Elvira Garza-Gonzalez



  1. Flores Treviño S, Gutiérrez Ferman J, Morfín Otero R, Rodríguez Noriega E, Estrada Rivadeneyra D, Rivas Morales C, et al. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in Mexico: antimicrobial resistance, biofilm formation and clonal diversity. J Med Microbiol. 2014;63:1524-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Clonal diversity data indicate low cross-transmission of S. maltophilia in a hospital setting. The high antibiotic resistance underscores the need for continuous surveillance of S. maltophilia in hospital settings in Mexico. ..
  2. Garza Gonzalez E, Gonzalez G, Renteria A, Cruz Pulido W, Rivera G, Bocanegra García V. A pyrosequencing method for molecular monitoring of regions in the inhA, ahpC and rpoB genes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2010;16:607-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, this method represents an opportunity to expedite the description of novel mutations related to drug resistance. ..
  3. Bocanegra Ibarias P, Flores Treviño S, Camacho Ortiz A, Morfin Otero R, Villarreal Treviño L, Llaca Díaz J, et al. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium clinical isolates from two hospitals in Mexico: First detection of VanB phenotype-vanA genotype. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2016;34:415-21 pubmed publisher
    ..faecium in the hospital setting. This is also the first reported incidence of the E. faecium VanB phenotype-vanA genotype in the Americas. ..
  4. Bocanegra Ibarias P, Peña López C, Camacho Ortiz A, Llaca Díaz J, Silva Sánchez J, Barrios H, et al. Genetic characterisation of drug resistance and clonal dynamics of Acinetobacter baumannii in a hospital setting in Mexico. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2015;45:309-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Of the isolates evaluated, 28.3% and 25.7% were positive for the blaOXA-58 and blaOXA-72 genes, respectively. Biofilm production was associated with resistance to imipenem (P=0.002). ..
  5. Clemente Soto A, Balderas Rentería I, Rivera G, Segura Cabrera A, Garza González E, del Rayo Camacho Corona M. Potential mechanism of action of meso-dihydroguaiaretic acid on Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv. Molecules. 2014;19:20170-82 pubmed publisher
    ..The natural product MDGA is thus an attractive template to develop new anti-tuberculosis drugs, because its target is different from those of known anti-tubercular agents. ..
  6. Escarcena R, Pérez Meseguer J, Del Olmo E, Alanís Garza B, Garza González E, Salazar Aranda R, et al. Diterpenes Synthesized from the Natural Serrulatane Leubethanol and Their in Vitro Activities against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Molecules. 2015;20:7245-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Some compounds showed antimycobacterial selectivity indices higher than leubethanol. ..
  7. Garza Gonzalez E, Mendoza Ibarra S, Llaca Díaz J, Gonzalez G. Molecular characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility of extended-spectrum {beta}-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates at a tertiary-care centre in Monterrey, Mexico. J Med Microbiol. 2011;60:84-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Enterobacteriaceae are a concern in our hospital, especially K. pneumoniae and Enterobacter cloacae. Our results confirm that the CTX-M-15 ESBL type has spread rapidly in the hospital, and thus requires careful monitoring. ..
  8. Garza Gonzalez E, Llaca Díaz J, Bosques Padilla F, Gonzalez G. Prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacteria at a tertiary-care teaching hospital in Mexico: special focus on Acinetobacter baumannii. Chemotherapy. 2010;56:275-9 pubmed publisher
    ..aureus, 96% of the isolates were susceptible to vancomycin, followed by tigecycline and minocycline (91% of strains susceptible). The high multidrug resistance observed underscores the need for surveillance of bacterial drug resistance. ..
  9. Garza Gonzalez E, Dowzicky M. Changes in Staphylococcus aureus susceptibility across Latin America between 2004 and 2010. Braz J Infect Dis. 2013;17:13-9 pubmed publisher
    ..2% of methicillin-resistant S. aureus were levofloxacin-susceptible. This study shows that linezolid, vancomycin, and tigecycline are all highly active against S. aureus from Latin America, regardless of methicillin resistance. ..

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  1. Garza Gonzalez E, Morfin Otero R, Llaca Díaz J, Rodriguez Noriega E. Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCC mec) in methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci. A review and the experience in a tertiary-care setting. Epidemiol Infect. 2010;138:645-54 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition to the review of SCCmec in CNS, in this paper we report a 2-year surveillance of methicillin-resistant CNS in a tertiary-care hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico. ..
