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Prospective evaluation of colonization with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing enterobacteriaceae among patients at hospital admission and of subsequent colonization with
OBJECTIVE To determine the rates of and risk factors for carriage and acquisition of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae during hospitalization. DESIGN CohortExpand
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Misplacement of percutaneously inserted gastrostomy tube into the colon: report of 6 cases and review of the literature.
BACKGROUND With the increasing use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), rare complications are seen; one of them is misplacement of the tube into the colon. We describe the various clinicalExpand
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A prospective comparison of the use of nasogastric and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes for long-term enteral feeding in older people.
OBJECTIVE To compare the indications for and the outcome of long-term enteral feeding by nasogastric tube (NGT) with that of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. DESIGN A prospective,Expand
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Maggot therapy for the treatment of intractable wounds
Background Fly maggots have been known for centuries to help debride and heal wounds. Maggot therapy was first introduced in the USA in 1931 and was routinely used there until the mid‐1940s in overExpand
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Maggot therapy for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
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Urinary Retention: A Cause of Hyponatremia?
Background: Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is the most common cause of hyponatremia in elderly hospitalized patients; however in many patients the etiology remainsExpand
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To feed or not to feed the terminal demented patient--is there any question?
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Can Procalcitonin Contribute to the Diagnosis of Clostridium difficile Colitis?
BACKGROUND It is a challenge to diagnosis Clostridium difficile colitis. OBJECTIVES To determine, among patients who developed nosocomial diarrhea, whether serum procalcitonin (PCT) can distinguishExpand
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Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae
IntroductionIn the pre-antibiotic era up 10% of cases of infective endocarditis were due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, but this association is currently exceedingly rare.Case descriptionSince 1997 weExpand
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Operating a Monitoring Unit in the Geriatric Department: Effects on Outcomes
To compare the effect of a five‐bed geriatric monitoring unit (MU) on in‐hospital mortality and length of stay with the effect of usual care in a geriatric hospital department and a medical MU.
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