Michel Cormier

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The aim of this study was to evaluate whether recent systemic anti-inflammatory agents (AIAs) exposure in patients with sore throat managed with or without antibiotic therapy influenced the risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA). We conducted a multicenter case–control study in 13 French university hospitals in 2009–2012 comparing patients admitted with PTA to(More)
Large outbreaks of Clostridium difficile (CD) associated colitis in North America and Europe have been attributed to the emergence of the epidemic/toxin PCR Ribotype O27 CD strain (CD027). Due to the increased virulence of this epidemic strain and its propension for causing outbreaks, we performed a structured risk-assessment approach in order to determine(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of beta-lactamase-producing Capnocytophaga isolates in young children hospitalized in the Pediatric Oncology Department of Hôpital Sud (Rennes, France) over a ten-year period (1993-2002). METHODS In neutropenic children, a periodic survey of the oral cavity allows a predictive evaluation of(More)
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