J-L Mainardi

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To define the clinical, microbiological, and therapeutic characteristics of haemophilus endocarditis, we reviewed the charts of 42 adults with haemophilus endocarditis (native valve disease, 37; prosthetic valve disease, five) who were followed up between 1983 and 1995 in France. The mean duration of symptoms before diagnosis was 34 days. The causative(More)
Limited data exist on Candida endocarditis (CE) outcome in the era of new antifungals. As early diagnosis of CE remains difficult, non-culture-based tools need to be evaluated. Through the French prospective MYCENDO study (2005-2007), the overall characteristics and risk factors for death from CE were analysed. The contribution of antigen detection(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the factors associated with the occurrence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). METHODS We retrospectively compared a group of 12 patients with WG and PCP (PCP group), with 32 WG patients without PCP followed over the same period in the same centres (control group). RESULTS The mean delay of(More)
To better define the overall characteristics and risk factors for dying of adult pneumococcal endocarditis (PE) focusing on the echocardiographic diagnosis, the impact of surgery, and emergence of penicillin resistance, the medical and microbiologic charts of adult PE cases observed between 1991 and 1998 in university and general hospitals were reviewed(More)
Because stethoscopes might be potential vectors of nosocomial infections, this study, conducted in a 450-bed general hospital, was devised to evaluate the bacterial contamination of stethoscopes; bacterial survival on stethoscope membranes; the kinetics of the bacterial load on stethoscope membranes during clinical use; and the efficacy of 70% alcohol or(More)
Epidemiological relationships were investigated between 40 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains with decreased glycopeptide susceptibility isolated from November 1998 to March 1999 from 39 patients (17 infected and 22 colonized patients) in nine wards of the Broussais Hospital, Paris, France. Reduced glycopeptide susceptibility was(More)
BACKGROUND Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana is the agent of trench fever and is transmitted by the body louse. We searched for this organism in three alcoholic homeless men with endocarditis. METHODS Blood samples were cultured on a human endothelial cell line and on blood agar. Bacteria were identified by sequencing the amplified 16S ribosomal RNA gene.(More)
We studied the potential use of [(18) F]fluorodeoxyglucose ((18) F-FDG) whole body positron emission tomography (PET)-computed tomography for the diagnosis of device infection and extension of infection. Twenty-one patients with suspected device infection were prospectively included and compared with 14 controls free of infection. (18) F-FDG uptake on the(More)
A one-year, prospective, two-observational cohort study was performed to evaluate the incidence and outcome in hospitalized patients (ICU and non-ICU) of nosocomial bacteraemia, and to assess its prognostic value in the ICU group. A group of 18 098 hospitalized patients and a group of 291 consecutive ICU patients were followed. Prognostic factors were(More)