Ballari Chattopadhyay

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During a period of two years the overall mortality rate among 218 patients with septicaemia was 22.4 per cent. Mortality among patients of over 60 years of age, however, was 36.6 per cent compared with only 5.1 per cent for those below that age. This difference was highly significant (P less than 0.001). For pneumococcal septicaemia the figures were(More)
Fulminant sepsis following splenectomy remains a major problem. Even with the administration of pneumococcal vaccine and prophylactic antibiotics fatalities still occur. A better understanding of the complex immunological function of the spleen, its preservation as much as possible during surgery, potent vaccine and perhaps more effective antibiotics will,(More)
Despite occasional reports of local success, the steadily increasing prevalence of strains of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin (MRSA) shows that attempts to limit their spread do not work. In this commentary we suggest that efforts to control the spread of methicillin-resistance are counterproductive, and that energies should instead be(More)
An extensive survey of patients and the environment in a newly refurbished intensive care unit showed that the principle species on patients in sites other than the rectum were Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Serratia marcescens, Acinetobacter anitratus and Enterobacter cloacae. Multiple episodes of cross-infection were occurring with 10(More)