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In order to update the epidemiological and mycological profile of candidaemia in Europe, the European Confederation of Medical Mycology conducted a prospective, sequential, hospital population-based study from September 1997 to December 1999. A total of 2,089 cases were documented by 106 institutions in seven European countries. Rates of candidaemia ranging(More)
About one third of osteosarcoma patients develop lung metastasis refractory to chemotherapy. Recent studies indicate that biological response modifiers activating the patient's immune system may help controlling minimal residual disease via pathways distinct from those used by cytotoxic drugs, and therefore prove effective against tumor resistance. Muramyl(More)
This study attempted to assess the accuracy and potential of lung magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion imaging compared with perfusion scintigraphy in the evaluation of patients with suspected lung perfusion defects. The technique, which uses an inversion recovery turbo-FLASH sequence with ultra-short TE (1.4 msec), was tested in 24 patients suspected(More)
BACKGROUND Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection occurring most frequently in immunocompromised patients. The pathogens are filamentous fungi, order of Mucorales. Disseminated mucormycosis is a severe, life treating disease. Early diagnosis is a major determinant for prognosis, however, it remains difficult. The management consists in an early antifungal(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) can occur as a consequence of inhaling a wide range of different antigens. The clinical diagnosis is based on five main criteria as proposed by the GERM'O'P. CASE REPORTS We present in this report three cases of occupational hypersenstitivity pneumonitis caused by inhalation of dry sausage mould. Lung(More)
We report a case of BOOP with severe hypoxemia and orthodeoxia. Chest X-ray showed bilateral infiltrative pneumonia and computed tomography scan revealed consolidations on lower lobes. Diagnosis of right-to-left shunt was made on the increase of alveolar-arterial oxygen difference under FIO2 100%, accented in standing position. Contrast-enhanced(More)
A case of prenatal gastrointestinal bleeding is presented. Abnormal echogenic amniotic fluid was detected by routine ultrasound during the third trimester of a normal pregnancy. The diagnosis and postnatal implications of antenatal hemorrhage are discussed, with a review of the literature. To our knowledge, this is the first case to be diagnosed in utero(More)
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