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Stimulated innate resistance of lung epithelium protects mice broadly against bacteria and fungi.
Pneumonia is a serious problem worldwide. We recently demonstrated that innate defense mechanisms of the lung are highly inducible against pneumococcal pneumonia. To determine the breadth ofExpand
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Emergence of linezolid-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococcus in a cancer centre linked to increased linezolid utilization.
OBJECTIVES The prevalence of linezolid-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) in the MD Anderson Cancer Center rose from 0.6% in 2007 to 5.5% in 2009. The aim of our study was to analyseExpand
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Human metapneumovirus infection in a hematopoietic transplant recipient
Recently, a new paramyxovirus with worldwide distribution, designated as human metapneumovirus (hMPV), has been implicated in 5–10% of respiratory infections in immunocompetent children and adults.Expand
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Invasive Exserohilum sinusitis in a patient with aplastic anemia.
A case of acute, invasive, sinusitis caused by the dematiaceous mold Exserohilum rostratum is presented. Herein we examine the subtypes of fungal sinusitis and briefly discuss some characteristics,Expand
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Nocardiosis in 132 patients with cancer: microbiological and clinical analyses.
OBJECTIVES To correlate the microbiological and clinical features of infections caused by Nocardia species. METHODS We determined the species and drug susceptibility of 138 Nocardia strainsExpand
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Quantitative Fecal Lactoferrin in Toxin-Positive and Toxin-Negative Clostridium difficile Specimens
ABSTRACT Quantitative fecal lactoferrin was measured in 112 patients tested for toxigenic Clostridium difficile using glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) and toxin immunoassays combined with tcdB PCR.Expand
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Prospective comparison of R-mix™ shell vial system with direct antigen tests and conventional cell culture for respiratory virus detection
Abstract Background and objectives Conventional cell culture (CC) has limited clinical utility as a result of the extendedExpand
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Unique Footprint in the scl1.3 Locus Affects Adhesion and Biofilm Formation of the Invasive M3-Type Group A Streptococcus
The streptococcal collagen-like proteins 1 and 2 (Scl1 and Scl2) are major surface adhesins that are ubiquitous among group A Streptococcus (GAS). Invasive M3-type strains, however, have evolved twoExpand
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Seasonal Pattern of Onset in Lymphocytic Colitis
Background: The etiology of lymphocytic colitis, a microscopic colitis syndrome, has remained elusive. Because 1) many infectious enteritides exhibit seasonal variability in incidence and 2) a fewExpand
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First Reported Infections Caused by Three Newly Described Genera in the Family Xanthomonadaceae
ABSTRACT Members of the family of Xanthomonadaceae are typically characterized as environmental organisms. With the exception of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, these organisms are infrequentlyExpand
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