Colin M Thompson

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One hundred seven patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and 54 other patients with risk factors for Clostridium difficile-associated disease were entered into a bacteriologic study to compare the rate of recovery of C difficile and cytotoxin in feces with occurrence of diarrhea and to investigate potentially protective or permissive relationships of fecal(More)
Bile duct injuries are infrequent but potentially devastating complications of biliary tract surgery and have become more common since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The successful management of these injuries depends on the injury type, the timing of its recognition, the presence of complicating factors, the condition of the patient, and(More)
We report a case of an anephric child who accumulated significant concentrations of vancomycin during oral therapy for Clostridium difficile pseudomembranous colitis. Sustained serum vancomycin levels of 34 microgram/ml and CSF level of 4.2 microgram/ml were documented during an unexplained clinical syndrome of fever and encephalopathy. Discontinuation of(More)
Assays for cytotoxin of Clostridium difficile were performed on stool samples submitted to the laboratory for routine microbiologic study. Cytotoxin was recovered from 8.6% of 208 pediatric patients studied. Cytotoxin was identified significantly more often in younger patients (median age, 11 months) and in those with hospital-associated illness (17%) and(More)
Between April and November, 1980, an outbreak of meningitis and of febrile illness of neonates caused by ECHO 11 virus occurred in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. Thirty-eight virologically confirmed and ten virologically presumptive cases of meningitis were hospitalized in two Philadelphia hospitals for children. Most patients had fever and(More)
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