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BACKGROUND Diabetic foot complications result in huge costs for both society and individual patients. Because our team performs numerous amputations each year for complicated diabetic foot ulcers, we conducted a study comparing the quality of life of diabetic amputees with a non-amputee group experiencing a diabetic foot ulcer. The aim of this study was to… (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of various laboratory results for differential diagnosis of bacterial (BM) and nonbacterial meningitis (NBM) with negative initial Gram stain. DESIGN AND SETTING A prospective multicenter study was conducted in the emergency departments of 3 teaching hospitals. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS… (More)
We describe the first case of hip prosthetic infection due to Lactococcus garvieae. The patient, a 71-year-old woman fishmonger, developed a hip infection 7 years after total hip arthroplasty. The origin of infection was possibly due to the manipulation or intake of seafood or fish contaminated with Lactococcus garvieae.
BACKGROUND microbiologic data are lacking regarding pediatric community-acquired peritonitis (CAP). METHODS we conducted a 2-year retrospective single center study. Consecutive children undergoing CAP surgery were included. Microbiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of peritoneal isolates were analyzed. RESULTS a total of 70 children from 3 months to… (More)
INTRODUCTION Bacterial meningitis among critically ill adult patients remains associated with both high mortality and frequent, persistent disability. Vancomycin was added to treatment with a third-generation cephalosporin as recommended by French national guidelines. Because animal model studies had suggested interest in the use of rifampin for treatment… (More)
A large outbreak of OXA-48 carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae at Nantes University Hospital was investigated. The index case had no history of travel or hospitalization abroad and had been hospitalized in the internal medicine department for more than one month when the epidemic strain was isolated from a urine sample in June 2013. Seventy-two… (More)
Enterococcus hirae, a gram-positive bacterium, is a rare isolate in clinical specimens. We report an unusual case of a relapse of prosthetic valve endocarditis due to E. hirae 6 months after the initial episode. Clonal relationship was proven by genomic analysis.
An outbreak in a medical intensive care unit was due to an OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter baumannii strain imported from a repatriate hospitalized in Singapore. This outbreak revealed another multidrug resistant epidemic strain that had been present in the hospital for 2 years. Both outbreaks were controlled after 9 months of an extensive infection control… (More)
INTRODUCTION Adult-onset Still disease can have severe manifestations, the treatment of which is not yet codified. CASE The authors report a case of life-threatening adult-onset Still disease with hemophagocytic syndrome, which improved dramatically with cyclosporin A. Despite the presence of severe pancytopenia, adult-onset Still disease is suggested by… (More)
Transvascular transport of labeled-albumin is used to study endothelial permeability in experimental murine models of pulmonary infections. But radio-tagged albumin necessitates heavy safety procedures in terms of storage, manipulation and evacuation. The authors tested fluorescein isothiocyanate-tagged albumin (FITC-albumin) as a new marker for… (More)