Tiffany Jamison

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It is important to rapidly eradicate bacteria in patients with bacterial conjunctivitis in order to decrease disease transmission, shorten symptom duration, and minimize the emergence of resistant bacteria. This paper presents the results of kinetics of kill studies on 3 commonly isolated pathogens in bacterial conjunctivitis. A more rapid speed of kill(More)
INTRODUCTION Antibiotics have traditionally been classified as bactericidal or bacteriostatic. Azithromycin belongs to the parent class of macrolides that are characteristically bacteriostatic. Some evidence suggests that this molecule demonstrates bactericidal kill and has concentration-dependent effects. This study tests the hypothesis that azithromycin(More)
A patient with the discoid lupus erythematosus and lichen planus overlap syndrome has profound depression of serum C4 concentration associated with substantial mixed cryoblobulinemia. A family study failed to disclose evidence of a familial hypocomplementemia, cryoglobulinemia, or a dermatologic condition. Immunologlobulin, but no complement, was detected(More)
INTRODUCTION TobraDex ophthalmic suspension (tobramycin 0.3%, dexamethasone 0.1%; Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, Tex) is frequently used for inflammatory ocular conditions where a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists. A new formulation, TobraDex ST ophthalmic suspension (tobramycin 0.3%, dexamethasone 0.05%, Alcon), utilises a novel suspension(More)
PURPOSE To compare the kinetics and speed of kill of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae on exposure to three topical ophthalmic antibiotic solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bacterial conjunctivitis isolates of S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae were exposed to 1:1000 dilutions of moxifloxacin 0.5%, tobramycin 0.3%, gentamicin 0.3%, and water(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to compare moxifloxacin's rate of kill of susceptible and resistant Gram-positive organisms with that of ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin, using concentrations found in human conjunctiva after instillation of one drop. METHODS Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) isolates were(More)
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