Bianca Rezende Lucarevschi

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UNLABELLED Haemophilus influenzae is one of the most important bacterial agents of otitis and sinusitis. H. influenzae type b (Hib) is one of the main causes of meningitis, pneumonia, and septicemia in nonvaccinated children under 6 years of age. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of H. influenzae and Hib oropharyngeal colonization(More)
OBJECTIVE Streptococcus pneumoniae usually colonizes the oropharynx of healthy people. Oropharyngeal carriage is related to the invasion of adjacent structures and to the development of invasive disease. A descriptive cross-sectional study was performed aiming at verifying the prevalence of oropharyngeal colonization by S. pneumoniae in children attending(More)
We evaluated the epidemiology of Acinetobacter spp. recovered from patients diagnosed with bloodstream infections in 9 tertiary hospitals located in all Brazilian geographic regions between April and August 2014. Although OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter baumannii clones were disseminated in most hospitals, it was observed for the first time the spread of(More)
Knowledge of hospital costs is highly important for public health decision-making. This study aimed to estimate direct hospital costs related to pneumococcal meningitis in children 13 years or younger in the city of São José dos Campos, São Paulo State, Brazil, from January 1999 to December 2008. Data were obtained from medical records. Hospital costs were(More)
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