OBJECTIVE Analyze the cases of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) admitted in a Neurology Department during an 8-year period. METHOD Retrospective observational study in a central hospital in the north of Portugal. RESULTS 14 patients were identified, mean age 52.3 years. Precipitating factors included: eclampsia, isolated arterial… (More)
KPC-3-producing bacteria are endemic in many countries but only recently became apparent their wide distribution in different Portuguese hospitals. The aim of this study is to characterize genetic backgrounds associated with bla KPC-3 among Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates recently identified on non-hospitalized patients in Portugal. Twenty KPC-producing K.… (More)
Hospital associated methicillin-resist Staphylococcus aureus has long been associated to outbreaks in the hospital environment. In this work, we investigated an outbreak of Hospital associated methicillin-resist Staphylococcus aureus carrying the Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene, which occurred in a large community hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The attack rate among these soldiers was 53.3% (8/15): 7 P. vivax infections and 1 co-infection with P. vivax and P. falciparum. Mosquitoes were collected 3 months later by using human landing catches during 5 consecutive days. The area had been free of illegal gold mining activities since the 15 soldiers were deployed. A total of 321 Anopheles mosquitoes… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Dramatic recovery (DR) after thrombolysis is dependent of vessel recanalization and is predictive of favorable clinical outcome. Successful recanalization is not equivalent to DR. Our objective was to assess its frequency and evaluate clinical and biochemical predictors and their prognosis. METHODS We analyzed prospectively… (More)