Karin L. McGowan

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OBJECTIVE Establish prevalence rates of urinary tract infection (UTI) in febrile infants and young girls in an emergency department (ED) by demographics and clinical parameters. METHODS Cross-sectional prevalence survey of 2411 (83%) of all infants younger than 12 months and girls younger than 2 years of age presenting to the ED with a fever (>/=38.5(More)
OBJECTIVE Comparison of rapid tests and screening strategies for detecting urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants. METHODS Cross-sectional study conducted in an urban tertiary care children's hospital emergency department and clinical laboratories of 3873 infants <2 years of age who had a urine culture obtained in the emergency department by urethral(More)
Members of the Mycobacterium chelonae-abscessus complex represent Mycobacterium species that cause invasive infections in immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. We report the detection of a new pathogen that had been misidentified as M. chelonae with an atypical antimicrobial drug susceptibility profile. The discovery prompted a multicenter(More)
Definitive diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis often requires tissue samples for histologic evidence of fungal infection and culture confirmation of Aspergillus species. However, the culture frequently fails to isolate Aspergillus species. Alternative approaches to confirm Aspergillus infection use polymerase chain reaction, in situ hybridization, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The licensure and use of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine that is immunogenic in children who are younger than 2 years may affect the epidemiology of occult bacteremia. This study was conducted to determine the serotype prevalence of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from children with occult bacteremia and to document the proportion that would be(More)
This 13-year retrospective study investigated risk factors for candidemia secondary to Candida species with increased likelihood of fluconazole resistance. Of 344 candidemia cases, 23 were caused by C glabrata or C krusei (CGCK). Age >2 years, recent fluconazole exposure, and recent surgery were independent risk factors for CGCK.
INTRODUCTION The number of female medical school faculty being promoted and the speed at which they are promoted have not kept pace with their male counterparts at many institutions. One of the reasons is that these women are not publishing peer reviewed manuscripts at an equivalent rate. This study evaluates the impact of a women's writing group on faculty(More)
In order to study the distribution of bacteria in the operating room environment, cultures were obtained during 111 unselected shunt operations throughout a 10-month period. After routine skin preparation, bacteria were collected by placing Millipore filters on the patient's prepped skin underneath the drapes, on top of the drapes in the operative field,(More)
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