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Urease-positive thermophilic campylobacters were isolated for the first time from the feces of two adults with diarrheal disease and from the appendix of a child with appendicitis. They were identified as Campylobacter laridis by a hybridization dot blot assay. Urease testing should be included in the tests used for the identification of campylobacters at(More)
 In a randomised double-blind trial conducted between 1990 and 1994, 616 patients from 43 centres, pefloxacin (group P, 316 patients) and a cefazolin-oxacillin combination (group C, 300 patients) were compared in the prophylaxis of bone infection after grade 1 and 2 open leg fractures. Samples were obtained at emergency, before and during surgery, and from(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium xenopi spinal infections were diagnosed in 1993 in patients who had undergone surgical microdiscectomy for disc hernia, by nucleotomy or microsurgery, in a private hospital. Contaminated tap water, used for rinsing surgical devices after disinfection, was identified as the source of the outbreak. Several cases were recorded in the 4(More)
We studied the SmaI and SstII macrorestriction patterns of 54 Staphylococcus epidermidis strains isolated from 14 patients infected following the implantation of joint prostheses. Multiple strains from pus and infected tissue specimens of each patient were selected on the basis of different colony morphologies and drug resistance patterns. The same criteria(More)
New quinolones are very potent compounds against Gram-negative bacteria, including Pseudomonas, and staphylococci. They are particularly interesting because of their oral availability and their pharmacokinetic properties. When combined with other common antibiotics they appear to have mostly indifferent effects in vitro. Clinical results have shown their(More)
BACKGROUND Exchange arthroplasty of one or two stages is required for the treatment of chronic periprosthetic joint infections. Two-stage exchange is costly and has high morbidity with limited patient mobility between procedures. One-stage exchange has been promoted by several European teams as the preferred alternative. The aim of this study was to(More)
Using a panel of nine monoclonal antibodies, we subgrouped 85 environmental and 129 clinical Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 isolates from Paris, France. Patients were unlikely to be epidemiologically linked either with each other or with the 44 sampled environmental sites (14 air conditioning systems and 30 buildings) that were selected at random in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteomyelitis is rare in adults and typically occurs in patients with risk factors such as sickle cell disease or immune deficiency. Cases in immunocompetent adults without sickle cell disease are extremely rare. The objective of this work was to describe the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and radiological features and the management of(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe elderly patients treated with prolonged suppressive antibiotic therapy for a prosthetic joint infection (PJI) in cases where the infected prosthesis could not be removed. METHODS All patients aged ≥80 years with a documented PJI and treated with prolonged suppressive antibiotic therapy for more than 6 months were included(More)