Meredith Degnan

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A colorimetric, microplate-based Alamar Blue assay (MABA) method was used to determine the MICs of isoniazid (INH), rifampin, streptomycin (SM), and ethambutol (EMB) for 34 Peruvian Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates (including both pansensitive and multidrug-resistant strains) and the H37Rv strain by using bacterial suspensions prepared directly from(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical ventilation after general surgery is associated with worse outcomes, prolonged hospital stay, and increased health care cost. Postoperatively, patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) may be categorized into 1 of 3 groups: extubated patients (EXT), patients with objective medical indications to remain ventilated (MED), and(More)
BACKGROUND There has been an increase in health problems among physicians due to low primary care maintenance, noncompliance with recommendations for physical activity and balanced eating practices, high levels of caffeine intake, and reduced amount of sleep. We hypothesize that physical health, specifically blood pressure (BP) control, is suboptimal among(More)