José Antonio Lepe

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OBJECTIVES To compare clinical and microbiological characteristics, treatment and outcomes of MRSA bacteraemia among elderly and younger patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective study conducted at 21 Spanish hospitals including patients with MRSA bacteraemia diagnosed between June/2008 and December/2009. Episodes diagnosed in patients aged 75 or more(More)
The misuse of antibiotics has been related to increased morbidity, mortality and bacterial resistance. The development of antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs) has been encouraged by scientific societies as an essential measure. An educational, institutionally supported ASP was developed in our tertiary-care centre. Local guidelines on the management(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the morbidity and mortality related to coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CNS) bacteremia in non-critical patients. METHODS Prospective, matched case-control study nested in a cohort. Patients with CNS bacteremia and no other isolate in blood cultures during their admission were defined as cases. Each case was matched by age, sex and(More)
OBJECTIVES A high proportion of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia die within a few days of the onset of infection. However, predictive factors for early mortality (EM) have barely been examined. The aim of this study was to determine the predictive factors for EM in patients with MRSA bacteraemia. METHODS All(More)
AIM Serologic response of patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) was studied as a predictor of response to IFN therapy and we evaluated the correlation between such response with gender, risk factor, serum ferritin, GGT, Knodell's index and fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A study was carried out in 40 patients with CHC who were treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study is to know the prevalence, incidence and clinical presentation of the acute Q fever in the north of the Huelva district. METHODOLOGY a) Prevalence: 1,654 serum were randomly collected from the health district and distributed by their origin, age and sex. The methodology used was the indirect immunofluorescence,(More)
A real-time PCR assay was developed for detecting the presence of Acinetobacter baumannii on hospital equipment and compared to conventional bacterial culture using 100 hospital environmental samples. The real-time PCR detected contaminated surfaces in 4 h with high sensitivity (100%) compared to conventional culture. Thirty-eight percent of samples were(More)
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a frequent cause of device-associated infections. In this study, we compared the efficacy of daptomycin versus vancomycin against biofilm-producing methicillin-resistant S. epidermidis (MRSE) strains in a murine model of foreign-body and systemic infection. Two bacteremic biofilm-producing MRSE strains were used (SE284 and(More)