Y. Howard Pung

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BACKGROUND There have been no recent assessments of the economic burden of sinusitis in the peer-reviewed literature. OBJECTIVE We sought to estimate the 1996 total direct health care expenditures for the treatment of sinusitis. METHODS This study determined (1) direct expenditures of medical and surgical encounters in which sinusitis was the primary(More)
BACKGROUND Previous estimates of the national economic burden of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (AR/AC) have relied on data analyses in which AR/AC was the primary International Classification of Diseases-ninth revision-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)-coded diagnosis. These studies ignore the costs when AR/AC was a secondary diagnosis to other disorders such(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the possible therapeutic effects of interferon alpha and gamma in the management of atopic dermatitis (AD) and hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome (HIES). A total of three patients with severe AD/HIES were studied. Two patients with AD (patients no. 1 and 2) were treated initially with IFN-gamma (0.05 mg/m2,(More)
This report describes the results of a phase 1 study evaluating the safety, infectivity, and immunogenicity of a new live oral Salmonella typhi temperature-sensitive (ts) 51-1 typhoid fever vaccine in the human. Three normal male subjects aged 23-32 years received three oral doses of S. typhi ts 51-1, each dose containing 10(9) organisms. Prior to and(More)
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is considered familial with allergic features. It often occurs in patients with other atopic disorders such as asthma and allergic Rhinitis. The terms "dermatitis" and "eczema" are frequently used interchangeably. When the term "eczema" is used alone, it usually refers to AD (atopic eczema).(More)
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