Ariel Gonzales

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Amniotic fluid sludge (AFS) is defined as the presence of particulate matter in the amniotic fluid in close proximity to the cervix. Although its prevalence is known to correlate with the risk of preterm delivery, initial reports describe a strong association between AFS and microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and histological chorioamnionitis.(More)
Objective: To evaluate the effect of heparin on thrombus formation and infection associated with use of central venous and pulmonary artery catheters. articles, personal files, and contact with expert informants. Study selection: Fourteen randomized controlled trials evaluating prophylactic doses of heparin or heparin bonding were included. Conclusions:(More)
We evaluated nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) in 114 hemodialysis patients by performing two nasal swab cultures at a one month interval. The incidence of bacteremia was then followed for one year. Other factors associated with infections in hemodialysis patients, such as diabetes, central venous catheter, and high serum ferritin levels(More)
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