R. A. Broughton

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Of the 14 pediatric patients with deep neck infections hospitalized at our institution from 1981 through 1990, only 6 were managed surgically. The remaining 8 patients received antibiotic therapy and their infection resolved without the need for surgical drainage. All 8 patients were hospitalized within 4 days (mean, 1.8 days) of onset of illness.(More)
We describe a previously healthy, immunologically normal young girl who presented painless swelling of fingers, a toe, and one knee. Roentgenograms were consistent with osteomyelitis of the phalanges and knee effusion. Rice bodies (corpora oryzoidea) were identified in viscous fluid obtained from the knee during arthroscopy. Culture of this fluid grew an(More)
Review of the bacteriologic records of a large city-county hospital from 1970 through 1980 has indicated a substantial increase in the frequency of isolation of non-group D alpha-hemolytic streptococci from blood and cerebrospinal fluid of neonates since 1978. These organisms accounted for 23% of all cases of neonatal septicemia and meningitis in 1980, and(More)
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is described for detection of anti-capsular antibodies against Haemophilus influenzae type b. Polyribosephosphate was covalently bonded to poly-L-lysine before adsorption to microtiter plates. ELISA immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M anti-polyribosephosphate antibody titers were comparable to total(More)
The ability of group B streptococci to attach to buccal epithelial cells from adult volunteers, healthy neonates, and infants with invasive group B streptococcal infection was assessed by using (3)H-labeled bacteria incubated at a bacteria-to-cells ratio of 1,000:1. Type III group B streptococcal clinical isolates adhered significantly better to the(More)