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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) infections cause significant morbidity and mortality among liver transplant candidates and recipients. To assess rates of MRSA and VRE colonization, we obtained active surveillance cultures from 706 liver transplant candidates and recipients within 24 h of(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol-based hand rubs play a key role in reducing the transmission of pathogens in acute care settings, especially as part of a comprehensive hand hygiene program. However, their use in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) has been virtually unstudied. METHODS Infection data, including those meeting McGeer et al and the Pennsylvania Patient(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS It is estimated that up to 30% of CD patients develop abdominal abscesses; the management of active luminal CD in such patients represents a clinical challenge. The aim of this study is to assess the safety of biologics in patients with Crohn's disease and abdominal abscesses treated with percutaneous drainage and/or broad-spectrum(More)
Pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that arise from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla. Malignant pheochromocytoma is defined as the presence of metastatic spread in tissues where chromaffin cells are not usually present. This case report describes the case of a relapsed malignant pheochromocytoma, spread to the right liver lobe, superior(More)
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