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The neutropenic mouse model of endotoxin-associated, enterobacterial sepsis was used to evaluate the individual and cumulative effects of anti-infective, anti-endotoxic, anti-inflammatory and anti-endorphic strategies. Survival was maximized following the administration of ticarcillin, polymyxin, methylprednisolone and naloxone.
Almost 93% of 97 separate patient isolates of Brucella bloodstream infections were recovered within 5 days of incubation by using the BACTEC 9240 continuous-monitoring blood culturing system.
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES To describe the diagnosis and outcomes of tuberculous lymphadenitis in a low HIV-seroprevalence population at a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS Retrospective case series of tuberculous lymphadenitis from 1983 to 1998 were examined. RESULTS There were 99 cases with a median age of 38 years and a female preponderance (female/male… (More)