Eduardo Velasco

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During a five-year period, 932 clinical isolates from cancer patients treated in a Brazilian reference centre were identified as corynebacteria; 86% of the cultures came from patients who had been clinically and microbiologically classified as infected and 77.1% of these patients had been hospitalised (71.1% from surgical wards). The adult solid tumour was(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the short-, medium- and long-term complications in women undergoing hysteroscopic tubal sterilisation with the Essure(®) device. DESIGN Retrospective 7-year study. SETTING Office hysteroscopic unit in a teaching hospital. SAMPLE A total of 4306 women whoe underwent the Essure(®) sterilisation procedure from 2003 to 2010. METHODS(More)
We describe a series of Ralstonia pickettii bloodstream infections (BSI) that occurred in 19 oncohematologic patients admitted to a hospital for patients with cancer, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, from July 1999 to February 2006. Fifty-four R. pickettii isolates were recovered from blood and catheter-tip specimens (1–5 isolates per patient). Two patients(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize the epidemiology of candidemia in cancer patients in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An 18-month survey of fungemia in patients with cancer was undertaken in three Hospitals in Rio de Janeiro. Forty-three episodes of candidemia were identified in 43 patients, 43 of which were episodes of candidemia; in ten(More)
Fusarium infection is increasingly reported in immunocompromised patients. The role of central venous catheters as potential portals of entry forFusarium is possibly underestimated. Four cases of catheter-related fusarial infection in children with acute leukemia or a solid tumor are described. These patients had an excellent response to removal of the(More)
An 80-year-old man with a 7 year history of a slowly enlarging, asymptomatic scrotal nodule is presented. He had a negative history for sexually transmitted disease, trauma to the area, radiotherapy and chemical or arsenic exposure. The lesion was excised with a margin of 0.8 cm of normal skin. Examination of the specimen revealed a basal cell carcinoma.
A total of 399 consecutive episodes of bloodstream infections in adult patients with haematologic malignancies and solid tumours were evaluated prospectively over a 26-month period, with the aim of determining the clinical characteristics and the microbiological profile of the patients relative to neutrophil count. The overall 30-day mortality rate was 32%(More)
HIV-associated pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) or PRP type VI designates a new distinctive entity reported in HIV patients. It is characterized by cutaneous lesions of PRP and variable association with lesions of acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa and lichen spinulosus. We report a patient with HIV-associated PRP which was treated by triple(More)
A N 8-YEAR-OLD BOY being treated with c h e m o t h e r a p y owing to stage IIIA Hodgkin disease was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit because of fever and respiratory distress in the previous 2 weeks. Despite full antibiotic coverage, his condition worsened, and 7 days later, he underwent a lung biopsy. On the next day, he developed headache,(More)
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) have an important impact on the outcome of cancer patients. A prospective cohort study was undertaken at a referral cancer center in order to describe the clinical and microbiological characteristics of patients with hematologic malignancies and BSIs and to identify independent predictors associated with mortality. The study(More)