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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of the surgical management for meconium ileus (MI) and Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome (DIOS) in Cystic Fibrosis (CF). METHODS Children born between 1990 and 2010 were identified using a regional CF database. Retrospective case note analysis was performed. Outcome measures for MI were(More)
We examined the Clostridium difficile infection rate and risk factors in an outpatient dialysis cohort. The Cox proportional hazard for developing C. difficile infection was significantly higher with high comorbidity index and low serum albumin level. Conversely, it was lower for patients who had frequent bloodstream and dialysis access-related infections.
Treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) with cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin and prednisone (CHOP) is known to be associated with a significant risk of febrile neutropenia (FN) of up to 50 % [Osby et al. 2003 Blood 101(10): 3840–3848; Lyman and Delgado 2003 Cancer 98(11): 2402–2409]. This study sought to examine the impact of primary granulocyte(More)
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