Patick Devos

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Numerous guidelines are available to guide empirical antimicrobial therapy (EAT) in acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) patients. We analysed prognosis factors and compliance to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines in ABM patients requiring stay in an intensive care unit (ICU). A 10-year retrospective study, using prospectively(More)
Purpose. To evaluate the epidemiology, prognosis, and management of septic shock patients hospitalized in our intensive care unit (ICU). Materiel and Methods. Five-year monocenter observational study including 320 patients. Results. ICU mortality was 54.4%. Independent mortality risk factors were mechanical ventilation (OR = 4.97), Simplify Acute Physiology(More)
Pharmacodynamic studies report on the rapid bactericidal activity of aminoglycosides, conferring them as being of theoretical interest for bacteraemia treatment. We assessed this issue in a retrospective study of patients with intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired bacteraemias. To determine the impact of aminoglycosides in antimicrobial combination on the(More)
The aim of this article is to describe the current status and understanding and the clinical data related to the effects of Tight Glucose Control by Intensive Insulin therapy, TGCIIT, in critically ill patients. Recent prospectively collected data, from one centre, demonstrated decreases of mortality and of various other outcomes in critically ill patients(More)
Anemia is frequent in the pediatric and adult intensive care unit. Anemia decreases oxygen transport which can be harmful in the critically ill patient; it is independently associated with a poor prognosis. The major prophylactic measure against anemia is the limitation of blood draws: several approaches can be used to limit phlebotomy overdraw without(More)
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