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OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of Staphylococcus aureus isolates with reduced susceptibility to glycopeptides among all clinical isolates collected consecutively in two French hospitals between November 1998 and April 1999. METHODS Methicillin-resistant and -susceptible S. aureus isolates were screened on vancomycin- or teicoplanin-supplemented(More)
Now Streptococcus pneumoniae Urinary Antigen Test (Binax, USA), has been recently developed to detect Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen in urine samples [1, 2]. This test detects the pneumococcal C-polysaccharide antigen specific for the pneumococcal cell wall and could facilitate the diagnosis of Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia. We performed a(More)
Levels of jugular blood oxygen saturation (SjvO2) and lactate have been proposed as indicators of cerebral ischemia and prognosis. However, sensitivity and specificity of these markers remain unknown. We retrospectively analyzed records of a series of 43 comatose patients at risk for cerebral ischemia, mainly after head injuries or subarachnoidal(More)
INTRODUCTION In frame deletions of exons encoding the central rod domain of dystrophin have been associated with a highly variable phenotype, including asymptomatic individuals. The lack of family history impairs accurate genetic counselling. OBSERVATION We report on a 4-year-old child suffering from transient episodes of limping at the age of 2 and(More)
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