Archive for May, 2007

Original Investigation – Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections at a Public Hospital – Do Public Housing and Incarceration Amplify Transmission?

Archives of Internal Medicine 28 May 2007 Vol.167 N.10  p.1026-1033

Bala Hota, MD, MPH; Charlotte Ellenbogen, MD; Mary K. Hayden, MD; Alla Aroutcheva, MD, PhD; Thomas W. Rice, PhD; Robert A. Weinstein, MD

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center (Drs Hota, Ellenbogen, Hayden, Aroutcheva, and Weinstein) and Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, John H. Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County (Drs Hota, Aroutcheva, Rice, and Weinstein), Chicago, Ill.

abstract
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/167/10/1026

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May 28, 2007 at 11:42 pm Leave a comment

Original Investigation – Evaluation of Clostridium difficile–Associated Disease Pressure as a Risk Factor for C difficile–Associated Disease

Archives of Internal Medicine 28 May 2007 Vol.167 N.10  p.1092-1097

Erik R. Dubberke, MD; Kimberly A. Reske, MPH; Margaret A. Olsen, PhD; Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH; Jennie L. Mayfield, MPH; L. Clifford McDonald, MD; Victoria J. Fraser, MD

Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (Drs Dubberke, Olsen, and Fraser and Ms Reske), and Department of Infection Control, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Mss McMullen and Mayfield), St Louis, Mo; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga (Dr McDonald).

abstract
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/167/10/1092

May 28, 2007 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

The Long-Term Outcomes of Human West Nile Virus Infection

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jun 2007 Vol.44 N.12 p.1617-1624

EMERGING INFECTIONS INVITED ARTICLE –  James M. Hughes and Mary E. Wilson, Section Editors

James J. Sejvar

Divisions of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases and Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

abstract
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CID/journal/issues/v44n12/50140/50140.html

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May 26, 2007 at 9:22 pm Leave a comment

BRIEF REPORT – Characterization of Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Disease in Manitoba, Canada, 2000–2006: Invasive Disease due to Non–Type B Strains

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jun 2007 Vol.44 N.12 p.1611-1614

Raymond S. W. Tsang,1 Michelle L. Sill,1 Stuart J. Skinner,2 Dennis K. S. Law,1 Jianwei Zhou,1 and John Wylie3

1Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, 2Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, and 3Cadham Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Manitoba Health, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

abstract
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CID/journal/issues/v44n12/50324/brief/50324.abstract.html

May 26, 2007 at 9:20 pm Leave a comment

MAJOR ARTICLE – Infective Endocarditis Due to Penicillin-Resistant Viridans Group Streptococci

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jun 2007 Vol.44 N.12 p.1585-1592

Bettina Knoll,1 Imad M. Tleyjeh,3 James M. Steckelberg,1,2 Walter R. Wilson,1,2 and Larry M. Baddour1,2

1Department of Medicine and 2Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota; and 3Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

abstract
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CID/journal/issues/v44n12/41733/brief/41733.abstract.html

May 26, 2007 at 9:19 pm Leave a comment

An Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus Complex Infection in the US Military Health Care System Associated with Military Operations in Iraq

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jun 2007 Vol.44 N.12 p.1577-1584

Paul Scott,1 Gregory Deye,7 Arjun Srinivasan,4 Clinton Murray,5 Kimberly Moran,6 Ed Hulten,6 Joel Fishbain,6 David Craft,6 Scott Riddell,7,a Luther Lindler,1 James Mancuso,8 Eric Milstrey,8,a Christian T. Bautista,1 Jean Patel,4 Alessa Ewell,6 Tacita Hamilton,1 Charla Gaddy,1 Martin Tenney,9,a George Christopher,7,a Kyle Petersen,2 Timothy Endy,1,a and Bruno Petruccelli,3

1Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, 2National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, and 3United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen, Maryland; 4Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; 5Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; 6Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC; 7Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and 8United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Europe, Landstuhl, Germany; and 928th Combat Support Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

abstract
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/518170

May 26, 2007 at 9:18 pm Leave a comment

MAJOR ARTICLE – Fever in Returned Travelers: Results from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jun 2007 Vol.44 N.12 p.1560-1568

Mary E. Wilson,1,2 Leisa H. Weld,3 Andrea Boggild,4,5 Jay S. Keystone,4,5 Kevin C. Kain,4,5 Frank von Sonnenburg,6 and Eli Schwartz,7,8 for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Networka

1Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, and 2Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; 3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; 4McLaughlin-Rotman Centre, Tropical Disease Unit, University Health Network–Toronto General Hospital and 5University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; 6Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University of Munich, Munich, Germany; and 7Center for Geographic Medicine, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, and 8Sakler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

abstract
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CID/journal/issues/v44n12/41633/brief/41633.abstract.html

May 26, 2007 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

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