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Prevalence and characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus colonization among healthcare professionals in an urban teaching hospital.
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of asymptomatic carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) among healthcare professionals (HCPs) who experience varying degreesExpand
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Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay for Detection and Classification of Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase Gene (bla KPC) Variants
ABSTRACT Carbapenem resistance mediated by plasmid-borne Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPC) is an emerging problem of significant clinical importance in Gram-negative bacteria. Multiple KPCExpand
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Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus ST398, New York and New Jersey, USA
To the Editor: Clinical infections with livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus sequence type (ST) 398 have been reported in Europe, Canada, and the People’s Republic of China (1), as well as theExpand
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Finegoldia magna (formerly Peptostreptococcus magnus): an overlooked etiology for toxic shock syndrome?
Finegoldia magna is an anaerobic Gram positive coccus, previously classified as Peptostreoptococcus magnus. It is normal flora of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract, and can be isolatedExpand
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Multicenter Clinical and Molecular Epidemiological Analysis of Bacteremia Due to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the CRE Epicenter of the United States
ABSTRACT Although the New York/New Jersey (NY/NJ) area is an epicenter for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), there are few multicenter studies of CRE from this region. We characterizedExpand
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Achieving housestaff competence in emergency airway management using scenario based simulation training: comparison of attending vs housestaff trainers.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate a teaching protocol comparing a critical care attending to a housestaff team in training medical interns in initial airway management skills using a computer-controlledExpand
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Initial airway management skills of senior residents: simulation training compared with traditional training.
BACKGROUND Scenario-based training (SBT) with a computerized patient simulator (CPS) is effective in teaching physicians to manage high-risk, low-frequency events that are typical of critical careExpand
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Molecular characterization of an early invasive Staphylococcus epidermidis prosthetic joint infection.
Historically regarded as a skin commensal, Staphylococcus epidermidis has been increasingly implicated in invasive foreign body infections such as catheter-related bloodstream infections, indwellingExpand
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Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in post-earthquake northern Haiti.
BACKGROUND Knowledge of nasal carriage is important in predicting staphylococcal infection, and no information exists regarding the endemicity of Staphylococcus aureus in Haiti. METHODS WeExpand
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Challenges in the management of infections due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections are increasing and are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Members of the Emerging Infections Network treating CREExpand
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