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OBJECTIVE To compare the driving performance using a driving simulator with physical and cognitive functions as measured by the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC) in patients suffering from the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (RRMS). METHODS 31 RRMS patients (18 women, 13 men, mean(More)
BACKGROUND Since sternal surgical site infections (SSIs) can be life-threatening, every effort should be made to reduce their rate of occurrence. AIM To measure the rate of sternal SSIs after open heart surgery and to define the efficacy of infection control interventions in reducing this rate. METHODS Surveillance of sternal SSIs was carried out(More)
Galactomannan (GM) assay is commonly used as an early diagnostic tool for invasive fungal infection (IFI) in high-risk hematology patients. False positivity is frequently observed in GM with the use of piperacillin/tazobactam. The usage of generic drugs over the original brand has a significant cost advantage. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
Nocardia otitidiscaviarum belongs to the agents of opportunistic infections seen in immunocompromised patients, but may occur rarely in immunocompetent patients. In this report we described a case of a previously healthy 69-year-old woman with cerebral and retroperitoneal abscess due to Nocardia otitidiscaviarum. The patient was admitted to hospital because(More)
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