MÃ©decine et Maladies Infectieuses
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Neurological complications of infective endocarditis: New breakthroughs in diagnosis and management.
Neurological complications are frequent in infective endocarditis (IE) and increase morbidity and mortality rates. A wide spectrum of neurological disorders may be observed, including stroke or transient ischemic attack, cerebral hemorrhage, mycotic aneurysm, meningitis, cerebral abscess, or encepha...
Adult patients hospitalized for measles in France, in the 21st century.
We designed a retrospective study focusing on adults hospitalized for measles in 2010/2011. A case was any patient aged more than 15years, hospitalized (September 2010 to September 2011) with a typical rash or a biological diagnosis. Data was collected with standardized questionnaires in participati...
Hepatitis B seroprevalence in HIV-infected patients consulting in a public day care unit in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
The authors had for aim to assess the prevalence of hepatitis B co-infection in a cohort of HIV-infected patients, routinely followed-up at the Day Care Unit of the Bobo Dioulasso Sanou Souro University Hospital, Burkina Faso. The Elisa technique was used to dose HBs antigen (AgHBs), antibodies anti...
Management of tuberculosis and HIV co-infection in Cotonou, Benin.
We made a cross-sectional, retrospective, and descriptive study comparing the clinical presentation and outcome of patients with tuberculosis and HIV co-infection versus patients with tuberculosis alone, all managed at the National Pneumophtisiology Center in Cotonou, Benin, in 2009. The rate of HIV...
[Enterococcus faecalis meningitis after spinal anesthesia successfully managed with linezolid].
Generic antibiotic drugs: is effectiveness guaranteed?
There are recently published arguments suggesting all generic antibiotic drugs do not present the full reliability needed to claim therapeutic equivalence with branded drugs. The problem is especially crucial for generic intravenous drugs, which do not need any bioequivalence study b...
[Is serial measurement of the C-reactive protein necessary in prosthetic joint infection?].
Impact of early chest radiography and empirical antibiotherapy on delay in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Empirical antibacterial treatment was prescribed between the first symptoms and pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis in 42.2% of cases. The median delay between first contact with a healthcare provider and pulmonary tuberculosis treatment initiation (medical delay) was 13.5 days. The factors associated...
Positive blood culture in hospital: notification methods and impact of recommendations by an infectious disease specialist.
We included all patients with positive blood cultures, from 12 different hospitals (including six with mobile infectious disease teams: MIDT) during a seven-day period. Medical records were retrospectively analysed to determine the delivered antibiotic treatment and the notification method of positi...
Consequences a long terme du sepsis grave