Archive for July, 2007

West Nile Virus Update — United States, January 1–July 24, 2007

MMWR Weekly July 27, 2007 Vol.56   N.29  p.740-741

West Nile Virus Update — United States, January 1–July 24, 2007

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July 29, 2007 at 6:58 pm Leave a comment

Sex Differences in Clinical Leptospirosis in Germany: 1997–2005

Clinical Infectious Diseases 2007;44:e69-e72

Andreas Jansen,1 Klaus Stark,1 Thomas Schneider,2 and Irene Schöneberg1

1Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, and 2Department for Infectious Diseases, Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany

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July 29, 2007 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

Combating antimicrobial resistance

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Aug 2007  Vol. 60  N.suppl_1

The role of the Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance, 2001-7 

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– Preface
– An overview of the Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR)
– Report of the Prescribing Subgroup of the Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR)
– The use of antibacterials in children: a report of the Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR) Paediatric Subgroup
– Professional education on antimicrobial prescribing: a report from the Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR) Professional Education Subgroup
– Report of the Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR) Surveillance Subgroup
– Antibacterial prescribing in primary care
– The state of play in the battle against antimicrobial resistance: a general practitioner perspective
– Public education—a progress report
– The priorities for antiviral drug resistance surveillance and research
– The zeitgeist of resistance
– The public’s attitudes to and compliance with antibiotics
– The Scottish approach to enhancing antimicrobial stewardship
– Antibiotic pharmacists in the ascendancy
– Antimicrobials and animal health: a fascinating nexus
– Innovation—drugs and diagnostics
– Appendix 1 SACAR Members
– Appendix 2 Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR) • Antimicrobial Framework

July 26, 2007 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

N Engl J of Medicine  Jul 26, 2007  Vol.357  N.4  p.380-390

Clinical Practice 

Robert S. Daum, M.D., C.M.

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July 26, 2007 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Absceso del Psoas: Revisión de la literatura

Archivos Españoles de Urología Ene 2006 Vol.59  N.1

Joaquín Navarro Gil, Óscar Regojo Zapata, Ángel Elizalde Benito, José Ignacio Hijazo Conejos, Carlos Murillo Pérez, José Manuel Sánchez Zalabardo y José Gabriel Valdivia Uría

Servicio de Urología. Hospital Clínico Universitario “Lozano Blesa”, Zaragoza. España.

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July 26, 2007 at 12:43 am Leave a comment

Polymerase Chain Reaction to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Histologic Specimens

Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 1998; 158: 1150-1155

NAGESH V. SALIAN, JAMES A. RISH, KATHLEEN D. EISENACH, M. DONALD CAVE, and JOSEPH H. BATES

Departments of Internal Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, and Anatomy, McClellan Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and the University of Arkansas for Medical Science, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Clinical utility of the polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis of infections due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Chest Apr 1994 Vol.105  N.4  p.1116-1121

ARTICLES – Clinical utility of the polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis of infections due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

NW Schluger, D Kinney, TJ Harkin and WN Rom
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York.

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July 24, 2007 at 6:32 pm Leave a comment

MAJOR ARTICLE – Do Follow-Up Imaging Examinations Provide Useful Prognostic Information in Patients with Spine Infection?

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jul 2006;43:172-179

Todd J. Kowalski,1 Elie F. Berbari,1 Paul M. Huddleston,2 James M. Steckelberg,1 and Douglas R. Osmon1

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, and 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

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July 22, 2007 at 10:11 pm Leave a comment

MAJOR ARTICLE – Vertebral Osteomyelitis: Long-Term Outcome for 253 Patients from 7 Cleveland-Area Hospitals

Clinical Infectious Diseases    2002;34:1342-1350

Martin C. McHenry,1 Kirk A. Easley,2 and Geri A. Locker2

Departments of 1Infectious Diseases and Biostatistics and 2Epidemiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio

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CASE REPORT – Nocardia nova as the Causative Agent in Spondylodiscitis and Psoas Abscess

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 January; 45(1): 262–265.

Farida Hamdad,1* Barbara Vidal,2 Youcef Douadi,2 Genevieve Laurans,1 Brigitte Canarelli,1 Gabriel Choukroun,3 Veronica Rodriguez-Nava,4 Patrick Boiron,4 Blaine Beaman,5 and François Eb1

Department of Bacteriology-Hygiene,1 Department of Infectious Diseases,2 Department of Nephrology-Transplantation, University Hospital of Amiens, Amiens, France,3 UMR CNRS 5557, Center for Microbial Ecology, Nocardiosis French Observatory, School of Pharmacy, University Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, France,4 Department of Medical Microbiology, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, California5

*Corresponding author. Mailing address: Service de Bactériologie-Hygiène. CHU Nord., Place Victor Pauchet, 80054 Amiens Cedex 1, France. Phone: 00 333 22 66 84 35. Fax: 00 333 22 66 84 98. E-mail: Hamdad-Daoudi.Farida@chu-amiens.fr.

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July 21, 2007 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

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