Cyrille de Vaumas

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The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the accuracy of the percentage of infected cells (%IC) in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) diagnosis according to its onset from the initiation of mechanical ventilation. One hundred and eight patients admitted to a surgical ICU were retrospectively included (1999–2001).(More)
Necrotizing skin and soft-tissue infections (NSSTI) requiring admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) are life-threatening infections. NSSTI require early surgical débridement, empirical antibiotic therapy, and management of organ dysfunctions [1]. Local care of the surgical wound is a challenging issue in perineal NSSTI [2, 3]. Conventional dressings are(More)
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