Javier B Cairo

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OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to assess the relationships between PTSD and demographic and disaster-related factors. METHODS Five months after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck the city of Pisco, Peru, we conducted a cross-sectional study using demographic questions, the PTSD Checklist, and a translated(More)
We assessed the accuracy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clinical criteria as well as other microbiological methods for the diagnosis of coagulase-negative staphylococci bacteraemia. The CDC clinical criteria had low accuracy, which can be improved by speciation, particularly if the patient had more than two positive blood cultures.
Differential Time to Positivity in Establishing a Diagnosis of Catheter‐Related Bloodstream Infection • Author(s): Iba Al Wohoush, MD; Javier Cairo, MD; Gopikishan Rangaraj, MD; Bruno Granwehr, MD; Ray Hachem, MD; Issam Raad, MD, FACP Source: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 31, No. 10 (October 2010), pp. 10891091 Published by: The(More)
Gram-negative bacillary bacteraemia (GNB) is associated with high morbidity and mortality among cancer patients. We conducted this study to determine the risk factors that may predict the catheter as the source of GNB in cancer patients. From July 2005 to December 2006 all 266 cancer patients with GNB and central venous catheters (CVCs) at The University of(More)
Viridans group streptococci (VGS), a leading cause of bloodstream infection (BSI) in cancer patients, are thought to arise from the gastrointestinal tract. We sought to determine whether central venous catheters may serve as the source of VGS BSI, and to compare the ability of the newly proposed mucosal barrier injury laboratory-confirmed BSI definition to(More)
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