Nicholas Namias

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BACKGROUND The successful treatment of intraabdominal infection requires a combination of anatomical source control and antibiotics. The appropriate duration of antimicrobial therapy remains unclear. METHODS We randomly assigned 518 patients with complicated intraabdominal infection and adequate source control to receive antibiotics until 2 days after the(More)
BACKGROUND Burn injury results in a chronic inflammatory, hypermetabolic, and hypercatabolic state persisting long after initial injury and wound healing. Burn survivors experience a profound and prolonged loss of lean body mass, fat mass, and bone mineral density, associated with significant morbidity and reduced quality of life. Understanding the(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to determine the effect of the presence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in accordance with surveillance cultures on the subsequent development of clinical infections by this organism. METHODS This retrospective cohort study was conducted at a tertiary hospital from January 2010 to November 2011. We included all(More)
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