Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

9270.  Baltimore RS. The difficulty of diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2003 Dec;112(6 Pt 1):1420-1.

9271.  Beck KD, Gastmeier P. Clinical or epidemiologic diagnosis of nosocomial pneumonia: is there any difference? Am J Infect Control. 2003 Oct;31(6):331-5.

9272.  Geyik MF, Aldemir M, Hosoglu S, Tacyildiz HI. Epidemiology of burn unit infections in children. Am J Infect Control. 2003 Oct;31(6):342-6.

9273.  Harbarth S, Garbino J, Pugin J, Romand JA, Lew D, Pittet D. Inappropriate initial antimicrobial therapy and its effect on survival in a clinical trial of immunomodulating therapy for severe sepsis. Am J Med. 2003 Nov;115(7):529-35.

9274.  Melzer M, Eykyn SJ, Gransden WR, Chinn S. Is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus more virulent than methicillin-susceptible S. aureus? A comparative cohort study of British patients with nosocomial infection and bacteremia. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Dec 1;37(11):1453-60. Epub 2003 Nov 06.

9275.  Penders J, Huylenbroeck AA, Everaert K, Van Laere M, Verschraegen GL. Urinary infections in patients with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2003 Oct;41(10):549-52.

9276.  Rello J, Diaz E. Pneumonia in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2003 Oct;31(10):2544-51. Review.

9277.  Ruggero KA, Schroeder LK, Schreckenberger PC, Mankin AS, Quinn JP. Nosocomial superinfections due to linezolid-resistant Enterococcus faecalis: evidence for a gene dosage effect on linezolid MICs. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 Nov;47(3):511-3.

9278.  Singh K, Hsu LY, Villacian JS, Habib A, Fisher D, Tambyah PA. Severe acute respiratory syndrome: lessons from Singapore. Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Oct;9(10):1294-8.

9279.  Weatherstone KB, Franck LS, Klein NJ. Are there opportunities to decrease nosocomial infection by choice of analgesic regimen? Evidence for immunity and pain interactions. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Nov;157(11):1108-14. Review.


9280.  Apisarnthanarak A, Fraser VJ, Dunne WM, Little JR, Hoppe-Bauer J, Mayfield JL, Polish LB.  Stenotrophomonas maltophilia intestinal colonization in hospitalized oncology patients with diarrhea. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Oct 15;37(8):1131-5. Epub 2003 Sep 18.

9281.  Chau PH, Yip PS. Monitoring the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic and assessing effectiveness of interventions in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2003 Oct;57(10):766-9.

9282.  Delgado-Rodriguez M, Mariscal-Ortiz M, Gomez-Ortega A, Martinez-Gallego G, Palma-Perez S, Sillero-Arenas M, Medina-Cuadros M. Alcohol consumption and the risk of nosocomial infection in general surgery. Br J Surg. 2003 Oct;90(10):1287-93.

9283.  Herwaldt LA. Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage and surgical-site infections. Surgery. 2003 Nov;134(5 Suppl):S2-9. Review.

9284.  Ho AS, Sung JJ, Chan-Yeung M. An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome among hospital workers in a community hospital in Hong Kong. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Oct 7;139(7):564-7.

9285.  Lloyd-Smith JO, Galvani AP, Getz WM. Curtailing transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome within a community and its hospital. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2003 Oct 7;270(1528):1979-89.

9286.  Naimi TS, LeDell KH, Como-Sabetti K, Borchardt SM, Boxrud DJ, Etienne J, Johnson SK, Vandenesch F, Fridkin S, O'Boyle C, Danila RN, Lynfield R.  Comparison of community- and health care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. JAMA. 2003 Dec 10;290(22):2976-84.

9287.  Owotade FJ, Ogunbodede EO, Sowande OA. HIV/AIDS pandemic and surgical practice in a Nigerian teaching hospital. Trop Doct. 2003 Oct;33(4):228-31.

9288.  Yadegarynia D, Tarrand J, Raad I, Rolston K. Current spectrum of bacterial infections in patients with cancer. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Oct 15;37(8):1144-5.

