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Analysis of 1,186 episodes of gram-negative bacteremia in non-university hospitals: the effects of antimicrobial therapy.
Over the five-year period 1977-1981, we studied 1,186 episodes of bacteremia due to Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonadaceae in the four non-university hospitals of a single metropolitan area. OverallExpand
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Prospective observational study of Klebsiella bacteremia in 230 patients: outcome for antibiotic combinations versus monotherapy.
Combination antimicrobial agent therapy has been advocated for treatment of gram-negative bacteremia, including that caused by Klebsiella spp. We performed a prospective, observational, 10-hospitalExpand
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Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis for herniorrhaphy and breast surgery.
We assessed the efficacy of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis for surgery in a randomized, double-blind trial of 1218 patients undergoing herniorrhaphy or surgery involving the breast, includingExpand
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Hospital-acquired bacteremic urinary tract infection: epidemiology and outcome.
Analysis of 221 episodes of hospital-acquired bacteremic urinary tract infection in 4 hospitals of 1 metropolitan area from 1977 to 1981 revealed an over-all mortality rate of 30.8 per cent. TheExpand
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Bacteremia in Diabetic Patients: Comparison of Incidence and Mortality with Nondiabetic Patients
We determined the incidence of bacteremia and associated mortality in diabetic and nondiabetic patients in the four major hospitals of one metropolitan area over the 5-yr period 1977–1981. MortalityExpand
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Bacteremia associated with decubitus ulcers.
We studied 104 episodes of bacteremia in 102 patients with decubitus ulcers observed over five years in the hospitals of one metropolitan area. The ulcers were considered to be the "probable" sourceExpand
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Clinical implications of positive blood cultures.
  • C. Bryan
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Microbiology Reviews
  • 1 October 1989
Positive blood cultures can be classified according to their veracity (true-positive or false-positive culture), clinical severity (inconsequential or life threatening), place of origin (communityExpand
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Gram-negative bacillary endocarditis. Interpretation of the serum bactericial test.
Although the serum bactericidal test is commonly used in the management of infective endocarditis, little has been written about its validity or limitations. We report three cases of gram-negativeExpand
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Bacteremic nosocomial pneumonia. Analysis of 172 episodes from a single metropolitan area.
We studied 172 episodes of bacteremia attributed to nosocomial pneumonia in 168 patients, observed in the 4 major hospitals of a single metropolitan area over a 5-yr period. Overall mortality forExpand
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Petriellidium boydii infection of the sphenoid sinus.
Petriellidium boydii infection of the sphenoid sinus in a previously healthy woman was initially diagnosed by immunofluorescent staining of biopsy tissue sections. The diagnosis was confirmed byExpand
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