Victor Hugo Pereira da Silva

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Novel species of fungi described in the present study include the following from Malaysia: Castanediella eucalypti from Eucalyptus pellita, Codinaea acacia from Acacia mangium, Emarcea eucalyptigena from Eucalyptus brassiana, Myrtapenidiella eucalyptorum from Eucalyptus pellita, Pilidiella eucalyptigena from Eucalyptus brassiana and Strelitziana malaysiana(More)
We determined the incidence of nosocomial candiduria associated with indwelling urinary catheters in 42 women with and without Candida spp. vaginal colonization being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). We established a relationship between strains initially isolated from the vaginal tract and those subsequently recovered from urine samples through(More)
We report a preterm infant with 30 weeks of gestation, that received broad spectrum antimicrobials during the first days of life. At nine days of life, the infant appeared with abdominal distension and hematochezia. A systolic murmur with changing auscultatory features also appeared. An echocardiography showed an atrial vegetation. A yeast, that was(More)
Our main goal was to determine the prevalence of C. albicans serotypes isolates from blood cultures and identify the presence of C. dubliniensis. We studied 47 strains identified as C. albicans by conventional methods, 28 were isolated from children and 19 from adult patients. The strains were re-identified by standard methods and phenotypic screening as(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate alkylation induced genotoxicity as a result of DNA repair deficiency during 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4NQO)-induced rat tongue carcinogenesis by means of single cell gel (comet) assay. Male Wistar rats were distributed into three groups of 10 animals each and treated with 50 ppm 4NQO solution through their drinking(More)
During the first year of an ongoing surveillance program of invasive fungal infections (IFI) a total of 130 patients (56% male) with fungal strains isolated from blood and other sterile sites were reported from 13 hospitals in Chile. Significant yeast isolates were obtained from 118 patients, and molds affected 12 patients. The main patient groups affected(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition with important functional and psychological consequences. However, the underlying mechanisms by which these alterations occur are still not fully understood. The aim of this study was to analyze genomic instability in multiple organs in the acute phase of SCI by means of single cell gel (comet) assay. Rats(More)
We present two cases of nosocomial urinary tract infection due to Trichosporon asahii in intensive care unit patients with bladder catheter from two hospitals in Santiago, Chile. Both patients had an several catheters and bacterial infections that required the use of antibiotic therapy. One strain showed in vitro resistance to amphotericin B. Both strains(More)
We determined the antifungal susceptibility of 50 Candida isolates from invasive mycoses in intensive care unit patients in Chile. Candida albicans (27 isolates) and C. parapsilosis (12 isolates) were the most common etiologic species. Candida glabrata (five isolates) was isolated only from children. Our data are consistent with those of recent Brazilian(More)
In the course of taxonomic studies on saprobic microfungi from Spain, several slow-growing, dematiaceous hyphomycetes were isolated from soil, submerged plant material and river sediments. Sixteen of these strains were identified as members of the ascomycete order Chaetothyriales on the basis of morphology and DNA sequence analyses of the internal(More)