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The aim of the investigation was to determine the effect of age, gender, viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), season and sleeping position on the composition of the nasopharyngeal bacterial flora in infancy. Seventy-two babies, 38 male and 34 female, whose birthdates were evenly spread throughout the year were followed from birth to 18 months of(More)
RATIONALE Cystic fibrosis (CF) is characterized by bronchoalveolar neutrophilia and submucosal lymphocytosis. We hypothesized that Th17 lymphocytes are part of this submucosal infiltrate. OBJECTIVES Quantification and phenotyping of the lymphocytic infiltrate in the bronchial submucosa of patients with CF (n = 53, of which 20 were newly diagnosed), non-CF(More)
Multivariate data analysis techniques have been used to compare 600-MHz 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of urine obtained from patients with inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) and urine obtained from healthy subjects. These spectra are very complex; each contains many thousands of resonances with a high dynamic range. A consistent method of(More)
12/15-Lipoxygenases (LOXs) in monocytes and macrophages generate novel phospholipid-esterified eicosanoids. Here, we report the generation of two additional families of related lipids comprising 15-ketoeicosatetraenoic acid (KETE) attached to four phosphatidylethanolamines (PEs). The lipids are generated basally by 15-LOX in IL-4-stimulated monocytes, are(More)
—The development of an autonomous social robot, Cherry, is occurring in tandem with studies gaining potential user preferences, likes, dislikes, and perceptions of her features. Thus far, results have indicated that individuals (a) believe that service robots with emotion and personality capabilities would make them more acceptable in everyday roles in(More)
We report on a child with Mycoplasma pneumonia, who developed an unexplained new oxygen requirement. He was found to have an ileo-femoral thrombosis and an acute pulmonary embolus, with positive anti-phospholipid antibodies and acquired activated protein C resistance. These are both acquired risk factors for venous thrombosis. He was successfully(More)
In this article, we describe the development of an autonomous robot, Cherry the Little Red Robot, whose functionality we designed so that she could socially interact with humans on a daily basis in the context of an office suite environment. Cherry has a given set of office-tasks to accomplish, from giving tours of our computer science faculty suite to(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of prone and supine sleeping in infants aged 0-12 months and relate this to changes in the number of cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) since 1985. Seventy-two babies, 38 male and 34 female, were followed for the first 18 months of life with regular home visits and sleeping position was(More)