Rodrigue Stettler

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Despite it was initially used and was restricted mainly for the treatment of tuberculosis, rifampicin gained in past years interest for the treatment of infections associated with prosthetic devices. Rifampicin has an excellent tissue penetration and a unique activity on bacteria in biofilms growing on the surface of prosthetic devices. The rapid emergence(More)
Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death in the developed world. Over recent years, research has been focused on the development of diagnostic intravascular imaging techniques that enable assessment of plaque composition and morphology, and allow identification of vulnerable, high-risk lesions. Nevertheless recent studies of coronary(More)
AIMS To assess neoatherosclerotic plaque morphology in bare metal (BMS) and 1st and 2nd generation drug eluting stents (DES) in patients presenting with an event attributed to stent failure. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty five patients (11 implanted with BMS, 13 with a 1st generation and 11 with a 2nd generation DES) admitted with an event due to stent(More)
We report a case of unintentional puncture of the subclavian artery and insertion of a temporary pacemaker electrode in the left ventricle. Therapeutic and diagnostic strategies of this rare complication of pacemaker therapy are discussed and recommendations for safe puncture of the subclavian vein are made.
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