Maria Egede Johansen

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OBJECTIVE Use of antibiotics in critically ill patients may increase the risk of invasive Candida infection. The objective of this study was to determine whether increased exposure to antibiotics is associated with increased prevalence of invasive Candida infection. DESIGN Substudy using data from a randomized controlled trial, the Procalcitonin And(More)
The mortality of clinical Aspergillus infections necessitates consideration of the utility of a vaccine. We have found that Saccharomyces species can act as a protective vaccine against a lethal systemic Aspergillus infection, and describe experiments optimizing a subcutaneous regimen with killed yeast. Three injections of 2.5 mg given a week apart, 2 weeks(More)
We have shown heat-killed Saccharomyces (HKY) is a protective vaccine against aspergillosis and coccidioidomycosis. To test the hypothesis that the efficacy of HKY- induced protection may be due to the cross-reactive antigens in the cell walls of the different fungi, we studied the effect of HKY against systemic candidiasis. Male CD-1 mice were given(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore whether a strategy of more intensive antibiotic therapy leads to emergence or prolongation of renal failure in intensive care patients. DESIGN Secondary analysis from a randomised antibiotic strategy trial (the Procalcitonin And Survival Study). The randomised arms were conserved from the primary trial for the main analysis. (More)
The sepsis syndrome represents a disease continuum, including severe sepsis and septic shock associated with high mortality. One of the main problems in severe sepsis and septic shock, resulting in organ failure and death, are disturbances in the hemostasis due to sepsis-related coagulopathy. Sepsis-related coagulopathy affects not only traditional(More)
Endothelial damage contributes to organ failure and mortality in sepsis, but the extent of the contribution remains poorly quantified. Here, we examine the association between biomarkers of superficial and profound endothelial damage (syndecan-1 and soluble thrombomodulin [sTM], respectively), organ failure, and death in sepsis. The data from a clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammatory diseases may be associated with anaemia of inflammation. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory dermatological disease associated with metabolic comorbidities, low quality of life and fatigue. Anaemia may cause fatigue, and it has been hypothesized that HS-related fatigue may be partly due to anaemia. OBJECTIVE(More)
BACKGROUND Antimicrobial-induced thrombocytopenia is frequently described in the literature among critically ill patients. Several antimicrobials have been implicated, although experimental evidence to demonstrate causality is limited. We report, using a randomized trial, the potential of antimicrobials to induce thrombocytopenia. METHODS Randomized trial(More)
Septic arthritis (SA) is a rare, but crucial differential diagnosis in any patient with acute arthritis and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Many chronic diseases predispose for the development of SA and poor prognosis. Reports speak of increasing rates of SA due to multiresistant bacteria, but the development in Denmark is uncertain.(More)