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urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin is a promising biomarker for late onset culture-positive sepsis in very low birth weight infants.need for the early identification of sepsis in very low birth weight (vlbw) infants has led to the search for reliable biomarkers. this study aims to determine whether urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (ungal) rises in culture-positive sepsis and, if so, is elevated at the time sepsis is suspected. this is a prospective study of 91 vlbw infants whose urine was collected daily for ungal analysis. in 65 episodes of suspected sepsis, four groups were identified: a) culture-positive ...201020496473
emergence of resistant staphylococci on the hands of new graduate nurses.to describe the aerobic microbial flora on the hands of experienced and new graduate nurses over time.200415188851
leukemoid reaction in extremely low-birth-weight infants.the objective of this paper was to determine the incidence of leukemoid reaction and to evaluate its relationship with maternal and neonatal factors in extremely low-birth-weight (elbw) infants. the design a case-controlled retrospective study of all live-born elbw infants (<1000 g) over a period of 2 years, from july 1994 to june 1996. a total of 60 preterm infants were born during the study period, and are included in this report. the infants who demonstrated leukemoid reaction formed the stud ...199910355917
antibiotic production by marine algae isolated from the new york/new jersey coast. 19912031998
in vitro and in vivo efficacy of catheters impregnated with antiseptics or antibiotics: evaluation of the risk of bacterial resistance to the antimicrobials in the catheters.to compare the efficacy of a new antiseptic catheter containing silver sulfadiazine and chlorhexidine on the external surface and chlorhexidine in the lumens to an antibiotic catheter impregnated with minocycline and rifampin on its external and luminal surfaces.200111776351
an outbreak of coagulase-negative staphylococcal surgical-site infections following aortic valve replacement.to determine the cause of a coagulase-negative staphylococcal outbreak and to identify risk factors for surgical-site infections among patients following medtronic freestyle bioprosthesis implantation.200111776347
deep neck abscess: a retrospective review of 210 cases.this study was performed to review our experience with deep neck abscesses (dnas) and compare it to the experiences in the available literature, and to study changing trends within our patient population. we retrospectively studied 210 patients who had dnas between 1981 and 1998. peritonsillar abscesses and limited intraoral abscesses were excluded. demographics, presentation, etiology, site of abscess, associated systemic diseases, bacteriology, radiology, treatment, airway management, and outc ...200111713917
bacteriologic contamination in an air-fluidized bed.an air-fluidized bed was found to be a potential bacteriologic hazard when used by heavily infected burned patients. even after following the manufacturer's protocol for eliminating bacteria from the bed and for cleaning the filter sheet, staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcus epidermidis, streptococcus fecalis, escherichia coli, and serratia marcescens were recovered. use of the bed was suspended until an effective disinfecting procedure was developed for the filter sheet and weekly removal of s ...19836339733
filthy lucre: a metagenomic pilot study of microbes found on circulating currency in new york city.paper currency by its very nature is frequently transferred from one person to another and represents an important medium for human contact with-and potential exchange of-microbes. in this pilot study, we swabbed circulating $1 bills obtained from a new york city bank in february (winter) and june (summer) 2013 and used shotgun metagenomic sequencing to profile the communities found on their surface. using basic culture conditions, we also tested whether viable microbes could be recovered from b ...201728384336
culture-independent analysis of aerosol microbiology in a metropolitan subway system.the goal of this study was to determine the composition and diversity of microorganisms associated with bioaerosols in a heavily trafficked metropolitan subway environment. we collected bioaerosols by fluid impingement on several new york city subway platforms and associated sites in three sampling sessions over a 1.5-year period. the types and quantities of aerosolized microorganisms were determined by culture-independent phylogenetic analysis of small-subunit rrna gene sequences by using both ...201323542619
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