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We measured the antibody response in 10 victims of acute blunt trauma and penetrating trauma who were immunized against Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas species within 72 hours of injury. The two vaccines, which were previously shown to be safe and immunogenic in uninjured humans, were a 24-valent K. pneumoniae capsular polysaccharide vaccine and an(More)
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), an operation that enlarges the pharyngeal airway at the level of the soft palate, improves respiratory status during sleep in only 50% of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This poor outcome suggests that narrowing of the pharyngeal airway at nonpalatal sites contributes to the obstructive process in many patients(More)
Paecilomyces lilacinus infection is rare and is found worldwide. The majority of infections occur in immunocompromised people. Among immunocompetent patients, cutaneous infections are the second most common site of infection but are difficult to treat because of antifungal resistance. We report a case of hand cutaneous involvement with synovitis in an(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of nosocomial infections. During the period from March 1992 to March 1994, the patients admitted to the intensive care unit of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center were monitored for the development of S. aureus infections. Among the 776 patients eligible for the study, 60 (7.7%) patients developed 65(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if head-injured patients with premorbid nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus are at increased risk for S. aureus infection. DESIGN Patients admitted over a 2-yr period were enrolled if they met the following criteria: Injury Severity Score > or = 9, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, hospitalization in another hospital <(More)