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BACKGROUND Multiplex polymerase chain reaction (mPCR) enables recovery of viruses from airways of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), although their clinical impact remains uncertain. METHODS Among consecutive adult patients who had undergone a mPCR within 72 hours following their admission to one intensive care unit (ICU), we(More)
BACKGROUND Oxacillin and cloxacillin are the most frequently used penicillins for the treatment of severe methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections in intensive care units (ICUs), especially endocarditis. International recommendations do not suggest any adaptation of the dosage in case of renal impairment. We wanted to assess the risk factors(More)
Status epilepticus (SE) is a common complication of acute encephalitis, but its determinants and prognostic value in this setting are not known.Risk factors for early-onset SE (within 48 hours of intensive care unit [ICU] admission) in consecutive adult patients with all-cause encephalitis admitted to the medical ICU of a university hospital (1991-2013)(More)
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