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BACKGROUND In the ongoing discussion concerning the realization of an epiretinal prosthesis for electric stimulation of retinal ganglion cells, long-term fixation of such a device is a crucial question. We evaluated surgical techniques for implantation and fixation of electrically inactive microelectrode arrays (MA) into the retinas of rabbits and secondary(More)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria have become a growing problem limiting therapeutic options. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and microbiological efficacy of amikacin treatment in adult patients with lower UTIs due to ESBL-producing Escherichia coli (Ec) or Klebsiella(More)
Tuberculosis continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Although tuberculosis usually attacks the lungs, other organs can also be affected, leading to extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPT) or disseminated tuberculosis. This study retrospectively analysed the incidence, clinical sites and risk factors for EPT in 252 patients with EPT between(More)
BACKGROUND Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) is a severe infection that requires prolonged antimicrobial therapy and/or surgical interventions. Limited data are available on the safety and clinical efficacy of tigecycline in PVO. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical outcomes of patients treated with tigecycline for culture-negative(More)