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Reply to Sürme and Balkan.

Amanda Sanders, William Agger, Alicia Gray, Cathy Fischer, Elizabeth Kamprud,

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis (Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease)
[2020, 96(3):114951]

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Use of hair nets and face masks to decrease blood culture contamination rates.

Amanda M Sanders, William A Agger, Alicia M Gray, Cathy Mikkelson Fischer, Elizabeth A Kamprud,

Owing to a persistently high blood culture contamination rate of 3.2% exceeding the target rate of <3%, a midwestern United States hospital began a series of 3 additive interventions. After collecting phlebotomist data for approximately 3 months, reporting of individual contamination rates commenced. A specialized trainer reeducated staff with high rates, ... Read more >>

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis (Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease)
[2019, 95(1):15-19]

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Recurrent strokes, central nervous system vasculitis, and acquired protein S deficiency secondary to varicella zoster in a child with AIDS.

Jake A Deviley, Darby Oldenburg, Laurence C Berg, William A Agger,

A child with vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus refractory to therapy developed zoster-induced protein S deficiency and recurrent strokes. Extensive carotid arteritis was found postmortem. The carotid tissue was positive for herpes varicella zoster by polymerase chain reaction, as were immunofixation stains of the arterial wall. ... Read more >>

J Neurovirol (Journal of neurovirology)
[2019, 25(1):137-140]

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The Clinical Presentation of Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis: A Case Series from Yetebon, Ethiopia.

Rachel B Kang, Devin C Simonson, Sarah E Stoner, Sarah R Hughes, William A Agger,

Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis is a chronic fungal infection usually found on the lower extremity and feet of agricultural workers in the tropics. It can present with various skin manifestations, verrucous to nodular plaques, and is caused by multiple species of fungi. Laboratory confirmation requires skin samples for pathology and fungal cultures. ... Read more >>

Clin Med Res (Clinical medicine & research)
[2017, 15(3-4):88-92]

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An Unusual Subcutaneous Mass in an Otherwise Healthy Patient: A Case Report of Localized Histoplasmosis Diagnosed on Excisional Biopsy.

Brendon M Esquibel, Christine J Waller, William A Agger,

Patients are commonly referred to general surgery clinics for evaluation of soft-tissue masses of the trunk and extremities. The primary goal of surgical referral is to confirm the presence of a mass, to assess the need for additional imaging and/or testing, and to gauge amenability to surgical biopsy, whether incisional ... Read more >>

Case Rep Infect Dis (Case reports in infectious diseases)
[2017, 2017:9485793]

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Developing Research Priorities for Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth.

William A Agger, Charles W Schauberger, James K Burmester, Sanjay K Shukla,

Clin Med Res (Clinical medicine & research)
[2016, 14(3-4):123-125]

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Acromioclavicular septic arthritis and sternoclavicular septic arthritis with contiguous pyomyositis.

Sally A Corey, William A Agger, Andrew T Saterbak,

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 supraspinatus muscles and a separate case with septic SC joint with pyomysitis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Both patients had similar ... Read more >>

Clin Orthop Surg (Clinics in orthopedic surgery)
[2015, 7(1):131-134]

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Epidemiologic factors and urogenital infections associated with preterm birth in a midwestern U.S. population.

William A Agger, Danish Siddiqui, Steven D Lovrich, Steven M Callister, Andrew J Borgert, Kenneth W Merkitch, Tina C Mason, Dennis J Baumgardner, James K Burmester, Sanjay K Shukla, Joseph D Welter, Katharina S Stewart, M J Washburn, Howard H Bailey,

<h4>Objective</h4>To correlate epidemiologic factors with urogenital infections associated with preterm birth.<h4>Methods</h4>Pregnant women were sequentially included from four Wisconsin cohorts: large urban, midsize urban, small city, and rural city. Demographic, clinical, and current pregnancy data were collected. Cervical and urine specimens were analyzed by microscopy, culture, and polymerase chain reaction for ... Read more >>

Obstet Gynecol (Obstetrics and gynecology)
[2014, 124(5):969-977]

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Reflexive culture for diagnosis of group a streptococcal pharyngitis remains of questionable value.

William A Agger, Todd J Kowalski,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2015, 60(3):490-491]

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Outbreak of Trichinella spiralis infections associated with a wild boar hunted at a game farm in Iowa.

Stacy M Holzbauer, William A Agger, Rebecca L Hall, Gary M Johnson, David Schmitt, Ann Garvey, Henry S Bishop, Hilda Rivera, Marcos E de Almeida, Dolores Hill, Bert E Stromberg, Ruth Lynfield, Kirk E Smith,

<h4>Background</h4>Rates of trichinellosis have declined significantly in the United States due to improved pork production practices and public awareness of the danger of eating raw or undercooked pork. In April 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health received a report of presumptive trichinellosis in a 50-year-old man with a history of ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2014, 59(12):1750-1756]

Cited: 12 times

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Management of neutropenic fever during a transition from traditional hematology/oncology service to hospitalist care.

Meghana Raghavendra, Rasmus T Hoeg, Wayne A Bottner, William A Agger,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Increasingly, hospitalists across the United States provide primary inpatient care for almost all subspecialty patients, including hematology and medical oncology. Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a serious condition often seen as a complication of cytotoxic chemotherapy or in patients with underlying bone marrow defects. The purpose of this study was to ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2014, 113(2):53-58]

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Blastomycosis diagnosed in a nonhyperendemic area.

Bridget L Pfaff, William A Agger, Thomas J Volk,

INTRODUCTION: Blastomycosis, caused by the dimorphic fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis, is hyperendemic in northern Wisconsin and is unevenly distributed in the rest of the state and contiguous Minnesota. Clinical presentation of this illness has been characterized by localized outbreaks and sporadic cases in endemic areas. METHODS: Using ICD-9 CPT codes, we ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2014, 113(1):11-8; quiz 19]

Cited: 2 times

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Successful treatment of brainstem blastomycosis with fluconazole.

