Maria Soto Corpuz

Learn More
SETTING DOTS Clinic with a DOTS-Plus pilot project for the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in a high burden country. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease among pediatric household contacts of patients with pulmonary TB (PTB). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODOLOGY One hundred and(More)
We report a case of spontaneous fungal peritonitis in a patient with cirrhosis. A 70-year-old woman with cirrhosis secondary to autoimmune hepatitis was admitted with fever and abdominal distention. Paracentesis revealed neutrocytosis, and despite appropriate antibacterial coverage, no clinical improvement was noted and the ascitic fluid white cell count(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify patient related factors that may influence the treatment response and relapse following Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) colitis. METHODS A total of 36 patients with C. difficile colitis were followed for 3 months. Age, sex, place of residence, severity of infection, treatment, underlying medical(More)
Lyme disease can be reliably diagnosed in the presence of erythema migrans. When erythema migrans is absent, serologic tests are often used to confirm the diagnosis. To choose a test for our Lyme disease diagnostic center, serum samples were obtained from 34 patients and tested for antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi. We evaluated five enzyme-linked(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prognostic factors in Clostridium difficile (CD) colitis. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of proven cases of CD colitis in l8 months. Seventy six patients (from a 605-bed community hospital in the Bronx, NY) with proven CD colitis were studied. Mortality in patients with CD colitis was also examined. RESULTS Seventy(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine the frequency of the association between Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and delineate the role of C. difficile coinfection as a predictor of VRE infection versus colonization and adverse outcome. METHODS Patients with both C. difficile colitis and VRE(More)
Clostridium cadaveris bacteremia is extremely rare; the few cases reported in the literature have occurred in immunocompromised patients. We describe a case of C. cadaveris bacteremia in an immunocompetent host with necrotic decubitus. A 42-year-old nursing home patient with paraplegia, secondary to a gun shot injury, was admitted to the hospital on 8 March(More)
GOALS To determine the clinical course and outcome in patients with intraabdominal vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infections (VRE-A) and to identify probable risk factors for VRE-A. BACKGROUND Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus is one of the most notable nosocomial emerging pathogens. The incidence is increasing, especially in the abdominal surgery(More)
We were interested in the extent to which advances in the availability of neonatalogy expertise have provided a centrifugal impetus to perinatal care. Specifically, we wondered where infants who were sick enough to require mechanical ventilation were currently being managed. We surveyed 116 of 140 hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin that offered(More)
Information security has been recognized as a core requirement for corporate governance that is expected to facilitate not only the management of risks [1][2], but also as a corporate enabler that supports and contributes to the sustainability of organizational operations [3]. In implementing information security, the enterprise information security policy(More)