Verónica Alejandra Gaona-Flores

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BACKGROUND Invasive fungal infections are found most frequently in immunosuppressed and critically ill hospitalized patients. Antifungal therapy is often required for long periods. Safety data from the clinical development program of the triazole antifungal agent, posaconazole, were analyzed. METHODS A total of 428 patients with refractory invasive fungal(More)
BACKGROUND Coccidioides infections often result in chronic relapsing disease that presents a challenge to the currently available therapy. Posaconazole, an oral extended-spectrum triazole agent, has been shown in vitro and in vivo to have potent activity against this fungus. METHODS An open-label multinational study of posaconazole, 800 mg/d, administered(More)
Atherosclerosis is a multifactor disease. Lately, infectious factors such as C. pneumoniae have been found to be involved. To determine whether the infection by C. pneumoniae is a risk factor for atherosclerosis in patients with AIDS. Case-control study on 43 patients with AIDS under HAART (16 cases and 27 controls). To document atherosclerosis, a carotid(More)
INTRODUCTION Attitudes of health professionals are based on their conditions and personal life experiences about life and death and are part of their professional behavior. Medical training relies mainly on physical-biological sciences and, to a lesser extent, on social-medical aspects, thus forming the physician's concept about death. These concepts may(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of IGRA test (QuantiFERON(®)-Cell mediated immune) compared with the tuberculin skin test. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out in Mexico, 25 infected patients with HIV-AIDS and the suspicion or with latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) who were >18 years of age and without treatment for tuberculosis (TB), were(More)
Background: Neisseria meningitidis is a Gram-negative bacterium. Serotypes associated with it are A, B, C, and W-135. And they can appear at any age. From 20022010, 474 cases were reported in Mexico. The Ministry of Health is the Health Care Institution attending more cases (64%) and the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social attends 11.18%. Objective:(More)
UNLABELLED The Advance Directive is generally conceptualized as the respect that all human beings deserve in the use of their faculties, to deliberate, choose, and decide upon everything that pertains to their existence, including their life goals and personal health. OBJECTIVE To identify knowledge about the AD that Medical Residents at tertiary care(More)
Background Teaching strategies have been defined as procedures, means or resources that teachers used to promote meaningful learning. Aim Identify teaching strategies and evaluation used by the professor with residents in tertiary hospitals health care. Methods This is a cross-sectional study conducted with full, associate and assistant professors of(More)
The epidemiology of invasive fungal infections has recently changed in immunosuppressed populations as a result of HIV infection, organ transplant, chemotherapy and in elderly patients. The diagnosis of invasive fungal infections by culture is prolonged since fungi grow slowly in vitro. we wanted to estimate the frequency of fungemia diagnoses established(More)