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IMPORTANCE Newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) using assays to detect T-cell receptor excision circles (TRECs) began in Wisconsin in 2008, and SCID was added to the national recommended uniform panel for newborn screened disorders in 2010. Currently 23 states, the District of Columbia, and the Navajo Nation conduct population-wide(More)
A Nebulizer Chronolog, a portable device that houses a standard nebulizer canister, was used in a unique method to measure compliance with aerosolized medication. Each actuation is tabulated to within 4 minutes of the actual time of usage and can subsequently be displayed in a day-hour-minute format. Of the 19 patients studied for 12 weeks with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of inhibiting the formation of the 5-lipoxygenase products of arachidonic acid by the 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor zileuton in the treatment of mild-to-moderate asthma. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. SETTING University hospitals and private allergy and pulmonary practices. PATIENTS A(More)
An electronic monitoring device was used to assess patient compliance during clinical trials of two new aerosolized nonbronchodilator, antiasthma drugs. Compliance was poor, but similar, in both trials. Patients took the study drug as instructed on a mean of 37.3% days (range 10% to 77%) in one trial and 37.4% days (range 0% to 63%) in the other. Both(More)
Sinus disease has been described as one of several aggravating factors for chronic adult-onset asthma. Forty-eight children whose reactive airway disease (asthma) was significantly improved with treatment of their sinusitis have been observed. All of the subjects were seen in the office with chronic (more than 3 months) respiratory symptoms; all had daytime(More)
Forty of 82 patients with recurrent pneumonias and/or clinical asthma were found to have gastroesophageal reflux (GER) by the criteria of two or more of five tests positive for GER. Of 36 patients with GER followed for response to therapy, 32 patients attempted medical therapy and four had fundoplications. Ten of 32 (31%) patients on medical therapy had(More)
To evaluate the role of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) as a possible cause of recurrent pulmonary disease, 30 children, aged 1 to 18 years, were studied prospectively with esophageal function tests. These included esophagram (30 patients), esophageal manometry (29 patients), pH probe (Tuttle) test (29 patients), and esophagoscopy with esophageal biopsy (23(More)
To describe the process and assess outcomes for the first 2 years of newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID NBS) in New York State (NYS). The NYS algorithm utilizes a first-tier molecular screen for TRECs (T-cell receptor excision circles), the absence of which is indicative of increased risk of immunodeficiency. During the first 2(More)
We describe a death in a 15-mo-old girl who developed a varicella-like rash 20 d after varicella vaccination that lasted for 2 mo despite acyclovir treatment. The rash was confirmed to be due to vaccine-strain varicella-zoster virus (VZV). This is the first case of fatal varicella due to vaccine-strain VZV reported from the United States. The patient(More)