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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The serological diagnosis of blood culture-negative endocarditis due to Coxiella burnetii, Bartonella spp., Brucella melitensis and Legionella pneumophila is based on a manual immunofluorescence assay (IFA), which is taken to be the reference method. The automated IFA InoDiag multiplexed antigenic microarray, which includes a slide with all the above(More)
Pasteurella are commensal gram-negative bacteria isolated from the oral cavity of many domesticated animals. Most human infections occur post animal bite or scratch injury resulting in local cutaneous infection; however, case reports suggest that transmission may occur via animal secretions. Pasteurella species can be associated with serious systemic(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)