Laurent Blairon

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The incidence of anaerobic bacteraemia was studied retrospectively over 62 months at Mont-Godinne University Hospital, Yvoir, Belgium. The distribution of organisms, clinical presentations, choice of antimicrobial therapy and clinical outcome were analysed. The proportion of positive blood cultures yielding obligate anaerobes was 3.3%. The overall incidence(More)
Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) is increased in patients with severe gram-negative infections, but LBP serum levels have not been reported for in patients with gram-positive and fungal infections. LBP serum levels were determined in patients with severe sepsis secondary to gram-positive or fungal infections and were compared with LBP serum levels(More)
Sir, The Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) is a class A b-lactamase that confers resistance to virtually all b-lactams including carbapenems. Initially reported in the USA in a Klebsiella isolate in 1996, KPC-producing K. pneumoniae have been responsible for large nosocomial outbreaks in the USA, Israel and Greece where these isolates are now(More)
The Vitek 2 Anaerobe and Corynebacterium Identification Card (ANC) was recently evaluated in a multicentre study. In the present work, this system was compared with the BBL Crystal Anaerobe and RapID ANA II panels. These kits were tested using 196 strains of anaerobes that had been previously identified by gas-liquid chromatography. Identification to the(More)
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