Jill L Abraham

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Methicillin resistance rates of 41% for Staphylococcus aureus, 16% for S. intermedius, and 40% for S. schleiferi have recently been reported in canine patients. These were deemed to be reflective of referral and clinician-selection biases, which would imply significantly lower methicillin-resistant staphylococcal carriage rates in less-biased canine(More)
In this study, bacterial cultures were collected from five sites on each of 50 healthy cats and 48 cats with inflammatory skin disease (ISD), to determine prevalence of carriage and relative frequency of methicillin resistance in coagulase-positive staphylococci and Staphylococcus schleiferi ssp. schleiferi. Latex agglutination testing for(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to identify a dangerous new weapon capable of causing damage to the ocular and periocular regions. METHODS The authors report two patients who had penetrating ocular injury in the past year because of homemade recreational potato guns. RESULTS In one 14-year-old boy, projectiles from the firing of a potato gun resulted in(More)
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