Alicia Soriano

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Staphylococcus aureus bacteremic pneumonia is an uncommon cause of hospitalization, with a high mortality rate. However, published reports are scarce and have included a small number of cases. All patients with S. aureus bacteremic pneumonia were prospectively collected in our institution from 2000 to 2014, and a retrospective revision was performed to(More)
Bacteraemia of unknown origin is prevalent and has a high mortality rate. However, there are no recent reports focusing on this issue. From 2005 to 2011, all episodes of community onset bacteraemia of unknown origin (CO-BSI), diagnosed at a 700-bed university hospital were prospectively included. Risk factors for Enterobactericeae resistant to(More)
The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract The search for predictive biomarkers of disease has largely focused on molecular indicators; however, mechanical and biophysical markers, which can integrate multiple pathways across length scales, may provide a more global picture(More)
Whether critically ill human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients are at risk of acquiring nosocomial infections and resistant or potentially resistant microorganisms (RPRMs) remains to be clarified. The aim was to compare the acquisition of RPRMs, infections and mortality in critically ill HIV-infected and non-infected patients. An observational,(More)
Biofilm formation on external ventricular drainages (EVDs) has been postulated as the main pathogenic mechanism for EVD-associated ventriculitis. However, biofilm on EVDs has never been systematically studied and the in vivo effect of antibiotic-impregnated EVDs on biofilm has not been assessed. The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of biofilm(More)
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