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BACKGROUND Concerns have arisen regarding the optimal antifungal regimen for Candida parapsilosis bloodstream infection (BSI) in view of its reduced susceptibility to echinocandins. METHODS The Prospective Population Study on Candidemia in Spain (CANDIPOP) is a prospective multicenter, population-based surveillance program on Candida BSI conducted through(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the ampicillin plus ceftriaxone (AC) and ampicillin plus gentamicin (AG) combinations for treating Enterococcus faecalis infective endocarditis (EFIE). METHODS An observational, nonrandomized, comparative multicenter cohort study was conducted at 17 Spanish and 1 Italian hospitals.(More)
BACKGROUND It is necessary to clarify the incidence of and risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) among solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients as well as changes in the chronology, clinical presentation, and prognosis of the disease. METHODS A total of 4388 SOT recipients were monitored prospectively at 16 transplant centers included in the Spanish Network(More)
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection causes morbidity in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients, either by direct injury or in association with chronic allograft rejection or other opportunistic infections. Ganciclovir is the treatment of choice, but this agent requires intravenous administration, which affects its feasibility for long-term use.(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive fungal infection (IFI) following liver transplant is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Antifungal prophylaxis is rational for liver transplant patients at high IFI risk. METHODS In this open-label, noninferiority study, patients were randomized 1:1 to receive intravenous micafungin 100 mg or center-specific standard(More)
et al. Determinants of acquiring hepatitis A virus disease in a large Italian region in endemic and epidemic periods. To the Editor: Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae has been recently reported as a subspecies of R. sibirica (1). The fi rst evidence of R. sibirica mongolitimonae pathogenicity in humans was documented in France in 1996 (2). Since then, 11(More)
OBJECTIVES A high proportion of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia die within a few days of the onset of infection. However, predictive factors for early mortality (EM) have barely been examined. The aim of this study was to determine the predictive factors for EM in patients with MRSA bacteraemia. METHODS All(More)
Cytomegalovirus infection remains a major complication of solid organ transplantation. In 2005 the Spanish Transplantation Infection Study Group (GESITRA) of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC) developed consensus guidelines for the prevention and treatment of CMV infection in solid organ transplant recipients. Since(More)
Despite advances made in the last decades, invasive fungal infections (IFI) continue to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant recipients. The most common pathogens causing IFI are Candida species, followed by Aspergillus and Cryptococcus. A shift in the epidemiology of IFI has been reported in the last few years. Non-Candida(More)