Rosa Rodríguez Fernández

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OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology, clinical syndromes and microbiological characteristics of serotype 19A as the main cause of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children admitted to a tertiary hospital in Spain. METHODS A retrospective (1998-2004) and prospective (2005-2009) study was conducted on children with IPD produced by serotype 19A. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the presence Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae and to determine their importance as the cause of community-acquired pneumonia in childhood. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective descriptive study of all the patients aged less than 15 years old diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia due to M.(More)
OBJECTIVE External irradiation is an accepted curative treatment modality for patients with localized prostatic tumor. The 15-year results in patients treated by radical irradiation alone are presented. The determinant prognostic factors for local tumor control and disease free survival are analyzed. METHODS 135 patients with a histologically confirmed(More)
INTRODUCTION The humanisation of health care involves considering the patient as an integral human being, providing assistance beyond medical care, and covering other fields such as social, emotional, spiritual, or relational areas. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the requirements and concerns of the hospitalised children. SUBJECTS AND METHOD A cross-sectional,(More)
Five patients were examined suffering from bilateral paramedian thalamic infarction, caused by occlusion of the posterior paramedian thalamo-subthalamic arteries, when they begin from one single pedicle. All cases began with obnubilation or transitory coma, followed by hypersomnia. Four patients showed vertical gaze paralysis, and the fifth vertical(More)
OBJECTIVE The increase in drug addiction, AIDS, hepatitis C and B transmission is a problem the society faces with growing frequency, mainly due to syringes and other material used by seropositive patients being left in public place, with children being one of the groups being at greatest risk. We present our experience in accidents with syringes used by(More)
OBJECTIVE In recent years the incidence of gastroenteritis due to Aeromonas spp has increased significantly. The purpose of this study was to investigate the etiology and clinical manifestations of this disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the period between 1986 and 1992, we found Aeromonas spp in seventy patients (88 samples) between 0 and 16 years of age.(More)