Natacha Mrozek

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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess whether an isolated positive catheter culture is predictive of a subsequent bloodstream infection in intensive care unit patients. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study between 2000 and 2007. SETTING Intensive care unit of a university hospital. SUBJECTS All arterial, central venous, and dialysis catheters(More)
Recurrent staphylococcal skin and soft tissue infections may recur despite decontamination and multiple courses of antibiotic therapy and may dramatically impair the patient's quality of life. We report successful use of long-term azithromycin prophylaxis in a recurrent laryngitis and a scalp folliculitis due to methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus.
Internationally adopted children may suffer from different pathologies, including infectious diseases contracted in the country of origin. We evaluated the frequency of infectious diseases that may disseminate from adoptees to adoptive families on their arrival in France. All children who attended the clinic for international adoption in Clermont-Ferrand(More)
Nocardia infections are rare and usually occurred in immunocompromised patients with systemic dissemination from a lung infection. We report a case of an immunocompetent patient in whom Nocardia asteroides had cause psoas and cerebral abcess without pulmonary infection, a short period after a hip prosthesis insertion. The clinical history is highly(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to study factors associated with the outcome of totally implantable venous-access port (TIVAP)-related infections. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective and observational cohort study of patients presenting with a solid tumor and TIVAP-related infection. RESULTS We monitored 97 patients for 12weeks. The case fatality at(More)
BACKGROUND No microorganism is identified in 7-35% of cases of septic arthritis. The diagnosis is, therefore, only presumptive. We reviewed our cases of septic arthritis in adult native joints to determine the frequency of negative cultures, disease characteristics and the frequency of misdiagnosis of septic arthritis. METHODS This retrospective study(More)
The value of blood cultures after bone biopsy in diabetic foot osteomyelitis was assessed through a prospective monocentric study. Blood cultures tested positive in 15.8% of patients. Risk factors were male gender, higher CRP levels, Streptococcus sp.-positive bone culture, and pre-existing valvulopathy.
Using anti-TNF has significantly improved the management of chronic inflammatory rheumatism. However, there is clear evidence that this treatment increases the risk of reactivating tuberculosis. The intradermal tuberculin skin test (ITT) and interferon-γ-release assays (IGRAs) are currently used to detect latent tuberculosis infection. The results of ITT(More)
INTRODUCTION Nitrofurantoin is commonly used in the treatment of urinary tract infection and may cause a potential severe complication: interstitial lung diseases. CASE REPORT A 78-year-old and an 87-year-old woman treated with nitrofurantoin since respectively 10 months and 6 years developed cough and dyspnea. Antibiotics were ineffective and(More)