Sorcha Allen

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Unlike human T cell leukemia-lymphoma virus type I (HTLV-I), HTLV-II has not been convincingly linked to a malignancy. In the first 10 months of serologic screening for HTLV-I/II among blood donors in New Mexico in 1988-1989, HTLV-I/II infection was found in 27 donors. HTLV-I/II infection was present in 1.0%-1.6% of American Indian and 0.16%-0.27% of(More)
We present a sixth human case in which primary human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection occurred, despite antiretroviral prophylaxis, after accidental inoculation of infected blood. In the prior five instances, variables such as large virus dose, late administration of antivirals, viral resistance to zidovudine, and pre-existent immunosuppression, may(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the tissue-penetrating ability of a new beta-lactam antibiotic, meropenem, in 64 patients undergoing elective gynecologic surgery. Patients received a single 500-mg dose intravenously before surgery. Plasma and tissue concentrations of meropenem were highest at approximately 1 hour, and good tissue penetration was(More)
We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 109 subjects treated for rCDI with FMT at tertiary referral center between 2011 and 2014 to determine risk factors for FMT failure.. In a multivariate analysis, failure to use an oral vancomycin taper preceding FMT was associated with a significant risk of FMT failure (odds ratio [95% CI], 0.15 [0.007-0.40]).
Prospective studies show an association between obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice and effectively reduces subjective sleepiness and apneic and hypopneic events. However, randomized trials have not shown a reduction in cardiovascular outcomes with CPAP therapy. We review(More)
INTRODUCTION Hemophilic pseudotumor is a rare but well documented complication seen in approximately 1-2% of patients with hemophilia. The incidence continues to decrease, likely because of increasingly sophisticated techniques in managing factor deficiency. We present a case of hemophilic pseudotumor in a patient without hemophilia, an exceptionally rare(More)
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