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60 patients with 60 viridans streptococcal bacteraemic episodes (42 due to penicillin-sensitive and 18 due to penicillin-resistant viridans streptococci) were analysed in a population of 12,185 admissions and 1,380 bacteraemic episodes during a 7-year period in a National Cancer Institute. The incidence of viridans streptococci among bacteraemias decreased(More)
Thirty one bacteremic episodes (BE) in 31 patients due to anaerobic bacteremia (AB) in 979 BE among 9986 admissions at a 360 beds National Cancer Institute within last 6 years were analyzed for time distribution, risk factors, clinical presentation and outcome. Overall incidence of AB was 3.6%, but the proportion to other groups of microorganisms is(More)
In a randomized trial, we compared the efficacy and toxicity of azithromycin and ceftibuten once daily in the initial (empiric) therapy of proven or suspected community-acquired respiratory tract infections (CARTI) in 163 pediatric patients: 95.5% of those treated with azithromycin and 83.6% of those treated with ceftibuten were cured or improved.(More)
 Relationships between aetiology, various risk factors (such as neutropenia, catheter insertion, endoscopy, therapy with corticosteroids, therapeutic use of antimicrobials, antibiotic prophylaxis, source of infection), symptomatology and outcome were studied in 553 monomicrobial bacteraemic episodes in cancer patients observed within 7 years at the National(More)
Ninety nine patients with 101 bacteraemic episodes due to Ps. aeruginosa (PA) within 6 years were divided into two groups according to their resistance to imipenem-91 due to imipenem sensitive (ISPA) and 10 due to resistant (IRPA). Risk factors, the clinical course and the outcome were evaluated and compared. Acute leukaemia, prolonged neutropenia, previous(More)
Dear Editor, Ranchere et al., in one of the last issues of Supportive Care in Cancer [3], reported on 33 cancer patients who had undergone surgery and had bacteremia and compared them with 22 patients who were treated by chemotherapy only. They did not find a higher number of infections in the group receiving chemotherapy plus surgery. Chemotherapy did not(More)
Two hundred and fourteen episodes of polymicrobial bacteremia in 182 cancer patients in a period of 6 years in a 360-bed National Cancer Institute were analyzed for etiology, risk factors and outcome. Variables were compared with 187 episodes of monomicrobial bacteremias in 147 cancer patients to find statistical significance among risk factors, etiology(More)
Ninety-nine patients with 101 bacteraemic episodes due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) within 6 years were divided into two groups according to their resistance to imipenem; of these 91 episodes were due to imipenem-sensitive (ISPA) and 10 due to imipenem-resistant (IRPA) strains. Risk factors, clinical course and outcome were evaluated and compared in the(More)
Vancomycine serum levels were measured in 198 cancer patients with documented grampositive bacteremia and twenty two failed. Failures were analyzed for risk factors of therapy failure. Only 8 of 22 showed low serum peak or through vancomycin levels. One patient was treated less than 7 days, 9 had persisting and 4 catheter associated bacteremia. Bacteremias(More)