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Ahmad, Sharjeel - - 2010
Scedosporium prolificans is an emerging fungal pathogen. We report a case of Scedosporium prolificans endocarditis in an immunocompetent male together with a literature review.
Montjoy, Carol - - 2010
Introduction: Ethylene glycol (EG) and methanol (MTH) are common industrial solvents and are responsible for accidental, suicidal, and epidemic poisonings. (1) Since the clinical signs and symptoms associated with EG and MTH poisoning are nonspecific, it is important for the medical community to consider these toxicities given that early treatment ...
Kaslovsky, Robert - - 2010
This is a pilot study designed to examine the frequency of asthma in obese children who have exertional dyspnea. Obese children who complained of breathlessness with exercise and who denied asthma were invited to enroll. If there was evidence of airflow limitation on spirometry, nebulized albuterol was administered and spirometry ...
Hood, Ellie - - 2010
Objective: To determine the utility of re-testing pregnant patients [less than or equal to]25 years old at 34-36 weeks gestation for Chlamydia trachomatis.
Schmidt, John H., - - 2010
Good, Barbara - - 2010
John, Molly - - 2010
Cocaine, an addictive central nervous system stimulant that can be inhaled, intravenously injected or smoked, is the second most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. Its use is associated with numerous medical problems, as well as psychiatric disorders. (1) This study 1) describes the clinical and demographic features ...
O'Neil, Michael - - 2010
Prescription drug abuse, misuse, addiction, and diversion have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The elimination of the burden of these activities on the healthcare system, the criminal justice system and society as a whole requires a multifaceted approach. Before resolution of these issues around prescription drugs can occur, ...
Deer, Timothy - - 2010
Opioid addiction and abuse are growing problems in the United States, particularly in Appalachian areas, (13) which has led to a major social health problem costing millions of dollars in lost wages, medical care and lost productivity. In some patients with chronic moderate to severe pain, opioids are indicated and ...
Stitely, Michael - - 2010
Introduction: Substance abuse in pregnancy is of serious concern to society as well as health care providers caring for pregnant women and their infants. Various studies have suggested a prevalence of 10 -20%. This study used anonymous sampling of umbilical cord tissue to estimate the prevalence of substance abuse in ...
Zullig, Keith - - 2010
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of the West Virginia Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline (WVPDAQ). Methods: Descriptive data and inferential analyses are provided for the period of operations from 9/11/2008 to 3/1/2010. Chi-square tests for Independence compared differences between callers completing at least one follow-up survey against callers completing only the ...
Lagos, Rachel - - 2010
The nationally recognized popularity of recreational intranasal oxycodone abuse among rural Appalachians is apparent to West Virginian healthcare providers. Three recent cases of narcotic-induced injury at WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital demonstrate the facial bone necrosis associated with "hillbilly heroin" abuse as well as other imaging features of narcotic-induced intracranial ischemia. ...
Hall, P. - - 2010
Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and West Virginia is not immune. It is estimated that in 2009, the number of adolescents and adults with a substance abuse and/or dependence problem has reached 23. (2) million in the US. There has been an alarming rate ...
Hannah, Karen - - 2010
Abuse and diversion of controlled substances are well-known problems in West Virginia and nationally. The costs to our society in both dollars and human capital are substantial. These problems touch groups as diverse as law enforcement, medical professionals, government leaders, addiction specialists, pain specialists, social workers, educators and regulatory boards, ...
Mullett, Martha - - 2010
The WV Birth Score began in 1984 and was revised in 2007. One part of the form is a score which predicts the top 18% of infants at risk for death in the first year of life. The other components collect information regarding the health of mothers and their infants. ...
Shaffer, E. - - 2010
Prescription drug abuse and diversion continue to be serious problems in West Virginia and nationwide. Doctor shopping (visiting multiple doctors in a short time frame with the intent to deceive them to obtain controlled substances) is illegal and one way that patients gain access to prescription drugs. We surveyed West ...
Mueller, Dave - - 2010
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