AA Messadi

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BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections remain the main cause of morbidity and mortality in burn patients. Ongoing surveillance of infections in burned patients is essential to detect changes in epidemiology and to guide better empirical antibiotherapy and infection control policies. The aim of this study is to analyze the bacterial flora and the antibiotic(More)
Chemokines and their receptors are known to mediate inflammation and tissue damage in autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, characterized by myelin damage and neurological complications. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) interacts with the C-C chemokine(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute respiratory failure is a common complication of the severely burn-injured patient. Endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation is associated with a high rate of complications. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) has been shown to be as effective as conventional ventilation in improving gas exchange and is associated with(More)
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