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Haiqing Chu, Lan Zhao, Zhenming Zhang, Tao Gui, Lizhong Han, Yuxing Ni
SESSION TYPE: Pneumonia Treatment and Antibiotic ResistancePRESENTED ON: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 04:00 PM - 05:30 PMPURPOSE: To investigate antibiotic resistance and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from lower respiratory tracts.METHODS: 107 strains of MRSA were isolated from lower respiratory tracts from 9 wards in Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital. Antibiotic-resistance was tested via Kirby-Bauer paper dispersion method. Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) gene and staphyloccoccal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type was tested via PCR...
October 1, 2012: Chest
Jin Beom Chung, Jae Sung Kim, Sung Whan Ha, Sung-Joon Ye
PURPOSE: To establish our institutional guideline for IMRT delivery, we statistically evaluated the results of dosimetry quality assurance (DQA) measurements and derived local confidence limits using the concept confidence limit of |mean|+1.96σ. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2006 to March 2009, 206 patients with head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, or brain tumor were treated using LINAC-based IMRT technique. In order to determine site specific DQA tolerances at a later stage, a hybrid plan with the same fluence maps as in the treatment plan was generated on CT images of a cylindrical phantom of acryl...
2011: Radiation Oncology
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