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

abstract
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

abstract
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.

abstract
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

abstract
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.

abstract
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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Clinical Pharmacodynamics of Meropenem in Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 1 May 2007  Vol.51 N.5  p.1725-1730

Chonghua Li, Xiaoli Du, Joseph L. Kuti, and David P. Nicolau*

Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut 06102

abstract
http://aac.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/51/5/1725

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Tetracycline Resistance in Group A Streptococci: Emergence on a Global Scale and Influence on Multiple-Drug Resistance

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 1 May 2007  Vol.51 N.5  p.1865-1868

Vanessa Ayer, Wezenet Tewodros, Anand Manoharan, Sini Skariah, Feng Luo, and Debra E. Bessen*

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

abstract
http://aac.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/51/5/1865

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Original Article – Herpes Simplex Virus Lung Infection in Patients Undergoing Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1 May 2007 Vol.175 N.9 p.935-942

Charles-Edouard Luyt1, Alain Combes1, Claire Deback2, Marie-Hélène Aubriot-Lorton3, Ania Nieszkowska1, Jean-Louis Trouillet1, Frédérique Capron3, Henri Agut2, Claude Gibert1 and Jean Chastre1

1 Service de Réanimation Médicale, 2 Service de Virologie, and 3 Service d’Anatomo-Pathologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Correspondence and requests for reprints should be addressed to C.-E. Luyt, M.D., Ph.D., Service de Réanimation Médicale, Institut de Cardiologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Université de Paris Pierre et Marie Curie, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, 47, boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75651 Paris Cedex 13, France. E-mail: charles-edouard.luyt@psl.aphp.fr

abstract
http://ajrccm.atsjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/175/9/935

April 19, 2007 at 10:55 pm Leave a comment

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