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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)
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)
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)
Skin and soft tissue infections are most often caused by Staphylococcus aureus or various species of streptococcus. This case report summarizes the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and clinical outcome of a facial infection presenting as multiple abscesses in a young and otherwise healthy girl. Nocardia brasiliensis was recovered from abscess(More)
BACKGROUND Carnitine plays an essential role in fatty acid metabolism, exerts substantial antioxidant action and regulates immune functions. We hypothesized that a disturbed carnitine metabolism could be involved in progression of HIV infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Plasma levels of L-carnitine, its precursors, and short-, medium- and long-chain(More)
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