Ronald F. Taylor

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BACKGROUND Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been located in the endobronchiolar spaces of patients with cystic fibrosis where nutrients may be limited. In these sites it is thought that adaptation of the pathogen might occur and growth factors, present in relative excess, may thus promote survival of the organism. Auxotrophy of pulmonary isolates of P aeruginosa(More)
Twelve courses of intravenous temocillin were given in combination with an intravenous aminoglycoside to five patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) for pulmonary exacerbations associated with Pseudomonas cepacia. All patients were infected concurrently with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in addition to P. cepacia. Improvement occurred after six of seven courses given(More)
An 8-year-old boy with severe recurrent bacterial infections was found to lack the cell-surface multimeric polypeptide complex defined by murine monoclonal antibody 60.3. This complex is expressed on the surface of all normal polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMN), monocytes, and lymphocytes. Incubation of normal lymphocytes or PMN with antibody 60.3 produced(More)
BACKGROUND Significant morbidity and mortality result from the ineffective evacuation of empyema. Failure of conventional first line treatment with closed intercostal tube drainage and antibiotic therapy may result in fibrin deposition and loculated empyema. Enzymatic debridement using intrapleural instillation of streptokinase is a non-invasive therapeutic(More)
We have previously described two patients with a congenital defect in neutrophil function characterized by an inability to form pus. The patients' neutrophils lack a membrane glycoprotein of mol wt 150,000 daltons (GP-150) on analysis by SDS-PAGE. This glycoprotein is part of a membrane antigen complex recognized by the murine monoclonal antibody (MoAb)(More)
This retrospective study reviews the patterns of P. cepacia pulmonary infection in 75 of a total of 872 mainly adults with cystic fibrosis, registered here during the 4 years 1987-1990; 35 (47%) were female. During this period, 55 patients acquired P. cepacia and the annual incidence and prevalence rates have remained between 1.6 and 3.1%, and 4.1 and 5.9%,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of upper eyelid gold weight implants in managing paralytic lagophthalmos and to compare two surgical techniques for their insertion. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS One hundred four patients had a gold weight implanted for paralytic lagophthalmos between(More)
Thirty-six patients, 19 men and 17 women, presented at age 18 or older between 1952 and 1974 with coarctation of the aorta. Of the 14 (39%) who had associated cardiovascular disease, 12 had aortic stenosis or insufficiency or both. Three patients had infections-two, endocarditis (aortic valve) and one, endarteritis. Three of the seven patients who did not(More)
PURPOSE To determine the incidence of bacterial contamination of the anterior chamber after phacoemulsification cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. METHODS Ninety-eight consecutive eyes of 96 patients having phacoemulsification cataract surgery(More)