Katherine E Brick, William A Agger,

The lipid formulation of amphotericin B is the initial drug of choice for central nervous system blastomycosis, but it is costly and associated with significant toxicity. This case report details a patient with primary pulmonary blastomycosis with dissemination to the skin, one joint, and the brainstem that was successfully treated ... Read more >>

Clin Med Res (Clinical medicine & research)
[2012, 10(2):72-74]

Cited: 3 times

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Escherichia coli pyomyositis in an immunocompromised host.

Umesh Sharma, William R Schwan, William A Agger,

Pyomyositis due to Escherichia coli (E. coil) is rarely reported in immunocompromised patients with hematological malignancy.We present a case report of a 34-year-old man who developed E. coli pyomyositis as a complication of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the right hip suggested myofascial infection of the ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2011, 110(4):182-184]

Cited: 8 times

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The differential diagnosis of pulmonary blastomycosis using case vignettes: a Wisconsin Network for Health Research (WiNHR) study.

Dennis J Baumgardner, Jonathan L Temte, Erin Gutowski, William A Agger, Howard Bailey, James K Burmester, Indrani Banerjee,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Pulmonary blastomycosis is an uncommon but serious fungal infection endemic in Wisconsin. Clinician awareness of the protean presentations of this disease may reduce diagnostic delay. This study addressed the diagnostic accuracy of physicians responding to case vignettes of pulmonary blastomycosis and the primary care differential diagnosis of this disease.<h4>Methods</h4>Eight pulmonary ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2011, 110(2):68-73]

Cited: 3 times

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The effect of residual osteomyelitis at the resection margin in patients with surgically treated diabetic foot infection.

Todd J Kowalski, Miki Matsuda, Matthew D Sorenson, Jacob D Gundrum, William A Agger,

The appropriate antibiotic treatment of surgically resected diabetic foot osteomyelitis is controversial. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to evaluate the prognostic impact of residual osteomyelitis at the surgical margin of surgically resected diabetic foot osteomyelitis, and to assess the effectiveness of postoperative antibiotic therapy for residual osteomyelitis after surgical ... Read more >>

J Foot Ankle Surg (The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons)
[2011, 50(2):171-175]

Cited: 27 times

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The Wisconsin Network for Health Research (WiNHR): a statewide, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, research group.

Howard Bailey, William Agger, Dennis Baumgardner, James K Burmester, Ron A Cisler, Jennifer Evertsen, Ingrid Glurich, David Hartman, Steven H Yale, David DeMets,

In response to the goals of the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Initiatives to Improve Healthcare, the Wisconsin Network for Health Research (WiNHR) was formed. As a collaborative, multi-disciplinary statewide research network, WiNHR encourages and fosters the discovery and application of scientific knowledge for researchers ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2009, 108(9):453-458]

Cited: 2 times

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Chronic granulomatous disease, catalase, and Actinomyces.

William A Agger, Todd J Kowalski,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2010, 50(9):1325; author reply 1325-6]

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Use of optical mapping to sort uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains into distinct subgroups.

William R Schwan, Adam Briska, Buffy Stahl, Trevor K Wagner, Emily Zentz, John Henkhaus, Steven D Lovrich, William A Agger, Steven M Callister, Brian DuChateau, Colin W Dykes,

Optical maps were generated for 33 uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) isolates. For individual genomes, the NcoI restriction fragments aligned into a unique chromosome map for each individual isolate, which was then compared with the in silico restriction maps of all of the sequenced E. coli and Shigella strains. All of ... Read more >>

Microbiology (Reading) (Microbiology (Reading, England))
[2010, 156(Pt 7):2124-2135]

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Antibiotic treatment duration and long-term outcomes of patients with early lyme disease from a lyme disease-hyperendemic area.

Todd J Kowalski, Sujatha Tata, Wendy Berth, Michelle A Mathiason, William A Agger,

<h4>Background</h4>The length of antibiotic therapy and long-term outcomes in patients with early Lyme disease are incompletely described. We report the long-term clinical outcomes of patients with early localized and early disseminated Lyme disease based on the duration of antibiotic therapy prescribed.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective cohort study and follow-up survey of patients diagnosed ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2010, 50(4):512-520]

Cited: 34 times

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Art supports new plague science.

Todd J Kowalski, William A Agger,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2009, 48(1):137-138]

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Adolescent presentation of x-linked lymphoproliferative disease.

Samuel L Friedlander, Kevin T Dooms, Christine M Seroogy, Ching Y Voss, William A Agger, Kejian Zhang, Jack Bleesing, Alexandra H Filipovich,

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol (Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology)
[2008, 100(4):398-400]

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Tularemia, lawn mowers, and rabbits' nests.

William A Agger,

J Clin Microbiol (Journal of clinical microbiology)
[2005, 43(8):4304; author reply 4304-5]

Cited: 3 times

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How should we approach adolescent and adult pertussis?

William A Agger, Rajiv M Naik,

Previously considered a disease of childhood, pertussis is now also recognized as a significant problem for adolescents and adults; however, diagnosing pertussis remains problematic due to its nonspecific clinical presentation and the time delay, sensitivity/specificity, and expense of testing. To be effective, therapy is best started very early in the ... Read more >>

WMJ (WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin)
[2006, 105(1):47-51]

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HIV testing and privacy laws.

Jeffrey S Sartin, Sylvia Firary, William A Agger, James W Terman,

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2005, 41(6):914; author reply 915]

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