Jesus Fortun

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Infective endocarditis in congenital heart disease: a frequent community-acquired complication
    J Fortún
    Infectious Diseases Department, Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Crtra Colmenar km 9, 1, 28034, Madrid, Spain
    Infection 41:167-74. 2013
  2. doi request reprint [Antifungal therapy update: new drugs and medical uses]
    Jesus Fortun
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:38-44. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Emerging trends in candidemia: a higher incidence but a similar outcome
    J Fortun
    Infectious Diseases Department, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    J Infect 65:64-70. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Fungal infection in solid organ recipients
    Jesus Fortun
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:49-56. 2012
  5. doi request reprint [Aspergillosis. Clinical forms and treatment]
    Jesus Fortun
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:201-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint False-positive results of Aspergillus galactomannan antigenemia in liver transplant recipients
    Jesus Fortun
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Transplantation 87:256-60. 2009
  7. doi request reprint [Guidelines for the treatment of invasive fungal disease by Aspergillus spp. and other fungi issued by the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC). 2011 Update]
    Jesus Fortun
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:435-54. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Partial splenic embolization and peg-IFN plus RBV in liver transplanted patients with hepatitis C recurrence: safety, efficacy and long-term outcome
    Rafael Barcena
    Liver Gastroenterology, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid 28034, Spain
    Clin Transplant 24:366-74. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Universal prophylaxis with fluconazole for the prevention of early invasive fungal infection in low-risk liver transplant recipients
    Rafael San-Juan
    Unit of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    Transplantation 92:346-50. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Changes in the epidemiology of tuberculosis: the influence of international migration flows
    Jesus Fortun
    Infectious Diseases Department, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:654-9. 2011

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. doi request reprint Infective endocarditis in congenital heart disease: a frequent community-acquired complication
    J Fortún
    Infectious Diseases Department, Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Crtra Colmenar km 9, 1, 28034, Madrid, Spain
    Infection 41:167-74. 2013
    ..Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe complication in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Epidemiology, etiology, and outcome in this group are different to those of patients with acquired heart disease...
  2. doi request reprint [Antifungal therapy update: new drugs and medical uses]
    Jesus Fortun
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:38-44. 2011
    ..Aspergillus spp., Cryptococcus spp., Zygomycetes, Scedosporium spp. and Fusarium spp...
  3. doi request reprint Emerging trends in candidemia: a higher incidence but a similar outcome
    J Fortun
    Infectious Diseases Department, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    J Infect 65:64-70. 2012
    ..This finding could be attributed to a significant increase in catheter-related candidemia and better outcome, as well as to a potential improvement in the management of antifungal therapy in recent years...
  4. doi request reprint Fungal infection in solid organ recipients
    Jesus Fortun
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:49-56. 2012
    ..Administration depends on antifungal activity, drug-drug interactions with calcineurin inhibitors, and safety profiles (effects on grafts and other side effects)...
  5. doi request reprint [Aspergillosis. Clinical forms and treatment]
    Jesus Fortun
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:201-8. 2012
    ..The prognosis depends of clinical forms and characteristics of the host, but it is particularly poor in the disseminated invasive forms...
  6. doi request reprint False-positive results of Aspergillus galactomannan antigenemia in liver transplant recipients
    Jesus Fortun
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Transplantation 87:256-60. 2009
    ..Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigenemia is an early marker of invasive aspergillosis (IA), but may yield false-positive results. A prospective study, testing GM periodically in serum samples of liver transplant recipients, was performed...
  7. doi request reprint [Guidelines for the treatment of invasive fungal disease by Aspergillus spp. and other fungi issued by the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC). 2011 Update]
    Jesus Fortun
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:435-54. 2011
    ..Specific recommendations on the prevention of fungal infections in these patients are included...
  8. doi request reprint Partial splenic embolization and peg-IFN plus RBV in liver transplanted patients with hepatitis C recurrence: safety, efficacy and long-term outcome
    Rafael Barcena
    Liver Gastroenterology, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid 28034, Spain
    Clin Transplant 24:366-74. 2010
    ..There is limited information on the long-term outcome in liver transplant (LT) subjects undergoing partial splenic embolization (PSE) prior to full dose pegylated interferon/ribavirin (peg-IFN/RBV)...
  9. doi request reprint Universal prophylaxis with fluconazole for the prevention of early invasive fungal infection in low-risk liver transplant recipients
    Rafael San-Juan
    Unit of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    Transplantation 92:346-50. 2011
    ..Although antifungal prophylaxis in high-risk liver transplant recipients (LTR) seems to be clearly justified, the efficacy of universal prophylaxis (UP) including low-risk patients is controversial...
