Ardis Dee Hoven

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PURPOSE The results of the first five years of an ongoing antimicrobial control program are reported. METHODS In 1998, a multidisciplinary antimicrobial subcommittee of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee of a university hospital was formed and charged with making formulary interventions in an effort to reduce rising antimicrobial resistance rates and(More)
Density-dependent cell–cell communication, or quorum sensing (QS), has been demonstrated in numerous species of bacteria. The basic function of QS is likely to confer a nutritional advantage, particularly in a highly populated, mixed-species environment. QS also has ramifications on the production of colonization and virulence factors. Pheromone-like(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the association between the protease inhibitor indinavir and the development of urolithiasis. METHODS Case reports of three adult patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus who developed surgical renal stones while being treated with indinavir are presented. RESULTS Of the 3 patients requiring surgical intervention,(More)
Recent advances in the development of antiretrovirals have significantly extended life-spans and positively impacted morbidity of HIV-seropositive patients. While effective, antiretrovirals are associated with complex medication regimens, large pill burdens, and significant side effects which may impact quality of life. Researchers continue to examine(More)
Current antiretroviral therapy has had a significant impact on HIV associated morbidity and mortality. Despite these positive outcomes current antiretroviral regimens have significant deficiencies which include multiple drug-drug interactions, high pill burdens, and considerable financial expense. Perhaps the greatest shortcoming is the apparent inability(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of piperacillin/tazobactam-induced rash in a patient with infectious mononucleosis. CASE SUMMARY A 25-year-old white man developed a rash while receiving piperacillin/tazobactam 3.375 g intravenously every 6 hours and gentamicin for osteomyelitis complicating a left femur fracture secondary to a motorcycle accident. Due to(More)
Ehrlichiosis is a recently described tick-borne disease characterized by headache, fever and chills, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and transaminase elevation. The presentation is similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever but the rash is less frequently present in ehrlichiosis. The diagnosis is confirmed by elevated antibody titers to Ehrlichia chaffeensis or(More)