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Antibiotic use and the risk of carbapenem-resistant extended-spectrum-{beta}-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in hospitalized patients: results of a double case-control study.
OBJECTIVES To identify the roles of various antibiotics as risk factors for carbapenem-resistant extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) infection (ESBL-KPExpand
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Clinical and laboratory characteristics, epidemiology, and outcomes of murine typhus: A systematic review.
Murine or endemic typhus, a febrile disease caused by Rickettsia typhi, is often misdiagnosed due to its non-specific presentation. We sought to evaluate all available evidence in the literatureExpand
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Emergence of pan-resistance in KPC-2 carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Crete, Greece: a close call.
OBJECTIVES KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-KP) ST258 has been rapidly expanding and is often associated with serious nosocomial infections. Last-line antibiotics such as colistin andExpand
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Adrenal Aging and Its Implications on Stress Responsiveness in Humans
Normal aging results in subtle changes both in ACTH and cortisol secretion. Most notable is the general increase in mean daily serum cortisol levels in the elderly, without a noteworthy alteration inExpand
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Q fever: clinical manifestations and treatment
Public awareness and advances in the diagnostic approach to Q fever have provided important information on epidemiological and clinical aspects of this zoonosis. Coxiella burnetii infection exhibitsExpand
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Streptomyces pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient: a case report and literature review.
We describe a case of Streptomyces lanatus pneumonia in an immunocompetent 52-year-old woman. Bronchoalveolar lavage culture grew Streptomyces, which was identified by 16S rRNA sequencing. TheExpand
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Murine typhus in elderly patients: a prospective study of 49 patients
Abstract Background: The characteristics of Rickettsia typhi infection in elderly patients have not been extensively described in the literature. Methods: We conducted a prospective study on murineExpand
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Fever of unknown origin caused by infectious diseases in the era of migrant and refugee crisis.
Concern exists in Europe about the possibility of importation of infectious diseases due to the recent influx of migrants and refugees after 2011. In this retrospective 6-year study, we examined theExpand
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Infections by pandrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria: clinical profile, therapeutic management, and outcome in a series of 21 patients
Clinical reports on infections by pandrug-resistant (PDR) bacteria are scarce. This observational case series study was conducted during a 2-year period at a university hospital. Patients infected byExpand
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Serum BAFF levels are related to angiogenesis and prognosis in patients with multiple myeloma.
B-cell activating factor (BAFF) is a B-cell growth factor. We measured its serum levels and correlated them with parameters of disease activity, as serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α and lactateExpand
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