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Nosocomial Malassezia pachydermatis bloodstream infections in a neonatal intensive care unit

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Malassezia pachydermatis, a lipophilic yeast, has been described to cause sporadic nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI). Nosocomial outbreaks of M. pachydermatis BSI have never been described. A cluster of M. pachydermatis BSIs in the neonatal intensive care unit at Louisiana State University Medical Center, University Hospital provided the opportunity to investigate the epidemiology of this organism and apply molecular epidemiologic typing techniques.… Read more

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Use of polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis

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Mancao MY, Nolte FS, Nahmias AJ, Jarvis WR

Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 1994 Feb;13(2):154-6

PMID: 8190543

Use of polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis was last modified: February 1st, 1994 by Mancao MY, Nolte FS, Nahmias AJ, Jarvis WR… Read more
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Bacterial contamination of platelets at a university hospital: increased identification due to intensified surveillance

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BACKGROUND: A cluster of bacterial contamination of platelets occurred at a university hospital in a one-month period. This unusual clustering allowed us to examine the likely mechanism of contamination and clinical sequelae.

METHODS: We reviewed medical records of patients receiving random donor platelet transfusions to determine numbers of platelets transfused, reactions reported, and episodes of bacterial contamination.… Read more

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Epidemic Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: role of second- and third-generation cephalosporins

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OBJECTIVE: To better define the role of multiple risk factors for cytotoxic Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.

DESIGN: Case-control study.

SETTING: A Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

PATIENTS: Thirty-three case patients with C difficile-associated diarrhea. Two control groups were used: one group consisted of 32 patients from the same ward as the case patients, and one group consisted of 34 patients with nosocomial diarrhea and negative C difficile toxin assays.… Read more