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Risk factors for Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) isolation in patients hospitalised for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation remain controversial. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for PA isolation in sputum at hospital admission in a prospective cohort of patients with acute exacerbation of COPD. We(More)
This study evaluated the impact of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (HPCV) on invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children aged < or = 5 years in Barcelona, Spain. The incidence of IPD, vaccine uptake and prevalence of nasopharyngeal colonisation were analysed in two different periods: 1999-2001 (pre-licence period), and 2002-2004 (post-licence(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk of progression to active tuberculosis following Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The objective of the study was to determine IFN-γ responses for the detection of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) with QuantiFERON-TB GOLD In Tube (QFT-G-IT) and T-SPOT.TB in(More)
This study aimed to determine the aetiology of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) by adding polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to conventional methods and to describe the clinical and laboratory features between patients with bacterial pneumonia (BP) and viral pneumonia (VP). Adults with CAP admitted from November 2009 to October 2010 were included.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of cotrimoxazol plus rifampicin in staphylococcal osteoarticular infection. METHOD Open, non-comparative study of adult hospitalized patients with documented staphylococcal bone infection. RESULTS From Feb 1989 to Dec 1993 28 episodes of staphylococcal bone infection were treated in 14 men and 13 women; the(More)
 Intraoperative histology showed a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 98%. These results were better than those observed for the other tests evaluated. Our data provide evidence that intraoperative histology is useful tool in the diagnosis of infected total hip arthroplasty.  Afin de choisir le type de traitement, il est important de distinguer entre(More)
To assess the performance of QuantiFERON®-TB Gold in-Tube (QFT-GIT; Cellestis, Carnegie, Australia) and tuberculin skin test (TST) in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID), before anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) therapy, and to compare the results with those from the healthy population. Three hundred fourteen subjects (214 with(More)
INTRODUCTION The increasing prevalence of stable derepressed mutants over-producers of type I chromosomal cephalosporinase in inducible Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa challenges the adequacy of third generation cephalosporins in the empirical treatment of certain nosocomial infections. We sought to determine the frequency of stable(More)