Eric Milefchik

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No method currently exists to predict which patients with acute AIDS-associated cryptococcal meningitis can be effectively treated with fluconazole. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of cryptococcal susceptibility to fluconazole, along with clinical variables, to the risk of treatment failure for patients with acute(More)
An all oral treatment for cryptococcal meningitis is attractive, particularly where amphotericin B use is impractical. Both fluconazole and flucytosine are available in oral formulations and have activity against Cryptococcus neoformans. We conducted a prospective phase II dose escalation study employing doses of fluconazole ranging from 800 to 2000 mg(More)
Coccidioidomycosis is an infection originating in the San Joaquin Valley of southern California, but is now seen with increasing frequency throughout southern California and the southwestern United States. A central nervous system involvement is usually manifested as meningitis. The authors present the case of a young man with pulmonary coccidioidomycosis(More)
Contact precautions are a traditional strategy to prevent transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Chlorhexidine bathing is increasingly used to decrease MRSA burden and transmission in intensive care units (ICUs). We sought to evaluate a hospital policy change from routine contact precautions for MRSA compared with universal(More)
Coccidioidomycosis is an infection originating in the San Joaquim Valley of southern California, but now seen with increasing frequency throughout southern California and the southwestern United States. Central nervous system involvement is usually manifested as meningitis. The authors present the case of a young man with pulmonary coccidioidomycosis who(More)
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