Illustration(s) pertain to the topic addressed in this publication, not the specific research or data presented in the publication

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) associated with transfusions

Abstract

Of 2157 patients with the acquired immunode­ficiency syndrome (AIDS) whose cases were reported to the Centers for Disease Control by August 22, 1983, 64 (3 per cent) with AIDS and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia had no recognized risk factors for AIDS.… Read more

Illustration(s) pertain to the topic addressed in this publication, not the specific research or data presented in the publication

Bacterial growth and endotoxin production in lipid emulsion

Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae serotypes 21 and 24 and Enterobacter cloacae were responsible for an outbreak of polymicrobial bacteremia associated with the receipt of lipid emulsion. Since it is recommended that lipid emulsion be kept refrigerated between uses, we undertook a study to determine the growth characteristics of these organisms in lipid emulsion at 5 and 25 degrees C and to examine the use of alternative measurements (pH and endotoxin) to determine contamination by viable and nonviable microorganisms.… Read more

Illustration(s) pertain to the topic addressed in this publication, not the specific research or data presented in the publication

Pseudomonas fluorescens bacteremia from blood transfusion

Abstract

In October 1980, two units of blood contaminated with Pseudomonas fluorescens caused septic transfusion reactions in two recipients at a Chicago hospital; one patient died. Both units had been purchased from the same blood center. Investigation at the blood center and at other hospitals it supplied revealed another fatal case of P.… Read more

Illustration(s) pertain to the topic addressed in this publication, not the specific research or data presented in the publication

Nosocomial infection surveillance, 1983

Abstract

Jarvis WR, White JW, Munn VP, Mosser JL, Emori TG, Culver DH, Thornsberry C, Hughes JM

MMWR CDC Surveill Summ 1984;33(2):9SS-21SS

PMID: 6440003

Nosocomial infection surveillance, 1983 was last modified: January 1st, 1984 by Jarvis WR, White JW, Munn VP, Mosser JL, Emori TG, Culver DH, Thornsberry C, Hughes JM… Read more
Illustration(s) pertain to the topic addressed in this publication, not the specific research or data presented in the publication

Clostridium difficile and gastroenteritis: how strong is the association in children?

Abstract

Jarvis WR, Feldman RA

Pediatr Infect Dis 1984 Jan-Feb;3(1):4-6

PMID: 6701103

Clostridium difficile and gastroenteritis: how strong is the association in children? was last modified: January 1st, 1984 by Jarvis WR, Feldman RA… Read more
Illustration(s) pertain to the topic addressed in this publication, not the specific research or data presented in the publication

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in hemophiliacs

Abstract

From mid-1977 to mid-1983 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has received reports of more than 2,100 cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). These cases had either biopsy confirmed Kaposi’s sarcoma

or a biopsy or culture confirmed life-threatening opportunistic infection, without an identifiable cause of immunosuppression.… Read more

Illustration(s) pertain to the topic addressed in this publication, not the specific research or data presented in the publication

Centers for Disease Control and the epidemiology of violence

Abstract

Violence is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The Center for Health Promotion and Education, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has begun to apply epidemiologic techniques to study the problems of child abuse, child homicide, homicide, and suicide.… Read more