  2. Martínez Meléndez A, Morfin Otero R, Villarreal Treviño L, Camacho Ortiz A, González González G, Llaca Díaz J, et al. Molecular epidemiology of coagulase-negative bloodstream isolates: detection of Staphylococcus epidermidis ST2, ST7 and linezolid-resistant ST23. Braz J Infect Dis. 2016;20:419-28 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report of ST7 in Mexico. There was a high genetic diversity in both species, though both species shared characteristics that may contibute to virulence. ..
  3. Garza Gonzalez E, Morfin Otero R, Martínez Vázquez M, Gonzalez Diaz E, González Santiago O, Rodriguez Noriega E. Microbiological and molecular characterization of human clinical isolates of Staphylococcus cohnii, Staphylococcus hominis, and Staphylococcus sciuri. Scand J Infect Dis. 2011;43:930-6 pubmed publisher
  4. Garza Gonzalez E, Morfin Otero R, Macedo P, Gonzalez G, Llaca Díaz J, Perez Gómez R, et al. Evaluation of Sensititre plates for identification of clinically relevant coagulase-negative staphylococci. J Clin Microbiol. 2010;48:963-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The Sensititre plates correctly identified 68.9% of isolates, with a concordance of 86% for Staphylococcus haemolyticus and 73% for Staphylococcus epidermidis. ..
  5. Garza Gonzalez E, Lopez D, Pezina C, Muruet W, Bocanegra García V, Munoz I, et al. Diversity of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec structures in coagulase-negative staphylococci and relationship to drug resistance. J Med Microbiol. 2010;59:323-9 pubmed publisher
    ..pettenkoferi possessing SCCmec IVd and S. pasteuri harbouring SCCmec type I. MR-CoNS harbouring SCCmec type III were found to be more resistant to meropenem. ..
  6. Favela Hernández J, Clemente Soto A, Balderas Rentería I, Garza González E, Camacho Corona M. Potential Mechanism of Action of 3'-Demethoxy-6-O-demethyl-isoguaiacin on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Molecules. 2015;20:12450-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This molecular mechanism is not present in any antibacterial commercial drug and could be a new target for the development of novel antibacterial agents. ..
  7. Favela Hernández J, Clemente Soto A, Balderas Rentería I, Garza González E, Camacho Corona M. Potential mechanism of action of 3'-demethoxy-6-O-demethyl-isoguaiacin on methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Molecules. 2015;20:12450-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This molecular mechanism is not present in any antibacterial commercial drug and could be a new target for the development of novel antibacterial agents. ..
  8. Garza Gonzalez E, Bosques Padilla F, Mendoza Ibarra S, Flores Gutierrez J, Maldonado Garza H, Perez Perez G. Assessment of the toll-like receptor 4 Asp299Gly, Thr399Ile and interleukin-8 -251 polymorphisms in the risk for the development of distal gastric cancer. BMC Cancer. 2007;7:70 pubmed
    ..12, 95% CI = 1.1-4.2) (p = 0.023). This study showed that the IL8-251*A allele could be related to the development of distal gastric cancer in this Mexican population. ..
  9. Garza Gonzalez E, Mendoza Olazarán S, Roman Campos R, Téllez Marroquín R, Saldívar Rodríguez D, Soria López J, et al. Rapid spread of an ongoing outbreak of Zika virus disease in pregnant women in a Mexican hospital. Braz J Infect Dis. 2017;21:554-556 pubmed publisher
    ..1%), myalgia (46.9%), arthralgia (45.7%), pruritus (35.8%), retroocular pain (29.6%), conjunctivitis (21%), and fever (21%). The women's epidemiologic exposure history indicates local transmission and a community outbreak. ..
  10. Casillas Vega N, Morfin Otero R, García S, Llaca Díaz J, Rodriguez Noriega E, Camacho Ortiz A, et al. Frequency and genotypes of Chlamydia trachomatis in patients attending the obstetrics and gynecology clinics in Jalisco, Mexico and correlation with sociodemographic, behavioral, and biological factors. BMC Womens Health. 2017;17:83 pubmed publisher
    ..Infection by C. trachomatis and C. trachomatis genotypes K, F, D, and E was strongly associated with multiple sociodemographic, behavioral, and biological factors. C. trachomatis genotype L2 was detected in women with PID. ..