María Del Carmen Saenz

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INTRODUCTION The prevalence of antibodies against Treponema pallidum, Toxoplasma gondii, rubella virus, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was investigated in pregnant women. METHODS With the use of several serological methods in samples from women who had their first obstetric visit in 2001, we studied(More)
BACKGROUND Survival results of stage II colorectal cancer patients have led to major efforts to identify the subset of patients at risk for disease relapse and adjuvant therapies benefit. Immunohistochemistry is being explored to detect undetectable microscopic lymph node micrometastases. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of a 105 consecutive(More)
The sensitivity of 116 strains of Bacteroides fragilis and 60 strains of Sphaerophorus to fosfomycin was studied. Of the 178 strains that were tested, 156 were isolated from pathological products in our department and the remainder came from the following collections: NCTC, ATCC and the Institut fur Mikrobiologie of the University of Bonn. Identification(More)
BACKGROUND The magnitude of the problem of nosocomial infection in children has never been studied in Spain. METHODS In 1990, a nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of nosocomial infection and associated risk factors. RESULTS Among 38,489 patients surveyed, 4081 were pediatric patients. Three hundred forty-five(More)
From an overall point of view, the epidemiological situation of influenza C virus infections in western Europe is hardly known. In some countries like Spain, no epidemiological survey has been carried out to determine whether influenza C virus does or does not circulate and cause infection in the considered geographical area. We thus decided to perform such(More)
INTRODUCTION This study determines the prevalence of infections by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) in Spain, and identifies trends over time, geographical variations, and factors associated with resistance. METHODS Yearly prevalence surveys (EPINE, Estudio de Prevalencia de las Infecciones Nosocomiales en España) during 1999 to 2005(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections (NI) make up an important problem in Public Health Care. From an etiologic point of view they are characterized by their constant evolution over time. Thus, the aim of this study was to know the etiologic variations of NI in the surgery departments of a university hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS Active surveillance of NI in(More)