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The efficacy of antibiotic treatment of port-associated bloodstream infection without device removal has not been systematically studied. We analyzed the outcome of 43 consecutive port-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric hematology-oncology patients. Etiologies included Staphylococcus epidermidis (30) and Staphylococcus aureus (6). Antibiotics(More)
The circuitries within the spinal cord are remarkably robust and plastic. Even in the absence of supraspinal control, such circuitries are capable of generating functional movements and changing their level of excitability based on a specific combination of properceptive inputs going into the spinal cord. This has led to an increase in locomotor training,(More)
Cord blood is a recently recognized source of hematopoietic stem cells. It can be employed successfully to reconstitute hematopoiesis following allogeneic transplantation. One current drawback of cord blood as a treatment has been a risk of transfusion reactions attributable to ABO blood group mismatch. Removal of red cells from the cord blood has led to(More)
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