Tom Philip Mwambu

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Methicilline resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains are becoming increasingly multiresistant, and have recently developed resistance to vancomycin, which has been used successfully to treat MRSA for many years. In-vitro determination of resistance patterns of S. aureus is critical in terms of administering suitable antimicrobial treatments. The(More)
BACKGROUND The management of late tricuspid regurgitation after left-sided valve operations in rheumatic patients remains controversial. The aim of this study was to analyze clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of tricuspid valve procedures after left-sided valve operations in rheumatic patients. METHODS This study enrolled 106 rheumatic patients with(More)
A 10-year-old boy presented with severe aortic regurgitation due to a dysplastic aortic valve. He underwent a Ross procedure employing a mini-root replacement technique. At surgery, he was found to have eccentrically located coronary ostia which were both reimplanted as a single button into the pulmonary autograft. Postoperatively, multislice computed(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) of the rib is a very rare form of skeletal TB and its diagnosis may be difficult because of a low index of suspicion by clinicians. The presentation often mimics malignant disease clinically and radiologically and diagnosis may only be confirmed by tissue biopsy. We present a 32-year-old HIV-negative man who presented with a three-month(More)
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