Julien Poissy

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BACKGROUND Transport of critically ill patients for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures is at risk of complications. Adverse events during transport are common and may have significant consequences for the patient. The objective of the study was to collect prospectively adverse events that occurred during intrahospital transports of critically ill patients(More)
The main predictor of outcomes in herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis (HSE) is the delay between hospital admission and initiation of acyclovir. In this study, factors associated with late initiation of acyclovir were identified. The study included adults from northern France whose cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was positive for HSV by PCR. Late initiation(More)
Although rare, pseudomembranous colitis may be a cause of perineal necrotising fasciitis in a context of immunosuppression, as in the case we report. This origin must be quickly identified because the therapeutic management, especially surgery, is unlikely to be the same as usual. Similarly, antibiotic treatment is also a matter of discussion due to the(More)
INTRODUCTION Prompt diagnosis of candidaemia and invasive candidosis is crucial to the early initiation of antifungal therapy. The poor sensitivity of blood cultures (BCs) has led to the development of fungal glycan tests as a diagnostic adjunct. We analysed the performance of tests for the detection of circulating β-D-1,3-glucan (BDG) and mannan in the(More)
BACKGROUND Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging coronavirus involved in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and rapid renal failure. Hospital outbreak and nosocomial transmission were reported, however, several issues remain on the viral excretion course. OBJECTIVES Describe the kinetics and pattern of viral(More)
One year after the occurrence of the first case of infection by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) there is no clear consensus on the best treatment to propose. The World Health Organization, as well as several other national agencies, are still working on different clinical approaches to implement the most relevant treatment in(More)
The prevalence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB), defined as TB that is resistant to isoniazid, rifampin, fluoroquinolones, and aminoglycosides, is rising worldwide. The extent of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance to fluoroquinolones depends on the mutation in the DNA gyrase, the only target of fluoroquinolones. The MIC of(More)
BACKGROUND Human infection with a novel coronavirus named Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first identified in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East in September, 2012, with 44 laboratory-confirmed cases as of May 23, 2013. We report detailed clinical and virological data for two related cases of MERS-CoV disease, after nosocomial(More)