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Closely related Staphylococcus aureus strains of ST398, an animal-associated strain, were identified in samples collected from humans in northern Manhattan, New York, NY, USA, and in the Dominican Republic. A large population in northern Manhattan has close ties to the Dominican Republic, suggesting international transmission.
Dengue infections are caused by a single-stranded RNA virus, which has four serotypes (DEN 1-4); mosquitoes of the genus Aedes serve as vectors of transmission. Risk factors for dengue infection are related to both the host and virus. Age, gender, immune status, and genetic background of the host all contribute to the severity of dengue infection. Recently,(More)
A previously healthy 16-year-old boy with a closed, severe traumatic brain injury was admitted to a surgical and trauma intensive care unit. He was given a continuous infusion of propofol for sedation and to control intracranial pressure. About 3 days after the propofol infusion was started, metabolic acidosis and rhabdomyolysis developed. Acute renal(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether a critical care consult team can be used to identify patients who have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization during a window period at which they are at highest risk for methicillin-resistant S. aureus infection and can most benefit from topical decolonization strategies. DESIGN Prospective cohort study.(More)
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