Charles Mauney

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Two outbreaks of postoperative wound infections due to organisms of the Mycobacterium fortuitum complex (Mycobacterium chelonei and M. fortuitum) occurred among patients who underwent open-heart surgery. In one hospital, 19 of 80 patients who underwent cardiac surgery within a 10-week period developed sternal infection with M. chelonei. In the second(More)
We present the clinical and epidemiological features of Mycobacterium fortuitum epidemics involving 19 patients who underwent open-heart surgery. The source of the infection could not be identified. However, bone wax and homografts utilized at that time have been suspected. The infected patients responded poorly to antibiotic management and their courses in(More)
Late infections remain a significant complication in the treatment of open fractures, occurring in 2% to 25% of all open fractures. Recently there has been a trend toward early soft-tissue coverage of open fracture wounds. Quantitative bacterial counts have been used primarily by plastic surgeons to assess the viability of primary versus delayed wound(More)
Recovery rates of Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci in throat cultures from 300 children were studied using three different methods. The swabs were streaked onto plates immediately, streaked from the same dry swabs held at room temperature for 3 to 6 hours and streaked from swabs held in transport media at room temperature for 3 to 6 hours. The cultures(More)
A review of atypical mycobacterial infections complicating cardiac operations is presented. Proven sources of infections at different institutions include contaminated porcine valves and municipal water supply, but the mode of transmission in the great majority of patients remains unclear. There are two principal clinical forms of atypical mycobacterial(More)
We screened cord blood or serum samples from 101 infants at risk for congenital syphilis and serum samples from their mothers for immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgM, and IgA antibodies to Treponema pallidum by western blotting (immunoblotting). Clinical evaluation showed that six infants had signs and/or symptoms consistent with congenital syphilis. The sera from(More)