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NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,(More)
We studied 30 patients with infectious sphenoid sinusitis (15 acute cases and 15 chronic cases) in an effort to characterize the clinical presentation, bacteriology, and associated complications of this frequently misdiagnosed infection. Severe frontal, temporal, or retro-orbital headache that radiated to the occipital regions or pain in the trigeminal (V1(More)
SETTING During the 1980s, New York City experienced a rapid increase of tuberculosis cases, more than 40% of which were human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated. OBJECTIVE To better define the molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in New York City. DESIGN We collected an isolate from every patient in New York City with a positive culture for(More)
High penetrations of wind and solar generation on power systems are resulting in increasing curtailment. Wind and solar integration studies predict increased curtailment as penetration levels grow. This paper examines experiences with curtailment on bulk power systems internationally. It discusses how much curtailment is occurring, how it is occurring, why(More)
 The aim of the present study was to assess the hypothesis that, when present in nasopharyngeal secretions, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis play a pathogenic role early in the course of an upper respiratory tract infection. Adults with a clinical diagnosis of acute sinusitis or common cold were enrolled.(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical and microbiological risk factors for treatment failure of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) orthopedic device-related infection (ODRI). A retrospective cohort study of patients with MRSA ODRI who were treated at Geneva University Hospitals between 2000 and 2008 was undertaken. Stored(More)
NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,(More)
Ciprofloxacin serum levels were measured after administration of the drug to 36 patients with septicemia (at least one positive blood culture) who were able to take oral medication. Patients were randomly allocated to receive ciprofloxacin 500 mg p.o. (n=21) or 200 mg i.v. over 30 min (n=15). A first dose was administered 18–30 h after the last positive(More)
To determine the causes of treatment failure and to evaluate the prognostic factors in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia, a prospective, observational study of 228 adult patients hospitalized for a community-acquired pneumonia in the University Hospital of Geneva and the La Chaux-de-Fonds Community Hospital, Switzerland, was conducted.(More)