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Saccharomyces boulardii (Sb) is a particular strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Sc). This viable yeast is used in intensive care adult patients, delivered in packets of 500 mg, for preventing diarrhea associated with antibiotics or enteral feeding at a regimen of 1–2 g/day. Between June 1996 and October 1998, seven cases of fungemia with Sb occurred in a(More)
HemoCue is routinely used to manage bleeding patients, but few studies have evaluated its accuracy in this population. We compared HemoCue with laboratory determination of blood hemoglobin in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding. A prospective observational study in a 14-bed medicosurgical ICU and an emergency department in an urban general hospital. 94(More)
We report a case of a woman with a blunt thoracic trauma and haemorrhagic shock after a road traffic accident. The clinical and complementary examinations revealed an isolated right haemothorax, which was compressive and uncontrollable. The source of bleeding was discovered with delay and during a surgical exploration: it was a liver injury with(More)
INTRODUCTION The microorganisms incriminated in severe community-acquired pneumonia hospitalized in intensive care unit are the following: Streptococcus pneumoniae, enterobacteria isolated in aspiration-related pneumonia and less frequently intracellular bacteria in so-called atypical pneumonia (Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Legionella(More)
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