Rafael Coria-Jiménez

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OBJECTIVE To characterize P. aeruginosa strains isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients over a 3 year period. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective follow-up study was carried out in a population of cystic fibrosis patients. The random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAP.D) technique was used to amplify DNA of P. aeruginosa(More)
Aminoglycoside resistance patterns of 147 Serratia marcescens strains of clinical origin were studied. All strains analysed belonged to three different bacterial populations. The periods of study and the institutions the strains were isolated from correlated significantly with the resistance patterns shown by the strains. The most frequent resistance(More)
A number of experimental and clinical reports suggest the involvement of oxidative stress in pathophysiology of epilepsy. Topiramate, a new antiepileptic drug, induces antioxidant effect in epileptic animals. However, to date, no further studies appear to be carried out in order to demonstrate the ability of topiramate to act as antioxidant. Therefore, the(More)
The novel antimicrobial gallium is a nonredox iron III analogue with bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties, effective for the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro and in vivo in mouse and rabbit infection models. It interferes with iron metabolism, transport, and presumably its homeostasis. As gallium exerts its antimicrobial effects by(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonizes the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients causing severe damage. This bacterium is intrinsically resistant to antibiotics and shows resistance against new antimicrobials and its virulence is controlled by the quorum-sensing response. Thus, attenuating its virulence by quorum quenching instead of inhibiting its growth has been(More)
UNLABELLED Quorum quenching decreases Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence factors and biofilm formation, alleviating infections in animal models. Nevertheless, it is usually performed in laboratory strains such as PAO1 and PA14, and studies involving clinical or environmental isolates are scarce. In this work, the effects of ZnO nanoparticles, a potent quorum(More)
BACKGROUND The genes jhp0940, jhp0945, jhp0947, and jhp0949 belong to the plasticity region of the Helicobacter pylori genome. Due to their prevalence in isolates from patients with gastritis, duodenal ulcer, and gastric cancer, they have been proposed as markers of gastroduodenal diseases. These genes are associated with pro-inflammatory cytokine induction(More)
Helicobacter pylori has a chromosomal pathogenicity island (cagPAI), and the presence or absence of this Island places the microorganism into two types of strains: cagPAI+ which is associated to serious infectious processes, and cagPAI- related to mild to moderate infectious events. Simultaneous colonization by cagPAI+ and cagPAI- strains is frequent and(More)
UNLABELLED Abstract. BACKGROUND Growing antibiotic resistance demands the constant reassessment of antimicrobial efficacy, particularly in countries with wide antibiotic abuse, where higher resistance prevalence is often found. Knowledge of resistance trends is particularly important when prescribing antibiotics empirically, as is usually the case for(More)