Enrique Ruíz de Gopegui

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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)
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)
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)
The spread of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major problem for both acute care hospitals and among residents in long term care facilities (LTCFs). We performed a cohort study to assess the natural history of MRSA colonisation in LTCF residents. Two cohorts of residents (231 MRSA carriers and 196 non-carriers) were followed up for an(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
This study investigated the efficacy of a commercial enzyme immunoassay (Directigen RSV, ColorPAC) in comparison with the shell vial culture method (using Hep-2 cells) for the detection of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in nasopharyngeal aspirates from children with bronchiolitis. During the period 1995-2002, 4950 samples were examined. RSV was detected(More)