Andrea Victoria Restrepo

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BACKGROUND Recent reports highlight the incursion of community-associated MRSA within healthcare settings. However, knowledge of this phenomenon remains limited in Latin America. The aim of this study was to evaluate the molecular epidemiology of MRSA in three tertiary-care hospitals in Medellín, Colombia. METHODS An observational cross-sectional study(More)
Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa has become a serious health threat worldwide due to the limited options available for its treatment. Understanding its epidemiology contributes to the control of antibiotic resistance. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and molecular characteristics of infections caused by carbapenem-resistant P.(More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae, particularly penicillin-resistant strains (PRSP), constitute one of the most important causes of serious infections worldwide. It is a fastidious microorganism with exquisite nutritional and environmental requirements to grow, a characteristic that prevents the development of useful animal models to study the biology of the(More)
Most studies on Staphylococcus aureus have focused on the molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infections. In contrast, little information is available regarding the molecular epidemiology of currently circulating methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) isolates in hospital settings, an epoch when the epidemiology of S. aureus(More)
INTRODUCTION Infections produced by multidrug-resistant pathogens represent a therapeutic challenge because of the few therapeutic options available. Tigecycline is a relatively new antibiotic, with a wide spectrum of activity including some of these resistant bacteria. In adults is prescribed for the treatment of some infections caused by carbapenem(More)
Fungal infections have become an important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized children due to many complicating and underlying conditions. We present the case of a newborn infant with fungemia due to Kodamaea ohmeri who had a good outcome of the infection after using the combination of antifungal treatment and central venous catheter removal.
BACKGROUND Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative infections represent a growing problem and a serious global threat. Data in children are scarce. Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPC) are the most common mechanism of resistance this organism has developed. We report the clinical characteristics and outcomes from a cohort of children infected or colonized(More)
INTRODUCTION Hand hygiene is the most cost-effective and simple measure of preventing healthcare associated infections (HAI). The approach to improve low compliance must be through multimodal interventions such as the "Clean Care is Safer Care" strategy (WHO). AIM To estimate the efficacy of a multimodal strategy in improving hand hygiene in five wards of(More)
Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease is a rare clinical condition characterized by a predisposition to infectious diseases caused by poorly virulent mycobacteria. Other infections such as salmonellosis and candidiasis are also reported. The purpose of this article is to describe a young boy affected with various infectious diseases caused by(More)
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