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OBJECTIVE Intravenous-to-oral switch therapy is strongly recommended in the medical literature. The aim of this study was to assess how we can improve fluoroquinolone switch therapy. METHODS In this comparative prospective study, we analyzed 243 intravenous ciprofloxacin treatments and assessed the impact of promoting a switch to oral step-down therapy.… (More)
UNLABELLED Rapidly fatal cases of invasive fungal infections due to a fungus later identified as Saprochaete clavata were reported in France in May 2012. The objectives of this study were to determine the clonal relatedness of the isolates and to investigate possible sources of contamination. A nationwide alert was launched to collect cases. Molecular… (More)
BACKGROUND The risks associated with drug use are not confined to adverse reactions. Failures can occur in the process of drug prescribing, dispensing and administration. Such preventable events are termed 'medication errors'. Errors in preparation and administration, the last step in the medication process, constitute a good indicator of the quality of the… (More)
An increase in fibrinogen concentrate prescriptions was noticed in 2015 after several guidelines regarding their use were published. We tried to evaluate if they were used appropriately. To evaluate the conformity of the prescriptions to these guidelines, we searched for each prescription if a dosage of blood fibrinogen was made, if its result was below the… (More)
Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) is considered a minimally invasive procedure, yet cement leakage into the circulation may result in serious complications. Here, we are reporting a case of pulmonary embolism following PV for treatment of osteoporotic compression vertebral fracture.