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This study was designed to help physicians consider change from intravenous to oral antibiotic therapy for any infection from d 3 of hospital stay, by implementing guidelines for antibiotic switch. A 2-centre intervention study was conducted at Sorlandet Hospital HF Kristiansand and Arendal. All patients admitted to the Medical Clinic at these hospitals(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue fever is the most common arboviral disease in travelers. In countries where dengue virus is endemic, sequential (secondary) infections with different dengue virus serotypes are associated with disease severity. Data on severity and secondary infection rates in a population of travelers are lacking. METHODS Intensified surveillance of(More)
We report a success rate of 83% with faecal donor instillation therapy (FDIT) in this retrospective study of 40 patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD), treated at a medium sized Norwegian hospital from 1994 through 2008. The stool transplant was instilled either in the duodenum through a gastroscope or in the colon through(More)
A retrospective systematic review of the management of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) cohort of 78 cases was conducted at a single-centre, middle-sized Norwegian hospital from 1997 to 2007. We analysed 40 cases that were managed by surgical debridement with hip prosthesis retention followed by long-lasting pathogen-directed antibiotic therapy. A(More)
BACKGROUND Standardized treatment (24-week) with pegylated interferon and ribavirin induces sustained virological response in 80 % of patients with Hepatitis C (HCV) genotype 2 or 3. Most patients who are dependent on heroin and receiving methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) have been excluded from this treatment due to concerns about compliance. Short-term(More)
Familial hypocalcuric hypercalcemia is a condition that is often incorrectly diagnosed and treated. We studied a family with seven members who had familial hypocalcuric hypercalcemia. In four of the family members it was difficult to make the diagnosis. A correct diagnosis was made in the other three on the basis of known family history. Subtotal(More)
BACKGROUND The first person reported with tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Norway fell ill in 1998; the second patient caught the disease in autumn 1999. Both had been to the island of Tromøy in Aust-Agder county. Searches for TBE antibodies were intensified in persons with encephalitis and a seroprevalence study was carried out. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sera(More)
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