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BACKGROUND Clinical characteristics, risks, and outcomes in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients with zygomycosis in the era of modern immunosuppressive and newer antifungal agent use have not been defined. METHODS In a matched case-controlled study, SOT recipients with zygomycosis were prospectively studied. The primary outcome measure was success(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is unusual in transplant recipients. The incidence, clinical manifestations, and optimal treatment of this disease in this population has not been adequately defined. The present study was undertaken to assess the incidence, clinical features, and response to therapy of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in solid-organ transplant(More)
Cases of human infestation by Fasciola hepatica are not uncommon in Spain and other European countries. We report our experience with 20 patients diagnosed from 1982 to 1991 and present a critical review of published cases from western countries. Because F. hepatica has a special tropism for the liver, abdominal pain, hepatomegaly, and constitutional(More)
BACKGROUND : The efficacy of the combination of voriconazole and caspofungin when used as primary therapy for invasive aspergillosis in organ transplant recipients has not been defined. METHODS : Transplant recipients who received voriconazole and caspofungin (n=40) as primary therapy for invasive aspergillosis (proven or probable) in a prospective(More)
Aspergillus tracheobronchitis (AT) is an infrequent but severe form of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in which the fungal infection is entirely or predominantly confined to the tracheobronchial tree. We reviewed 8 cases of AT diagnosed in our tertiary care center during an 18-year period, as well as 148 cases previously reported in the English literature(More)
Influenza vaccination coverage among health-care workers (HCWs) remains the lowest compared with other priority groups for immunization. Little is known about the acceptability and compliance with the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccine among HCWs during the current campaign. Between 23 December 2009 and 13 January 2010, once the workplace vaccination(More)
Tuberculosis is a particularly important condition in solid-organ transplant recipients because of the delay in treatment caused by the difficulties involved in its diagnosis and because of the pharmacological toxicity associated with this treatment. Both treatment delay and toxicity are responsible for the many clinical complications of and high mortality(More)
A prospective, multicentre, population-based surveillance programme for Candida bloodstream infections was implemented in five metropolitan areas of Spain to determine its incidence and the prevalence of antifungal resistance, and to identify predictors of death. Between May 2010 and April 2011, Candida isolates were centralized to a reference laboratory(More)