Blanca Martínez-Garriga

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Microbial biofilms are involved in almost all infectious pathologies of the oral cavity. This has led to the search for novel therapies specifically aimed at biofilm elimination. In this study, we used atomic force microscopy (AFM) to visualize injuries and to determine surface roughness, as well as confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) to enumerate(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa frequently infects the respiratory tract of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Multidrug-resistant phenotypes and high capacity to form stable biofilms are common. Recent studies have described the emergence of colistin-resistant isolates in CF patients treated with long-term inhaled colistin. The use of nanoparticles containing(More)
Active efflux has been involved in fluoroquinolone resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae. While only one efflux machinery has been well described (PmrA), the eventual existence of other pumps than PmrA has been suggested. The actual role of active quinolone efflux in producing ciprofloxacin resistance was examined by means of several methods. Strains HUB(More)
Plantar warts are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and have been associated with several HPV genotypes. However, there are few studies focused exclusively on plantar warts. In this work, we aim to identify the HPV genotypes of plantar warts and explore their relation to demographic and clinical characteristics of patients. A total of 72 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Alterations in hormone levels during menopause decrease bone density and may worsen oral health, favoring the growth of periodontal pathogens, whose detection could improve the diagnosis of periodontitis. The aim of this study is to detect and quantify the main periodontal pathogens in the oral microbiota of postmenopausal females and to explore(More)
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