Antonio Sánchez-Porto

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The impact of the adequacy of empirical therapy on outcome for patients with bloodstream infections (BSI) is key for determining whether adequate empirical coverage should be prioritized over other, more conservative approaches. Recent systematic reviews outlined the need for new studies in the field, using improved methodologies. We assessed the impact of(More)
In a prospective study, a two-week course of antibiotics (cloxacillin 2 g/4 h plus amikacin 7.5 mg/kg/12 h) was evaluated in the therapy of right-sided infective endocarditis in intravenous drug users (IVDU). All IVDU admitted to hospital during the study period who fulfilled the strict criteria for diagnosis of infective endocarditis were analysed. A(More)
Pneumococcal disease was studied prospectively to determine the risk factors associated with resistance to penicillin and other antibiotics. One hundred twelve clinically significant pneumococcal isolates were recovered from 95 patients. Approximately one-half (49.47%) of the cases were due to penicillin-resistant strains. Multivariate analysis showed that(More)
Aural myiasis is a rare clinical state that usually occurs in developing countries and in patients who mentally retarded or have poor personal hygiene. However, the prevalence has decreased over the years, and now it is very rare. The authors describe a case of aural myiasis caused by Wohlfartia magnifica in a five-month-old infant. The treatment used was a(More)
Infections by Leuconostoc species bacteria are uncommon, and usually affect patients with an underlying disease, or those fitted with a venous catheter or subjects previously treated with vancomycin. The most common clinical presentation is fever secondary to a central venous line infection. We report a case of Leuconostoc sp. bacteremia in an otherwise(More)
Vascular complications associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection have rarely been reported in children. We describe a case of deep venous thrombosis of the left leg in association with pulmonary tuberculosis. The patient had transient protein S deficiency and anticardiolipin IgG and IgM antibodies were also present. The pathogenesis of the(More)
The onset of Morganella morganii infection within the first 72 h after birth has only been reported on 1 occasion. The authors describe a second case in which M. morganii was cultured from both the neonate's blood and the mother's lochia. The infant was successfully treated with cefotaxime and gentamicin.
OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of bacteremia caused by Streptococcus milleri group streptococci (SMG). METHODS Prospective evaluation of all bacteremic episodes with clinical significance from 1990 to 1995 in two general hospitals. In this study all episodes caused by SMG were analyzed. RESULTS A total of 905(More)