William Clough

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We report a case of septic arthritis caused by Mycoplasma hominis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. The infection started as monarthritis but spread to at least four joints despite apparently suitable therapy with various antimicrobial agents, including doxycycline, clindamycin, and ciprofloxacin; subsequent bacteremia was documented. Control(More)
Mycoplasma hominis, a commensal organism that is potentially pathogenic both in maternal perinatal and in neonatal infections, also causes nongenitourinary infections in adults. We reviewed the clinical features of cases from the literature and emphasized recent cases. Infection sites were classified as blood, vascular sites, wounds, central nervous system,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether dogs undergoing splenectomy had an increased risk of gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), compared with a control group of dogs undergoing enterotomy. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. ANIMALS 219 dogs that underwent splenectomy for reasons other than splenic torsion (splenectomy group; n = 172) or enterotomy (control(More)
To assess the contribution of lead in motor exhaust to the total uptake of lead it is necessary to know the amount deposited in the lungs, the uptake thence to blood and other tissues, and the rate of excretion from the body. There are reports of experiments in which volunteers have inhaled aerosols of lead oxide or sesquioxide (Kehoe, 1961; Hursh et al.,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Antecedent febrile infection and psychological stress are described as predisposing risk factors for brain infarction. We examined the temporal relationship between preceding infection/inflammation and stroke onset as well as the role of recent psychological stress as a potential precipitant for brain infarction. METHODS In this(More)
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