P. Pottinger

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BACKGROUND Voriconazole is approved for treatment of invasive aspergillosis and other invasive fungal infections, but the role for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is not clear. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients at the University of Washington Medical Center and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center from 2007-2009. We(More)
BACKGROUND Self-medication with antibiotics is an important factor contributing to the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of self-medication with antibiotics for the treatment of menstrual symptoms among university women in Southwest Nigeria. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was(More)
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE Propionibacterium acnes is an uncommon pathogen in delayed surgical site infection, and its indolent course can complicate diagnosis and treatment. We report the longest delay between neurosurgery and P acnes infection reported. CLINICAL PRESENTATION Asymptomatic postoperative P acnes osteomyelitis and tumor recurrence occurring(More)
The appearance of resistance to many first-line antimicrobial agents presents a critical challenge to the successful treatment of bacterial infections. Antimicrobial resistant bacteria and resistance genes are globally distributed, but significant variations in prevalence have been observed in different geographical regions. This article discusses possible(More)
Metronidazole- and carbapenem-resistant Bacteroides fragilis are rare in the United States. We isolated a multidrug-resistant anaerobe from the bloodstream and intraabdominal abscesses of a patient who had traveled to India. Whole-genome sequencing identified the organism as a novel Bacteroides genomospecies. Physicians should be aware of the possibility(More)
Learning Objectives-• Understand the morbidity and cost of nosocomial infections and understand the new rules for Medicare reimbursement in this context • Understand what you can do as a healthcare provider to prevent infections, including performing optimal hand hygiene and other preventative techniques • Understand and implement isolation precautions(More)
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