Peter H. Gilligan
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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a leading cause of hospital-associated gastrointestinal illness and places a high burden on our health-care system. Patients with CDI typically have extended… Expand
Abstract The critical role of the microbiology laboratory in infectious disease diagnosis calls for a close, positive working relationship between the physician and the microbiologists who provide… Expand
Individuals with cystic fibrosis have abbreviated life spans primarily due to chronic airway infection. A limited number of types of organisms are responsible for these infections, with… Expand
COAGULASE-negative staphylococci have been11 increasilgly recognized as causative agents in sevel l types of infection, including nosocomial bacteremia and infection of indwelling devices, such as ...
Global spread of aggressive mycobacteria Many mycobacteria, in addition to those causing leprosy and tuberculosis, are capable of infecting humans. Some can be particularly dangerous in patients… Expand
BACKGROUND Although nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are recognized pathogens in cystic fibrosis (CF), associations with clinical outcomes remain unclear. METHODS Microbiological data was obtained… Expand
ABSTRACT With the recognition of several serious outbreaks of Clostridium difficile infection in the industrialized world coupled with the development of new testing technologies for detection of… Expand
During the period of 1979 to 1983, 38 patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the CF center of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Pennsylvania developed respiratory tract colonization with… Expand
During 1994 and 1995, an increase in the number and severity of group A streptococcal (GAS) infections was noted in North Carolina. Ninety-six patients had GAS recovered from blood and other sterile… Expand
ABSTRACT Burkholderia cepacia has emerged as a serious respiratory pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The clinical course of B. cepacia infections is variable, but ∼20% of patients eventually… Expand