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Nasal colonization plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus infections. To identify characteristics associated with colonization, we studied a cross-section of a well-described cohort of HIV-seropositive and -seronegative active and former drug users considered at risk for staphylococcal infections. Sixty percent of the 217(More)
INTRODUCTION The causes and management of prosthetic graft infections have been extensively studied for conventional bypass grafts; however, the infectivity and therapy for endovascular graft infections are completely unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the biologic properties of infected aortic grafts when inserted by endoluminal or standard(More)
OBJECTIVES Infertility affects at least 2 million couples in the United States. One third of infertility is attributed to male causes, but the etiology of most male infertility remains obscure. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between Chlamydia trachomatis and unexplained infertility in men. METHODS Questionnaires and serum were(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between maternal nutrition knowledge and maternal socio-demographics including participation in the Special Supplemental Women, Infants and Children's (WIC) Program. A cross-sectional study of new mothers at two San Francisco hospitals was conducted using some of the American Academy of(More)
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