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This study was designed to identify factors associated with adverse outcomes and increased duration of parenteral therapy in patients with skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) managed with outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT). A retrospective cohort study interrogating variables recorded prospectively in an electronic OPAT patient database was(More)
To identify causes and risk factors for pregnancy-related mortality in New York City, we analyzed 224 pregnancy-related deaths that occurred from 1980 to 1984. The leading causes of death were ectopic pregnancy complications, embolism, intrapartum cardiac arrest, and hypertension. Mortality ratios were determined by comparing the characteristics of the(More)
In an effort to explore the use of polypeptide growth factors as potential markers for cancer detection, we have identified the presence of transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha) in pooled urine of patients with metastatic breast cancer by a commercial radioimmunoassay (RIA) based on a rabbit antiserum raised to the C-terminal 17aa synthetic fragment(More)
Quadricuspid pulmonic valve is a rare congenital anomaly which appears to occur in the absence of other cardiac or systemic anomalies. It predominates in males and tends to be clinically quiescent. The first case of quadricuspid pulmonic valve in a live newborn infant diagnosed by two-dimensional echocardiography is presented here with a review of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether pulsatile perfusion is clinically beneficial for adult cardiac operations. METHODS Data concerning consecutive patients undergoing isolated coronary bypass surgery (n=1820) from January 1, 1997 to July 31, 1999 were reviewed. RESULTS Nine hundred fifteen patients received pulsatile perfusion (PP) while perfusion in the(More)
We report a 77-year-old woman, newly diagnosed with a malignant lung neoplasm of indeterminate nature who presented with profuse bilious vomiting without abdominal distension, pain or constipation. CT confirmed proximal small bowel obstruction. Laparotomy found a large area of intussusception from an intraluminal mass in the small bowel, which was resected(More)