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AIMS To define the clinical and microbiological features of vulvovaginitis in prepubertal girls whose genital swabs yielded Haemophilus influenzae. METHODS Laboratory based study and retrospective collection of clinical data from the requesting doctors. RESULTS Thirty eight isolates of non-capsulate Haemophilus influenzae and one of H parainfluenzae(More)
An outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection caused by a novel phage-type (now designated EMRSA-16) occurred in three hospitals in East Northamptonshire over a 21-month period (April 1991--December 1992). Four hundred patients were colonized or infected. Seven patients died as a direct result of infection. Chest infections(More)
A prevalence study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization was carried out in 17 nursing homes in Northamptonshire over a 20-month period. Thirteen of 275 residents swabbed (4.7%) were found to be colonized and six of the 17 homes (35%) had colonized residents. Only two homes had more than one colonized resident. Individual risk(More)
An outbreak of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection affected seven premature infants in a special care baby unit during November and December 1999. Conventional infection control measures (cohorting infected babies, strict reinforcement of the use of gloves and aprons, emphasis on hand disinfection) failed to prevent spread. Palivizumab, a(More)
The physical characteristics and simple lung ventilatory indices (FVC, FEV 1, FEV 1/FVC) of 404 commercial divers employed by companies operating in the North Sea were analysed. These findings were correlated with the diving experience and maximum operating depth of each diver. All the divers were men of average height 176-9 cm, and weight 77-1 kg which is(More)
Seven patients developed Pseudomonas aeruginosa urinary tract infections following urodynamic studies, over a two-month period. One patient developed septicaemia and meningitis and died following rupture of a berry aneurysm. Two others required hospital admission for intravenous antibiotic treatment. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was isolated from a pressure dome(More)
Over a 21-month period an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection occurred in east Northamptonshire. The outbreak was caused by a novel phage-type (EMRSA-16) and affected 400 patients. It was centred on three hospitals but spread was also detected in the community, particularly among clients of nursing and residential homes. Three(More)