Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences

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Organization: Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Country: Greece

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  1. doi Inaccuracies in dosing drugs with teaspoons and tablespoons
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Int J Clin Pract 64:1185-9. 2010
  2. doi Systemic colistin use in children without cystic fibrosis: a systematic review of the literature
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 33:503.e1-503.e13. 2009
  3. pmc Effectiveness and safety of short vs. long duration of antibiotic therapy for acute bacterial sinusitis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, Marousi, Greece
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 67:161-71. 2009
  4. doi Inhaled colistin as monotherapy for multidrug-resistant gram (-) nosocomial pneumonia: a case series
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Respir Med 103:707-13. 2009
  5. doi Effect of meteorological variables on the incidence of lower urinary tract infections
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:709-12. 2009
  6. doi A systematic review of trends in the methodological quality of randomized controlled trials in various research fields
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Marousi, Greece
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:227-31, 231.e1-9. 2009
  7. doi Comparison of antibiotics with placebo for treatment of acute sinusitis: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:543-52. 2008
  8. ncbi Effectiveness and safety of short-course vs long-course antibiotic therapy for group a beta hemolytic streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos St, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Mayo Clin Proc 83:880-9. 2008
  9. doi The top-ten in journal impact factor manipulation
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz) 56:223-6. 2008
  10. ncbi Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)--18th European Congress. Drug resistance among Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    IDrugs 11:409-11. 2008

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  1. doi Inaccuracies in dosing drugs with teaspoons and tablespoons
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Int J Clin Pract 64:1185-9. 2010
    ..We aimed to evaluate the potential inaccuracies in administering the desired dose of drugs with teaspoons and tablespoons...
  2. doi Systemic colistin use in children without cystic fibrosis: a systematic review of the literature
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 33:503.e1-503.e13. 2009
    ..The available evidence, mainly from old case series, suggests that systemic colistin is an effective and acceptably safe option for the treatment of children without CF who have MDR Gram-negative infections...
  3. pmc Effectiveness and safety of short vs. long duration of antibiotic therapy for acute bacterial sinusitis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, Marousi, Greece
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 67:161-71. 2009
    ....
  4. doi Inhaled colistin as monotherapy for multidrug-resistant gram (-) nosocomial pneumonia: a case series
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Respir Med 103:707-13. 2009
    ..Reports of patients with polymyxin-only susceptible gram-negative nosocomial pneumonia treated with inhaled, but without concurrent intravenous, colistin are rare...
  5. doi Effect of meteorological variables on the incidence of lower urinary tract infections
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:709-12. 2009
    ..The awareness of this association may facilitate preventive public health strategies. [corrected]..
  6. doi A systematic review of trends in the methodological quality of randomized controlled trials in various research fields
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Marousi, Greece
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:227-31, 231.e1-9. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the trends in the methodological quality of randomized controlled trials in various medical fields...
  7. doi Comparison of antibiotics with placebo for treatment of acute sinusitis: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Lancet Infect Dis 8:543-52. 2008
    ..We suggest that antibiotics should be reserved for carefully selected patients with a higher probability for bacterial disease...
  8. ncbi Effectiveness and safety of short-course vs long-course antibiotic therapy for group a beta hemolytic streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos St, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Mayo Clin Proc 83:880-9. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of short-course antibiotic treatment of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GAS) tonsillopharyngitis...
  9. doi The top-ten in journal impact factor manipulation
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz) 56:223-6. 2008
    ..Editors and publishers should strive for quality through fair and thoughtful selection of papers forwarded for peer review and editorial comments that enhance the quality and scientific accuracy of a manuscript...
  10. ncbi Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)--18th European Congress. Drug resistance among Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    IDrugs 11:409-11. 2008
  11. doi Short- versus long-duration antimicrobial treatment for exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: a meta-analysis
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 62:442-50. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness and safety of short (5 days) and long (7 or 10 days) duration antimicrobial treatment of patients with acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB)...
  12. doi Bacterial interference for the prevention and treatment of infections
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 31:518-22. 2008
    ..Such trials should initially employ selected strains of probiotics for which there are preliminary data regarding their effectiveness and lack of common or serious toxicity...
  13. doi Article and journal impact factor in various scientific fields
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Marousi, Greece
    Am J Med Sci 335:188-91. 2008
    ..with data to answer the following simple question: What proportion of publications in the various scientific fields is published in journals with impact factor above the median and mean values of the distribution of journal impact factor?..
