Luciana Robino

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BACKGROUND Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is the most common agent of urinary tract infection (UTI). The classic model of pathogenesis proposes the ascent of UPEC by the urethra and external adherence to the urothelium. Recently, the ability of UPEC to invade urothelial cells and to form intracellular bacterial communities (IBCs) has been described.(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the prevalence of resistance to β-lactams and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in the paediatric hospital of Uruguay. METHODS A total of 368 enterobacterial isolates collected between 1 May and 30 November 2009 were studied for the presence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), qnr alleles and(More)
Background Infections by extended-spectrum Beta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae (EPE) are an increasing problem in pediatrics and are usually associated with higher hospital costs, failure of the empirical antibiotic treatment, and higher mortality rates [1-4]. EPE usually include resistance to aminoglycosides or quinolones, mediated by genes(More)
Infectious diarrhea, a common disease of children, deserves permanent monitoring in all social groups. To know the etiology and clinical manifestations of acute diarrhea in children up to 5 years of age from high socioeconomic level households, we conducted a descriptive, microbiological, and clinical study. Stools from 59 children with acute(More)
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