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Dengue type 3 viruses were isolated from patients in Martinique between 1999 and 2002. This serotype had not been detected on the island in the last 20 years. Genomic sequence determination and analysis showed great stability of the virus during the period studied.
INTRODUCTION Serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is frequently elevated after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but whether this high BNP level is related to transient elevation of left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP) is unknown. However, in patients with preexistent cardiac pathologies, it is impossible to differentiate between BNP elevation caused by(More)
A 74-year-old man was admitted with postoperative peritonitis. On day 45, a double-lumen central venous catheter was positioned in the patient's right subclavian vein. The distal lumen was used only for parenteral nutrition (2,000 ml/day Kabiven ® 1600; Fresenius Kabi Brezin, France). Glucose 5% (250 ml) with 6 g potassium was infused, over 24 hours, via(More)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become the primary procedure for the long-term nutrition of patients with swallowing disorders. It has been shown to be an effective method with a lower complication rate than surgical placement [1]. It can be performed in the intensive care unit, but complications may occasionally occur. The estimated incidence(More)
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