vertebroplasty in the mid- and upper thoracic spine.vertebroplasty performed in the mid- and upper thoracic spine presents technical challenges that differ from those in the lower thoracic and lumbar region. we herein report results of percutaneous vertebroplasty for treatment of painful, osteoporotic compression fractures in the mid- and upper thoracic spine.200212169467
implications of 2,457 consecutive surgical infections entering year assess the demographics and characteristics of infections in surgical patients to define areas that deserve emphasis in surgical education.200111371745
development of a bacteriophage-typing set for staphylococcus epidermidis.six phages isolated from lysogenic cultures of staphylococcus epidermidis were used to type cultures in our collection classified previously as "untypable" with our original typing set of 13 phages, new clinical isolates from missouri, and clinical isolates from connecticut, georgia, pennsylvania, and virginia. typability with the new set of 6 phages and with our 13 original phages was compared. for 203 cultures, 81 (39.9%) cultures were typable with the set of 6 phages and 73 (36.0%) cultures w ...1977142095
hospital-acquired bloodstream infections with staphylococcus epidermidis. review of 100 cases.during a seven-year study period, 1976 to 1982, this prospective surveillance program detected 108 episodes of nosocomial bacteremia caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci (seven per 10,000 admissions). chart reviews were subsequently performed in 100 patients primarily to define the patient population and determine outcome of infection. seventy-two patients had at least two culture bottles that showed growth of coagulase-negative staphylococci plus one or more cultures that showed growth at ...19846486140
neonatal intensive care unit bacteremia: emergence of gram-positive bacteria as major outbreak of nosocomial staphylococcus epidermidis bacteremia in a neonatal intensive care unit in 1981 was epidemiologically linked to use of broviac central venous catheters (p = 0.05) and prompted a review of nosocomial infection surveillance data for the previous 6 years, which indicated a striking shift from gram-negative to gram-positive bacteria, especially coagulase-negative staphylococci, as major bloodstream pathogens. in a case-control study with 68 patients with bacteremia between ...19873651111
high risk of nosocomial infection in the pediatric critical care patient.during this one-year prospective study, 61 (13.7%) of 444 patients admitted to the pediatric icu at the university of virginia hospital developed nosocomial infections. by comparison, general medical/surgical ward patients had an overall 4.8% risk of acquiring an infection during their hospital stay. patients who had prolonged icu stays and those on plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and pediatric surgery services were more likely to become infected. the four bloodstream pathogens isolated in five e ...19863510104
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