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Evaluation of Challenges in Diagnosis of Spontaneous Subacute Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis in Immunocompetent Patients: Experiences from a Tertiary Care Center

Pandita N, Paul S, Yadav G, Kalia RB, Kandwal P

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. PURPOSE: We evaluated the challenges faced during diagnosis and management of patients with subacute pyogenic discitis and discussed various clues in clinical history, radiologic and hematologic...
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Specification of Bacteriophage Isolated Against Clinical Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Nasser A, Azizian R, Tabasi M, Khezerloo , Heravi FS, Kalani MT, Sadeghifard N, Amini R, Pakzad I, Radmanesh , Jalilian F

OBJECTIVES: The emergence of resistant bacteria is being increasingly reported around the world, potentially threatening millions of lives. Amongst resistant bacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most challenging to...
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Clinical Characteristics of Acute Pediatric Neck Infection and Predictive Factors of Abscess Formation

Gong SH, Choi YJ, Yu GH, Kim YW, Park JH, Lim YS

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Abscess of neck is a life-threatening disease in children. Detection of abscess is important because it is essential for the determination of surgical drainage. However, clinical diagnosis...
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Effect of Using Local Intrawound Vancomycin Powder in Addition to Intravenous Antibiotics in Posterior Lumbar Surgery: Midterm Result in a Single-Center Study

Lee GI, Bak KH, Chun HJ, Choi KS

OBJECTIVE: We conducted this study to report the efficacy of local application of vancomycin powder in the setting of surgical site infection (SSI) of posterior lumbar surgical procedures and to...
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Antimicrobial Resistance and Molecular Characteristics of Nasal Staphylococcus aureus Isolates From Newly Admitted Inpatients

Chen X, Sun K, Dong D, Luo Q, Peng Y, Chen F

Staphylococcus aureus, or methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), is a significant pathogen in both nosocomial and community infections. Community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) strains tend to be multi-drug resistant and to invade hospital...
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Prevalence of Major Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clones in Korea Between 2001 and 2008

Kang GS, Jung YH, Kim HS, Lee YS, Park C, Lee KJ, Cha JO

BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are important pathogens causing nosocomial infections in Korean hospitals. This study aimed to investigate the epidemiological and genetic diversity of clinical S. aureus isolates in...
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Clinical significance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in liver transplant recipients

Kim YJ, Kim SI, Choi JY, Yoon SK, You YK, Kim DG

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Liver transplant patients are at high risk for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) colonization. We evaluated patients before and after liver transplant using active surveillance culture...
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Reconstruction of Chronic Complicated Scalp and Dural Defects Using Acellular Human Dermis and Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Free flap

Lee JH, Choi SK, Kang SY

We present reconstruction of a complicated scalp-dura defect using acellular human dermis and latissimus dorsi myocutaneous free flap. A 62-year-old female had previously undergone decompressive craniectomy for intracranial hemorrhage. The...
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Neonatal Iliopsoas Abscess: The First Korean Case

Han YM, Kim AY, Lim RK, Park KH, Byun SY, Kim SH, Kim HY

Iliopsoas abscess (IPA) is rare in neonates. We present a case of neonatal IPA that was initially believed to bean inguinal hernia. A 20-day-old male infant was referred to our...
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Comparison of Arbekacin and Vancomycin in Treatment of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Hwang JH, Lee JH, Hwang JH, Chung KM, Lee EJ, Yoon YJ, Moon MK, Kim JS, Won KS, Lee CS

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of ear infections. We attempted to evaluate the clinical usefulness of arbekacin in treating chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) by comparing its...
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Surgical Treatment of Infected Aortoiliac Aneurysm

Youn JK, Kim SM, Han A, Choi C, Min SI, Ha J, Kim SJ, Min SK

PURPOSE: Infected aneurysms of the abdominal aorta or iliac artery (IAAA) are rare but fatal and difficult to treat. The purpose of this study was to review the clinical presentations...
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Bilateral Macula-involving Metastatic Infection Resulting from Septic Embolization

Park J, Kim TW, Ahn J

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Clinical and Microbiological Characteristics of Six Staphylococcus pettenkoferi Isolates From Blood Samples

Park S, Chung HS, Lee M

Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are reported to be the leading cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections. Staphylococcus pettenkoferi is a novel member of CoNS that was first isolated from the human blood...
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Appropriate oral antibiotics for bone and joint infections based on the susceptibility of clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates

Lee CS, Hwang JH, Lee JH, Song SK, Cho JH, Lee JH

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Lessons Learnt from an Atypical Mycobacterium Infection Post-Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Ng SW, Yee Han DL

Infections following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction are rare, with no previous reports citing Mycobacterium abscessus as the culprit pathogen. A 22-year-old man presented twice over three years with a painful...
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Acromioclavicular Septic Arthritis and Sternoclavicular Septic Arthritis with Contiguous Pyomyositis

Corey SA, Agger WA, Saterbak A

Acromioclavicular (AC) and sternoclavicular (SC) septic arthritis with contiguous pyomyositis are rare, especially in immunocompetent individuals. We report a case of septic AC joint with pyomyositis of the deltoid and...
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Risk Factors for Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Ocular Cultures

Lee J, Choi S

PURPOSE: To identify the risk factors associated with fluoroquinolone resistance in patients undergoing cataract surgery. METHODS: A total of 1,125 patients (1,125 eyes) who underwent cataract surgery at Veterans Health Service...
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Clinical manifestations of pneumonia according to the causative organism in patients in the intensive care unit

Lee JK, Lee J, Park YS, Lee CH, Yim JJ, Yoo CG, Kim YW, Han SK, Lee SM

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Whether the causative organism influences the clinical course of pneumonia in the intensive care unit (ICU) is controversial. We assessed the clinical manifestations and prognosis of pneumonia according to...
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Prophylactic Effect of Vancomycin on Infection after Cranioplasty in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Carriers with Traumatic Brain Injury

Bang JH, Cho KT, Park SY

OBJECTIVE: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-resistant coagulase negative staphylococci (MRCNS) are major causes of neurosurgical infection. Nasal colonization of MRSA is the most important risk factor and MRSA screening...
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Prevalence of Antibody to Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1 in Burn Patients

Park JY, Kim JS, Woo H

BACKGROUND: Burn wounds lack normal barriers that protect against pathogenic bacteria, and burn patients are easily colonized and infected by Staphylococcus aureus. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but...
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