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We combine the results of a large HST study of rich LMC clusters with state of the art N-body simulations. We summarise recent highlights from our project: the estimation of age spreads in young LMC clusters, the measurement of the binary fraction of NGC1818, and the determination of deep cluster luminosity functions (LF). We also present preliminary results from an investigation of the core radius versus age relation evident among LMC clusters.
To describe the effect of universal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization therapy in a large intensive care unit (ICU) on the rates of MRSA cases and acquisitions in a UK hospital.
University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust is a tertiary referral teaching hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom, that provides clinical services to nearly 1 million patients every year.
A break-point time series analysis and kernel regression models were used to detect significant changes in the cumulative monthly numbers of MRSA bacteremia cases and acquisitions from April 2013 to August 2016 across the UHB system.
Prior to 2014, all ICU patients at UHB received universal MRSA decolonization therapy. In August 2014, UHB discontinued the use of universal decolonization due to published reports in the United Kingdom detailing the limited usefulness and cost-effectiveness of such an intervention. Break-point time series analysis of MRSA acquisition and bacteremia data indicated that break points were associated with the discontinuation and subsequent reintroduction of universal decolonization. Kernel regression models indicated a significant increase (P<.001) in MRSA acquisitions and bacteremia cases across UHB during the period without universal decolonization.
We suggest that routine decolonization for MRSA in a large ICU setting is an effective strategy to reduce the spread and incidence of MRSA across the whole hospital.
The results of a large radial velocity survey of the Draco and Ursa Minor dwarf spheroidal galaxies are presented. the velocity dispersion profiles of both objects are very similar: initially the dispersion increases with radius, while at radii approaching the outer limit of the stellar distribution we observe a sharp fall-off. We present the results of mass modeling based on these new data – the mass to light ratios are found to be about 400M⊙/L⊙. Evidence is also presented that the dark matter in the central regions of UMi has a core-like distribution. Finally, we demonstrate that the inner regions of UMi have not been affected by tides and discuss the implications of our data for MOdified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND).
The observational evidence for kinematic substructure in Local Group dSphs is reviewed. The properties of these substructures are consistent with their being disrupted star clusters. The persistence of cold substructure argues strongly against the presence of dark matter cusps in the haloes of dSphs. A formation scenario for dSphs is described involving the merger of star clusters in the potential well of a low-mass dark matter halo.
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