Efthymia A. Karveli

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Acinetobacter baumannii infections have become increasingly common among critically-ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide. A. baumannii clinical isolates are frequently resistant to most antimicrobial agents and evidence of pan-drug resistance among A. baumannii isolates (i.e., resistance to all available antimicrobial agents, including(More)
Acinetobacter infections have been attracting increasing attention during recent years because they have become common in hospitalized patients, especially in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. However, the available literature suggests that the pathogen has another fearful potential; it can cause community-acquired infections. We searched PubMed and(More)
There has been increasing concern regarding the rise of Acinetobacter infections in critically ill patients. We extracted information regarding the relative frequency of Acinetobacter pneumonia and bacteraemia in intensive-care-unit (ICU) patients and the antimicrobial resistance of Acinetobacter isolates from studies identified in electronic databases.(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to examine the frequency and the specific problems encountered in accessing Internet references in two leading medical journals during the last 3 years. METHODS Two investigators independently reviewed all publications in the issues of the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet during October 2005 to March 2006, November 2004(More)
Plasmablastic lymphoma is an aggressive subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma that is mainly observed in patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and it tends to arise in the oral cavity. We present a case of an HIV-infected patient with plasmablastic lymphoma with prolonged survival. The 30-yr-old woman was found to have an oral(More)
Advances of modern technology, including the development of the Internet and the World Wide Web, have given clinicians and researches the opportunity to have immediate access to continuously updated information in various scientific fields. We compiled a list of World Wide Web resources of data from surveillance studies on antimicrobial resistance that may(More)
AIM To compare the effectiveness and safety of clindamycin/aminoglycoside with broad-spectrum beta-lactam monotherapy in patients with intra-abdominal infections by performing a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS The relevant 28 RCTS were retrieved from PubMed searches and reviewed by two reviewers independently. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Physicians house calls to patients have been declining in many countries of the world. The objective of this study was to describe the patterns of utilization of house call services provided by SOS doctors in the area of Attica, Greece. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of data regarding house call visits of patients in the area of(More)
The use of medical cases in the problem-based learning approach has been increasing in medical schools worldwide. We collected information regarding the relevant World Wide Web resources with infectious diseases cases for educational purposes by searching frequently used Internet search engines (i.e., Google, AltaVista, and Yahoo), the PubMed database, and(More)
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