Joni Tillotson

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Clostridium difficile has been recognized as a pathogen in humans for over 40 years, but in the past decade the incidence has increased and, more importantly, the clinical presentation and consequences have become more serious, with increased morbidity and mortality. The emergence of a new, more pathogenic strain, BI/NAP1/027, has driven these shifts.(More)
We have described a case of endocarditis caused by Moraxella nonliquefaciens on a prosthetic Hancock valve, which was cured with a six-week course of ampicillin and gentamicin therapy. Cases of Moraxella septicemia or endocarditis are uncommon, and this apparently represents the first case of Moraxella nonliquefaciens endocarditis on a prosthetic valve. The(More)
In review of our data, 12 of 38 patients (31.5 percent) had adverse drug reactions, a somewhat bothersome factor. Disturbing side effects of leukopenia and pancytopenia were seen in two patients, respectively, who were receiving cefamandole 12 g/d. Other cephalosporins, including cephalothin and cefazolin, have been reported to cause leukopenia.(More)