  14. doi Matching criteria in case-control studies on postoperative infections
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Marousi, Greece
    J Hosp Infect 69:101-13. 2008
    ..A more consistent use of matching with the specific type of surgical procedure may help in increasing the internal validity of a case-control study in this field of clinical research...
  15. doi Community-acquired Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infections: a systematic review
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:719-30. 2009
    ..maltophilia infections; the majority of them refer to patients with some kind of comorbidity. Physicians should be aware that S. maltophilia infections are not restricted to hospitalized patients...
  16. doi Effect of body mass index on the outcome of infections: a systematic review
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Obes Rev 10:280-9. 2009
    ..Although not consistently reported, an association of both ends of the BMI distribution with worse outcome of infections is plausible and merits further investigation...
  17. doi Incidence, characteristics and outcomes of patients with severe community acquired-MRSA pneumonia
    K Z Vardakas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Greece
    Eur Respir J 34:1148-58. 2009
    ..001), shock (p = 0.001), acute respiratory distress syndrome (p = 0.001), influenza like symptoms (p = 0.008), disseminated intravascular coagulation (p = 0.042) and rash (p = 0.04) were the factors associated with death...
  18. doi Fosfomycin versus other antibiotics for the treatment of cystitis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1862-77. 2010
    ..Cystitis is a common infection. The alarmingly high resistance rates exhibited by contemporary uropathogens necessitate the re-evaluation of old antibiotics...
  19. doi Tuberculosis and malignancy
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Greece
    QJM 103:461-87. 2010
    ..Surprisingly, the pathophysiological and practical implications of their co-existence have received little attention...
  20. doi Effectiveness and safety of neuraminidase inhibitors in reducing influenza complications: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1330-46. 2010
    ..Several studies suggest that neuraminidase inhibitors (NIs) can reduce the duration of influenza symptoms. However, data regarding their effectiveness in reducing influenza complications are scarce...
  21. doi The pleiotropic effects of statins and omega-3 fatty acids against sepsis: a new perspective
    Gregory C Makris
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Marousi, Greece
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 19:809-14. 2010
    ..Appropriately designed and powered clinical trials are warranted to investigate the effectiveness and safety of the combined administration of statins and OM3FA for the prevention and treatment of sepsis...
  22. doi Antimicrobial susceptibility of Gram-positive non-urinary isolates to fosfomycin
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 35:497-9. 2010
    ..Fosfomycin was inactive against the 166 enterococcal isolates tested. This old antibiotic may deserve consideration for further studies and use in clinical practice, especially for S. aureus (including MRSA) infections...
  23. doi Inadequate statistical power of published comparative cohort studies on ventilator-associated pneumonia to detect mortality differences
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 50:468-72. 2010
    ..We aimed to evaluate the power of such studies to provide clinically and statistically significant conclusions with regard to mortality differences...
  24. doi Colistin therapy for microbiologically documented multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections: a retrospective cohort study of 258 patients
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 15 123 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 35:194-9. 2010
    ..The findings of the largest cohort study to date on i.v. colistin show that colistin is a valuable antibiotic with acceptable nephrotoxicity and considerable effectiveness that depends on the daily dosage and infection site...
  25. doi Do PubMed and Google searches help medical students and young doctors reach the correct diagnosis? A pilot study
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Intern Med 20:788-90. 2009
    ..In the era of the World Wide Web we sought to examine whether the use of PubMed and Google can help physicians to improve their diagnostic skills...
  26. pmc Seasonality of mortality: the September phenomenon in Mediterranean countries
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    CMAJ 181:484-6. 2009
    ..Seasonal increases in the mortality rate have been associated with excessively cold or hot weather. We evaluated monthly patterns of mortality in selected countries...
  27. doi Do changes in antimicrobial resistance necessitate reconsideration of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis strategies?
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 10:557-62. 2009
    ..The potential need for re-evaluation of guidelines on surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) in an era of advancing antimicrobial resistance is a matter of a considerable controversy...
  28. doi Economic crises and mortality: a review of the literature
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Clin Pract 63:1128-35. 2009
    ..Public health authorities should be aware of this issue and consider appropriate preventive and control measures...
