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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the short- and long-term outcomes of HIV-infected patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) according to immunovirological status at admission and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) use in ICU. METHODS Retrospective study of 98 HIV-infected patients hospitalized between 1997 and 2008 in(More)
During testing for Staphylococcus aureus in an intensive care unit in France in 2011, we found that methicillin-sensitive S. aureus clonal complex 398 was the most frequent clone (29/125, 23.2%). It was isolated from patients (5/89, 5.6%), health care workers (2/63, 3.2%), and environmental sites (15/864, 1.7%). Results indicate emergence of this clone in a(More)
We thank the trial participants, and the coordinators, engineers and technicians who made this study possible: References 1 Crothers K, Huang L, Goulet JL, et al. HIV infection and risk for incident pulmonary diseases in the combination antiretroviral therapy era. Prevalence of and risk factors for pulmonary abnormalities in HIV-infected patients treated(More)
There is no consensus regarding the diagnostic and therapeutic strategy for pubic osteomyelitis secondary to pelvic pressure sores. Diagnosis is often difficult and bone biopsies with microbiological and anatomical-pathological examination remain the gold standard. The rate of cicatrisation of pressure sores is low. Cleansing and negative pressure treatment(More)
We report a case of occupational contamination of a healthcare worker (HCW) by a pre-extensively drug-resistant (pre-XDR) Beijing strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the University Hospital of Montpellier, France. The index case was identified using the genetic fingerprinting of isolates. This report underscores the risk of healthcare-associated(More)
Improvements in the optimal use of antibiotics is the cornerstone of the French national point-of-care alert for antibiotics (2011-2016). Integrated electronic medical records for antibiotic prescriptions have been deployed in the Montpellier University Hospital (2,800 beds) since 2012. The present paper proposes an overview of integrated electronic medical(More)
This paper has two aims: 1) to describe the tele-expertise system implemented in the Montpellier University Hospital (France) in order to optimize antimicrobial use 2) to analyze the prescribers' adherence to this system. For the second purpose, an observational prospective study was conducted for 12 months. Data were collected from counselling advices,(More)
Liposomal amphotericin B (LAmb) may fail to heal Leishmania infantum visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the immunodeficient host. There are currently no guidelines on how to treat such patients and efficacy of miltefosine monotherapy seems limited in this indication. We present 2 cases of patients with VL and AIDS for which LAmb had to be interrupted (one(More)