Guilhem Noël

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During a 2-year surveillance program (1996 to 1998) in Quebec, Canada, 442 strains of Candida species were isolated from 415 patients in 51 hospitals. The distribution of species was as follows: Candida albicans, 54%; C. glabrata, 15%; C. parapsilosis, 12%; C. tropicalis, 9%; C. lusitaniae, 3%; C. krusei, 3%; and Candida spp., 3%. These data, compared to(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical microbiology may direct decisions regarding hospitalization, isolation and anti-infective therapy, but it is not effective at the time of early care. Point-of-care (POC) tests have been developed for this purpose. METHODS AND FINDINGS One pilot POC-lab was located close to the core laboratory and emergency ward to test the proof of(More)
BACKGROUND The number of people, both adults and children, traveling abroad, is on the rise. Some seek counseling at travel medicine centers before departure. METHODS A prospective study was conducted among children <16 years visiting a travel medicine center in Marseille, France, from February 2010 to February 2011. Parents were contacted by telephone 4(More)
3. Ohbayashi, A., Okoehi, K., Mayumi, M.: Familial clustering of asymptomatic carriers of Australia antigen and patients with chronic liver disease or primary liver cancer. Gastroenterology 1972, 62: 618-625. 4. AI-Balaghi, S. M.A., Kassir, Z., Thewaini, A.J.: Hepatitis B surface antigen in various liver diseases in Iraq. Journal of Tropical Medicine and(More)
AIMS OF THE STUDY First, to describe liposomal amphotericin B (AmBisome use as first line treatment of pediatric visceral leishmaniasis and secondly, to evaluate the incidence of the disease in southern France (Provence - Alpes - Côte d'Azur - Corse). MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective chart review of children referred for visceral leishmaniasis from 1996(More)
Tropheryma whipplei was detected in preliminary studies in faeces of young children with diarrhoea and also in faeces of asymptomatic persons, not only in Europe but also in Africa. In this study, the link between this bacterium and the presence of acute diarrhoea was evaluated in a large group of children. From December 2009 to January 2013, rectal swabs(More)
We aimed to determine the prevalence of HIV infection and associated risk factors among Montrealers of Haitian origin. We carried out a voluntary, anonymous survey in 7 primary care medical clinics in Montreal among 5039 persons aged 15 to 49 years born in Haiti or with at least one parent born in Haiti. The participation rate was 94.3%. Overall, HIV(More)
In France, 4,000 imported malaria cases are reported each year (7,000 to 8,000 estimated). Chemoprophylaxis is essential for prevention in travelers. When malaria is susceptible to chloroquine, this drug (Nivaquine) has to be used. It is given daily in France (1.5 mg/kg per day), from departure to four weeks after return. When low levels of(More)
Pneumonia is the main site of infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae in paediatric age. Nevertheless it can also give rise to other manifestations, with or without respiratory involvement. In the present review are described some unusual clinical features of M. pneumoniae in children. Encephalitis and meningoencephalitis is the most frequent neurological(More)