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Immunotherapy with antibodies against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a treatment option given the absence of any vaccine or other available satisfactory treatment. We selected one of our monoclonal antibodies, RS-348, that is highly neutralizing. We showed that a single peptide (PEP3H) derived from complementarity-determining region 3 (CDR3) of its(More)
AIM Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and Rotavirus infections represent up to 30% of cross infections in pediatric units. As they are a major public health problem, we studied their evolution and distribution at the Dijon University Hospital. POPULATION AND METHODS This exhaustive retrospective study included children under 15 with a new Rotavirus or RSV(More)
An increased prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with diabetes mellitus has suggested a link between these two conditions and the possibility of patient-to-patient HCV transmission during hospital admissions in diabetes units. We investigated the prevalence of HCV antibodies in 259 patients with diabetes mellitus consecutively(More)
Clinical audit is both a part of clinical governance and an essential component of infection prevention and control. It is frequently performed on a proportion of the target population. The sample should represent the source population and be sufficient for statistical analysis. In a hospital, infection control practices are likely to be quite similar(More)
JUSTIFICATION According to French regulations concerning the risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease transmission, traceability procedures of all sterile medical devices which need to be reused are mandatory. Despite sterilization processes, the reusable laryngeal mask airway (LMA) prion disease transmission remains possible. As a result, the disposable LMA has(More)
The total lipid content and percentages of free fatty acids in the lipids of nine wood mushrooms were determined. The total lipid content varied from 9% to 16% of the dry matter. Between 15.9 and 46.5% of the total lipids consisted of free fatty acids. The fatty acid composition of the free fatty acids of six mushrooms was analyzed quantitatively. The main(More)
Nosocomial viral infections account for at least 5% of the total of NI and reach 23% in pediatric wards. The nosocomial infection (NI) incidence rate varies from 0.59 to 0.72 per 100 patients in pediatric wards. Many viruses have been associated with NI in pediatric wards. Rotavirus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are the most frequent. Other viruses(More)