Gaëtan Plantefève

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The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the accuracy of the percentage of infected cells (%IC) in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) diagnosis according to its onset from the initiation of mechanical ventilation. One hundred and eight patients admitted to a surgical ICU were retrospectively included (1999–2001).(More)
INTRODUCTION The clinical signs of acute trichlorethylene overdose are commonly coma, cardiac conduction disturbances, diarrhea, and vomiting. We report a case of intentional massive trichlorethylene ingestion inducing a fatal abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). CASE REPORT A 47-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department after intentionally(More)
BACKGROUND The lack of a patent source of infection after 24 hours of management of shock considered septic is a common and disturbing scenario. We aimed to determine the prevalence and the causes of shock with no diagnosis 24 hours after its onset, and to compare the outcomes of patients with early-confirmed septic shock to those of others. METHODS We(More)
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