Igone Hernández

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The aim of this study was to characterise community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) caused by atypical pathogens by combining distinctive clinical and epidemiological features and novel biological markers. A population-based prospective study of consecutive patients with CAP included investigation of biomarkers of bacterial infection, e.g., procalcitonin,(More)
This study presents data from a prospective study of adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Of 493 patients included in the study, 223 (45.2%) were aged > or = 65 years, and 265 (53.7%) had one or more underlying diseases, mostly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus or dementia. In total, 281 microorganisms were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the growth patterns of selected organisms in common parenteral solutions, in order to ascertain implications for nosocomial bacteremia. DESIGN A microbial suspension of approximately 300 CFU/mL was sequentially inoculated into common parenteral infusions from three different manufacturers and incubated at room temperature. Initially,(More)
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) of mixed etiology has increasingly been appreciated in the literature, but its clinical significance remains unknown. The aim of this analysis was to describe the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and outcome of CAP of mixed etiology. Data were obtained from a 2-year prospective study of consecutive patients with CAP(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular ulcers are commonly seen in daily practice at all levels of care and have great impact at personal, professional and social levels with a high cost in terms of human and material resources. Given that the application of autologous platelet rich plasma has been shown to decrease healing times in various different studies in the hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE As Klebsiella, Enterobacter and Serratia are capable of growth in i.v. fluids and these bacteria are commonly implicated in nosocomial bacteremia, a control strategy through microbiological surveillance of in-use parenteral solutions is proposed. MATERIAL AND METHODS A second level general teaching hospital, serving low-income patients. Through(More)
Current biological treatments for non-healing wounds aim to address the common deviations in healing mechanisms, mainly inflammation, inadequate angiogenesis and reduced synthesis of extracellular matrix. In this context, regenerative medicine strategies, i.e., platelet rich plasmas and mesenchymal stromal cell products, may form part of adjuvant(More)
Most interventions aimed at diminishing the use of antimicrobials in hospitals have focussed on newly introduced antibiotics and very few have been randomly controlled. We evaluated the impact on antibiotic consumption of an intervention without restrictions in antibiotic use, focussed on commonly used antibiotics with a controlled randomized trial. All new(More)
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