  10. doi request reprint Changes in the epidemiology of tuberculosis: the influence of international migration flows
    Jesus Fortun
    Infectious Diseases Department, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:654-9. 2011
    ..The epidemiological characteristics of patients with tuberculosis (TB) in European hospitals have changed in recent years...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of current transplantation management on the development of cytomegalovirus disease after renal transplantation
    Rafael San Juan
    Unit of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 47:875-82. 2008
    ..Current advances in transplantation practices may influence the development of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease after renal transplantation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Analysis of mortality and risk factors associated with native valve endocarditis in drug users: the importance of vegetation size
    Pilar Martin-Davila
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Am Heart J 150:1099-106. 2005
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  13. ncbi request reprint HCV clearance and treatment outcome in genotype 1 HCV-monoinfected, HIV-coinfected and liver transplanted patients on peg-IFN-alpha-2b/ribavirin
    Ana Moreno
    Service of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
    J Hepatol 43:783-90. 2005
    ..Differences in HCV-RNA clearance during therapy might explain the lower efficacy of peg-IFN/RBV in HIV/HCV-coinfection. There are limited data on HCV-RNA clearance and treatment outcomes in liver transplanted (LT) patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sputum conversion among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis: are there implications for removal of respiratory isolation?
    Jesus Fortun
    Infectious Diseases Department, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 59:794-8. 2007
    ..Limited data are available to predict the length of time required for a patient to achieve sputum culture conversion after starting therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevention of invasive fungal infections in liver transplant recipients: the role of prophylaxis with lipid formulations of amphotericin B in high-risk patients
    Jesus Fortun
    Infectious Disease Department and Liver Transplant Group, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Crtra Colmenar Km 9 1, Madrid 28034, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 52:813-9. 2003
    ..Invasive fungal infections (IFI) are associated with high mortality in liver transplant recipients. Prevention remains an elusive goal, especially for IFI caused by moulds...
  16. doi request reprint Selective intestinal decontamination with fluoroquinolones for the prevention of early bacterial infections after liver transplantation
    Rafael San-Juan
    Unit of Infectious Diseases and Digestive Surgery and Abdominal Organ Transplantation, 12 de Octubre University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Liver Transpl 17:896-904. 2011
    ..In conclusion, FQ-SID does not reduce the incidence of EBIs in LTRs and could be withheld from this group of patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Trends in neurological complications of endocarditis
    Iñigo Corral
    Servicio de Neurologia, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Carretera de Colmenar Km 9 1, 28034 Madrid, Spain
    J Neurol 254:1253-9. 2007
    ..aureus. Mortality among patients with NCs (34%) was significantly higher than in IE patients without them (11%). During the study period mortality increased in patients with NVE and NCs...
  18. pmc Population structure of Enterococcus faecium causing bacteremia in a Spanish university hospital: setting the scene for a future increase in vancomycin resistance?
    Teresa M Coque
    Departamento de Microbiologíca, Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Carretera de Colmenar, Km 9 1, Madrid 28034, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:2693-700. 2005
    ..001). These findings reflect the importance of local environmental differences in the evolution of this CC, suggesting that the emergence of vancomycin resistance among AREF strains in Spain may be a question of time...
  19. doi request reprint Severe rhabdomyolysis due to rosuvastatin in a liver transplant subject with human immunodeficiency virus and immunosuppressive therapy-related dyslipidemia
    Ana Moreno
    Infectious Diseases Service, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Liver Transpl 17:331-3. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint [Consensus document for the management of tuberculosis in solid organ transplant recipients]
    Jose Maria Aguado
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 27:465-73. 2009
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Prophylaxis with caspofungin for invasive fungal infections in high-risk liver transplant recipients
    Jesus Fortun
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Transplantation 87:424-35. 2009
    ..The aim of this prospective, multicenter, noncomparative, open-label trial was to evaluate the prophylactic use of caspofungin in adult liver transplant recipients at high risk of developing invasive fungal infections (IFI)...
  22. doi request reprint Intravenous colistin sulphomethate sodium for therapy of infections due to multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria
    Vicente Pintado
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
    J Infect 56:185-90. 2008
    ..To assess the efficacy and toxicity of intravenous colistin in the treatment of infections due to multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria...
  23. doi request reprint Outcome of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in solid organ transplant recipients: a prospective and multicentre cohort study
    Oscar Len
    Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Transpl Int 25:1275-81. 2012
    ..95; 95%CI 1.1-7.9; P = 0.031). There were no deaths related to CDAD. In summary, the incidence of CDAD in SOT was low, most cases were diagnosed soon after transplantation and the prognosis was good...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial endocarditis in a tertiary hospital: an increasing trend in native valve cases
    Pilar Martin-Davila
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Chest 128:772-9. 2005
    ..A retrospective analysis of hospital-acquired IE cases was performed in a tertiary hospital during 1985 to 1999...
