Philippe Letocart

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BACKGROUND Nutritional support is crucial to the management of patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and the most commonly prescribed treatment in intensive care units (ICUs). International guidelines consistently indicate that enteral nutrition (EN) should be preferred over parenteral nutrition (PN) whenever possible and started as early(More)
UNLABELLED Rapidly fatal cases of invasive fungal infections due to a fungus later identified as Saprochaete clavata were reported in France in May 2012. The objectives of this study were to determine the clonal relatedness of the isolates and to investigate possible sources of contamination. A nationwide alert was launched to collect cases. Molecular(More)
A 84-year-old man was admitted to our ward for septic shock. An abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed unexpected emphysematous gastritis with air in the portal venous system without any signs of pneumoperitoneum or peritoneal effusion. The upper endoscopy revealed only gastritis in the fundus. A medical treatment was decided upon in which the(More)
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