  29. doi Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing organisms
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    J Hosp Infect 73:345-54. 2009
    ..Tigecycline and polymyxins have substantial antimicrobial activity against ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, and, along with fosfomycin, merit further evaluation...
  30. doi Fosfomycin for the treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive cocci with advanced antimicrobial drug resistance: a review of microbiological, animal and clinical studies
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 15123 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 18:921-44. 2009
    ..The advancing antimicrobial drug resistance in Gram-positive cocci complicates the selection of appropriate therapy. The re-evaluation of older antibiotics may prove useful in expanding relevant therapeutic options...
  31. doi Statins for infection and sepsis: a systematic review of the clinical evidence
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:774-85. 2008
    ..Statins are currently used for hyperlipidaemia control and considered useful for protection from cardiovascular events. In addition, there is increasing evidence for the potential use of statins in preventing and treating infections...
  32. pmc Socioeconomic status (SES) as a determinant of adherence to treatment in HIV infected patients: a systematic review of the literature
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Retrovirology 5:13. 2008
    ..Thus, we sought to perform a systematic review of the evidence regarding the association of SES with adherence to treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS...
  33. ncbi Morganella morganii infections in a general tertiary hospital
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23, Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Infection 34:315-21. 2006
    ..Morganella morganii is a commensal Gram-negative bacillus of the intestinal tract of humans and other mammals and reptiles. Few reports exist in the literature regarding infections caused by this organism...
  34. ncbi Fluoroquinolones vs beta-lactams for empirical treatment of immunocompetent patients with skin and soft tissue infections: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos St, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:1553-66. 2006
    ..To compare the effectiveness and safety of fluoroquinolones with beta-lactams in the treatment of patients with skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs)...
  35. ncbi Streptococcus agalactiae infections in non-pregnant adults: single center experience of a growing clinical problem
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 12:CR447-51. 2006
    ..Group B beta-hemolytic streptococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae) has been traditionally considered a major pathogen in neonates and pregnant women. However, there is accumulating concern about its significance in non-pregnant adults too...
  36. ncbi A bibliometric analysis of global trends of research productivity in tropical medicine
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Acta Trop 99:155-9. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi Effectiveness and nephrotoxicity of intravenous colistin for treatment of patients with infections due to polymyxin-only-susceptible (POS) gram-negative bacteria
    M E Falagas
    Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:596-9. 2006
    ..POS gram-negative pathogens represent a major threat for hospitalized patients. Colistin appears to be an effective and safe treatment, even in patients with severe underlying diseases...
  38. ncbi Microbiologically documented nosocomial infections after coronary artery bypass surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:481-90. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the frequency, characteristics, and risk factors of microbiologically documented nosocomial infections after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting...
  39. pmc Administration of antibiotics via the respiratory tract for the prevention of ICU-acquired pneumonia: a meta-analysis of comparative trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Crit Care 10:R123. 2006
    ....
  40. ncbi Arab science in the golden age (750-1258 C.E.) and today
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos St, Marousi 15123, Greece
    FASEB J 20:1581-6. 2006
  41. ncbi Probiotics for prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections in women: a review of the evidence from microbiological and clinical studies
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Drugs 66:1253-61. 2006
    ..However, further research is needed to confirm these results before the widespread use of probiotics for this indication can be recommended...
  42. ncbi "Eigenlob": self-citation in biomedical journals
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    FASEB J 20:1039-42. 2006
  43. pmc Secular trends of blood isolates in patients from a rural area population hospitalized in a tertiary center in a small city in Greece
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    BMC Microbiol 6:41. 2006
    ..We sought to study the trends of the antimicrobial resistance of blood isolates in patients from a rural population hospitalized in a tertiary hospital in a small city in Greece...
  44. ncbi Comparison of mortality of patients with Acinetobacter baumannii bacteraemia receiving appropriate and inappropriate empirical therapy
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 57:1251-4. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of inappropriate empirical antimicrobial treatment on the mortality of patients with Acinetobacter baumannii bacteraemia...
  45. ncbi The role of aminoglycosides in combination with a beta-lactam for the treatment of bacterial endocarditis: a meta-analysis of comparative trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 57:639-47. 2006
    ..The addition of an aminoglycoside to a beta-lactam for the treatment of patients with infective endocarditis has been supported by data from laboratory and animal studies...