9289.  Zanella RC, Brandileone MC, Bokermann S, Almeida SC, Valdetaro F, Vitorio F, Moreira Mde F, Villins M, Salomao R, Pignatari AC. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of VanA Enterococcus isolated during the first nosocomial outbreak in Brazil. Microb Drug Resist. 2003 Fall;9(3):283-91.


9290.  Almuneef M, Dillon J, Abbas MF, Memish Z. Varicella zoster virus immunity in multinational health care workers of a Saudi Arabian hospital. Am J Infect Control. 2003 Oct;31(6):375-81.

9291.  Bridges CB, Kuehnert MJ, Hall CB. Transmission of influenza: implications for control in health care settings. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Oct 15;37(8):1094-101. Epub 2003 Sep 19.


9292.  Bauer TT. Nosocomial pneumonia: therapy is just not good enough. Chest. 2003 Nov;124(5):1632-4.

9293.  Benninger MS. Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium extended release tablets: a new antimicrobial for the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis and community-acquired pneumonia. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2003 Oct;4(10):1839-46. Review.

9294.  Carbon C. A pooled analysis of telithromycin in the treatment of community-acquired respiratory tract infections in adults. Infection. 2003 Oct;31(5):308-17.

9295.  Cook T. Comparing the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway with the laryngeal tube airway. Anesth Analg. 2003 Oct;97(4):1202; author reply 1203.

9296.  d'Escrivan T, Roussel-Delvallez M, Alfandari S, Guery B. High level of resistance to levofloxacin of Streptococcus pneumoniae following fluoroquinolone therapy. Infection. 2003 Oct;31(5):366.

9297.  Ellerbeck EF, Totten B, Markello S, Patterson K, Sipe TR, Tilden C. Quality improvement in critical access hospitals: addressing immunizations prior to discharge. J Rural Health. 2003 Fall;19(4):433-8.

9298.  Fukuda T, Hackman RC, Guthrie KA, Sandmaier BM, Boeckh M, Maris MB, Maloney DG, Deeg HJ, Martin PJ, Storb RF, Madtes DK. Risks and outcomes of idiopathic pneumonia syndrome after nonmyeloablative and conventional conditioning regimens for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Blood. 2003 Oct 15;102(8):2777-85. Epub 2003 Jul 10.

9299.  Golpe R, Mateos A. Rifampicin induced pneumonitis or bronchogenic spread of tuberculous empyema through a bronchopleural fistula? Thorax. 2003 Oct;58(10):910.

9300.  Goss CH, Rubenfeld GD, Park DR, Sherbin VL, Goodman MS, Root RK. Cost and incidence of social comorbidities in low-risk patients with community-acquired pneumonia admitted to a public hospital. Chest. 2003 Dec;124(6):2148-55.

9301.  Klopfenstein KJ, Rosselet R, Termuhlen A, Powell D. Successful treatment of Scedosporium pneumonia with voriconazole during AML therapy and bone marrow transplantation. Med Pediatr Oncol. 2003 Nov;41(5):494-5.

9302.  Ricart M, Lorente C, Diaz E, Kollef MH, Rello J. Nursing adherence with evidence-based guidelines for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2003 Nov;31(11):2693-6.

9303.  Ueyama K, Tomita S, Koshida Y. Aortic valve replacement by limited sternotomy for infective endocarditis in a patient with a tracheostomy. Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Oct;51(10):534-6.

9304.  Wood AY, Davit AJ 2nd, Ciraulo DL, Arp NW, Richart CM, Maxwell RA, Barker DE. A prospective assessment of diagnostic efficacy of blind protective bronchial brushings compared to bronchoscope-assisted lavage, bronchoscope-directed brushings, and blind endotracheal aspirates in ventilator-associated pneumonia. J Trauma. 2003 Nov;55(5):825-34. Review.

9305.  Wunderink RG, Rello J, Cammarata SK, Croos-Dabrera RV, Kollef MH. Linezolid vs vancomycin: analysis of two double-blind studies of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nosocomial pneumonia. Chest. 2003 Nov;124(5):1789-97.