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BMC Infectious Diseases

Open Access

Inter-disciplinary approaches for the infectious diseases pathology

  • Bogdan Cîrciumaru1Email author,
  • Carmen Sarbu1,
  • Daniela Badescu2,
  • Marius Balea3,
  • Vasile Murgu4 and
  • Ionel Droc4
BMC Infectious Diseases201414(Suppl 7):O23

https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-14-S7-O23

Published: 15 October 2014

Background

In order to elucidate the diagnosis and the correct therapeutic approaches, the present high degree of specialization, as well as the complex, frequent “borderline” pathology, impose an inter-disciplinary cooperation. We presented the main infections that imposed an inter-disciplinary cooperation; we enunciate the main imposed problems, as well as a unitary vision for these approaches.

Methods

We sorted out the cases that necessitated at least two admissions in different specialty wards, compulsory, one of them being the Central Universitary Emergency Military Hospital Dr Carol Davila Infectious Diseases Ward, for diagnosis, therapy and follow-up.

Results

The most frequent inter-disciplinary approaches were: infections in immunosuppressed patients (HIV/AIDS, tumors, immune-suppressive therapies) with oncology and hematology; infectious endocarditis with cardiology and cardio-surgery; hydatid diseases with general surgery, infections in drug abusers with psychiatry; neurological pathology (e.g. neuroborreliosis) with neurology. In order to sustain the diagnosis, we used the hospitals’ exploring facilities, as well as national and international reference laboratories.

Conclusion

The interdisciplinary approaches were the success key for diagnosing and treating patients, being a necessary tradition, due to the complexity of cases. We proposed optimal ways of collaboration, sometimes successfully, but institutionalized approaches protocols were needed.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Central Universitary Emergency Military Hospital Dr Carol Davila
(2)
Cantacuzino National Institute for Research and Development for Microbiology and Immunology
(3)
Colentina Clinical Hospital
(4)
Army's Center For Cardiovascular Diseases

Copyright

© Cîrciumaru et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

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