  46. ncbi Caspofungin for the treatment of fungal infections: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 29:136-43. 2007
    ..No difference in mortality was noted. Caspofungin was associated with better clinical outcomes (higher cure and fewer adverse effects) than amphotericin B in the treatment of patients with fungal infections...
  47. ncbi Intravenous heparin in combination with antibiotics for the treatment of deep vein septic thrombophlebitis: a systematic review
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Eur J Pharmacol 557:93-8. 2007
    ..Although data from comparative trials are required to draw definitive conclusions, the available evidence suggests that the administration of heparin should be considered early in the management of patients with septic thrombophlebitis...
  48. ncbi Systematic review: fluoroquinolones for the treatment of intra-abdominal surgical infections
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 25:123-31. 2007
    ..Intra-abdominal infections result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Fluoroquinolones are among the various regimens that are used for the treatment of these infections...
  49. ncbi Decreasing the incidence and impact of infections in neutropenic patients: evidence from meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Curr Med Res Opin 24:215-35. 2008
    ..Many interventions have been employed in order to limit the incidence of these infections or to treat them when the prophylactic measures fail...
  50. pmc Acinetobacter infections: a growing threat for critically ill patients
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1009-19. 2008
    ..The data suggest that Acinetobacter infections are a growing threat affecting a considerable proportion of critically ill patients, especially in Asia and Europe...
  51. ncbi Comparison of PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar: strengths and weaknesses
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos St, 151 23 Marousi, Greece
    FASEB J 22:338-42. 2008
    ..Google Scholar, as for the Web in general, can help in the retrieval of even the most obscure information but its use is marred by inadequate, less often updated, citation information...
  52. ncbi Risk factors of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections: a matched case control study
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:1124-30. 2007
    ..Thus, the emergence of infections due to carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae (CRKp) is a major public health concern...
  53. ncbi Under-diagnosis of common chronic diseases: prevalence and impact on human health
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Int J Clin Pract 61:1569-79. 2007
    ..Our impression was that several common chronic diseases responsible for many DALYs are frequently under-diagnosed...
  54. ncbi Trends in antimicrobial resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates from hospitalised patients in Greece and treatment implications
    M E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:816-9. 2007
    ..baumannii isolates resistant to imipenem from patients hospitalised in intensive care units, medical wards and surgical wards during the study period from 0% to 91%, 8% to 71%, and 5% to 71%, respectively...
  55. ncbi Daptomycin for endocarditis and/or bacteraemia: a systematic review of the experimental and clinical evidence
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:7-19. 2007
    ..Furthermore, it is a bactericidal antibiotic, a factor that is frequently considered in the choice of treatment of patients with bacteraemia and endocarditis...
  56. ncbi Sex differences in the incidence and severity of respiratory tract infections
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Greece
    Respir Med 101:1845-63. 2007
    ..The role of sex hormones in the regulation of the immune system may also contribute to the reported sex differences in the incidence and severity of the various types of RTIs, especially in adolescents and adults...
  57. ncbi Infections related to coils used for embolization of arteries: review of the published evidence
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Marousi, Greece
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 18:697-701. 2007
    ..However, the existence of the identified case reports suggests that clinicians should include coil-related infection in the differential diagnosis of patients with fever after this procedure...
  58. ncbi Do high doses of quinolones decrease the emergence of antibacterial resistance? A systematic review of data from comparative clinical trials
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Marousi, Greece
    J Infect 55:97-105. 2007
    ..To evaluate whether the use of high doses of quinolones may reduce the development of antimicrobial resistance...
  59. ncbi When to include polymyxins in the empirical antibiotic regimen in critically ill patients with fever? A decision analysis approach
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Athens, Greece
    Shock 27:605-9. 2007
    ..baumannii, P. aeruginosa, or K. pneumoniae) is polymyxin-only-susceptible is close to that (50%) used in our model (based on the individual hospital data)...
  60. ncbi Guidelines and consensus statements regarding the conduction and reporting of clinical research studies
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Marousi, Greece
    Arch Intern Med 167:877-8. 2007
  61. ncbi Pandrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: the dawn of the post-antibiotic era?
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, 9 Neapoleos Street, 151 23 Marousi, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 29:630-6. 2007
    ....
  62. ncbi Urinary tract infections in patients with urinary diversion
    Matthew E Falagas
    Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:1030-7. 2005
    ..In addition, symptoms from the lower urinary tract may not be prominent in this population...