Ruth Pallares

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To examine changing trends in the microbial etiology of nosocomial urinary tract infections, we reviewed culture data from a surveillance database for the calendar years 1982 to 1991. The overall rates of nosocomial urinary tract infections have increased significantly during the last decade from 2.63 per 1,000 patient-days to 4.35 per 1,000 patient-days (p(More)
BACKGROUND Antimicrobials are a major part of hospital pharmacy budgets and must be considered in resource planning and spending projections. Logically, trends in antimicrobial usage should be linked to trends in resistant pathogens. OBJECTIVE To examine long-term trends in antimicrobial use over a 15-year period (1978 to 1992) and contrast them with(More)
Ageing population is increasing compared to general population. Related to this is appearing a group of socialhealthcare services to promote health and wellness in elderly, known as Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology can help to face this challenge providing a service and networks convergence. IMS offers a group of(More)
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