Carlos Daniel Pimentel Flores

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BACKGROUND Carbapenems are important agents for treating nosocomial gram-negative infections. Carbapenem-resistant bacteria have become increasingly problematic in certain regions. This study determined the citywide prevalence and molecular epidemiological features of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Brooklyn, NY.(More)
Multidrug-resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae are a problem in many hospitals. In 1999, the molecular epidemiology of K. pneumoniae with extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) was studied at 15 hospitals in Brooklyn. Of 824 unique patient isolates, 34% were presumptive ESBL producers. Of this subset, 34% were susceptible to cefoxitin, 42% to(More)
To examine the resistance rates and epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Brooklyn, New York, isolates were collected during two boroughwide surveillance periods in 1997 and 1999. Of 138 isolates, 67% were susceptible to penicillin and 34% to ciprofloxacin. Susceptibility rates to ciprofloxacin decreased dramatically from 1997 to 1999 (47% to 16%,(More)
Human genetic diversity in southern Europe is higher than in other regions of the continent. This difference has been attributed to postglacial expansions, the demic diffusion of agriculture from the Near East, and gene flow from Africa. Using SNP data from 2,099 individuals in 43 populations, we show that estimates of recent shared ancestry between Europe(More)
This paper discusses a system that parks automatically an automobile given certain conditions and making decisions based in fuzzy logic. It proposes three models in cascade in order to achieve a " Decision-Action " approach, so that the car in question doesn't need an operator. Car parking has been always a simple problem for a mid skilled driver to master.(More)
Although oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA) are well-established pathogens in many hospitals, the impact of infection control measures on the clonal distribution of ORSA is poorly defined. A citywide surveillance study of Staphylococcus aureus in Brooklyn, New York revealed that 36% of isolates were ORSA. Molecular typing showed that one(More)
Fifty-two isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae were characterized by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and automated ribotyping by using HindIII and PvuII. HindIII ribotypes correlated well with PFGE. PvuII produced fewer bands and was less discriminatory. Automated ribotyping with HindIII is an accurate method for genetic fingerprinting of S.(More)
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