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Obesity immunosupression

Ozgür Atmaca, Pınar Zarakolu, Ceren Karahan, Banu Cakır, Serhat Unal
The aim of this study was to evaluate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia cases who were followed at the Infectious Diseases Unit of Internal Medicine Department, at Hacettepe University Adult and Oncology Hospitals between January 2004-December 2011. A total of 198 patients, of them 99 had positive MRSA blood cultures (case group), and 99 without MRSA bacteremia (control group) who were selected randomly among patients at the same wards during the same time period, were included in the study...
October 2014: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
Ali M Soltani, Matthew J Best, Cameron S Francis, Bassan J Allan, Morad Askari, Zubin J Panthaki
Necrotizing soft tissue infections are a rare but potentially fatal condition of the soft tissues caused by virulent, toxin-producing bacteria. In the United States, there is an estimated annual incidence of 0.04 cases per 1000 annually, but previous estimates of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had the incidence at 500 to 1500 cases yearly. Early reports of mortality were variable with rates ranging from 46 to 76% but outcomes have been improving over time. The National Hospital Discharge Survey was analyzed to study current trends in the demographics, incidence, use, and mortality of patients diagnosed with necrotizing soft tissue infections...
September 2014: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Elisa Estenssoro, Fernando G Ríos, Carlos Apezteguía, Rosa Reina, Jorge Neira, Daniel H Ceraso, Cristina Orlandi, Ricardo Valentini, Norberto Tiribelli, Matías Brizuela, Carina Balasini, Sebastián Mare, Gustavo Domeniconi, Santiago Ilutovich, Alejandro Gómez, Javiera Giuliani, Cecilia Barrios, Pascual Valdez
RATIONALE: The rapid spread of the 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) around the world underscores the need for a better knowledge of epidemiology, clinical features, outcomes, and mortality predictors, especially in the most severe presentations. OBJECTIVES: To describe these characteristics in patients with confirmed, probable, and suspected viral pneumonia caused by 2009 influenza A (H1N1) admitted to 35 intensive care units with acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation in Argentina, between June 3 and September 7...
July 1, 2010: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
F Innocenti, J Hepp, R Humeres, E Sanhueza, R Zapata, H Rios, L Suárez, R Sandoval, M Rius, M Zamboni
UNLABELLED: Diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, obesity, osteopenia, and increased risk of viral recurrence are among the complications associated with posttransplant steroid use. Steroid withdrawal or rapid taper has been reported to be safe. The aim of this study was to compare the rejection incidence and severity among patients treated with two different steroid taper strategies. METHODS: This retrospective study included all the adult liver transplant recipients since the program's inception from 1993 to January 2002...
July 2004: Transplantation Proceedings
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