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Fatal Naegleria fowleri infection acquired in Minnesota: possible expanded range of a deadly thermophilic organism.
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This first reported case of PAM acquired in Minnesota occurred 550 miles north of the previously reported northernmost case in the Americas and Clinicians should be aware that N. fowleri-associated PAM can occur in areas at much higher latitude than previously described. Expand
Household Clustering of Escherichia coli Sequence Type 131 Clinical and Fecal Isolates According to Whole Genome Sequence Analysis
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In a whole genome-based phylogeny, clinical and fecal isolates of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 from six households formed household-specific clusters, interspersed among reference ST131 genomes, which supported the fecal-urethral hypothesis and confirmed within-household strain sharing. Expand
Congenital Tuberculosis and Management of Exposures in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
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Congenital tuberculosis is an uncommon disease that requires early diagnosis for successful therapy and vigilant follow-up of potential exposures in the NICU. Expand
Standardization of gastric aspirate technique improves yield in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in children.
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During a 12-month period after institution of a protocol, gastric aspirates yielded positive cultures in 4 of 8 children with pulmonary tuberculosis, a yield that compares favorably with the sensitivities of 20 to 52% published in the literature. Expand
Sharing Antimicrobial Reports for Pediatric Stewardship (SHARPS): A Quality Improvement Collaborative
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A multicenter quality improvement collaborative focused on sharing data reports and benchmarking antimicrobial use to improve antimicrobial prescribing among hospitalized children has been successful in promoting the development of and innovation among pediatric ASPs. Expand
Blood Culture and Pleural Fluid Culture Yields in Pediatric Empyema Patients: A Retrospective Review, 1996–2016
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A retrospective analysis of empyema patients discharged from 1996 to 2016, examining culture results according to timing of antibiotic administration found more than half of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cases occurred from 2011 to 2016. Expand
Notes from the Field: Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Meningoencephalitis from a Household Rodent Infestation - Minnesota, 2015.
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The patient's hospital course was notable for hypotension, irritability, and pancreatitis with a peak lipase of 8,627 U/L, and the patient was discharged on hospital day 11 with no apparent sequelae. Expand
Notes from the Field: Six Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Children — Minnesota, 2018
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This AFM cluster, the largest identified in Minnesota, occurred during a period of increased reporting of AFM nationally and is consistent with the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of previously described AFM clusters. Expand
Effects of Hospital Practice Patterns for Antibiotic Administration for Pneumonia on Hospital Lengths of Stay and Costs.
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Reductions in lengths of stay and costs without sacrificing patient outcomes (readmissions) are found and antimicrobial stewardship programs could target provider education on the duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy as a way to reduce resource utilization. Expand
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