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To outline the characteristics and define appropriate management of chronic hepatosplenic suppurative brucellosis (CHSB), 905 patients with brucellosis were analyzed. Sixteen episodes of CHSB (14 in the liver and 2 in the spleen) were found in 15 patients. Six patients had had previous remote brucellosis. Twelve patients presented with systemic symptoms,(More)
Recent expert reviews recommend a conservative surgical strategy - debridement and irrigation, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR) - for most early post-surgical prosthetic joint infections (PJI). However, differences exist in published series regarding success rates with DAIR, and the size of most series is small. In this prospective multicenter(More)
Previous epidemiological assessments of the prevalence versus special-pathogenicity hypothesis for urinary tract infection (UTI) pathogenesis in women may have been confounded by underlying host population differences between women with UTI and healthy controls and have not considered the clonal complexity of the fecal Escherichia coli population of the(More)
This study evaluates the long-term survival of spinal implants after surgical site infection (SSI) and the risk factors associated with treatment failure. A Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was carried out on 43 patients who had undergone a posterior spinal fusion with instrumentation between January 2006 and December 2008, and who consecutively developed an(More)
From 1979 to 1996, 58 patients (mean age, 39.4 years) were treated for bacteremia due to Campylobacter species at the Hospitals Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, Spain. Bacteremia was considered to be hospital acquired in 30% of these patients. Almost all the patients (93%) had underlying conditions; liver cirrhosis was the most frequent (34% of patients), and(More)
PURPOSE The relationship between pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis and infectious endocarditis is uncertain. This study investigates the incidence and risk factors of infectious endocarditis in patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis, and the outcome of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis with and without associated infectious endocarditis. METHODS A(More)
A potential relationship between postoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) and surgical site infection (SSI) following posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation (PSFI) was investigated. A retrospective review was performed of prospectively collected demographic, clinical and microbiological data of 466 consecutive patients (median age, 53.7 years(More)
Two-stage revision using aminoglycoside-cement spacers (A-CSs) is widely used to manage chronic periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). However, aminoglycoside-resistance in gram-positive cocci (GPC) seems to be increasing. Moreover, the contribution of these A-CSs to select resistant mutants is a matter of concern. We study the antibiotic susceptibility(More)
Hospital-acquired urinary tract infections (UTI) are mainly associated with indwelling urinary catheter use. In this chapter, the pathogenesis of hospital-acquired UTI in catheterized patients, the mechanisms by which microorganisms reach the urinary tract and are able to adhere and form biofilms, and the influence of other risk factors, such as time since(More)
We performed echocardiography prospectively 4.9 +/- 0.7 years apart (mean +/- SD), in 74 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. On the basis of the first study, the patients were distributed in four groups according to the type of valvular involvement: 7 patients had vegetations (Libman-Sacks endocarditis; group 1); 6 patients had rigid and thickened(More)