Frank Edward Myers

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BACKGROUND African American (AA) men suffer a higher prostate cancer (PCa) burden than other groups. OBJECTIVE We aim to determine the impact of race on the risk of upgrading, upstaging, and positive surgical margins (PSM) at radical prostatectomy (RP) among men eligible for active surveillance. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We studied men with(More)
The government publishes 3 different public report surgical site infection (SSI) metrics, all called standardized infection ratios (SIRs), that impact perceived hospital quality. We conducted a non-random cross-sectional observational pilot study of 20 California hospitals that voluntarily submitted colon surgery and SSI data. Discordant SIR values, leading(More)
AIDS, reemergence of tuberculosis, and growth of drugresistant bacteria are a reminder that infectious diseases will always be with us. This article focuses on three dangerous infections that are prevalent in hospitalized patients: • Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (PVL-positive MRSA), a multidrug-resistant(More)
BACKGROUND Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a severe infection of the kidney associated with formation of gas in the renal parenchyma and/or collecting system. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis in a contemporary cohort and to evaluate the impact of urolithiasis on disease severity. METHODS A(More)
tals! Is that statement surprising? If you get your news about healthcare-associated infections from the popular press, you couldn’t be blamed if you’re surprised. Discussions of various “super bugs” such as methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have dominated the headlines, leaving the impression that hospitals are worse than ever at protecting(More)