COLUMN: MEDICAL MEMOS
Drs. Stuart and Aaron Fay have announced that Dr. Laura Milner has joined their practice. Dr. Milner will provide uninterrupted care for those patients who have been under the care of Dr. Caroline Toomey-Gitto, who is retiring from primary care optometry optometry (ŏptŏm`ətrē), eye-care specialty concerned with eye examination, determination of visual abilities, diagnosis of eye diseases and conditions, and the prescription of lenses and other corrective measures. . Dr. Milner will be accepting new patients as well. For an appointment, call (978) 342-8752 or (978) 342-2972.
The research of Worcester native Daniel T. Foley was recently published in the December edition of the "American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene." Mr. Foley's manuscript, titled "Reinfection reinfection /re·in·fec·tion/ (-in-fek´shun) a second infection by the same agent or a second infection of an organ with a different agent.
n. and Relapse in Early Lyme Disease," is a prospective observational study of more than 1200 cases of Lyme disease on Block Island, R.I. The research group, led by Peter J. Krause (director of infectious disease at Connecticut Children's Medical Center) and Andrew Spielman (director of tropical medicine at Harvard University School of Public Health), evaluated recurrent and chronic cases of Lyme disease within a population endemic for Borrelia burgdorferi, human granulocytic granulocytic
pertaining to granulocytes.
see myelocytic leukemia.
extramedullary growth of multiple, focal granulocytic neoplasm. They may be neutrophilic or eosinophilic. anaplasmosis, and Babesia microti, pathogens carried by the common deer tick. Mr. Foley and his colleagues were able to conclude that although co-infection with multiple pathogens is common in areas infested in·fest
tr.v. in·fest·ed, in·fest·ing, in·fests
1. To inhabit or overrun in numbers or quantities large enough to be harmful, threatening, or obnoxious: with deer ticks, prompt administration of antibiotic therapy reliably eliminates persistent infection and prevents relapse of disease. Mr. Foley is employed as a medical science liaison A medical science liaison (abbreviated as MSL) is a healthcare consulting professional who is employed by pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and managed care companies. and epidemiologist with Organon or·ga·non or or·ga·num
n. pl. or·ga·nons or or·ga·nums or or·ga·na
1. An organ.
2. A set of principles for use in scientific investigation.
pl. organa [Gr.] organ. BioSciences, and lives in Hebron, Conn., with his wife and three children. Copies of this article are available at www.ajtmh.org, or on reserve at the Douglas Library in Hebron.