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OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of enhanced infection control measures with screening for gastrointestinal colonization on limiting the spread of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a New York City hospital endemic for this pathogen. DESIGN Retrospective observational study with pre- and postinterventional phases. METHODS Beginning in 2006, a(More)
BACKGROUND Toxicity secondary to rectally administered hypertonic phosphate solution in patients with normal renal function is rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of electrolyte disturbance and seizure secondary to the rectal administration of 2 Fleet pediatric enemas. CASE REPORT A 4-year-old white female with spinal muscular atrophy and(More)
BACKGROUND The Black Locust (Robinia Pseudoacacia) tree contain toxalbumins, robin and phasin, that exert their toxic effects by inhibition of protein synthesis. Despite the potential dangers of Black Locust intoxication, reports of human toxicity after ingestion are rare. We report the first human intoxication of Black Locust bark in North America in over(More)
This project 1 is developing a trainable system that can extract meaning from texts in dier-ent domains (example: various Internet news-groups). The system does partial parsing based on a large dictionary containing approximately 150,000 words. The system assists the user in extracting a semantic network representation for each member of a set of training(More)
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