Deborah A. Callan

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OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency of conjunctival colonization, identify the colonizing flora, and correlate culture results with physical findings in infants in a NICU. DESIGN Surveillance study. SETTING Level III NICU of a large university teaching hospital. PATIENTS All infants admitted for longer than 24 hours during a 26-week period. (More)
J. Natalia Jiménez, Lázaro A. Vélez, José R. Mediavilla, Ana M. Ocampo, Johanna M. Vanegas, Erika A. Rodríguez, Barry N. Kreiswirth, and Margarita M. Correa Author affi liations: Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia (J.N. Jiménez, L.A. Vélez, A.M. Ocampo, J.M. Vanegas, E.A. Rodríguez, M.M. Correa); and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New(More)
Gatifloxacin is a new 8-methoxy fluoroquinolone. The in-vitro antibacterial activity of gatifloxacin was compared to that of ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, imipenem, piperacillin/tazobactam and amoxicillin/clavulanic acid against 165 streptococcal isolates, 369 staphylococcal isolates, and 50 enterococcal isolates recently recovered from clinical isolates.(More)
BACKGROUND Contaminated nebulizers are a potential source of bacterial infection but no single method is universally accepted for disinfection. We hypothesized that baby-bottle steam sterilizers effectively disinfect home nebulizers. METHODS Home nebulizers were inoculated with the common CF respiratory pathogens methicillin resistant Staphylococcus(More)
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTMb), present in environmental water sources, can contribute to respiratory infection in patients with chronic pulmonary disease. Contaminated nebulizers are a potential source of respiratory infection. Treatment with baby bottle steam sterilizers disinfects home nebulizers inoculated with bacterial pathogens but whether this(More)
The in vitro antibacterial activity of BMS-284756 was compared to those of ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, moxifloxacin, ceftriaxone, imipenem, piperacillin-tazobactam, and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid against 492 gram-positive clinical isolates. BMS-284756 was the most-active agent against Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus viridans, beta-hemolytic(More)
Outbreaks and pseudo-outbreaks of infection related to bronchoscopy typically involve Gram-negative bacteria, Mycobacterium species or Legionella species. We report an unusual bronchoscopy-related pseudo-outbreak due to Actinomyces graevenitzii. Extensive epidemiological and microbiological investigation failed to identify a common source. Strain typing(More)
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