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The present study was conducted in order to assess the epidemiology and clinical course of candidemia and to identify the risk factors associated with mortality. A total of 143 episodes of nosocomial candidemia were identified during a 5-year period, and these were included in the study. The majority of candidemic episodes were due to Candida albicans (63,(More)
BACKGROUND Although atrial fibrillation is a well-known risk factor for ischemic stroke, the extent to which it increases the risk of stroke recurrence, particularly in elderly patients, is less certain. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of 915 patients aged 50 to 94 years who were admitted with an ischemic stroke. The rates of recurrent(More)
We report a case of a mycotic (infected) aneurysm of the popliteal artery due to Salmonella enteritidis. The clinical presentation may be confused with other more common causes of diffuse swollen leg, causing a delay in the diagnosis and proper therapy. Prompt surgical resection of the infected aneurysm together with medical therapy is required for(More)
Spontaneous calcific embolism is an uncommon cause of stroke. In most cases calcified cardiac valves are the sources of the emboli although embolization of calcific material from the brachiocephalic trunk has also been described. We report a case of stroke attributable to spontaneous calcific emboli from the aortic arch in which migration of the emboli was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of cardiovascular risk factors in patients of different ages with ischemic cerebrovascular accident.Patients and methods. Descriptive, retrospective study of 1,077 patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack. RESULTS Arterial hypertension (49%-67%) and atrial fibrillation (38%-46%) were the most prevalent risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of negative clinical outcomes associated with medication as a cause of hospital admission and to determine their characteristics (types, categories, avoidability, severity and the drug groups involved.) To determine possible risk factors related to the appearance of this problem. METHOD An observational study carried out(More)
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