Robert M. Bannatyne

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A report of the species Fusarium proliferatum causing systemic infection in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia is presented, with a review of the clinical and laboratory features relating to outcome in disseminated fusarial infections. Thirteen cases of disseminated infection due to Fusarium species have been reported, all but one of which were(More)
The clinical aspects of peritonitis were reviewed in 83 patients treated with continuous ambulatory or continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis between May 1978 and April 1988. Peritonitis occurred in 50 patients whose mean duration of dialysis was 17.8 months, but not in 33 patients with a mean duration of dialysis of 10.4 months. The mean time from starting(More)
A case-control study was conducted to determine risk factors for acquisition of an epidemic strain of Acinetobacter baumannii in an intensive care unit. The epidemic strain was identified by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and was isolated from tracheal secretions in 13 (87%) of 15 patients. In a logistic regression analysis, presence of a tracheostomy was(More)
The susceptibilities to erythromycin, rifampin, polymyxin B, ampicillin, tetracycline, gentamicin, fusidic acid, trimethoprim, and spectinomycin of five virulent phase I strains of Bordetella pertussis and their degraded phase IV descendants were compared. Increases in MICs of 2- to 16-fold were observed for erythromycin, rifampin, tetracycline, fusidic(More)
The ecology of 350 strains of group F streptococci isolated from clinical material over a six-year period is described. The respiratory tract, particularly the throat, yielded the largest number of isolates. Wound swabs, mainly appendectomy, ranked second as a source of this organism, followed closely by the genitourinary tract. A significant proportion of(More)
A 10-year retrospective review of pediatric patients on peritoneal dialysis showed that 50 of 83 had 132 episodes of exit-site infection (ESI). Thirty-nine episodes were purulent. The most prevalent organism was Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus epidermidis was also common, usually occurring in purulent infections. Gram-negative organisms were(More)
A prevalence study was undertaken to determine whether aerosol equipment used at home by patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) could provide a reservoir for Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Pseudomonas cepacia. Home maintenance of this equipment was also evaluated for its relationship to contamination. In nine of 36 patients, Pseudomonas species were isolated from(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal tuberculosis has varied presentation and can be confused with other conditions. METHODS We report our experience with 46 patients. Charts of patients managed during 1984-97 were reviewed. RESULTS Fifty-two percent were women and mean age was 46 years. Presenting symptoms were as follows: fever 70%; abdominal pain 70%; weight loss(More)