Archive for April, 2007

Epidemiology and Outcomes of Health-care–Associated Pneumonia* – Results From a Large US Database of Culture-Positive Pneumonia

Chest. 2005 vol.128  p.3854-3862

Marin H. Kollef, MD, FCCP; Andrew Shorr, MD, MPH, FCCP; Ying P. Tabak, PhD; Vikas Gupta, PharmD, BCPS; Larry Z. Liu, MD, PhD and R. S. Johannes, MD, MS

* From the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division (Dr. Kollef), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Service (Dr. Shorr), Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC; Cardinal Health Clinical Knowledge Services Research Group (Drs. Tabak, Gupta, and Johannes), Marlborough, MA; and Pfizer Inc. (Dr. Liu), New York, NY.

Correspondence to: Marin H. Kollef, MD, FCCP, Campus Box 8052, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110; e-mail: mkollef@im.wustl.edu

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http://www.chestjournal.org/cgi/content/abstract/128/6/3854

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Health-Care–Associated Pneumonia – A New Therapeutic Paradigm

Chest. 2005  vol.128  p.3784-3787

Kumiko Hiramatsu, MD and Michael S. Niederman, MD

Mineola, NY
Dr. Hiramatsu is Visiting Scholar, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital, and is affiliated with the Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Niederman is affiliated with the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital.

Correspondence to: Michael S. Niederman, MD, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital, 222 Station Plaza N, Suite 509, Mineola, NY 11501; e-mail: mniederman@winthrop.org

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http://www.chestjournal.org/cgi/content/full/128/6/3784

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Guidelines for Preventing Health-Care–Associated Pneumonia, 2003 – Recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

MMWR Recommendations and Reports Mar.26, 2004 vol.53 n.RR 03 p.1-36

Guidelines for Preventing Health-Care–Associated Pneumonia, 2003 – Recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

Prepared by Ofelia C. Tablan, M.D.,1, Larry J. Anderson, M.D.,2, Richard Besser, M.D.,3, Carolyn Bridges, M.D.,2, Rana Hajjeh, M.D.,3

1Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, 2Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, 3Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases.

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Editorial – Cardiovascular Risks of Antiretroviral Therapy

N Engl J Medicine  Apr 26, 2007 Vol.356 N.17 p.1773-1775

James H. Stein, M.D.

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http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/356/17/1773?query=TOC

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Original Article – Class of Antiretroviral Drugs and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction

N Engl J Medicine  Apr 26, 2007 Vol.356 N.17 p.1723-1735

The DAD Study Group

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http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/356/17/1723?query=TOC

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Original Contribution – Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Caused by Nonvaccine Serotypes Among Alaska Native Children With High Levels of 7-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Coverage

JAMA  25 Apr 2007 Vol.297 N.16 p.1784-1792

Rosalyn J. Singleton, MD, MPH; Thomas W. Hennessy, MD, MPH; Lisa R. Bulkow, MS; Laura L. Hammitt, MD; Tammy Zulz, BS; Debby A. Hurlburt, RN; Jay C. Butler, MD; Karen Rudolph, PhD; Alan Parkinson, PhD

Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Preparedness Detection and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Drs Singleton, Hennessy, Hammitt, Rudolph, and Parkinson and Mss Bulkow, Zulz, and Hurlburt), Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Drs Singleton and Hammitt), and Alaska Division of Public Health (Dr Butler), Anchorage, Alaska.

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http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/297/16/1784?etoc

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Original Investigation – Age- and Sex-Associated Trends in Bloodstream Infection

Archives of Internal Medicine 23 Apr 2007  Vol.167 N.8  p.834-839

Daniel Z. Uslan, MD; Sarah J. Crane, MD; James M. Steckelberg, MD; Franklin R. Cockerill III, MD; Jennifer L. St. Sauver, PhD; Walter R. Wilson, MD; Larry M. Baddour, MD

Divisions of Infectious Diseases (Drs Uslan, Steckelberg, Wilson, and Baddour) and Primary Care Internal Medicine (Dr Crane), Department of Medicine, Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology (Dr Cockerill), and Department of Health Sciences Research (Dr St. Sauver), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn. Dr Uslan is now with the Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.

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http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/167/8/834?etoc

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