Bruce Polsky

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Eighteen episodes of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia were diagnosed in 13 patients among 336 with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cared for at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center since 1979. Bacterial pathogens isolated in 16 of 18 episodes were Haemophilus influenzae in 8, Streptococcus pneumoniae in 6, group B streptococcus in 1,(More)
Background. The occurrence of community-associated infections due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli has been recognized as a major clinical problem in Europe and other regions. Methods. We conducted a prospective observational study to examine the occurrence of community-associated infections due to ESBL-producing E. coli at(More)
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in subjects coinfected with HIV. Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) are licensed for the treatment of HIV-1 and HBV infection, respectively, but both have in vivo and in vitro activity against HBV. This study evaluated the anti-HBV(More)
3'-Fluoro-3'-deoxythymidine (FLT), a candidate anti-AIDS compound in clinical trials, showed anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) potency (50% effective concentration, 0.0052 microM) slightly better than or equal to that of 3'-azido-3'-deoxythymidine (AZT) in MT4 cells and was threefold more potent in H9 cells. There was no FLT resistance(More)
Intraventricular administration of amphotericin B for meningitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans is usually reserved for selected, seriously ill patients with recurrent disease. Between September 1973 and November 1983, 10 of 23 patients treated for cryptococcal meningitis at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center received intraventricular amphotericin B(More)
Enterobacter cloacae is a major nosocomial pathogen that causes serious infections, including bloodstream infections (BSIs). The clinical significance of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production in E. cloacae is not well established. A multicentre, retrospective, cohort study was conducted to identify clinical characteristics of patients with E.(More)
Four cases of infection withMycobacterium haemophilum occurred at a single hospital in a seven-month period. Only 22 cases have been reported since 1976. All four patients were immunocompromised; two had AIDS and two were the first known recipients of allogeneic bone marrow transplants (BMT) to develop the infection. One BMT recipient died ofMycobacterium(More)
We describe a case of CMV ventriculoencephalitis in a severely immunocompromised bone marrow transplant recipient who was receiving combination therapy with ganciclovir and foscarnet for treatment of viremia and retinitis. Analysis of sequential viral isolates recovered from the patient's cerebrospinal fluid suggested that disease developed because of the(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae producing Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) has been associated with serious infections and high mortality. The optimal antimicrobial therapy for infection due to KPC-producing K. pneumoniae is not well established. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients with bacteremia caused by(More)