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INTRODUCTION Implant infection is serious; prevention is mandatory, and requires assessment.The present study assessed the incidence of deep surgical-site infection (SSI) at 1 year following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and adherence to skin preparation, antibiotic prophylaxis,screening and prevention in case of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). (More)
OBJECTIVE The authors had for aim to analyze the indications, quality, and volumes of glycopeptide (GP) prescriptions in all in-patient units of a general hospital. CLINICAL MATERIAL AND METHODOLOGY: A 4 month prospective study assessed the compliance of curative and prophylactic treatment prescriptions administered according to guidelines. The assessment(More)
BACKGROUND Adequate glycopeptide use is necessary to optimize efficacy and minimize adverse events and selection of drug resistant microorganisms. METHODS We performed a multicenter prospective observational study of glycopeptides indications based on modified HICPAC criteria, and quality of prescription based on French consensus recommendations. We(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To compare the cognitive functions and define the frequency of Alzheimer disease (AD) between participants with and without age-related macular degeneration (AMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-nine patients with late-stage AMD (74.3 ± 7.3 years) and 49 age-, sex-, and education-matched control subjects were compared for the presence of AD(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors had for aim to assess the quality of antibiotic prescription in an intensive care unit because of their high rate of consumption. DESIGN A prospective 5-month study was made of the first 50 prescriptions of ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, teicoplanin, vancomycin, and imipenem. Treatment was considered adequate at day 5 if the indication(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the good use organization and fluoroquinolone prescription habits in cases of bone and joint, urinary, pulmonary, and digestive infections. DESIGN A declarative survey was made (questionnaire for the hospital and for the prescriber). RESULTS Thirty percent (44/145) of hospitals participated with 274(More)
The process of inserting a perineural catheter on femoral region for a regional anesthesia is quite common amongst hospital practices. The resulting infectious complications, although rare, remain potentially serious. For instance, many cases of severe sepsis were described in medical literature. In this paper, we will be presenting two cases of infections(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors had for aim to show that preventing the diffusion of multidrug-resistant organism (MRO) is possible thanks to the coordination of recommended preventive actions and the implementation of a sensible anti-infective prescription policy. They also wanted to highlight the role played by the nursing care staff in enforcing recommendations.(More)
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