There are reports in the literature of 20 or more trials designed to assess the efficacy of vitamin C (L-xyloascorbic acid, ascorbic acid, AA) in the prevention and treatment of the common cold. Many of the trials failed to satisfy strict criteria of scientific experimentation and it is generally concluded that AA supplementation has at best a small effect… (More)
Isolations from the granulate ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Coleoptera: Curcu-lionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini), collected in Geor-gia, South Carolina, Missouri and Ohio, yielded an undescribed species of Ambrosiella in thousands of colony-forming units (CFU) per individual female. Partial sequences of ITS and 28S rDNA regions distinguished… (More)
Bacillus cereus is typically considered a blood culture contaminant; however, its presence in blood cultures can indicate true bacteremia. We report 4 episodes of B. cereus bacteremia in 3 persons who inject drugs. Multilocus sequence typing showed that the temporally associated infections were caused by unrelated clones.
Purpose In this study we evaluate the feasibility of using a newly formed practice-based research network of nine U.S. leading integrative medicine centers, called BraveNet, to assess the utilization and costs of integrative medicine interventions used to treat patients who suffer from chronic pain. Methods Adult patients seeking their initial treatment for… (More)