Felipe Pérez-García

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OBJECTIVE Previous investigators have reported higher HPV type 16 antibody positivity among cervical cancer patients than among healthy women. The objective of this study was to determine the association of HPV 16 antibody levels with the stage of cervical cancer. METHODS Pretreatment tumor biopsies and sera were obtained from 137 newly diagnosed cervical(More)
Accurate diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is mandatory for hospital infection control. Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) are widely used in intensive care units, but studies about procedures for detection of colonization are scarce in neonates. We sequentially processed 372 PICCs by 2 methods, first by the(More)
INTRODUCTION Detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA and the HCV core antigen assay (HCV-Ag) are reliable techniques for the diagnosis of active and chronic HCV infection. Our aim was to evaluate the HCV-Ag assay as an alternative to quantification of HVC RNA. METHODS A comparison was made of the sensitivity and specificity of an HCV-Ag assay (204 serum(More)
The objectives of our study were to describe the characteristics of patients with Candida guilliermondii candidemia and to perform an in-depth microbiological characterization of isolates and compare them with those of patients with C. albicans candidemia. We described the risk factors and outcomes of 22 patients with candidemia caused by the C.(More)
We evaluated the diagnostic usefulness of an HCV core antigen (HCV-Ag) assay in HCV-infected patients undergoing treatment with direct-acting antivirals. We analyzed 103 samples from 28 patients. Compared with RT-PCR, sensitivity was 96.2% and specificity was 100%. The correlation between techniques was excellent (Pearson coefficient: 0.871). HCV-Ag proved(More)
PURPOSE Genotypic methods have considerably improved the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis. One of these tests is Anyplex II MTB/MDR/XDR (Anyplex). Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of this multiplex PCR. METHODS We conducted our study on 47 MDR tuberculosis and 14 pan-susceptible strains. We evaluated the ability of(More)
Influenza virus infection remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality during winter seasons. Bacterial and virus co-infection is a commonly described situation in these patients. However, data on co-infection by influenza A and B viruses are lacking. In this study, we present the cases of co-infection by influenza A and B viruses during the winter(More)
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