Juan José García-García

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BACKGROUND Little is known about the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) after the introduction of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) in Spain and other European countries. METHODS We performed a 10-year prospective study including all children with culture-proven IPD admitted to Sant Joan de Deu Hospital, a children's center(More)
Pediatric parapneumonic empyema (PPE) has been increasing in several countries including Spain. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major PPE pathogen; however, antimicrobial pretreatment before pleural fluid (PF) sampling frequently results in negative diagnostic cultures, thus greatly underestimating the contribution of pneumococci, especially pneumococci(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for the most common serotypes of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). A total of 293 IPD cases were analyzed in children aged 3-59 mo in a community with intermediate vaccination coverage with the 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7). IPD cases were reviewed during 2007-2009 in two pediatric hospitals in(More)
PURPOSE Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are a distinctive group of mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. The oncogene KIT has a central role in the pathogenesis of GIST, with c-kit receptor tyrosine kinase (KIT) protein expression being the gold standard in its diagnosis. The identification of GIST patients has become crucial, because(More)
Seasonal influenza is an acute and recurring respiratory disease known since ancient times, occuring, in particular, during winter months and having an elevated effect on public health worldwide. The disease has high morbidity rates for people of all ages and particularly high mortality rates for children, adults over 60 years old, patients with chronic(More)
GB virus C (GBV-C) is a blood-borne flavivirus. The prevalence of GBV-C viremia among healthy adults is 0.5% to 4% and, to date, no disease has been definitely associated with GBV-C infection. We conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate GBV-C viremia prevalence in a group of 327 healthy children with normal alanine amino transferase (ALT) levels (Group(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years an increase in the incidence and severity of parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) in pediatric populations has been observed. Streptococcus pneumoniae remains the main causal agent. New molecular and antigen techniques have increased the microbiological diagnosis of this pathology. OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiology and(More)
We included 381 febrile infants less than 3 months with a blood culture and a rapid influenza test done as part of study of fever. The prevalence of serious bacterial infections was significantly lower in patients in the positive rapid influenza test (RIT) group (3/113; 2.65%; 95% CI: 0-5.6) than in patients in the negative RIT group (47/268; 17.5%; 95% CI:(More)
BACKGROUND The role of respiratory viruses in the pathogenesis of bronchiolitis was re-evaluated with the use of molecular methods such as PCR for virus detection. Whether specific viruses or the classical clinical risk factors are more important in determining severe bronchiolitis is not well established. AIM To analyze the specific viruses and clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION Hyperekplexia is a disease characterized by an exaggerated startle reflex in front of minimal tactile and/or acoustic stimuli, that usually goes with high muscular tone, except when the patient is sleep. When the patient grows, high muscular tone decreases and then appear sudden hypertonic episodes that make fall the patient. Presence of(More)