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Comparison of BACTEC MYCO/F LYTIC and WAMPOLE ISOLATOR 10 (lysis-centrifugation) systems for detection of bacteremia, mycobacteremia, and fungemia in a developing country

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In less-developed countries, studies of bloodstream infections (BSI) have been hindered because of the difficulty and costs of culturing blood for bacteria, mycobacteria, and fungi. During two study periods (study period I [1997] and study period II [1998]), we cultured blood from patients in Malawi by using the BACTEC MYCO/F LYTIC (MFL), ISOLATOR 10 (Isolator), Septi-Chek AFB (SC-AFB), and Septi-Chek bacterial (SC-B) systems.… Read more

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Risk factors for acquisition of vancomycin-resistant enterococci among patients on a renal ward during a community hospital outbreak

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BACKGROUND: During an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal (VRE) infection and colonization at a community hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, we performed a case-control study of patients on the hospital’s renal unit to determine risk factors for acquisition of VRE among this potentially high-risk patient population.… Read more

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When clusters occur: an illustrative example and a statistical dilemma

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Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Cazes C, Chinn RY, Vargo JA, Jarvis WR

Am J Infect Control 2000 Aug;28(4):325-6

PMID: 10926718

When clusters occur: an illustrative example and a statistical dilemma was last modified: August 1st, 2000 by Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Cazes C, Chinn RY, Vargo JA, Jarvis WR… Read more
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Transfusion-related sepsis due to Serratia liquefaciens in the United States

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BACKGROUND: Severe, often fatal, transfusion reactions due to bacterial contamination of blood components continue to occur. Serratia liquefaciens, an unusual human pathogen, is a recently recognized potential cause of transfusion-related sepsis.

CASE REPORTS: Five episodes of transfusion-related sepsis and endotoxic shock due to S.… Read more

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Natural T, gammadelta, and NK cells in mycobacterial, Salmonella, and human immunodeficiency virus infections

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NK cells, gammadelta T cell antigen receptor chain-positive cells, and CD3(+)CD16/56(+) (natural T [NT]) cells are involved in innate immunity and immunoregulation; however, their role in clinical infection is not well defined. Cytofluorometric analysis was used to examine peripheral blood from bacteremic, nonbacteremic, and healthy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and -negative persons in Malawi, Africa.… Read more