Jean-Christophe Carvalho

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BACKGROUND Based on promising results from laboratory studies, we hypothesized that pneumococcal vaccination would protect patients from myocardial infarction. METHODS We conducted a hospital-based case-control study that included patients considered to be at risk of myocardial infarction. We used health databases to obtain hospital diagnoses and(More)
BACKGROUND Patient isolation using contact precautions has gained widespread use to halt MRSA transmission, however supportive data is scarce and concerns regarding patient safety and satisfaction have been raised. At our institution, MRSA patients are isolated on a dedicated ward (cohort isolation), rather than in separate rooms. Our objectives were (1) to(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a retrospective study to specify the effect of age and gender on echocardiographic left ventricular diastolic function parameters. METHODS We included echocardiograms done in our institution between 1995 and 2007, for which data on diastolic function were available. In order to target a population as close aspossible to healthy(More)
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