Anne Carricajo

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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to assess the value of a serum assay for ceftazidime (CAZ) in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Saint-Etienne University Teaching Hospital and in other ICUs in the region to optimize therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between November 1, 2005, and February 29, 2008, for patients hospitalized in ICUs not(More)
The latest threat in multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria corresponds to the emergence of NDM-1-producing isolates that have been identified in several countries worldwide. The plasmid-mediated blaNDM-1 gene encodes a metallo-lactamase (MBL) with high carbapenemase activity and was first identified in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in(More)
Previous studies have shown that Propionibacterium acnes may be responsible for low-grade infection of the intervertebral discs of patients with severe sciatica. The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate the presence of bacteria in disc fragment samples obtained during surgery for lumbar disc herniation. P. acnes was cultured from disc(More)
 Five chromogenic agar plates – CPS ID2 medium (bioMérieux, France), CHROMagar Orientation medium (Becton Dickinson, France), UriSelect3 medium (Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur, France), Rainbow Agar UTI medium (Biolog, USA) and Chromogenic UTI medium (Oxoid, Germany) – for the detection, enumeration and direct identification of urinary tract pathogens were(More)
AIMS To test the effectiveness and rapidity of a pair of blood culture bottles in the diagnosis of bacterial and fungal contamination of corneal organ culture media. METHODS 761 microbiological analyses of storage media (Inosol and Exosol, Opsia, Toulouse, France), sampled in all phases of the organ culture at 31 degrees C of 410 consecutive corneas, were(More)
The cases of 52 patients with Propionibacterium acnes infection of orthopaedic implants are summarized: 20 patients with definite infection (sepsis, with P. acnes recovered from multiple specimens per patient), 15 with probable infection (sepsis, with P. acnes recovered from one specimen), and 17 with possible infection (signs of prosthetic malfunction or(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the potential role of procalcitonin and tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-6 and interleukin-8, in the prognosis of patients with sepsis. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING The emergency unit of a teaching hospital. PATIENTS We included 131 patients with sepsis: 15 (12%) with septic shock, 20 (15%) with severe sepsis and 96(More)
Two patients with no travel history and sharing the same room were colonized by the same strain of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1 (NDM-1)-producing Escherichia coli within a geographical area not endemic for this highly multidrug-resistant bacterium. It was documented an absence of an epidemiological and bacteriological link with a third patient returning(More)