Jennifer J Jimenez

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A survey of 152 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains from medical centers in Las Cruces, NM, and El Paso, TX, revealed the presence of spa types 2 and 24 (clone USA100) and spa type 1 (clone USA300-0114). Las Cruces MRSA displayed relatively high vancomycin MICs, and one hetero-vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus strain was identified.
Species-specific identification of human tapeworm infections is important for public health purposes, because prompt identification of Taenia solium carriers may prevent further human cysticercosis infections (a major cause of acquired epilepsy). Two practical methods for the differentiation of cestode proglottids, (i) routine embedding, sectioning, and(More)
Cholesterol ester storage disease (CESD) is a chronic liver disease that typically presents with hepatomegaly. It is characterized by hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, high-density lipoprotein deficiency, and abnormal lipid deposition within multiple organs. It is an autosomal recessive disease that is due to a deficiency in lysosomal acid lipase(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether gastric acid-suppression therapy is associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in both inpatient and outpatient pediatric populations. METHODS We conducted a retrospective case-control study at a 200-bed academic pediatric hospital and associated outpatient clinics during 2005-2010. We(More)
PURPOSE To assess health care utilization and vision outcomes over 2 years in patients receiving bevacizumab treatment in clinical practice for diabetic macular edema. METHODS Patients with newly diagnosed diabetic macular edema who received an intravitreal bevacizumab injection within 12 months of initial diagnosis were identified from Kaiser(More)