William J. Peterson

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Failure to mature (primary failure) of new fistulas remains a major obstacle to increasing the proportion of dialysis patients with fistulas. This failure rate is higher in women than in men, higher in older than in younger patients, and higher in forearm than in upper arm fistulas. These disparities in the frequency of failure to(More)
The prevalence and intensity of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis was determined by examining the head and a fecal sample from each of 379 white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) of known age that had been killed by vehicles in northeastern Minnesota (USA), November 1991 to May 1993. Small numbers of adult worms (mean +/- SD, 3.2 +/- 2.2; maximum, 13) were(More)
Terrestrial gastropods were collected, 15 June to 25 November 1994, from beneath cardboard sheets on deer range in northeastern Minnesota (USA) and examined individually for larvae of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, the meningeal worm of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Overall, 10 (0.08%) of 12,096 snails and slugs were infected with a mean (+/- SD)(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter-related bacteremia (CRB) is a frequent complication of tunneled dialysis catheters, and Enterococcus is a common infecting organism. CRB may be treated by instilling an antibiotic lock into the catheter lumen in conjunction with systemic antibiotics. The efficacy of this approach in Enterococcus bacteremia is unknown. DESIGN Quality(More)
In an investigation of the pigments of the telial galls of the common rust fungus Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae Lk. beta- and gamma-carotenes were shown to be the only carotenoids present, with the gamma-isomer predominating. The identification of gamma-carotene was based on its more characteristic properties, behavior on an adsorbent, and its(More)
Natural infections of giant liver flukes (Fascioloides magna) occur primarily in cervids and bovids. In northeastern North America, a common definitive host for giant liver flukes is the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Giant liver flukes cannot reproduce in moose (Alces alces) and eventually die, but only after causing extensive tissue damage in(More)
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