W. Nick Campbell

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BACKGROUND Although many risk factors are well known, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) continues to be a significant problem throughout the world. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a data-driven, hospital-specific risk stratification procedure for estimating the probability that an inpatient will test positive for C difficile. (More)
A comparison between the output fioin a set of duration rules based on Klatt '76 and measured durations in a text allows quantificati.on of speech rate at a local as well as a global level. The rules account for knowo correlates of duration change, such as Stl'e~s, phonetic and phrasal context, aud inherent differences in the durations of each segment, but(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)