Athanasios Desalermos

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The use of invertebrate hosts as infection models can greatly facilitate the study of pathogenesis (Table 1). Among invertebrate model hosts, the available options to select from include amoebae (Acanthamoeba castellanii and Dictyostellium discoideum) [1,2], the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans [3], and insects (including Drosophila melanogaster, Galleria(More)
BACKGROUND Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a serious infection among patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS We reviewed the medical charts of all patients admitted to the adult intensive care units of the Massachusetts General Hospital that went on to develop VAP during a five year period. RESULTS 200 patients were included in the(More)
Fusarium species is a ubiquitous fungus that causes op-portunistic infections. We present 26 cases of invasive fusariosis categorized according to the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group (EORTC/MSG) criteria of fungal infections. All cases (20 proven and 6 probable) were treated from January 2000 until January(More)
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