  25. doi request reprint [Guidelines for the treatment of Invasive Candidiasis and other yeasts. Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC). 2010 Update]
    Jose Maria Aguado
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, España Red Española de Investigación en Patología Infecciosa REIPI RD06 0008
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:345-61. 2011
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  26. ncbi request reprint Candidemia in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease
    Lucia Garcia San Miguel
    Infectious Diseases Department, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, 28034 Madrid, Spain
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 55:203-7. 2006
    ..Mortality is high but, in most cases, is not related to candidemia. Optimal management may include exclusion of endocarditis, early antifungal treatment, and catheter removal...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Immunosuppression and infection in transplant recipients]
    Pilar Martin-Davila
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 25:143-54. 2007
    ..Prevention of these infections by proper knowledge of the risk factors, rapid diagnosis, and adequate management are fundamental to guarantee the survival of the patient...
  28. doi request reprint Tuberculosis in solid-organ transplant recipients: consensus statement of the group for the study of infection in transplant recipients (GESITRA) of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology
    Jose Maria Aguado
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 48:1276-84. 2009
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation in HIV-infected recipients
    Santiago Moreno
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Liver Transplant Unit, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Universidad de Alcala de Henares, 28034 Madrid, Spain
    Liver Transpl 11:76-81. 2005
    ..If indicated, an antiretroviral regimen consisting of 3 nucleosides could be used to avoid interactions with immunosuppressive drugs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Improved graft function in liver-transplanted patients after partial splenic embolization: reversal of splenic artery steal syndrome?
    Rafael Barcena
    Services of Liver Gastroenterology, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Transplant 20:517-23. 2006
    ..To describe the functional effect of partial splenic embolization (PSE) in liver-transplanted (LT) patients with hypersplenism and hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence...
  31. doi request reprint Imported histoplasmosis: two distinct profiles in travelers and immigrants
    Francesca F Norman
    Tropical Medicine and Clinical Parasitology, Infectious Diseases Department, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid 28034, Spain
    J Travel Med 16:258-62. 2009
    ..Epidemiological studies show that the incidence of Histoplasma infection in these patients may be higher than previously believed and a wide clinical spectrum of disease may be observed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum treated with voriconazole
    Marta S Figueroa
    Department of Ophthalmology, Ramon y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Retina 24:319-20. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with ampicillin resistance in patients with bacteraemia caused by Enterococcus faecium
    Jesus Fortun
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, University of Alcala, Crtra Colmenar Km 9 1, Madrid 28034, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 50:1003-9. 2002
    ..Bacteraemia caused by ampicillin-resistant enterococci was not associated with increased mortality when compared with bacteraemias caused by ampicillin-susceptible strains...
  34. ncbi request reprint Detection of fungal DNA by real-time polymerase chain reaction: evaluation of 2 methodologies in experimental pulmonary aspergillosis
    Alicia Gomez-Lopez
    Servicio de Micologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 56:387-93. 2006
    ..fumigatus DNA in vivo comparable to cultures and GM determination. The panfungal RT-PCR assay exhibited low sensitivity to diagnose invasive aspergillosis in rabbits advising against its clinical introduction...
  35. ncbi request reprint Is liver transplantation advisable for isoniazid fulminant hepatitis in active extrapulmonary tuberculosis?
    Rafael Barcena
    Hepato Gastroenterology Service, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Am J Transplant 5:2796-8. 2005
    ..In conclusion, active extrapulmonary tuberculosis should perhaps be considered for liver transplantation when FHF develops due to anti-tuberculous drugs...
  36. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for invasive aspergillosis in liver transplant recipients
    Jesus Fortun
    Infectious Diseases Department and Liver Transplant Unit, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Alcala de Henares University, Madrid, Spain
    Liver Transpl 8:1065-70. 2002
    ..Cytomegalovirus infection and increased immunosuppression favor invasive aspergillosis during the late posttransplantation period. Aspergillus antigenemia seems to be a good predictor of invasive aspergillosis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Linezolid for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    Jesus Fortun
    Infectious Diseases Department, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:180-5. 2005
    ..In vitro studies have shown good activity of linezolid against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, including multidrug-resistant strains. However, clinical experience with linezolid in tuberculosis is scarce...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Current infectious disease care in Spain]
    Benito Almirante
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26:23-32. 2008
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Update on bacteraemia in oncology and hematology
    Jesus Fortun
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:48-53. 2011
    ..Moreover, early identification of patients at risk of bacterial and of multi-drug resistant infections is a topic of increasing interest...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Infections related to intravascular devices used for infusion therapy]
    Jesus Fortun
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26:168-74. 2008
    ..Novel preventive strategies include cutaneous antisepsis, maximum sterile barrier, use of antimicrobial catheters, and antimicrobial catheter lock solution...