Enrique Ruíz de Gopegui

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OBJECTIVES To compare clinical and microbiological characteristics, treatment and outcomes of MRSA bacteraemia among elderly and younger patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective study conducted at 21 Spanish hospitals including patients with MRSA bacteraemia diagnosed between June/2008 and December/2009. Episodes diagnosed in patients aged 75 or more(More)
OBJECTIVE Since March 2008, several linezolid and teicoplanin-resistant Staphylococcus hominis (S. hominis) isolates have been recovered from patients admitted to the two major hospitals on the island of Majorca, Spain. For this reason, a study was conducted to determine the molecular epidemiology of these isolates and the mechanism of linezolid resistance.(More)
Hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains are no longer limited to acute-care hospitals but have now spread to other healthcare settings such as long-term-care facilities (LTCFs), in most of which they are endemic. In Europe, few studies have addressed the MRSA situation in LTCFs. A cross-sectional study to determine MRSA(More)
OBJECTIVES A high proportion of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia die within a few days of the onset of infection. However, predictive factors for early mortality (EM) have barely been examined. The aim of this study was to determine the predictive factors for EM in patients with MRSA bacteraemia. METHODS All(More)
We report a prospective evaluation of a new dot blot enzyme immunoassay (EIA) method for the direct, rapid, qualitative, simultaneous, and differential detection of the influenza A (IA) and B (IB) virus antigen in different respiratory samples. The EIA method was compared with the shell vial culture system (MDCK cell line) used with the same samples. We(More)
INTRODUCTION Infections due to adenoviruses are highly prevalent in pediatric patients. Because the clinical manifestations of the respiratory infections caused by adenoviruses are indistinguishable from those caused by other respiratory viruses, virological methods are required to establish their etiology. We present a retrospective study of the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia have found a lower risk of bacteraemia and better clinical outcomes in patients who had previously received the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) in comparison with unvaccinated individuals. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of prior PPV on(More)
From January 2000 to June 2002, 24 Staphylococcus aureus isolates were recovered from decubitus ulcers of patients in a geriatric institution, of which 17 (70.8%) were methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Antibiotic resistance and DNA macrorestriction (pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; PFGE) patterns of the MRSA isolates were compared with a collection(More)
We report a prospective comparison of the efficacies of an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and shell vial culture (SVC) of throat swab and urine samples from patients with mumps. Throat swab samples were used for the IFA; the urine samples and throat swabs were inoculated into vials of Vero cells. We studied 62 patients by using 62 throat swabs and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to determine clinical and microbiological differences between patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) catheter-related bacteraemia (CRB) undergoing or not undergoing haemodialysis, and to compare outcomes. METHODS Prospective multicentre study conducted at 21 Spanish hospitals of patients with(More)