Viviane Pons

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Fifteen cases of postoperative Candida parapsilosis endophthalmitis occurring secondary to a contaminated lot of an irrigating solution were studied. All patients underwent a vitreous tap or diagnostic and therapeutic vitrectomy. Eleven of the 15 specimens were positive for the organism. Fourteen patients were treated with pars plana vitrectomy surgery. All(More)
A total of 167 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with oropharyngeal candidiasis were randomly assigned to receive 14 days of therapy with liquid suspension fluconazole (100 mg once daily) or liquid nystatin (500,000 U four times daily). At day 14, 87% of the fluconazole-treated patients were clinically cured, as opposed to 52% in the(More)
A total of 334 HIV-infected patients with oral candidiasis were randomly assigned to receive 14 days of treatment with either 100 mg of oral fluconazole once daily or 10 mg clotrimazole five times daily. Both treatments were clinically effective: 98% of evaluable fluconazole-treated patients and 94% of evaluable clotrimazole-treated patients were cured or(More)
The authors present the cases of nine patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and intracerebral mass lesions, who were evaluated at the University of California, San Francisco, between April, 1979, and July, 1983. Eight patients were confirmed homosexual males, and none was Haitian . Their average age was 38.8 years. Tissue diagnosis was(More)
The differentiation of bacterial from aseptic meningitis in postoperative neurosurgical patients has traditionally been based on the clinical setting, a recent history of steroid administration, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies, including the total and differential leukocyte counts, Gram stain, glucose, and total protein. Recent reports questioning(More)
A case of non-O:1 Vibrio cholerae bacteremia and prostatic abscess in a patient with idiopathic aplastic anemia was studied, and the data were compared with those from 23 previously reported cases of non-O:1 V. cholerae bacteremia. The case-fatality rate for the 13 cases for which the outcome is known is 61.5%. The majority of known cases have occurred in(More)
An extensive outbreak of influenza caused by A/USSR/77 (H1N1) virus occurred in February, 1978, at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, and the outbreak was studied by virus isolation, serology, clinical questionnaire and outpatient chart review. Among students who returned questionnaires, clinical attack rates were extraordinarily high(More)
We have developed a patch implementing multivariate polynomials seen as a multi-base algebra. The patch is to be released into the software Sage and can already be found within the Sage-Combinat distribution. One can use our patch to define a polynomial in a set of indexed variables and expand it into a linear basis of the multivariate polynomials. So far,(More)
A 69-year-old man with a history of diabetes and episodic lymphocytopenia underwent pacemaker implantation for complete heart block. Despite prophylactic antibiotics, pocket irrigation, and strict sterile technique, a fungal (Candida albicans) pacemaker site infection developed that required pacemaker explanation and systemic amphotericin B therapy. After 3(More)