Elizabeth L Palavecino

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OBJECT Treatment of ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections frequently requires placement of an external ventricular drain (EVD). Surveillance specimens obtained from antibiotic-impregnated (AI) EVDs may be less likely to demonstrate bacterial growth, potentially resulting in undertreatment of an infection. The purpose of this study was to assess whether AI(More)
Time-to-positivity (TTP) is defined as the length of time from the beginning of culture incubation to the detection of bacterial growth by an automated system. The objective of this study was to assess the clinical and microbiological implications of TTP among patients with Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) bacteremia. This was a prospective, single-center,(More)
Letters Letters Letters Letters Letters the basis of the following characteristics: catalase negativity, α-hemolytic gram-positive cocci forming pairs and tetrads (not chains) in broth culture; growth in the presence of 40% bile and 6.5% NaCl and ability to hydrolyze esculin; pyrrolidony l-aminopeptidase positivity, leucine-aminopeptidase negativity; and(More)
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