Vincent Verlant

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Antimicrobial treatment decreases bacterial culture yields. We assessed the impact of antimicrobial treatment on pneumococcal assays in a prospective study of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the elderly. We enrolled 323 cases aged ≥65 years with radiologically confirmed CAP and collected detailed data on antimicrobial exposure and pneumococcal assays(More)
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) have been successful in preventing invasive pneumococcal disease but effectiveness has been challenged by replacement of vaccine serotypes with non-vaccine serotypes. Vaccines targeting common pneumococcal protein(s) found in most/all pneumococci may overcome this limitation. This phase II study assessed safety and(More)
The use of protein antigens able to protect against the majority of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes is envisaged as stand-alone and/or complement to the current capsular polysaccharide-based pneumococcal vaccines. Pneumolysin (Ply) is a key virulence factor that is highly conserved in amino acid sequence across pneumococcal serotypes, and therefore may(More)
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