Thomas S Webb

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Survival into adulthood for individuals with spina bifida has significantly improved over the last 40 years with the majority of patients now living as adults. Despite this growing population of adult patients who have increased medical needs compared to the general population, including spina bifida (SB)-specific care, age-related secondary disabilities,(More)
The long-term effectiveness of rubella vaccination in childhood is particularly important because the ultimate goal of immunization is the prevention of infection during pregnancy. Of 25 healthy children tested 4 to 5 years after rubella vaccination, 19 showed no evidence of cell-mediated immunity (CM) to rubella virus despite the presence of(More)
Background Little is known physical health (PH), mental health (MH) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) adaptation outcomes in AYA with SB, and the factors associated with them. The purpose of this presentation is to 1) describe the PH (functional status [FS], self-management, secondary conditions), MH (depression, overall selfworth, and(More)
The ability of crude, semi-purified, and purified rubella antigens to elicit a specific and significant blast cell transformation of lymphocytes from immune individuals was investigated in 25 seronegative and 25 seropositive young adults. The type of preparation and the purity of the antigens were critical. Titration of the antigens by complement fixation(More)
Biochemical and immunochemical (ELISA) assays were used concurrently to monitor the rat plasma concentration of a recently identified 60 kDa oncofetal protein. Both the biochemical and antigenic activities increased and decreased in parallel during the growth and after surgical removal, respectively, of a solitary transplantable tumor. These activities also(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to determine the occurrence of prehypertension and high blood pressure in adults with spina bifida (SB) and to examine relationships among blood pressure, cardiovascular disease risk factors, and SB-specific factors. DESIGN This is a cross-sectional, retrospective analysis of adults with SB. SB-specific factors and(More)
Survival into adulthood for individuals with spina bifida has significantly improved over the last 40 years. Health services research suggests the majority of patients with spina bifida are now over 18 years old. Adults with spina bifida have ongoing increased medical needs compared to the general population, including spina bifida-specific care,(More)
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