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Ten days is better than 3 days to prevent recurrences in infections caused by MRSA.
Anorectal InfectionBackgroundAnorectal infection in the neutropenic cancer patient is a significant and potentially fatal complication in patients receiving systemic chemotherapy. The diagnosis is oft...
I just finished my first call weekend as an attending. It was a 96-hour bender. I had 4 vaginal deliveries, 1 cesarean, rounded on 20 patients on Saturday (mostly new), 14 on Sunday. I admitted 5, tra...
Find out how the drainage of pleural effusions after cardiac surgery may impact pulmonary function in patients requiring mechanical ventilation. BMJ Open Respiratory Research
A recall involving Stryker's Fuhrman & Pneumopericardial drainage set has been categorized as Class I by the FDA. -More-
Drs. Leora Horn, Ben Solomon, & Jack West review the potential rationale and possible limitations of combining different immuntherapy strategies with one another.Related Posts:Promising Early Res...
Dr. Ed Kim from the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC summarizes the mechanism of next generation sequencing (NGS), how it can potentially be used, and its limitations in clinical practice toda...
UCLA Med Center's Dr. Eddie Garon discusses the open question of the optimal duration of ongoing treatment with immunotherapy for lung cancer.Related Posts:Immunotherapy for Previously Treated Advance...
Percutaneous drainage (PCD) is now the first-line drainage method for liver abscess because of its minimal invasiveness and high technical success rate. However, this procedure has several disadvantag...
BACKGROUND Chills, high fever, right upper abdomen pain, and increased white blood cell count are the main and common clinical features of bacterial liver abscess. It is rare to see bacterial liver ab...
Pilonidal disease in the sacrococcygeal region usually presents as abscesses, recurrent inflammation, cellulitis or fistula tracks. However, few reports on actinomycosis affecting pilonidal sinuses ha...
We present the case of a patient who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy after an episode of acute cholangitis, which triggers months later abdominal sepsis. The patient devoleped a large liver abs...
Liver abscess formation due to enterohepatic migration of a foreign body is extremely rare. Foreign body ingestion is generally an unconscious and painless event, thus complicating preoperative diagno...