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INTRODUCTION Cefepime has been associated with a greater risk of mortality than other beta-lactams in patients treated for severe sepsis. Hypotheses for this failure include possible hidden side-effects (for example, neurological) or inappropriate pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) parameters for bacteria with cefepime minimal inhibitory concentrations(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this experimental study was first to compare the in vivo intrinsic activity of imipenem and cefepime administered as a continuous infusion and to determine their lowest effective serum steady-state concentration (LESSC). Secondly, we studied the effect of combining therapy with tobramycin. METHODS In a Pseudomonas aeruginosa(More)
Aminoglycosides are recommended for the treatment of Enterococcus faecalis infections, especially in severe and bacteremic infection. However, the optimal aminoglycoside or the optimal dosage remains uncertain. This study aimed to compare the activity of four aminoglycosides against E. faecalis (gentamicin, netilmicin, tobramycin, and amikacin) and two(More)
The correlation of clinical and epidemiological data suggests that intrauterine infection/inflammation can promote foetal lung injury. The aim of this study was: 1) to characterise the early inflammatory response elicited in infected foetal lungs, in terms of nitric oxide-derived oxidative stress and programmed cell death; and 2) to investigate the effects(More)
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