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Platypnea-orthodeoxia is an uncommon syndrome that may occur due to the postpneumonectomy state, cirrhosis of the liver, recurrent pulmonary embolism, and intracardiac shunting, We describe a patient who was found to have a positional change in…

Background: Computer-assisted instruction in medicine appears rofacilitare learning, but it has not been compared prospectively to more traditional reaching methods. Purpose: To compare the efficacy of computer-assisted instruction to a more…

This declaration, signed by an interdisciplinary task force of 234 experts from 83 different countries with different backgrounds, highlights the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance and the need for appropriate use of antibiotic agents and…

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Tetanus is a rare disease in the United States. Fewer than 40 cases are reported annually because of the high incidence of vaccination. Recognition of the clinical presentations is important because laboratory recovery of pathogen is only 30%, and…

Background: We aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of resident physicians regarding sepsis in general and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines in particular. Methods: After institutional review board approval, we surveyed…

BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of resident physicians regarding sepsis in general and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines in particular. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, we surveyed…

The goals of optimal antimicrobial therapy are to treat infection effectively, to improve the clinical condition of the patient, and to prevent the emergence of resistant bacterial strains. For ideal drug usage the World Health Organization…

The goals of optimal antimicrobial therapy are to treat infection effectively, to improve the clinical condition of the patient, and to prevent the emergence of resistant bacterial strains. For ideal drug usage the World Health Organization…

BACKGROUND: This study was performed to characterize the epidemiology, management, and outcomes of skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) and colonization due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). METHODS: Patients from the Consortium on…

An increasing number of bioactive materials are indicated for the treatment of chronic lower extremity ulcers. They are promising adjuncts to standard therapy. When used in conjunction with standard therapy for venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot…

The author discusses the study which involved children aged six to twenty three months diagnosed with acute otitis media (AOM) basing on indications such as onset of symptoms in the preceding 48 hours, the presence of a middle-ear suffusion and…

Fusobacterium species is known for being a causative agent for Lemierre's syndrome, which is characterized by thrombophlebitis of the jugular vein. However, Fusobacterium species causing Lemierre's variant gastrointestinal syndrome has only been…

The interpretation of acid-base data can be greatly facilitated by applying five rules: (1) use the blood gas to identify acidemia or alkalemia, (2) determine whether the underlying cause of acidemia or alkalemia is respiratory or metabolic, (3)…

Thorough investigation of complex cases of acid-base disturbances indudes verification of pH, determination of respiratory and metabolic components, calculation of the anion gap, assessment of the degree of compensation; and analysis of the…

Acquired hemophilia (antibodies or inhibitors to factor VIII) is the most common acquired disease affecting clotting factors. It has been described in association with autoimmune disease, malignancy, dermatologic disorders, in the postpartum period,…

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