Francisco Javier Martínez Méndez

Learn More
Anaerobic bacteremia (116 cases) represented 5.4% of the total cases of bacteremia in the Hospital Nuestra Señora de Covadonga of Oviedo, Spain, during a five-year period (1981-1985). Microbiologic data for all 116 cases and clinical data for 63 patients were analyzed. A total of 129 isolates were identified as gram-negative bacilli (45.7%), gram-positive(More)
 The aim of this study was to determine the antifungal susceptibility of 108 Candida albicans and 23 Candida glabrata isolates obtained from female prostitutes with vulvovaginitis, a population for which available data is limited. Amphotericin B, flucytosine, and fluconazole were tested by broth microdilution, and boric acid was tested by the agar dilution(More)
Thiol-activated cytolysins share a conserved hydrophobic, Trp-rich undecapeptide that is suggested to be involved in membrane binding and intercalation. The neutralizing monoclonal antibody PLY-5 recognizes all members of this toxin family and peptide mapping assigned its epitope to the undecapeptide motif. This antibody inhibited binding of the toxins to(More)
We report on a rare case of pulmonary Nocardiosis and brain abscess caused by Nocardia otitidiscaviarum in an elderly woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Taxonomic identification involved phenotypic testing, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), and complete 16S rRNA gene sequencing.
Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-acrylic acid (pNIPAm-co-AAc) microgel-based etalons have been shown to have visible color and unique spectral properties, which both depend on solution temperature and pH. In this investigation, pNIPAm-co-AAc microgel-based etalons were fabricated on the Au electrode of a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), and the resonant(More)
Seven different phenotyping methods for strain differentiation ofCandida albicans (auxono-typing, enzymotyping, resistotyping, Phongpaichit's morphotyping, Hunter's morphotyping and Odds and Abbott's biotyping method — 1980 and 1983 versions) were compared on a single population of 94 strains. 77.6% of the strains belonged to auxono-typing 1, 59.6% to(More)
Staphylococcus epidermidis was established as the causal agent of true bacteremia on the basis of microbiologic, epidemiologic, clinical, and prognostic data on 65 episodes of S. epidermidis bacteremia (SEB) recorded in the Hospital Covadonga of Oviedo, Spain, during 1982-1986. All isolates were susceptible in vitro to vancomycin, mercury, silver, cadmium,(More)
We have been carrying out a surveillance programme on plasmid-mediated fosfomycin resistance in our community over the last decade and have isolated and characterized several varieties of conjugative plasmids from different enterobacteriae. In this work we show that seven varieties of plasmids are related with the Inc M group, and carry the same For(More)
The aetiology, epidemiology and in-vitro antibiotic susceptibility of bacteraemic isolates in a Spanish hospital, over a decade (1981-1990), were reviewed. A total of 4363 possible episodes were microbiologically confirmed (incidence: 15.7 cases per 1000 admissions). A slight increase in the number of Gram-positive cocci and anaerobes over the last 4 years(More)