Humberto Díaz-Ponce

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of a volume-modified blood culture system to diagnose bacteremia in newborns and infants. A total of 793 paired blood cultures, obtained from 464 patients (173 newborns and 291 infants), were analyzed. Vacutainer tubes containing 18 ml supplemented peptone broth sodium-polyanethol-sulfonate were used as the(More)
In this work we compare the sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of hemagglutination inhibition (HI), immunofluorescent assay (IFA), biotin-streptavidin immunofluorescent assay (B/SA-IFA), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (EIA) and plaque neutralization test (PN). This study includes serum samples from children taken before and after vaccination,(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis is a rare parasitosis in our country; in a 30 year period only exists the report of five cases, three in the state of Puebla and two in the state of Guerrero. Now it has been identified another two cases in the state of Chiapas. In these patients the common presentation of the disease were fever, hepatosplenomegaly,(More)
The diagnosis of candidemia by blood culture has poor sensitivity; therefore, immunossupresed patients and those with risk factors may receive empirical antifungal therapy, wich is potentially toxic. Fluorescent tests have been developed to obtain an early and more sensitive diagnosis than blood culture. The aim of this study was to compare indirect(More)
We report a case of a female infant, from Acapulco Guerrero, Mexico. She had been sick for 45 days, with diarrhea and general malaise, fever during the last 20 days; at physical examination she was pale, with abdominal distention and hepatosplenomegaly. She had leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and anemia. The microscopic findings in the bone marrow sample were(More)
BACKGROUND Poorly managed postoperative pain has a negative impact in healing patients and costs of care. METHODS A model to estimate economic and health consequences of parecoxib 40 mg and morphine 12 mg regarding ketorolac 30 mg, on the management of postoperative pain in gynecologic laparotomy surgery from the perspective of the Mexican Social Security(More)
A randomized clinical trial was performed in children with cancer, fever and neutropenia, to evaluate the efficacy of amikacin once daily versus thrice daily dosing plus carbenicillin in both groups. Fifty patients were included, 25 patients in group A who received amikacin once daily and 25 in group B who received amikacin thrice daily. No intergroup(More)
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