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BACKGROUND Bacteremia is indicative of severe bacterial infection with significant mortality. Its early diagnosis is extremely important for implementation of antimicrobial therapy but a diagnostic challenge. Although blood culture is the "gold standard" for diagnosis of bacteremia this method has limited usefulness for the early detection of blood-stream… (More)
The emergence and consolidation of container-based virtualization techniques has simplified and accelerated the development, provisioning, and deployment of applications for the Cloud. When considering the case of composite service-based applications that rely on service middleware solutions for their operation, container-based virtualization offers the… (More)
BACKGROUND Presepsin is a promising biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of sepsis. However, results reported about its value to diagnose sepsis in an emergency department (ED) are controversial, probably due to differences in the design of the studies. We have evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of presepsin for infection and sepsis, compared with… (More)
Omental transposition is often used for reconstruction of soft tissue in the groin. However, the potential for incisional hernia is a relative contraindication. We report the cure of a groin ulcer with omental transposition using a new method of tunnelling to avoid herniation.