Jonathan L. Dukes

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BACKGROUND Despite a paucity of evidence, decolonization measures are prescribed for outpatients with recurrent Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection (SSTI). OBJECTIVE Compare the effectiveness of 4 regimens for eradicating S. aureus carriage. DESIGN Open-label, randomized controlled trial. Colonization status and recurrent SSTI were(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperuricemia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We assessed the relationship of increased serum uric acid levels with cardiovascular risk across levels of kidney function. STUDY DESIGN Historical cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Study data were drawn from administrative records of a national private health insurer(More)
We sought to determine the association between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and graft function in renal transplant recipients. We enrolled 577 kidney transplant recipients aged 18–74 years (response rate 87%). Recipients with multiple or multi-organ transplantation, creatine kinase >200 U/L, acute renal failure or cellular rejection (n = 64), and(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the disutility associated with diabetes in the kidney transplant population. METHODS We enrolled 233 kidney transplant recipients age 18-74 from a Midwestern hospital outpatient department. Recipients with multiple or multi-organ transplants, those with laboratory evidence that suggests acute cellular damage(More)
BACKGROUND Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is increasingly used for nutrition support after patients are discharged from the hospital. Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI) are a common and potentially fatal complication of HPN. The risk factors for development of CR-BSI in the outpatient setting are poorly understood. METHODS We conducted an(More)
BACKGROUND The vocational rehabilitation after kidney transplantation (KTX) is suboptimal. We sought to evaluate correlates of occupational outcomes after KTX. METHODS We included 336 working-age patients with at least one creatinine assessment in the 3-month screening period. We collected clinical information from medical records. All subjects answered a(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate knowledge of obesity-related peri-operative risks in with women newly diagnosed complex atypical hyperplasia and endometrial cancer. METHODS Cross sectional study of patients newly diagnosed with complex atypical hyperplasia or endometrial cancer who underwent preoperative counseling between 2011 and 2014, using a 17-item(More)
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