Michael P. Anderson

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BACKGROUND Diarrhea is a frequent and potentially severe complication in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. One of the most common infectious etiologies of diarrhea in these patients is Clostridium difficile. Our objective was to investigate the association of C. difficile infection (CDI) with the outcomes of hospitalized SOT patients. METHODS We(More)
Bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) is extensively cultivated for forage and turf in the the southern United States and in parts of Asia, Africa, southern Europe, Australia and South America. However, few simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers are available for bermudagrass genetics research. Accordingly, the objective of this study was to develop SSR markers in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) with the outcomes of hospitalized patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS We extracted all adult cases with a discharge diagnosis of ESRD or CDI from the United States Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2009 database. Outcome variables (mortality, length of hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), similar to adults, are at increased risk of acquiring a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Our objective was to characterize the health care burden associated with CDI in hospitalized pediatric patients with IBD. METHODS We extracted and analyzed cases with a discharge diagnosis of IBD or CDI(More)
BACKGROUND Single-center studies suggest an increasing incidence of acute pancreatitis (AP) in children. Our specific aims were to (i) estimate the recent secular trends, (ii) assess the disease burden, and (iii) define the demographics and comorbid conditions of AP in hospitalized children within the United States. METHODS We used the Healthcare Cost and(More)
To determine whether the incidence of Clostridium difficile infection continues to increase in hospitalized pediatric patients, we evaluated data from a United States national inpatient database. For the period of 2003 to 2009, we found an increasing trend in the incidence of C. difficile infection. These data suggest greater effort be given to prevent and(More)
BACKGROUND Opioids are commonly used in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Negative neurodevelopmental effects in the short-term setting have been associated with opioids ; however, long-term studies have been limited. OBJECTIVE The primary objective was to determine if there is a dose relationship between fentanyl and neurodevelopmental outcomes,(More)
OBJECTIVE Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) is caused by an expanded GAA triplet-repeat (GAA-TR) mutation in the FXN gene. Patients are typically homozygous for expanded alleles containing 100 to 1,300 triplets, and phenotypic severity is significantly correlated with the length of the shorter of the 2 expanded alleles. Patients have a severe deficiency of FXN(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated differences in observed performance of instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) and self-reported satisfaction with social role performance between people with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (a-MCI) and age- and gender-matched control participants. METHOD We measured observed performance of 14 IADLs using the(More)