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We compared trends of annual resistance rates calculated from results for all isolates and for the first isolate of Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Acinetobacter baumannii per patient over a 3-year period from 2001 through 2003. Antimicrobial susceptibility results of inpatients were extracted from a computerized database. Annual… (More)
OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors for the respiratory acquisition of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae among patients admitted to a neurosurgical intensive care unit (NSICU) and to modify them without changing general infection control measures. DESIGN Nested case-control and intervention study. SETTING A… (More)
Nocardia cerebral abscess is rare, constituting approximately 1-2% of all cerebral abscesses. Mortality for a cerebral abscess of Nocardia is three times higher than that of other bacterial cerebral abscesses, therefore, early diagnosis and therapy is important. Nocardia cerebral abscess is generally occur among immunocompromised patients, and critical… (More)
We present a case of brain abscess due to Gemella haemolysans and Bacteroides species in a 60-year-old-immunocompetent man who underwent dental procedures. The patient completely recovered following intravenous therapy with ampicillin and metronidazole for 6 weeks.
BACKGROUND Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a significant nosocomial pathogen and is commonly isolated in the hospital environment. We investigated the risk factors for a bloodstream pseudooutbreak of S maltophilia in a general ward. METHODS On November 24 and 25, 2005, 7 patients without evidence of sepsis were reported as positive for blood culture with… (More)
[This corrects the article on p. 45 in vol. 46, PMID: 24693470.].
Primary community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) endocarditis has rarely been reported in healthy individuals without risk factors, such as skin and soft tissue infections, and intravenous drug abuse. We describe a case of infective endocarditis by CA-MRSA (ST72-PVL negative-SCCmec IVA) in previously healthy individuals… (More)