Jerome E. Granato

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A 65-year-old woman presented to the hospital with weight loss and diarrhea. A diagnosis of thyroid storm was established by the presence of fever, lethargy, tachycardia, heart failure (HF), and abnormal thyroid function tests. An acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was suspected because of anteroseptal ST-segment elevations on electrocardiogram and severe left(More)
Body piercing has become an increasingly common practice in the United States and elsewhere. Although perceived as a relatively safe practice, it poses the risk of numerous infectious complications. Oral body piercing in particular has significant potential risk given the known relationship of oral flora to bacteremia. We describe a patient who developed(More)
Syncope is a common complaint that is frequently evaluated without identifying a precipitating cause. Gelastic (laughter-induced) syncope is an uncommon and poorly understood condition. We describe 3 patients who experienced loss of consciousness during vigorous laughter. Each patient had an extensive medical evaluation, including a comprehensive history(More)
Research is an integral component of the mission of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). In January 2010, APIC 's Board of Directors decided to update and clarify the Association's approach to research. The purpose of this paper is to briefly review the history of APIC's role in research and to report on the recent(More)
A 53-year-old man with steroid dependent rheumatoid arthritis presented with fever and serous articular drainage. Oral antibiotics were initially prescribed. Subsequent hemodynamic instability was attributed to septic shock. Further evaluation revealed a pericardial effusion with tamponade. Pericardiocentesis of purulent fluid promptly corrected the(More)
The initial report of a father-daughter pair with giant cell arteritis (GCA) is made. To our knowledge, it represents only the 12th known familial aggregation of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and/or GCA. This provides evidence for direct transmission of GCA during the two generations and helps to establish a genetic mode of inheritance for this disease.(More)
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) take a significant toll not only on patients, but also on a hospital's bottom line. By taking a zero tolerance approach to HAIs, hospital leaders can improve patient safety and financial performance. Eliminating HAIs requires clear goals, a committed leadership, access to resources, a best-practice mindset, effective(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the impact of hospital-wide interventions on central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in a 24-bed trauma-surgical intensive care unit. DESIGN Data were gathered retrospectively from January 1, 2001, through June 30, 2009. Interventions to reduce CLABSI rates during this period included standardization of line(More)
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