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In the early 1950s and 1960s, peritoneal dialysis (PD) was used primarily to treat patients with acute renal failure. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) was introduced in 1976 and continues to gain popularity as an effective method of renal replacement therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The PD catheter is inserted into(More)
The cases of 4 patients with clinical signs of intraocular large cell lymphoma are described. Initial cytopathologic examination of vitrectomy specimens failed to establish the malignant character of the vitreous infiltrates. Three of the four patients eventually developed solid central nervous system tumors, intracranial biopsy samples of which revealed(More)
Prevalences of Clostridium difficile and multiply resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were determined in nursing staff and residents of a 233-bed long-term care facility. Twenty of 38 (52.6%) patients in the long-term care ward and three of 69 (4.3%) in the skilled-nursing ward were colonized with MRSA; 16 of 48 (33%) patients in the long-term care ward(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the current prevalence of erythromycin resistance and penicillin tolerance of group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS) in Japan. RESEARCH DESIGN One hundred four isolates of GABHS from the civilian community in Tokyo and 101 isolates from the military population at the US Air Force Base in Yokota, Japan, were tested for(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if vitamin A supplementation reduces the incidence of bacterial infections among elderly nursing-home residents. One hundred and nine patients were enrolled into a double-masked, placebo-controlled trial at an academically affiliated nursing home. Fifty-six patients received a single capsule containing 1,000 IU of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence and risk factors for colonization with MRSA at a long-term-care facility. DESIGN Cross-sectional surveillance culture survey. SETTING A 233-bed university-affiliated long-term-care facility. MEASUREMENTS Surveillance cultures for MRSA were performed on patients of two adjacent nursing units and on new admissions to(More)
We retrospectively reviewed all subcutaneous single- and double-lumen port catheters (PCs) inserted by interventional nephrologists at our institution to determine the success rate, immediate and late complications, and functional life. From January 2000 to August 2002, 187 PCs were placed in 187 patients (42% males, 51% Caucasians, mean age 50 +/- 14(More)
For electrons tunneling between parallel two-dimensional electron systems, conservation of in-plane momentum produces sharply resonant currentvoltage characteristics and provides a uniquely sensitive probe of the underlying electronic spectral functions. We report here the application of this technique to accurate measurements of the temperature dependence(More)