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SGSSociété Generale de Surveillance (Switzerland)
SGSSociété Générale de Surveillance
SGSSchool of Graduate Studies
SGSSpatial Genetic Structure
SGSSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
SGSSutherland Global Services (various locations)
SGSSchool of Global Studies (various locations)
SGSSymantec Gateway Security
SGSStorage Groups
SGSSpecialist Global Services
SGSSystème de Gestion de la Sécurité (French: System Security Management; Transport Canada)
SGSSymantec Gateway Security (appliance)
SGSSingapore Government Securities
SGSSubgrid Scale
SGSSpecialized Geriatric Services (Canada)
SGSShell Global Solutions
SGSSulforaphane Glucosinolate (antioxidant)
SGSSouthern Graphic Systems
SGSSaudi Geological Survey
SGSSmart Grid Solution (various companies)
SGSSecretary of the General Staff
SGSSmall Grant Scheme (UK)
SGSSpace Gateway Support
SGSSaradomin Godsword (Runescape game)
SGSSerious Games Summit
SGSSaskatchewan Genealogical Society (Canada)
SGSSiemens Government Services
SGSScottish Gaelic Studies (Aberdeen University Celtic Department; UK)
SGSState Geological Survey
SGSSatellite Ground Station
SGSShared Governance System (various schools)
SGSSmart Grid Summit
SGSSutherland Generating Station (coal plant; Alliant Energy; Iowa)
SGSSAS Ground Service (Scandinavian Air System subsidiary)
SGSShipboard Gridlock System
SGSSvalbard Ground Station
SGSSun Game Server
SGSSupplemental Guide Signs (tourism)
SGSSutton Grammar School (UK)
SGSShort Gut Syndrome
SGSSegmented Gamma Scanner
SGSSecretary to the General Staff (Army)
SGSSainte Geneviève Sports (France)
SGSStockport Grammar School (United Kingdom)
SGSSlough Grammar School
SGSSouth Georgia and the Islands (ISO Country code)
SGSSputum Gram Stain (laboratory test)
SGSShprintzen-Goldberg Craniosynostosis Syndrome
SGSSoftware Generation System
SGSShun Goku Satsu (Instant Hell Murder/Raging Demon)
SGSSampson G. Smith Intermediate School (Somerset, NJ, USA)
SGSSport Grupo Sacavenense (Soccer club; Sacavém, Portugal)
SGSSecond Gear Start
SGSSmoke Generator Set
SGSSteam Generator System
SGSSchinzel-Giedion Midface-Retraction Syndrome
SGSSpace Gateway Services
SGSSquadron Ground Station
SGSStretch Glass Society
SGSScenario Generation Server
SGSSatellite Ground Segment
SGSSolid Ground Shield
SGSSt Gilbert School (Grayslake, Il, USA)
SGSStained Glass Studios
SGSShip Ground Station
SGSSignode Corporation (NYSE Symbol)
SGSSafeguarding System
SGSStrategic Guidance Statement
SGSSymbol Generation and Storage
SGSSmoke Generation System
SGSStablized Glide Slope
SGSSpecial Galvanized Steel
SGSShort-Grass Stepp
SGSSociety of the Golden Sword (VFMAC giving award)
SGSShort Guard Sequence
SGSSwiveling Gunner's Station
SGSStatistics Gathering System
SGSSouth Saint Paul Municipal Airport, Minnesota (Aviation, ICAO, Airport code)
SGSSensor Ground Station
SGSSentencing Guideline Specialist (US probation)
SGSSecondary Ground Station
SGSScottish Golf Society
SGSSenator Gershaw School (Canada)
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Prospective study of the usefulness of sputum gram stain in the initial approach to community-acquired pneumonia requiring hospitalization.
The pus and sputum Gram stain exhibited many Gram-positive filamentous bacilli, but non-acid-fast, on both standard and modified acid-fast bacilli stains.
The study also assessed the need for a routine sputum Gram stain and culture in all COPD exacerbations, even if the exacerbation is secondary to non-infective causes.
The sputum Gram stain is only effective if rigidly screened for acceptability and performed by seasoned microbiologists.
Characteristics that are important to note on the sputum Gram stain are very few squamous epithelial cells (less than 25 per low per field, or one to two per high oil field).
Studies investigating the role of sputum Gram stain and culture are both difficult to interpret and compare.
In a study of 116 patients presenting with an exacerbation of COPD, the combination of a negative sputum Gram stain, a nonclinical decrease in lung function, and fewer than two exacerbations in the previous 12 months was 100% predictive of a nonbacterial exacerbation.
The etiologic workup included the sputum Gram stain and acid-fast stain, sputum culture for bacteria, sputum chlamydial antigen, throat swab for virus isolation, urine pneumococcal antigen, and urine legionella antigen.
A sputum Gram stain may be useful in adolescents with a productive cough but can seldom be obtained in infants and children.
* Do not report Gram-positive cocci in pairs and lancets from a sputum Gram stain. Report out Gram-positive cocci (e.g., "suspect Streptococcus pneumoniae").
Sputum Gram stain obtained on admission showed heavy purulence with intracellular gram-positive cocci, gram-positive bacilli (some of which were beaded), and yeast.