Marie-Madeleine Toubin

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Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Leptospirosis clinical presentation ranges from subclinical infections to severe multiorgan-dysfunction syndromes. There are similarities between clinical and pathophysiological features encountered in leptospirosis and those of severe sepsis due to(More)
OBJECTIVE The twofold aim of this prospective clinical study was to assess the accuracy of procalcitonin as a marker of postoperative infection after thoracic surgery and to compare it with C-reactive protein. METHODS Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein concentrations, clinical symptoms of infection and systemic inflammation were recorded preoperatively(More)
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