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Lactobacillus bacteremia and endocarditis: review of 45 cases.
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Patients with clinically significant lactobacillus bacteremia identifies patients with serious and rapidly fatal illness, many of whom have received prior antibiotic therapy that may select out for the organism. Expand
Prevalence of resistance in patients receiving ganciclovir for serious cytomegalovirus infection.
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Thirty-two AIDS patients treated with ganciclovir for cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease were prospectively monitored for the development of drug-resistant virus, and 7.6% of the patients were excreting CMV resistant to the drug. Expand
Cardiac implantable electronic device infections: presentation, management, and patient outcomes.
BACKGROUND Indications for cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) are increasing. Although CIED infections occur infrequently, the impact of this outcome is expected to be substantial. Expand
Nosocomial bloodstream infections in patients with implantable left ventricular assist devices.
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Patients with implantable LVAD have a high incidence of BSI, which is associated with a significantly increased mortality, and strategies for prevention of infection in LVAD recipients should focus on the drive line exit site until technical advances can achieve a totally implantable device. Expand
Should prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in solid organ transplant recipients ever be discontinued?
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The incidence of PCP during the first year following transplantation was eight times higher than that during subsequent years and differs by type of solid organ transplant. Expand
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Common and Unusual Species of Enterococci Causing Infections in the United States
We collected 705 isolates of enterococci (1 per patient) from cultures of a variety of anatomic sites from patients at eight tertiary-care hospitals in six geographic regions of the United States. AExpand
West Nile virus infection
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An overlapping spectrum of meningitis, encephalitis, and myeloradiculitis occurs in CNS WNV infection, and fever, rash, abdominal and back pain, preceding a proximal, asymmetric flaccid weakness, with CSF pleocytosis help distinguish the motor syndrome from Guillain–Barré syndrome. Expand
Venous thrombosis associated with peripherally inserted central catheters: a retrospective analysis of the Cleveland Clinic experience.
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Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for VT, especially for high-risk patients, as it may occur more frequently than previously recognized and may be complicated by pulmonary embolism. Expand
Histoplasmosis in solid organ transplant recipients: 10 years of experience at a large transplant center in an endemic area.
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Posttransplantation histoplasmosis is rare (1 case per 1000 transplant-person-years; 95% confidence interval, 0.6-1.7), even in endemic areas, and prognosis is good but requires protracted therapy. Expand
Fungal Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis in 16 Patients An 11‐Year Experience in a Tertiary Care Hospital
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This research presents a novel and exciting new approach to echocardiography called transthoracic echOCardiography, which allows for real-time assessment of the response of the immune system to valve endocarditis. Expand
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