James J Couperus

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Nosocomial infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are a significant epidemiological problem. Detecting the sources of epidemic strains and preventing their access to patients, however, depend upon the availability of techniques to reliably distinguish among MRSA strains. We evaluated restriction enzyme analysis of plasmid(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps are widely used after surgery, but their association with various outcomes is not completely understood. Is PCA pump use related to the incidence of postoperative surgical site infections among patients undergoing open intestinal surgery? MATERIALS AND METHODS We undertook a comprehensive retrospective(More)
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