Susanne J. May

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Osteoporosis-related vertebral fractures have important health consequences for older individuals, including disability and increased mortality. Because these fractures can be prevented with appropriate medications, recognition and treatment of high-risk patients is warranted. A cross-sectional survey was carried out in a large, regional hospital in New(More)
In Los Angeles County, California, 142 cases of human listeriosis were reported from January 1 through August 15, 1985. Ninety-three cases (65.5 percent) occurred in pregnant women or their offspring, and 49 (34.5 percent) in nonpregnant adults. There were 48 deaths: 20 fetuses, 10 neonates, and 18 nonpregnant adults. Of the nonpregnant adults, 98 percent(More)
OBJECTIVES Outbreaks of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) have been noted in multiple sites in the United States. This study's purpose was to estimate trends in the incidence of and risk factors for clinically significant MRSA (CS-MRSA) infection in a cohort of HIV-infected adults. DESIGN A retrospective clinic-based(More)
CONTEXT Hypertonic fluids restore cerebral perfusion with reduced cerebral edema and modulate inflammatory response to reduce subsequent neuronal injury and thus have potential benefit in resuscitation of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). OBJECTIVE To determine whether out-of-hospital administration of hypertonic fluids improves neurologic(More)
Most research with 31P-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS) in affective disorders has been done in the field of bipolar disturbances. Reduced frontal and temporal lobe phosphomonoester (PME) concentrations were measured in the euthymic state, whereas increased values were found in the depressed state. In bipolar-II patients reduced phosphocreatine(More)
BACKGROUND In patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), HIV-1 DNA persists during highly active antiretroviral treatment, reflecting long-lived cellular reservoirs of HIV-1. Recent studies report an association between HIV-1 DNA levels, disease progression, and treatment outcome. However, HIV-1 DNA exists as distinct molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Perishock pauses are pauses in chest compressions before and after defibrillatory shock. We examined the relationship between perishock pauses and survival to hospital discharge. METHODS AND RESULTS We included out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Epistry-Cardiac Arrest who suffered arrest between(More)
Hypoadiponectinemia has been implicated in the development of obesity-related conditions, including dyslipidemia and coronary heart disease (CHD). In this study, the authors examined the association of adiponectin with CHD prevalence, incidence, and mortality among 1,513 community-dwelling men and women aged 50-91 years who were followed from 1984-1987(More)
The North American Multiple System Atrophy Study Group involves investigators in 12 US medical centers funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The objectives are to examine the environmental and genetic risk factors for MSA; elucidate pathogenic mechanisms underlying the disorder; and refine evaluations used for assessment. During its(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether out-of-hospital administration of hypertonic fluids would improve survival after severe injury with hemorrhagic shock. BACKGROUND Hypertonic fluids have potential benefit in the resuscitation of severely injured patients because of rapid restoration of tissue perfusion, with a smaller volume, and modulation of the(More)