François Tinturier

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OBJECTIVES Enterococci may increase morbidity and mortality in elderly patients with intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU). PATIENTS AND METHODS A single-centre, retrospective evaluation of an ICU database (1997-2007) of elderly ICU patients (≥75 years) with a severe IAI was performed. Demographics, severity(More)
INTRODUCTION We have almost no information concerning the value of inferior vena cava (IVC) respiratory variations in spontaneously breathing ICU patients (SBP) to predict fluid responsiveness. METHODS SBP with clinical fluid need were included prospectively in the study. Echocardiography and Doppler ultrasound were used to record the aortic velocity-time(More)
In September 2011, two outbreaks of botulism toxemia (toxin A) incriminating the same artisanal product were responsible for nine cases of botulism in France. Among these cases, three women (Cases 1, 2, and 3) aged 27, 29, and 23 years, respectively, were hospitalized in our ICU for mechanical ventilation support. They rapidly received a trivalent botulism(More)
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