Maria Josep Cuenca

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BACKGROUND Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli is an increasingly important group of community pathogens worldwide. These organisms are frequently resistant to many of the antimicrobial agents usually recommended for the treatment of infections caused by E coli, such as penicillins, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, and(More)
The aim of this study was to know the incidence of tick-borne rickettsial disease in a Mediterranean area. The incidence in 5 years for 100,000 inhabitants was 1.7 for tick-borne-lymphadenopathy (TIBOLA) and 0.4 for Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF). MSH incidence during the last few years has been lower than expected; in contrast TIBOLA seems to be an(More)
OBJECTIVES Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (ESBLEC) is an increasingly significant cause of community-acquired infection worldwide. The epidemiological features of CTX-M- and SHV-producing ESBLEC causing community-acquired infections are compared. METHODS A multicentre cohort study including all community-acquired(More)
We have compared the effect of various media on the in-vitro activity of amphotericin B, flucytosine, fluconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole against 93 clinical yeast isolates by a micro-broth dilution technique. The media used were: RPMI 1640 with 2% glucose, buffered with 0.165 M MOPS at pH 7.0; the same medium, but buffered at pH 7.4; and the same(More)
The usefulness of cell culture of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis in immunocompromised hosts has not been stressed previously. We report an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patient with disseminated toxoplasmosis who was diagnosed by isolation of Toxoplasma gondii in cell cultures from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.
Many languages have two types of adversative sentence conjunctions (e.g. Spanish, German). These are normally referred to as PA and SN conjunctions. However, while PA conjunctions can be used as discourse markers (DMs) in dialogal discourse, SN conjunctions such as those found in Spanish and German cannot be used in dialogues. Thus the PA}SN distinction(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent studies show a potential benefit of therapies that target programmed death receptor 1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitory checkpoints in a subgroup of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), without the clinicopathologic characteristics related to positive responses(More)