Patricia Martel

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OBJECTIVE Some patients with the phenotype of severe sepsis may have no overt source of infection or identified pathogen. We investigated whether a procalcitonin-based algorithm influenced antibiotic use in patients with non-microbiologically proven apparent severe sepsis. DESIGN This multicentre, randomised, controlled, single-blind trial was performed(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in lithium (Li)-treated patients has been well established in the recent years. METHODS We have evaluated GFR and serum calcium monitoring in 1179 Li-treated outpatients from an ambulatory laboratory database study. This has been performed in a single private laboratory in Paris from February(More)
BACKGROUND The current diagnostic criteria of urinary tract infection (UTI) in male patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) are not clear. METHODS The authors studied 381 episodes of "symptomatic" UTI (209 participants) and 277 episodes of "asymptomatic" UTI (205 participants) in male SCI patients using intermittent catheterization. UTI was defined as a(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to determine the rate of preventable death in patients who died early and unexpectedly following hospital admission from the emergency department (ED). METHODS We conducted a retrospective multicenter study in four centers from the Paris metropolitan area. Inclusion criteria were medical patients who died in hospital within 72 hours(More)
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