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BACKGROUND Empiric treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) represents a clinical challenge because of the diverse bacteriology and the emergence of bacterial resistance. The efficacy and safety of tigecycline (TGC), a first-in-class, expanded broad-spectrum glycylcycline antibiotic, were compared with imipenem/cilastatin (IMI/CIS) in(More)
INTRODUCTION Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are causing serious nosocomial infections. Tigecycline was evaluated in hospitalized patients with MRSA or VRE infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS A randomized (3:1), double-blind, multicentre, Phase 3 study compared the safety and efficacy of(More)
Hepatobiliary cystadenomas are rare tumors that are difficult to diagnose preoperatively. They can reach large sizes that make them real intraoperative "surprises". A 63-year-old woman, presented with a symptomatic huge abdominal cystic mass, underwent complete resection of the mass with safety margins. Histopathological report revealed mucinous hepatic(More)
INTRODUCTION Understanding the epidemiological data on injuries is the cornerstone of modern interventions targeting prevention and treatment to decrease their mortality and morbidity. METHOD Systematic review of English literature using computer searching and selecting articles that describe the epidemiological data for the main causes of nowadays(More)
INTRODUCTION Understanding the mechanism of injuries represents a key element in blunt and penetrating trauma management. METHOD Systematic review of the main types of the modem trauma mechanisms, using Medline, Cochrane Library and Embase databases. RESULTS To properly understand the road car accident injuries, trauma surgeon should know as many(More)
UNLABELLED Clin Microbiol Infect ABSTRACT Echinococcus granulosus is the aetiological agent of cystic echinococcosis (CE), which is a public health problem in many eastern European countries, particularly in Romania, where the infection causes a high number of human and animal cases. To shed light on the transmission patterns of the parasite, we performed(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES The present article summarizes and analyzes the current knowledge about the role of the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) in the systemic invasiveness of pancreatic cancer. METHOD An electronic search of PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Web of Science was used to identify relevant original articles and reviews. RESULTS The(More)
Non-operative management of splenic trauma is one of the most notable advances in paediatric surgery. It should be systematically proposed except for cases of hemodynamic instability. Abdominal CT scan without and with contrast injection is essential with initial optimal management. Stay in paediatric surgical intensive care unit with monitoring can prevent(More)
INTRODUCTION By definition, conversion means giving up laparoscopic surgery and continuing the operation with open, conventional surgery no matter the reason, nor the moment of the operation. PURPOSE To evaluate the causes and the moment of conversion, the technique used to perform the cholecystectomy after conversion, analysing the experience of the(More)
Even if lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) can present as trivial haematochezia, massive hemorrhage with shock may occur. Acute massive LGIB is defined as bleeding of recent duration that originates beyond the ligament of Treitz and encompasses: passage of a large volume of red or maroon blood through the rectum, haemodynamic instability and shock,(More)