Victor Gutierrez

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Resistance of Helicobacter pylori to metronidazole often causes failure of commonly used combination drug treatment regimens. We determined the MICs of metronidazole and clarithromycin against 18 H. pylori strains from Peru using tetrazolium egg yolk (TEY) agar. The MIC results obtained by agar dilution with petri dishes were compared with the results found(More)
The three-dimensional scaffolds of a blend of starch and poly(L-lactic) acid, SPLA70, were produced using compression molding of polymer/salt mixture followed by leaching of salt. One series of scaffolds were prepared with varying polymer-to-salt ratio while keeping the salt size constant, and the other series of scaffolds were prepared with varying salt(More)
Leishmaniasis, a vector-borne disease caused by obligate intramacrophage protozoa, threatens 350 million people in 98 countries around the world. There are already 12 million infected people worldwide and two million new cases occur annually. Leishmaniasis has three main clinical presentations: cutaneous (CL), mucosal (ML), and visceral (VL). It is(More)
Metronidazole and tetracycline E tests were compared to an agar dilution method for the antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Helicobacter pylori. Sixteen strains were tested by using tetrazolium egg yolk (TEY) agar. The characteristic E test inhibition ellipse was clearer on TEY agar than on standard blood agar and gave results comparable to those of the(More)
BACKGROUND An outbreak of legionnaires disease occurred in Zaragoza (Spain) in an uncommon environment such as a private apartment building was studied. METHODS The investigation began upon notification of 3 patients admitted with pneumonia, living in the same apartment building. The suggestion of a common source of infection led to an active search for(More)
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