Maurice Greenbaum

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Accuracy of the clinical diagnosis of tuberculosis and of the mycobacteriology laboratory test results was assessed in a teaching hospital by reviewing clinical and microbiologic data on patients from whom Mycobacterium tuberculosis had been recovered. Mycobacteria were isolated in 230 of 6,550 specimens (3.5%). Clinical data were available for 42 patients(More)
We evaluated antimicrobial exposure, discharge diagnoses, or both to identify surgical site infections (SSI). This retrospective cohort study in 13 hospitals involved weighted, random samples of records from 8,739 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures, 7,399 cesarean deliveries, and 6,175 breast procedures. We compared routine surveillance to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence and management of catheter occlusion in implantable arm ports. MATERIALS AND METHODS Findings were prospectively examined in 391 patients in whom 393 arm ports were placed. The indications for port placement included chemotherapy (n = 347), antibiotic administration (n = 35), combination chemotherapy/antibiotic use (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Screening methods that use automated data may streamline surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance and improve the accuracy and comparability of data on SSIs. We evaluated the use of automated inpatient diagnosis codes and pharmacy data to identify SSIs after arthroplasty. METHODS This retrospective cohort study at 8 hospitals involved(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of inpatient pharmacy and administrative data to detect surgical site infections (SSIs) following hysterectomy and colorectal and vascular surgery. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Five hospitals affiliated with academic medical centers. PATIENTS Adults who underwent abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy, colorectal(More)
PURPOSE To compare and investigate the rate of infection in patients with and without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who have implantable venous access devices placed by interventional radiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three hundred ninety-one patients undergoing radiologically guided placement of peripheral arm ports were grouped according to their(More)
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