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We describe the aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in HIV-infected patients, risk factors for bacterial or Pneumocystis jirovecii CAP and prognostic factors of 30-day mortality. This was a prospective observational study of 331 consecutive adult CAP cases in HIV-infected patients (January 2007 to July 2012). 128 (39%) patients had CD4(+) cell(More)
The purpose of the present study was to compare the reactivity of the HPA-axis in children diagnosed with different subtypes of ADHD against a healthy control group. This study included a total of 66 children: 33 children with ADHD diagnoses (10 with prevalent inattentive symptoms, 9 with prevalent hyperactive-impulsive symptoms and 14 with the combined(More)
The quantification of exogenous lactobacilli in faecal samples is frequently required for the evaluation of the intestinal colonization by probiotic bacteria. In this study, a selective and differential medium, designated LPSM, was developed for the culture of exogenous Lactobacillus plantarum. In quantitative assays, LPSM showed a sensitivity similar to(More)
This study compared the immunomodulating properties of viable and killed Yersinia enterocolitica O9 in BALB/c mice. At 10 days after infection by the intragastric route, ex vivo assays showed a suppression of spleen cell proliferation in response to Salmonella lipopolysaccharide, concanavalin A and heat-killed yersiniae. Mice infected with Y. enterocolitica(More)
To test the role of bacterial fractions released from intestinal flora during immunomodulation by antimicrobial agents, BALB/c mice were treated with the non-absorbable antibiotics polymyxin B or teicoplanin by the intragastric route. The composition of faecal microbiota and the capacity of spleen cells to proliferate in response to B-cell and T-cell(More)
Cyclophosphamide-treated mice are proposed as a model to assay immunomodulation by antimicrobial agents in immunocompromised animals. Cyclophosphamide-treated BALB/c mice developed temporary leukopenia, myelopenia and spleen atrophy that was followed by splenomegaly. Cells from both atrophic and hypertrophic spleens exhibited impaired responses to mitogens(More)
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