José Luis Barrio

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Among 150 cases of microscopically proved Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia secondary to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) seen by our pulmonary service from January 1982 to January 1986, P. carinii presented roentgenographically as a solitary pulmonary nodule in 2 patients (1.3%). It was the sole cause of the nodules as determined by clinical and(More)
A prospective study of 45 central venous catheters was conducted to assess, by strain delineation, the turnover of skin and catheter hub (superficial) colonization and the relative contributions of catheter hub and skin colonization to catheter tip colonization. Serial quantitative cultures of skin and catheter hub were performed. Catheter tip, blood, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and etiologic and clinical aspects of new-onset seizures in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. DESIGN A prospective survey of an HIV-infected patient cohort. SETTING Outpatients and inpatients in a university hospital in Barcelona, Spain. PATIENTS Five hundred fifty HIV-infected patients(More)
BACKGROUND Five cases of disseminated infection by Mycobacterium genavense in patients with HIV infection are reported with a review of the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS A description of the clinical, epidemiologic and therapeutic characteristics of five cases are presented. The initial isolation of the microorganism was performed in Bactec 13A from(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Cefotaxime is considered the first-choice antibiotic for empirical treatment in cirrhotic patients developing bacterial infections. It has been suggested that amoxicillin-clavulanic acid could be an alternative to cefotaxime, particularly in patients developing bacterial infections while on prophylactic norfloxacin. The aim of the present(More)
Serum beta 2-microglobulin, neopterin, immunoglobulins A, G and M, adenosine deaminase and CD4+ lymphocyte count were evaluated as predictors of progression of HIV-1 infection to AIDS. A population of HIV-1 seropositive, initially asymptomatic men (n = 213) and women (n = 101) was followed up quarterly. We estimated the AIDS-free time using the actuarial(More)
We report the first case of co-infection with herpes zoster and leishmania in the same lesion, on the face of a 29-year-old female, who was an intravenous drug user and who was HIV positive. The infection was initially resistant to acyclovir and itraconazole, and the patient died due to severe internal complications, not attributed to visceral(More)