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Background Whether umbilical cord blood (UCB) serves as a source of mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSPC) is controversial. MSPC are the best candidates for cellular therapy of orthopedic skeletal tissues. In order to explore the possibility of UCB as a useful source of MSPC, we identified, expanded in culture, and characterized MSPC from UCB harvests on(More)
Methods All patients with CRSAB were prospectively included between August 2008 and December 2010. During the study period, infectious disease specialists strongly encourage the follow-up BCs performed between 48 and 96 hours after onset of bacteremia. Complication was considered related to SAB if they were recorded during the antibiotic treatment for the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcomes of patients with hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis (HVO) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). METHODS We performed a cohort study of adult patients diagnosed with S. aureus HVO at a tertiary-care hospital over a 7-year period. RESULTS Of the 139(More)
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