Gabriela Inés Vidal

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To assess renal dysfunction and outcome in patients treated exclusively with colistin vs. other antibiotics. Prospective cohort study in a mixed ICU in a university-affiliated hospital. 185 patients infected with Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa after an ICU stay longer than 48 h: 55 in the colistin group and 130 in the noncolistin group,(More)
BACKGROUND Linezolid is a novel oxazolidinone antibiotic that is effective for the treatment of gram-positive bacterial infections. The oral formulation has the potential to reduce length of stay (LOS) when used as a substitute for parenteral glycopeptide antibiotics. In a recent multinational trial comparing linezolid (i.v. followed by oral administration)(More)
INTRODUCTION Highly active antiviral therapy (HAART) results in a sharp decrease in HIV-related morbidity and mortality, but also induces adverse effects such as dyslipidemia, which is difficult treat because of drug interactions. Guidelines recommend lipid-lowering therapy with pravastatin or atorvastatin to reduce LDL cholesterol in these patients, and(More)
Osteonecrosis, also known as avascular necrosis, is chiefly characterized by death of bone caused by vascular compromise. The true incidence of osteonecrosis in HIV-infected patients is not well known and the pathogenesis remains undefined. Hypothetical risk factors peculiar to HIV-infected individuals that might play a role in the pathogenesis of(More)