Corinne Alberti

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Objectives: To examine the incidence of infections and to describe them and their outcome in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Design and setting: International prospective cohort study in which all patients admitted to the 28 participating units in eight countries between May 1997 and May 1998 were followed until hospital discharge. Patients: A total of(More)
Mutations in factor H (CFH), factor I (IF), and membrane cofactor protein (MCP) genes have been described as risk factors for atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). This study analyzed the impact of complement mutations on the outcome of 46 children with aHUS. A total of 52% of patients had mutations in one or two of known susceptibility factors (22,(More)
OBJECTIVE Delphi technique is a structured process commonly used to developed healthcare quality indicators, but there is a little recommendation for researchers who wish to use it. This study aimed 1) to describe reporting of the Delphi method to develop quality indicators, 2) to discuss specific methodological skills for quality indicators selection 3) to(More)
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura nephritis (HSPN) has been extensively studied in children but, its natural history in adults is much less known. A cohort of 250 adults suffering HSP was retrospectively analyzed for a median follow-up period of 14.8 yr. All patients had biopsies consistent with HSP (predominant IgA mesangial deposits) associated with purpura, bowel(More)
Little is known about severe imported malaria in nonendemic industrialized countries. The purpose of this retrospective study was to describe the clinical spectrum of severe imported malaria in adults and to determine factors that were present at admission and were associated with in-intensive care unit mortality. This retrospective study evaluated the 188(More)
CONTEXT Despite the success of some countries in controlling endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), such programs have not been implemented for some hospitals with endemic infection because of concerns that these programs would be costly and of limited benefit. OBJECTIVE To compare the costs and benefits of an MRSA control program in(More)
Diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) has been shown to be a great tool to assess white matter development in normal infants. Comparison of cerebral diffusion properties between preterm infants and fetuses of corresponding ages should assist in determining the impact of premature ex utero life on brain maturation. To assess in utero maturation-dependent(More)
The clinical significance of the systemic inflammatory response in infected patients remains unclear. We examined risk factors for hospital mortality in 3,608 intensive care unit patients included in the European Sepsis Study. Patients were categorized as having infection without or with (i.e., sepsis) systemic inflammatory response, severe sepsis, and(More)
To test the hypothesis that the outcome of patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) depends on both their baseline severity at VAP onset and the adequacy of empirical antibiotic therapy. Prospective clinical study in six intensive care units in Paris, France. One hundred and forty-two patients with VAP after ≥ 48 h of mechanical ventilation.(More)
OBJECTIVES To provide normal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reference biometric data of the fetal brain, to evaluate reproducibility and gender effect, to compare the two cerebral hemispheres and to compare MRI with ultrasonographic biometry, in a large cohort. METHODS Normal cerebral fetal MRI examinations were collected prospectively and several(More)