Guy S. Hammer

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The most important basis for evaluating an assistive device is whether it satisfies the needs of the disabled consumer. However, the factors that consumers consider in determining whether a device meets their needs are not well understood. This preliminary study applied a small focus group process to identify and prioritize factors used by long-term users(More)
Four homosexual men presented with gradually enlarging perianal ulcers, from which herpes simplex virus was cultured. Each patient had a prolonged course characterized by eight loss, fever, and evidence of infection by other opportunistic microorganisms including cytomegalovirus, Pneumocystis carinii, and Candida albicans. Three patients died; Kaposi's(More)
Twenty-seven episodes of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia in 21 patients with AIDS were evaluated at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1987-1992. Of 21 primary episodes, 12 were acquired in the community, 8 were nosocomial, and one was acquired in a nursing home. Sources of bacteremia (i.e., sites of infection; n = 30) included the lungs (12 cases) an(More)
The case of a 36-year-old man with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and a renal aspergilloma is reported. Aspergillus infections are uncommon in patients with AIDS. Isolated renal aspergillomas have rarely been reported in the non-AIDS population (14 cases) and have never been reported in a patient with AIDS. The patient we describe was(More)
Changes in the etiology, clinical features, methods of diagnosis, and treatment of pyogenic liver abscess have occurred slowly but continuously over the past century. The earlier changes are well documented in the literature, and continuing variations in the classic patterns of disease are now evident. These include 1) a recent increase in incidence(More)
Mucormycosis classically occurs in patients who have uncontrolled diabetes who develop rhinocerebral disease. A fatal case of rhinocerebral infection caused by Rhizopus arrhizus in a 53-year-old man who had received a renal homograft three years previously is reported. Only five similar cases have been documented, all since 1970. Although direct smears of(More)
A case report and review of 13 cases of Pasteurella multocida empyema in the English literature demonstrate the apparent increased pathogenicity of this organism in patients with chronic lung disease. The infections were marked by their indolence, minimal febrility, blood-tinged pleural fluid, and predilection for the elderly. The was no characteristic(More)