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Mycobacterium avium serovars account for 97% of typeable M. avium complex (MAC) organisms causing infection in patients with AIDS. We reviewed 216 consecutive cultures that yielded nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from 212 patients. Only the first isolate of each species of NTM recovered from each patient was analyzed in the study. Among the 92 patients(More)
We report the successful treatment of disseminated Mycobacterium intracellulare osteomyelitis, without evidence of other visceral involvement, in a previously healthy, HIV-negative, 2-year-old female using a 23-month regimen of antimicrobial agents that included 18 months of oral therapy with azithromycin, rifabutin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX),(More)
Medical students highly value a learning environment in which they feel part of the health care team, their views are valued, and they make significant contributions to the care of patients.An orientation that includes an enthusiastic welcome, an opportunity to get to know from where the students have come and where they want to go, and setting mutually(More)
PURPOSE To develop and evaluate a model for assessing information retrieval and application skills, and to compare the performances on the assessment exercises of students who were and were not instructed in these skills. METHOD The authors developed a set of four examination stations, each with multiple subtasks, and administered the exams to students at(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether pediatric patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can mount appropriate delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) skin responses to recall antigens and whether these responses can be correlated with clinical or immunologic parameters. DESIGN Prospective evaluation of DTH responses in HIV-infected children.(More)
It is becoming increasingly apparent that medical schools must begin teaching the knowledge, skills and attitudes of information literacy and applied medical informatics as core competencies in undergraduate medical education. The University of Vermont College of Medicine recognized that these core competencies were lacking in its curriculum, and in 1992 it(More)
PURPOSE To learn what graduating medical students considered the primary purposes of the fourth year of medical school, their approach to residency selection, and the challenges they faced in meeting their fourth-year goals. METHOD A 52-question Web-based survey was administered to fourth-year students from 20 U.S. MD-granting medical schools in spring(More)