Elena Temporiti

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BACKGROUND The 2009 novel influenza A/H1N1 virus pandemic did not spare solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. We aimed to describe the behavior of pandemic influenza infection in a group of SOT recipients in Argentina. METHODS Data from 10 transplant (Tx) centers were retrospectively collected for SOT that presented with a respiratory illness(More)
Fluorquinolone-prophylaxis has proven useful in preventing infections in high risk neutropenic patients. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical, microbiological and therapeutic characteristics, and outcome of patients in the first episode of febrile neutropenia, comparing those who received levofloxacin prophylaxis with those who didn't.(More)
Ritonavir strongly inhibits cytochrome P450, thus altering the metabolism of other drugs. We report on an HIV-positive man who, on his 13th day of ritonavir therapy, developed severe ergotism after self-administration of low doses of ergotamine. Drug interactions, the degree of responsibility of the patient and the availability of over-the-counter(More)
We conducted a retrospective review of 130 occupational blood borne pathogens exposure (BBP-OE) records at Centro de Estudios Médicos e Investigaciones Clínicas, a university hospital with an ongoing educational program and a postexposure management program for healthcare workers (HCWs) since 1995, in order to evaluate adherence to a hospital BBP-OE(More)
We retrospectively assessed the renal toxicity associated with the use of intravenous colistin. Fifty-four patients with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter infections were included. At the end of therapy 6/54 patients (11%) suffered renal impairment. Renal impairment associated with the use of colistin is less frequent than initially reported.
Data on the clinical presentation, risk factors, and outcomes for healthcare personnel (HCP) infected with influenza A H1N1 virus (H1N1) are limited. From June to July 2009, a prospective study was conducted among HCP with influenza-like illness (ILI) at university hospitals in Buenos Aires. A reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was(More)
Uncomplicated urinary tract infections rank among the most frequent bacterial infections in women in the outpatient setting and represent a major cause of antimicrobial prescription. The aims of this study were to assess frequencies and antimicrobial resistance of current uropathogens causing uncomplicated urinary tract infection. In a prospective(More)
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