Allan L. Truant

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Gram-negative sepsis and subsequent endotoxic shock remain major health problems in the United States. The present study examined the role of morphine in inducing sepsis. Mice administered morphine by the subcutaneous implantation of a slow-release pellet developed colonization of the liver, spleen, and peritoneal cavity with gram-negative and other enteric(More)
Formalin-ethyl ether sedimentation, Formalin-ethyl acetate sedimentation, and zinc sulfate flotation techniques were compared using over 250 clinical parasitology specimens. Fifty positive specimens were identified, and a variety of parasites, including amoebae, flagellates, cestodes, nematodes, and trematodes, were encountered. The Formalin-ether and(More)
Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladophialophora bantiana is a rare disease. We describe a heart and bilateral lung transplant recipient who was unsuccessfully treated for a C. bantiana brain abscess. This report compares the present case to those of other solid-organ transplant recipients with the same infection and to those of patients who did not(More)
Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen with a high prevalence of multiple-drug-resistant strains, causing pneumonia and sepsis. The current studies further develop a systemic mouse model of this infection and characterize selected innate immune responses to the organism. Five clinical isolates, with various degrees of antibiotic resistance, were(More)
During a 28-month period, 84 children with acute otitis media were studied by viral and bacterial cultures of middle ear fluid and viral cultures of nasal lavage fluid. Viruses were isolated from the middle ear fluid of 17 (20%) patients. Evidence of viral infection was demonstrated by positive viral cultures of middle ear fluid and/or nasal lavage fluid in(More)
The erm gene product confers clindamycin resistance on Staphylococcus aureus. We report a clindamycin clinical failure where resistance developed on therapy in a D-test-positive strain. D tests of 91 clindamycin-susceptible, erythromycin-resistant S. aureus isolates showed that 68% of methicillin-susceptible and 12.3% of methicillin-resistant S. aureus(More)
We evaluated the RapID Yeast Plus System using 117 fresh and frozen clinical yeast isolates. The Uni-Yeast-Tek System was used to establish the correct identification. The Vitek System was used as the arbiter for any discrepant results, along with morphology. Of 117 isolates tested, the RapID Yeast Plus System identified 96.6% correctly. The RapID Yeast(More)