features of chronic sinusitis in children.
Does the treatment of children with streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis with a cephalosporin instead of a penicillin result in better bacteriologic
or clinical cure?
Of the 310 civilian patients, 182 (52%) had positive smears or cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis before treatment, and 128 (41%) had negative bacteriologic
findings; 146(47%) reported having symptoms at TB diagnosis, and 164 (53%) were asymptomatic and were identified through routine screening.
Four to 11 days after therapy was completed, bacteriologic
cure rates were 99% for the ciprofloxacin group versus 89% for the trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole regimen.
In that study, patients with refractory MDR-TB showed bacteriologic
and clinical response when aerosolized interferon gamma-1b was added to their anti-tuberculosis treatment regimens.
Our data provide the first biochemical, hematologic, and bacteriologic
reference values for wild tundra swans.
In 2000 in hospitals in Ghana, we began to establish bacteriologic
laboratories, which since then have participated in a biannual quality control program.
In the subset of 101 amoxicillin/clavulanate patients and 82 azithromycin patients who demonstrated bacteriologic
responses after 4-6 days, amoxicillin/ clavulanate was significantly more effective than azithromycin against penicillin-resistant S.
responses were also similar among patients who had a bacterial pathogen identified at baseline.
Inclusion criteria were (1) the presence of AOE manifested as drainage, swelling, pain, and/or erythema in the external ear canal, (2) bacteriologic
confirmation of infection, and (3) an ability to follow investigators' instructions.
In this study, patients aged 70 years and older hospitalized with pneumonia were eligible if they had new radiographic infiltrates accompanied by a temperature above 38[degrees]C or below 35[degrees]C--symptoms suggestive of lower respiratory tract illness--and the isolation of a bacteriologic
pathogen from a sterile site, or had positive serology for atypical bacteria.