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BACKGROUND Although clinical investigators are regarded as an endangered species, no systematic investigation of the factors that influence doctor participation in clinical research has previously been performed. AIM The objective of this study was to evaluate the influences of selected aspects of medical education, specialty selection and practice type(More)
A 67-year old man with acute myelomonocytic leukemia had Candida albicans fungemia during induction chemotherapy. Bilateral pulmonary infiltrates and hepatic granulomata containing yeast forms and septate hyphae developed, but cultures of the hepatic tissue failed to grow a fungus. Although his pulmonary and liver disease improved following appropriate(More)
A bleeding diathesis characterized by in-vitro platelet dysfunction and prolongation of the template bleeding time (TBT) has been reported in patients receiving latamoxef ('moxalactam'), but not cefotaxime or cefoperazone. Hypoprothrombinaemia has been associated with the use of both latamoxef and cefoperazone in seriously ill and malnourished patients. We(More)
Veillonella parvula and alcalescens are anaerobic gram-negative cocci that, when isolated from anaerobic cultures of clinical specimens, are usually regarded as commensal organisms. Occasionally they play a pathogenic role and require antibiotic therapy. Limited clinical experience and in vitro susceptibility studies suggest that penicillin G is the drug of(More)
Between March 1 and Sept 1, 1980, we interviewed a 25% random sample of patients admitted to medicine, surgery, and obstetric, and gynecology services to determine the frequency and descriptive characteristics of night sweats (NS). Seventy-two (41%) of 174 patients interviewed reported NS within three months before admission. Obstetric patients reported NS(More)
Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of 28 clinical isolates of Flavobacterium sp. were determined by standard disk diffusion technique and by antimicrobial dilution in agar. Rifampin, clindamycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, cefoxitin, and vancomycin are among the antimicrobial agents which may be clinically useful to treat infections caused by(More)
An intern responsible for the care of a patient with chronic cryptosporidiosis developed acute diarrhea and serologic evidence of cryptosporidium infection. Sera from 26 hospital personnel exposed to the patient and 18 personnel with no exposure were examined with an indirect immunofluorescent antibody procedure for the presence of antibodies to(More)