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Serious Candida infections were seen in 55 surgical patients from January 1977 through December 1980. Most of the patients had compromising underlying conditions and many were elderly. Broad-spectrum antibiotics and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) appeared to predispose patients to Candida infections. Mortality rate from Candida was 38%. A high percentage(More)
Thirty adults (mean age, 52 years) were enrolled in a randomized, comparative trial of oral ciprofloxacin (750 mg twice daily) and other antimicrobial therapies. Etiologic agents included Enterobacteriaceae (18 isolates), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (16 isolates), and Staphylococcus aureus (four isolates). Seven of 14 (50 percent) ciprofloxacin-treated(More)
Twenty adult patients with chronic contiguous osteomyelitis caused by aerobic gram-negative bacilli were enrolled in an open, prospective cooperative study to determine the effect of oral ciprofloxacin therapy in a dosage of 750 mg every 12 hours. There were 14 men and six women, with a mean age of 55 years. Fifteen of the 20 patients had undergone previous(More)
BACKGROUND Thiopurine use in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is limited by drug toxicity and lack of therapeutic efficacy. We assessed the utility of thiopurine metabolite testing and the relationship between disease activity, dose, and metabolite levels in a real world setting. METHODS Patients identified from pathology databases (2007-2012) at two(More)
A 74-year-old woman had a spherocentric arthroplasty performed on her left knee. After four postoperative weeks, she developed and swelling in the joint. An anaerobic streptococcus was isolated from a joint aspirate. The patient was treated solely with knee immobilization and intravenous penicillin G for five weeks. Joint aspirates at the end of treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare but fatal condition characterised by cutaneous exfoliation of the dermoepidermal layer and mucosal surfaces. Extensive TEN with epidermal detachment >30% of the total body surface area has been associated with a high mortality. OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate factors associated with mortality in(More)
INTRODUCTION Our aim was to provide descriptive information to burn clinicians, who have extensive experience treating major burns and determining prognosis, as to whether significant differences in mortality exist between major burns injuries and the comparatively less common toxic epidermal necrolysis for a given age and total body surface area(More)