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The respiratory mycobiome is an important but understudied component of the human microbiota. Like bacteria, fungi can cause severe lung diseases, but their infection rates are much lower. This study compared the bacterial and fungal communities of sputum samples from a large cohort of 56 adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) during nonexacerbation(More)
Fungi can be found in almost all sorts of habitats competing with an even higher number of other organisms. As a consequence fungi developed a number of strategies for protection and communication with other organisms. This review focuses on the increasing number of volatile sesquiterpenes found to be produced by fungal species. The remarkable diversity of(More)
BACKGROUND Routine clinical diagnostics of CF patients focus only on a restricted set of well-known pathogenic species. Recent molecular studies suggest that infections could be polymicrobial with many bacteria not detected by culture-based diagnostics. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A large cohort of 56 adults with continuous antibiotic treatment was(More)
Three cases presenting with hemiparesis, headache, or seizures gave no history suggestive of subarachnoid or intracerebral hemorrhage. Carotid arteriograms were performed, and in each case failed to demonstrate a vascular malformation. In all three cases cerebral lesions were shown by either computerized tomographic (CT) scan, radionuclide scan, or both.(More)
Ten new cases of intracranial aneurysms that ruptured during cerebral angiography, obtained from four local hospitals and the practices of eight angiographers, are detailed. A review of the literature reveals 28 other well-documented cases. An analysis of this clinical material shows that internal carotid injections are not necessarily more dangerous than(More)
A total of 450 brain examinations were performed using computed tomography before and after intravenous infusion of methylglucamine diatrizoate 30%. In 110 cases involving a documented intracranial lesion, the scans were analyzed to determine the degree and usefulness of contrast enhancement. Enhancement was achieved in a wide variety of neoplastic and(More)