BACKGROUND Invasive fungal infection (IFI) following liver transplant is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Antifungal prophylaxis is rational for liver transplant patients at high IFI risk. METHODS In this open-label, noninferiority study, patients were randomized 1:1 to receive intravenous micafungin 100 mg or center-specific standard… (More)
INTRODUCTION Cystatin C could be a relevant residual glomerular filtration rate marker during hemodialysis (HD), and a high cytokine plasma (p) rate is associated with an increase in mortality during sepsis. To the best of our knowledge, cytokines and cystatin C kinetics during and after HD during sepsis have never been studied. In this study, we described… (More)
BACKGROUND Intensive care unit (ICU) patients require dialysis catheters (DCs) for renal replacement therapy (RRT). They carry a high risk of developing end-stage renal disease, and therefore their vascular access must be preserved. Guidewire exchange (GWE) is often used to avoid venipuncture insertion (VPI) at a new site. However, the impact of GWE on… (More)
Guidewire exchange vs new-site placement for temporary dialysis catheters insertion in ICU patients: is there a greater risk of colonization or dysfunction?
another rickettsia phylogenetically similar to R. felis has been detected in P. irritans fl eas in Hungary (10). Reports attributing substantial numbers of acute febrile illnesses to fl eaborne rickettsiosis caused by R. felis in Senegal and Kenya (3,4) place fl eaborne rickettsiosis among emerging diseases with the potential for adverse public health… (More)