Jonathan Messika

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OBJECTIVES Cerebral toxoplasmosis remains a common neurologic complication in patients with AIDS. In this study, we aimed to characterize the prognosis of patients with HIV infection with severe forms of cerebral toxoplasmosis and to investigate the effects of adjunctive steroids on outcomes. METHODS We carried out a retrospective cohort study (2000-2011)(More)
BACKGROUND Oral presentations of clinical cases by medical students during medical rounds in hospital wards are a source of anxiety and little is known about how this anxiety can be alleviated. The objective of this study was to investigate whether video-based feedback of public oral presentations can reduce anxiety in 4th year medical students. METHODS(More)
@ERSpublications In cases of community-acquired pneumonia, corticosteroids should only be given if septic shock is also present http://ow.ly/FUCHN Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains a leading cause of death worldwide despite improvement in patient management. Early recognition of lung infection and prompt initiation of adequate antibiotherapy are(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) tolerance is a key factor of NIV success. Hence, numerous sedative pharmacological or non-pharmacological strategies have been assessed to improve NIV tolerance. Music therapy in various health care settings has shown beneficial effects. In invasively ventilated critical care patients, encouraging results of music(More)
France has recently witnessed a nationwide outbreak of measles. Data on severe forms of measles in adults are lacking. We sought to describe the epidemiologic, clinical, treatment, and prognostic aspects of the disease in adult patients who required admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). We performed a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 36 adults(More)
BACKGROUND Intensivists' clinical decision making pursues two main goals for patients: to decrease mortality and to improve quality of life and functional status in survivors. Patient-important outcomes are gaining wide acceptance in most fields of clinical research. We sought to systematically review how well patient-important outcomes are reported in(More)
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