Suzanne W. Chang

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A few fetal diseases may benefit from surgical treatment before birth, but hysterotomy and subsequent delivery by cesarean section pose a risk to the otherwise unaffected mother. To assess maternal risk of mortality, morbidity, and reproductive potential after fetal surgery, we reviewed our experience with 17 highly selected women who underwent fetal(More)
BACKGROUND --Thiazide diuretics are the most commonly prescribed antihypertensive agent in the treatment of hypertension. No studies to date have isolated conclusively the effect of diuretic therapy on patient quality of life, and particularly on sexual dysfunction. METHODS --We carried out a randomized placebo-controlled trial of the effect of thiazide(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV infection in US correctional settings, most jails and prisons in the United States prevent inmates from using condoms to prevent STIs/HIV. DISCUSSION This article makes the following arguments to justify a scalable and feasible next step in the prevention of HIV/STIs(More)
BACKGROUND Cachexia is a hallmark of pulmonary tuberculosis and is associated with poor prognosis. A better understanding of the mechanisms behind such weight loss could reveal targets for therapeutic intervention. The role of appetite-regulatory hormones in tuberculosis is unknown. METHODS AND FINDINGS 41 subjects with newly-diagnosed pulmonary TB(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the Short Form (SF36) Health Status Survey is a valid measure of health status and health change for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS The SF36 was self-administered by 116 patients with IBS at the commencement and end of a controlled clinical trial. Patients were recruited through two Sydney teaching(More)
A 68-year-old man presented with facial cellulitis and found to have Neisseria meningitidis bacteraemia with no evidence of infection outside of the facial soft tissue. He was treated with a course of intravenous ceftriaxone and transitioned to oral amoxicillin on discharge with significant improvement of his symptoms. N meningitidis is best recognised as a(More)
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