Olca Delaspre

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OBJECTIVE To investigate bacterial nasopharyngitis as a cause of adult upper respiratory infection. DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING Walk-in medical clinic of a university hospital. PATIENTS 507 patients with cold or flu symptoms, sore throat, or recent cough; 21 control subjects without symptoms of upper respiratory infection. MEASUREMENTS(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of ventilator associated pneumonia can be made by quantitative cultures of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid or of protected specimen brushings, though cultures require 24-48 hours to provide results. In 80% of cases aerobic Gram negative bacteria are the cause. METHODS A rapid diagnostic method of assessing the endotoxin content of lavage(More)
community were not different from cluster sizes of the drug-resistant isolates, suggesting that the drug-resistant isolates are transmitted as easily as the drug-susceptible isolates. In addition, the well-documented spread of the multidrug-resistant New York strain W is further evidence for transmissibility (as a virulence measure) of multidrug-resistant(More)
Objective: To investigate bacterial nasopharyngitis as a cause of adult upper respiratory infection. Design: Prospective case series. Setting: Walk-in medical clinic of a university hospital. Patients: 507 patients with cold or flu symptoms, sore throat, or recent cough; 21 control subjects without symptoms of upper respiratory infection. Measurements and(More)
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