Marie-isabelle Vivès

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An aerobic chromogenic medium, CHROMagar™ StrepB agar, designed for isolation of group B Streptococci, was evaluated on 285 prepartum vaginal/rectal swabs from pregnant women. After overnight enrichment in Todd-Hewitt broth containing 15μg/ml nalidixic acid and 10μg/ml colistin, sensitivities were respectively 79% on day 1 and 92% on day 2, and(More)
Continuous peritoneal dialysis (CPD) is the preferred modality for renal replacement therapy in children with end-stage renal disease. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) is a rare complication in patients on CPD. AION is characterized by ischemic injury of the optic nerve caused by hypoperfusion of the posterior ciliary arteries. It presents with(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is defined as an abrupt decline in the glomerular filtration rate with accumulation of nitrogenous waste products and the inability to maintain fluid and electrolyte homeostasis. Occurring in 7% of all hospitalized patients and 28% to 35% of those in intensive care units, AKI increases hospital mortality. Early evaluation should(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the correlation between intraoperative packed red blood cells transfusion and adverse outcome in a Spanish cohort of cardiac surgery patients. METHODS Retrospective observational multicentre study. An analysis was performed on the data from 927 cardiac surgery patients treated in 24 Spanish hospitals in 2007. Patients who received(More)
BACKGROUND Recent trials have shown hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions increase the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients. It is uncertain whether these adverse effects also affect surgical patients. We sought to determine the renal safety of modern tetrastarch (6% HES 130/0.4) use in cardiac surgical patients. METHODS In this(More)
We describe the case of a patient with severe lactic acidosis, as well as presenting some data on its incidence, diagnosis, prognostic factors, and the most appropriate treatment. A 76 year-old male patient with diabetes on treatment with metformin, hypertension, dyslipaemia, and with mild cognitive impairment, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in a(More)
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