Elodie Béclin

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SUBJECT The closed system PCR for the rapid detection of vanA and vanB genes (Xpert vanA/vanB Cepheid(®)) was evaluated in our laboratory, to improve the rapidity of the response and thus the management of patients and isolation measures during two GRE outbreaks. METHOD From March to December2009, 565 samples were analysed by PCR associated to bacterial(More)
OBJECTIVE Mesenteric fat hyperplasia is a hallmark of Crohn's disease (CD), and C reactive protein (CRP) is correlated with disease activity. The authors investigated whether mesenteric adipocytes may be a source of CRP in CD and whether inflammatory and bacterial triggers may stimulate its production by adipocytes. DESIGN CRP expression in the mesenteric(More)
OBJECTIVE An outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) occurred in the Bethune Hospital since March 2008 (two consecutive waves). To control this outbreak, two-point prevalence surveys were conducted in May 2008 and January 2009 in inpatients hospitalised more than 24 hours on previously non-affected wards. METHODS In each ward,(More)
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