Félix Guerrero-Ramos

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OBJECTIVE Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) constitute a potentially severe complication which implies higher costs. A full knowledge of their microbiological characteristics and risk factors is of paramount importance for adequate management. The purpose of this study was to carry out an analysis of HAIs in patients admitted to a department of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Intravesical Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is essential for preventing the recurrence and progression of superficial bladder tumours. The aim of our study was to compare the efficacy and toxicity of the Connaught and Tice strains, as well as the importance of the maintenance regimen. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The development of percutaneous renal biopsy as a routinary diagnostic procedure for renal masses is topic of discussion for the last few years. However, this technique has been associated with some complications, although infrequent, and morbidity. Our objective is to carry out a descriptive study about complications and outcomes(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the level of satisfaction with the care provided to hospitalized patients in the Department of Urology at 12 de Octubre Hospital and analyze demographic and clinical factors influencing satisfaction. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out using the SERVQHOS questionnaire, delivered at the time of discharge. A data sheet for(More)
Primary paratesticular tumours are very rare and the spermatic cord (SCT) is the most frequent site of origin, with 20% of malignancy. Although liposarcoma is the most frequent histotype (46.6 %), less than 200 cases have been reported in the literature. We report the case of a 56-year-old man who presented a giant scrotal mass of 25 years of evolution and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the evolution of primary care referrals to the Urology Department after the implementation of a joint protocol on prostate disease and a continuing education program in our healthcare area. MATERIAL AND METHODS In January 2011, we launched an action protocol on prostate disease, which was complemented by training sessions and an(More)
OBJECTIVE Although patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs) are usually managed as outpatients, a percentage of them requires hospitalization. To review risk factors and microbiological characteristics of community-associated UTIs (CAUTIs) requiring hospitalization has been our objective. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective observational study was(More)
OBJECTIVE Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the most common nosocomial acquired infections, with high resistance rates. CAUTIs are a potentially severe complication in hospitalized patients and imply higher costs. Our aim was to analyze the characteristics of CAUTIs in our Urology department. METHODS Between November 2011 and(More)
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