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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the antibiotic resistance in noninvasive clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae collected in Belgium during winter 2008-2007. METHOD Four hundred and forty eight unduplicated isolates collected by 15 laboratories were tested by microdilution following CLSI. RESULTS Insusceptibility rates (I+R) were(More)
During the second stage of an illness caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a young woman developed a myopathic syndrome characterised by severe muscular pains, incapacitating weakness of the proximal limb and the neck, as well as the bulbar muscles and elevated serum CK levels. Muscle biopsy revealed a non-inflammatory necrotising myopathy. B. burgdorferi(More)
AIM To determine risk factors for accidental out-of-hospital deliveries (OHDs), which represent 0.5% of live births in France and are associated with poor neonatal outcomes. METHODS This retrospective case-control study assessed accidental OHDs that occurred in the Finistère District (Brittany, France) between January 2007 and December 2009. For each OHD(More)
OBJECTIVES We wanted to evaluate the compliance to the local recommendations, similar to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and prevention) recommendations launched in 1996, for the prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in the clinical practice of a academic maternity and to identify the causes of missed screening and antibiotic(More)
Many studies demonstrated that human milk is the recommended source of enteral nutrition in preterm infants providing several benefits with regards to feeding tolerance, immunity and cognitive development However, neurological immaturity and associated clinical conditions prevent them from suckling effectively. Therefore, mother's milk must be expressed,(More)
BACKGROUND Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL), a fatal neurodegenerative disease, has been diagnosed in young adult Australian Cattle Dogs. OBJECTIVE Characterize the Australian Cattle Dog form of NCL and determine its molecular genetic cause. ANIMALS Tissues from 4 Australian Cattle Dogs with NCL-like signs and buccal swabs from both parents of a(More)
We present a case of nephrotic syndrome in a 38-year-old man of Ivorian origin. In the search of the cause of his illness an infection with Plasmodium malariae (P. malariae) was diagnosed by serology and by microscopy of a Giemsa thin blood smear which revealed rare gametocytes of P. malariae. Proteinuria significantly diminished within three months after(More)
A total of 391 and 424 non-invasive isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae collected by 15 laboratories during the 2003 and 2004 survey were tested for their susceptibility by a microdilution technique following NCCLS recommendations. Insusceptibility rates (IR) in the two surveys (2003/2004) were as follows: penicillin 15.0/14.7% [8.4/6.4% Resistance (R)],(More)
This study tested 212 pneumococcal isolates from 9 institutions for their susceptibilities to penicillin, ampicillin, amoxycillin, amoxycillin/clavulanate, cefaclor, cefuroxime, cefotaxime, imipenem, tetracycline, erythromycin, and clarithromycin using NCCLS-standardized microdilution. Penicillin-insusceptibility was 12.3% [5.7% intermediate (0.12-1(More)
Temocillin, a methoxy-derivative of the broad-spectrum penicillin, ticarcillin, has been introduced into clinical practice in Belgium in 1988. Since then, not many surveys of its in vitro activity have been published. This study addresses this issue in a prospective collection of 300 consecutive Gram-negative isolates originating from in-patients in five(More)