Brenda Iglesias

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OBJECTIVE To determine factors related to survival in acquired immune-deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients with extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB), when this condition is the first AIDS-defining disease. DESIGN A retrospective cohort-study of 549 AIDS patients with EPTB as the first AIDS-defining disease. Potential candidates to predict survival were sex,(More)
Although Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) commonly causes infectious mononucleosis (IM) or IM-like syndromes, other agents can be implicated. In this study, viral and parasitic screening was performed to determine the etiological agent of pediatric IM-like syndromes in 38 children. Adenovirus was the agent most frequently detected (47.3%), followed by EBV (31.5%)(More)
The rapid development of genomic sequencing technologies has decreased the cost of genetic analysis to the extent that it seems plausible that genome-scale sequencing could have widespread availability in pediatric care. Genomic sequencing provides a powerful diagnostic modality for patients who manifest symptoms of monogenic disease and an opportunity to(More)
B. Gutiérrez Iglesiasa,∗, C. Jacas Escarcellerb, I. Bardés Roblesc, R. Cambrodi Masipd, O. Romero Santo-Tomásd, F. Pujadas Navinésa and M. Boada Roviraa Unidad de Demencias, Servicio de Neurologı́a, Hospital Universitario Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain Neuropsicologı́a, Servicio de Psiquiatrı́a, Hospital Universitario Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain Unidad(More)
BACKGROUND To analyze the evolution of the mortality and survival of AIDS patients in Barcelona. METHODS In the mortality study patients living in the city and who were detected from 1981-1991 by an active surveillance system were included. The survival analysis was restricted to patients from 1988-1990 (same definition of AIDS and longer patient follow(More)
SETTING First grade students in primary schools in the city of Barcelona, Spain. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of tuberculin reaction and sources of infection; to analyse trends in comparison with previous data. DESIGN Tuberculin screening of first grade schoolchildren (1985 birth cohort) was undertaken in 1991-92 using 2 TU of PPD RT23. (More)
BACKGROUND To analyze the epidemiologic situation of AIDS in Barcelona with a descriptive study and a temporal trends analysis. METHODS Patients detected between 1981 and 1991 were included through a system of active surveillance. Relative risks (RR), odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals and Student's t-test were calculated. The monthly time(More)
A novel anaerobic, hyperthermophilic archaeon was isolated from a mud volcano in the Salton Sea geothermal system in southern California, USA. The isolate, named strain 521T, grew optimally at 90 °C, at pH 5.5-7.3 and with 0-2.0 % (w/v) NaCl, with a generation time of 10 h under optimal conditions. Cells were rod-shaped and non-motile, ranging from 2 to 7(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the quality of prescription and compliance with nursing treatment orders (NTOs) in primary care teams (PCTs), in order to identify potential problems and establish interventions. DESIGN Observational, crossover study. SETTING Three health districts in Santa Coloma de Gramenet. PATIENTS AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS NTO forms for(More)