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The most obvious impairments associated with spinal cord injury (SCI) are loss of sensation and motor control. However, many subjects with SCI also develop persistent neuropathic pain below the injury which is often severe, debilitating and refractory to treatment. The underlying mechanisms of persistent neuropathic SCI pain remain poorly understood.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of smoked cannabis on the neuropathic pain of HIV-associated sensory neuropathy and an experimental pain model. METHODS Prospective randomized placebo-controlled trial conducted in the inpatient General Clinical Research Center between May 2003 and May 2005 involving adults with painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy.(More)
This research aimed to develop a Fetal Alcohol Behavior Scale (FABS) that describes the behavioral essence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol effects (FAE), regardless of age, race, sex, and IQ. Using a reference sample of 472 diagnosed patients with FAS or FAE, ages 2 to 51, five studies are described. The FABS demonstrates high(More)
Tolerance to the anti-nociceptive effects of opioids develops rapidly in animals. In contrast, humans with chronic pain show little or no loss of pain relief in prospective opioid trials of 4-8 weeks duration. Employing the Brief Thermal Sensitization model to induce transient cutaneous secondary hyperalgesia, we tested the hypothesis that opioid analgesic(More)
Statistical analysis was performed of the diseases seen and therapies utilized during the first two years of the Pediatric Dermatology Clinic at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. This survey includes 2,821 patient visits made by 1,578 patients. This analysis classifies patients by diagnosis, sex, age, race, and treatment.(More)
The authors reviewed the initial presentation of seven infants with acute myocarditis. All patients presented with respiratory distress including tachypnea (respiratory rate greater than or equal to 40) and intercostal retractions. Other findings included tachycardia (heart rate greater than or equal to 120) (7/7) and grunting (6/7). Lungs were clear to(More)
In a prospective study over 7 years, 105 consecutive pediatric patients with hyperpyrexia (temperature > or = 41.1 degrees C [106 degrees F]) were evaluated to determine the incidence, sensitive indicators, and types of illnesses encountered. The incidence of hyperpyrexia in a large urban pediatric emergency department was 0.36 per 1,000 visits or(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the correlation between supralingual temperatures obtained with a new electronic pacifier thermometer (Steridyne) and rectal temperatures obtained with a digital electronic thermometer. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Pediatric emergency department and pediatric inpatient ward of a tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS(More)