Archive for May, 2008

High levels of Epstein–Barr virus in COPD

European Respiratory Journal  1 Jun  2008  V.31  N.6  p.1221-1226

T. E. McManus1,2, A-M. Marley1, N. Baxter1, S. N. Christie2,3, J. S. Elborn4, H. J. O’Neill2, P. V. Coyle2 and J. C. Kidney1

1 Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Mater Hospital, 2 Regional Virus Laboratory, Kelvin Building, Royal Victoria Hospital,

3 Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, and 4 Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, UK.


May 31, 2008 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Time-Series Analysis of the Impact of Bed Occupancy Rates on the Incidence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection in Overcrowded General Wards

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol Jun 2008  V.29  N.6  p.496-502

Michael A. Borg, MD; David Suda, MSc; Elizabeth Scicluna, MSc

From the Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital (M.A.B., E.S.), and the Department of Statistics & Operations Research, University of Malta (D.S.), Msida, Malta.


May 31, 2008 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection After Low Transverse Cesarean Section

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol  Jun 2008  V.29  N.6  p.477-484

Margaret A. Olsen, PhD, MPH; Anne M. Butler, MS; Denise M. Willers, MD; Preetishma Devkota, MBBS; Gilad A. Gross, MD; Victoria J. Fraser, MD

From Division of Infectious Diseases (M.A.O., A.M.B., P.D., V.J.F.) and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (D.M.W., G.A.G.), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


May 31, 2008 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

The Use of Active Surveillance Cultures in Adult Intensive Care Units to Reduce Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-Related Morbidity, Mortality, and Costs: A Systematic Review

Clinical Infectious Diseases  1 Jun 2008  V.46  N.11  p.1717–1725


Katharine L. McGinigle,1,2 Margaret L. Gourlay,1,2,3 and Ian B. Buchanan2,4

1School of Medicine, 2Public Health Leadership Program, School of Public Health, and 3Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, and 4Department of Performance Improvement, UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


May 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

Bleach Sedimentation: An Opportunity to Optimize Smear Microscopy for Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Settings of High Prevalence of HIV

Clinical Infectious Diseases  1 Jun 2008  V.46  N.11  p.1710–1716

Maryline Bonnet,1 Andrew Ramsay,3,a Willie Githui,4 Laramie Gagnidze,1 Francis Varaine,2 and Philippe J. Guerin1

1Epicentre and 2Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France; 3Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom; and 4Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya


May 31, 2008 at 1:17 pm Leave a comment

Changing Epidemiology of Pneumococcal Meningitis after the Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in the United States

Clinical Infectious Diseases  1 Jun 2008  V.46  N.11  p.1664–1672

Chiaojung Jillian Tsai,1 Marie R. Griffin,1,2 J. Pekka Nuorti,3 and Carlos G. Grijalva1

Departments of 1Preventive Medicine and 2Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee; and 3The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia


May 31, 2008 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Outbreak of Postoperative Endophthalmitis in a Thai Tertiary Care Center

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol Jun 2008  V.29  N.6  p.564-566

Concise Communication

Anucha Apisarnthanarak, MD; Supanee Jirajariyavej, MD; Kanokporn Thongphubeth, RN; Chananart Yuekyen, RN; David K. Warren, MD; Victoria J. Fraser, MD

From the Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control Unit, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani (A.A., K.T.), and the Internal Medicine Unit, Taksin Hospital, Bangkok (S.J.), Thailand; and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (D.K.W., V.J.F.).


May 30, 2008 at 6:17 pm Leave a comment

Risk Factors for Infectious Spondylodiscitis in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol Jun 2008  V.29  N.6  p.567-571

Concise Communication 

Ramzi M. Helewa, BSc; John M. Embil, MD; Cynthia G. Boughen, BScN; Mary Cheang, MMath; Michael Goytan, MD; James M. Zacharias, MD; Elly Trepman, MD

From the Faculty of Medicine (R.M.H.), Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine (J.M.E.), Department of Medical Microbiology (J.M.E., E.T.), Biostatistical Consulting Unit, Department of Community Health Sciences (M.C.), Section of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery (M.G.), Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba (J.M.Z.), and Clinical Support Services, Health Sciences Centre (C.G.B.), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (E.T.).


May 30, 2008 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

Tick-borne encephalitis

The Lancet   May 24-30, 2008  V.371  N.9626  p.1861-1871


Prof Lars Lindquist MD  a    and   Prof Olli Vapalahti MD b

a. Department of Medicine and Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden
b. Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki and Huslab, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Helsinki, Finland


May 30, 2008 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Infants

MMWR  Recommendations and Reports  May 30, 2008  V.57  N.RR-4  p.1-47

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Trudy V. Murphy, MD1 Barbara A. Slade, MD1 Karen R. Broder, MD1,2 Katrina Kretsinger, MD1,2 Tejpratap Tiwari, MD1 M. Patricia Joyce, MD1 John K. Iskander, MD2,3 Kristin Brown, MPH1 John S. Moran, MD1,2

1Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
2United States Public Health Service
3Office of the Chief of Science, Office of the Director

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May 29, 2008 at 10:57 pm Leave a comment

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