhoea but in only 25 (5%) of 490 non-infected women. The low sensitivity--comparable to that of Gram-stain microscopy--the expense, and the laboriousness of the test militate against its use as a routine(More)
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