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Objectives: To evaluate (a) the routine accuracy of bronchoalveolar lavage by direct examination (BAL-D) in diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), and (b) the impact of a diagnostic(More)
The epidemiology of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae was studied over a 16-month period in a medical intensive care unit (ICU). A control program(More)
The admission of neutropenic patients to an intensive care unit (ICU) is still controversial, especially if mechanical ventilation is required. To avoid useless stays in ICU, the evaluation of the(More)
We report the occurrence of a high rate of false-positive test results during the surveillance of hematology patients for galactomannan (GM) antigenemia. Among 218 patients surveyed from June 2002(More)