Anthony P. Cardile

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The authors describe a case of gastric volvulus, which is a rare cause of gastric outlet obstruction. An 85-year-old man presented with nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain. Admission abdominal radiograph demonstrated a grossly distended stomach with air-fluid levels. Multiple attempts at nasogastric tube placement failed. Endoscopy revealed a(More)
Microbial biofilms have been associated with the development of chronic human infections and represent a clinical challenge given their increased antimicrobial tolerance. Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen causing a diverse range of diseases, of which biofilms are often involved. Staphylococcal attachment and the formation of biofilms have been(More)
Despite the unprecedented Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa, no Ebola medical countermeasures have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. However, multiple valuable lessons have been learned about the conduct of clinical research in a resource-poor, high risk-pathogen setting. Numerous therapeutics were explored or developed during(More)
CASE REPORT A 22-year-old man presented with light-headedness, syncope, and marked sinus tachycardia. He was combative and very confused. After several hours he became calm, alert, and oriented. A urine drug screen was negative. His troponin was 0.516 ng/mL (normal range: 0-0.034 ng/mL). He reported snorting bath salts called “Cristalius,” which were(More)
Reports of biofilms have increased exponentially in the scientific literature over the past two decades, yet the vast majority of these are basic science investigations with limited clinical relevance. Biofilm studies involving clinical isolates are most often surveys of isolate collections, but suffer from lack of standardization in methodologies for(More)
Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is a rare but important complication of daptomycin therapy. We describe 2 cases of daptomycin-associated AEP, compile available data from another 22 published cases, and propose a revised set of diagnostic criteria.
Two adult cases, one of secondary syphilis and one of Listeria monocytogenes bacteremia, in which antibiotic desensitization therapy was utilized to assist treatment of active infection in the face of severe penicillin allergy. Clinical considerations are discussed that led to the decision to employ a formal desensitization procedure. Antibiotic(More)
We describe the first case to our knowledge of Hafnia alvei pyelonephritis in a renal transplant recipient. Clinicians should consider this under-recognized pathogen when clinically evaluating immunosuppressed patients with a history of invasive procedures.
BACKGROUND Outcomes data for the efficacy of interventions designed to decrease the time to initial target vancomycin troughs are sparse. OBJECTIVE A vancomycin therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) program was initiated to reduce the time to initial target troughs and to examine the impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS Single-center, pre- and(More)
In response to the unprecedented Ebola virus disease (Ebola) outbreak in West Africa, the U.S. government deployed approximately 2,500 military personnel to support the government of Liberia. Their primary missions were to construct Ebola treatment units (ETUs), train health care workers to staff ETUs, and provide laboratory testing capacity for Ebola.(More)