Jonathan Faro

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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in an enlarged series of uterine serous carcinoma (USC) patients and to determine whether patients with USC are associated with a personal or familial history of breast or ovarian carcinoma. METHODS A cohort of all consecutive patients with diagnosed USC was identified for 9 years. Family(More)
Approximately half of the molecular mass of gp120, the receptor-binding envelope protein of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), consists of N-linked glycans. Nearly half of these glycans are of the high mannose type. These high mannose glycans furnish a rich forest of mannose residues on the virus surface making HIV a prime target for interaction with(More)
This case involves a patient with the congenital absence of the lower third of the vagina. While undergoing surgical restoration of the vagina, she sustained a laceration, which ultimately led to the development of a rectovaginal fistula. After two unsuccessful attempts at repair, the recommendation was for a diverting colostomy with another attempted(More)
BACKGROUND Serratia marcescens, a known pathogen associated with postpartum mastitis, may be identified by its characteristic pigmentation. CASE A 36-year-old P0102 woman presented postpartum and said that her breast pump tubing had turned bright pink. S marcescens was isolated, indicating colonization. She was started on antibiotics. After viewing an(More)
Neonatal infection with Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus [GBS]) causes significant morbidity and mortality. A truly rapid diagnostic test for identifying GBS would allow for more timely initiation of antibiotic prophylaxis and also reduce the administration of antibiotics for the prevention of early onset neonatal GBS infection. A stock(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the validity of a novel Group B Streptococcus (GBS) diagnostic assay for the detection of GBS in antepartum patients. STUDY DESIGN Women were screened for GBS colonization at 35 to 37 weeks of gestation. Three vaginal-rectal swabs were collected per patient; two were processed by traditional culture (commercial laboratory versus(More)
We analyzed the performance of a new rapid diagnostic test for use in determining group B streptococcus colonization in pregnancy. Vaginal-rectal specimens were compared by the rapid test, a commercial laboratory culture result, and an in-house culture. Of 150 patient samples, 72 were positive by the rapid test, giving a prevalence of 48.0% versus 24.7% by(More)
This study examined the performance of unidirectional barbed suture versus polyglactin 910 with respect to vaginal cuff healing in robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy (RATLH). This was a retrospective cohort study of 93 patients who underwent RATLH in a teaching hospital from July 2008 to June 2012. In the first 44 patients, the vaginal cuff(More)
For the clinician, necrotizing soft-tissue infections have remained a daunting opponent since the first writings on the subject over 2000 years ago. Early disease may be incorrectly diagnosed as cellulitis, and this delay in correctly diagnosing and expeditiously proceeding to radical surgical debridement may lead to a high degree of mortality. Although(More)
Background. Elucidation of a pathogen's antimicrobial susceptibility requires subculture after the organism is first isolated. This takes several days, requiring patients to be treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. This approach contributes to the development of bacterial resistance. Methods. Microtiter wells were coated with a polyclonal antibody(More)