Nita Kohli

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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Publications (4)4.42 Total impact

  • Nita Kohli, Mary Kochie, Philip Harber
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    ABSTRACT: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) skin infections have been common in prisons for more than a decade. However, CA-MRSA as a cause of pneumonia has been reported infrequently. This infection can present with flu-like symptoms and rapidly progress, possibly leading to death in a matter of days. Two cases of MRSA community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) associated with influenza-like illness in correctional officers employed in two separate prisons within the California prison system are presented. Both individuals were previously healthy, but one died of this disease. MRSA is an uncommon, but now recognized, cause of CAP. These cases are notable for their unique presentation and occurrence in non-health care, occupational settings. Prompt diagnosis and intervention by occupational health nurses and physicians are critical to improving outcomes, especially in high-risk settings such as prisons. These worksites need an effective occupational health program to manage MRSA, with adequate training for both employees and inmates.
    AAOHN Journal 03/2011; 59(3):135-40; quiz 141-2. · 0.86 Impact Factor
  • Nita Kohli, Mary Kochie, Philip Harber
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    ABSTRACT: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) skin infections have been common in prisons for more than a decade. However, CA-MRSA as a cause of pneumonia has been reported infrequently. This infection can present with flu-like symptoms and rapidly progress, possibly leading to death in a matter of days. Two cases of MRSA community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) associated with influenza-like illness in correctional officers employed in two separate prisons within the California prison system are presented. Both individuals were previously healthy, but one died of this disease. MRSA is an uncommon, but now recognized, cause of CAP. These cases are notable for their unique presentation and occurrence in non-health care, occupational settings. Prompt diagnosis and intervention by occupational health nurses and physicians are critical to improving outcomes, especially in high-risk settings such as prisons. These worksites need an effective occupational health program to manage MRSA, with adequate training for both employees and inmates.
    AAOHN Journal 02/2011; · 0.86 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 21-year-old man presented with hypertrophic nail dystrophy and subungual debris of all 20 nails, hyperkeratotic plaques on the heels of both feet, and oral leukokeratosis. He had an extensive family history of similar clinical findings. The patient's clinical presentation and history were consistent with pachyonychia congenita (PC), an autosomal dominant genodermatosis caused by mutations in the genes for keratin 6, K6a and K6b; keratin 16, K16; and keratin 17, K17.
    Cutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner 11/2009; 84(5):269-71. · 0.82 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. Such advice should be obtained directly from a physician and/or attorney. Inquiries and contributions to the Forum should be forwarded to Joseph J. Schwerha, MD, MPH by e-mail at schwer@pitt.edu.
    Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 01/2009; 51(9):1105-1107. · 1.88 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

2 Citations
4.42 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2009–2011
    • University of California, Los Angeles
      Los Angeles, California, United States