Mar Masia

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Publications

  1. pmc Increased carotid intima-media thickness associated with antibody responses to varicella-zoster virus and cytomegalovirus in HIV-infected patients
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e64327. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Endothelial function in HIV-infected patients switching from a boosted protease inhibitor-based regimen to raltegravir: a substudy of the SPIRAL study
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, University Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:409-13. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Risk, predictors, and mortality associated with non-AIDS events in newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients: role of antiretroviral therapy
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Spain
    AIDS 27:181-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint [Cardiovascular risk in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in Spain. CoRIS cohort, 2011]
    Mar Masia
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:517-27. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Endothelial function is impaired in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Department of Clinical Medicine, University Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Antivir Ther 15:101-10. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint [Insulin resistance in HIV-infected patients receiving long-term therapy with efavirenz, lopinavir/ritonavir and atazanavir]
    Enrique Bernal
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 129:252-4. 2007
  7. doi request reprint High-density lipoprotein cholesterol in HIV-infected patients: evidence for an association with HIV-1 viral load, antiretroviral therapy status, and regimen composition
    Enrique Bernal
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Department of Clinical Medicine, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Spain
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:569-75. 2008
  8. pmc Clinical outcome of HIV-infected patients with sustained virologic response to antiretroviral therapy: long-term follow-up of a multicenter cohort
    Felix Gutierrez
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    PLoS ONE 1:e89. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography and anthropometry for measuring regional body fat in HIV-infected patients
    Sergio Padilla
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Curr HIV Res 5:459-66. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The influence of age and gender on the population-based incidence of community-acquired pneumonia caused by different microbial pathogens
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de la Almazara S N, 03203 Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Infect 53:166-74. 2006

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Publications50

  1. pmc Increased carotid intima-media thickness associated with antibody responses to varicella-zoster virus and cytomegalovirus in HIV-infected patients
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e64327. 2013
    ..We investigated the relationship of the Herpesviridiae with inflammation and subclinical atherosclerosis in HIV-infected patients...
  2. doi request reprint Endothelial function in HIV-infected patients switching from a boosted protease inhibitor-based regimen to raltegravir: a substudy of the SPIRAL study
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, University Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:409-13. 2013
    ..We aimed to assess the effect on endothelial function of switching from a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor (PI/r)-based regimen to raltegravir...
  3. doi request reprint Risk, predictors, and mortality associated with non-AIDS events in newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients: role of antiretroviral therapy
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Spain
    AIDS 27:181-9. 2013
    ..We aimed to characterize non-AIDS events (NAEs) occurring in newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients in a contemporary cohort...
  4. doi request reprint [Cardiovascular risk in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in Spain. CoRIS cohort, 2011]
    Mar Masia
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:517-27. 2012
    ..Current information on cardiovascular risk (CVR) in HIV-infected patients in Spain is limited...
  5. doi request reprint Endothelial function is impaired in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Department of Clinical Medicine, University Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Antivir Ther 15:101-10. 2010
    ..We evaluated endothelial dysfunction, an early event in the development of atherosclerosis, and pro-atherosclerotic plasma biomarkers in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Insulin resistance in HIV-infected patients receiving long-term therapy with efavirenz, lopinavir/ritonavir and atazanavir]
    Enrique Bernal
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 129:252-4. 2007
    ..To assess the presence of insulin resistance in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients receiving long-term antiretroviral therapy...
  7. doi request reprint High-density lipoprotein cholesterol in HIV-infected patients: evidence for an association with HIV-1 viral load, antiretroviral therapy status, and regimen composition
    Enrique Bernal
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Department of Clinical Medicine, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Spain
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:569-75. 2008
    ..Undetectable viral load and treatment with NNRTIs are protective factors, whereas hypertriglyceridemia is directly associated with low HDL-C levels...
  8. pmc Clinical outcome of HIV-infected patients with sustained virologic response to antiretroviral therapy: long-term follow-up of a multicenter cohort
    Felix Gutierrez
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    PLoS ONE 1:e89. 2006
    ..Limited information exists on long-term prognosis of patients with sustained virologic response to antiretroviral therapy. We aimed to assess predictors of unfavorable clinical outcome in patients who maintain viral suppression with HAART...
  9. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonography and anthropometry for measuring regional body fat in HIV-infected patients
    Sergio Padilla
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Curr HIV Res 5:459-66. 2007
    ..Ultrasonography and anthropometry are fairly accurate and reproducible methods for the evaluation of intraabdominal and peripheral fat. Its role for assessing facial fat seems to be more limited...
  10. ncbi request reprint The influence of age and gender on the population-based incidence of community-acquired pneumonia caused by different microbial pathogens
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de la Almazara S N, 03203 Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Infect 53:166-74. 2006
    ..To determine the population-based incidence of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults and to assess the relative importance of age and gender on the incidence of infections caused by different microbial pathogens...
  11. ncbi request reprint Influence of antiretroviral therapy on oxidative stress and cardiovascular risk: a prospective cross-sectional study in HIV-infected patients
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Spain
    Clin Ther 29:1448-55. 2007
    ..OS is increased among HIV-infected patients, but whether it implicates a higher risk for cardiovascular disease or the influence of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on OS remains unknown...
  12. doi request reprint [HIV-related cardiovascular risk factors]
    Mar Masia
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 27:17-23. 2009
    ..Although the association of HIV with cardiovascular risk is controversial, coinfection with hepatitis C infection has been associated with a higher frequency of insulin resistance and acute myocardial infarction in some cohorts...
  13. pmc Early changes in inflammatory and pro-thrombotic biomarkers in patients initiating antiretroviral therapy with abacavir or tenofovir
    Sergio Padilla
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Department of Clinical Medicine, University Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 11:40. 2011
    ..We evaluated longitudinal changes in pro-atherosclerotic biomarkers in patients initiating abacavir or tenofovir...
  14. doi request reprint Early changes in parathyroid hormone concentrations in HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy with tenofovir
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28:242-6. 2012
    ..Suboptimal baseline 25(OH)D levels increase the risk of developing secondary hyperparathyroidism among tenofovir users...
  15. ncbi request reprint Changes in body fat composition after 1 year of salvage therapy with lopinavir/ritonavir-containing regimens and its relationship with lopinavir plasma concentrations
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Antivir Ther 9:105-13. 2004
    ..To determine whether an association existed between lopinavir (LPV) plasma concentrations and changes in body fat composition...
  16. doi request reprint A pilot randomized trial comparing an intensive versus a standard intervention in stable HIV-infected patients with moderate-high cardiovascular risk
    Mar Masia
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, University Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:589-98. 2009
    ..We evaluated the efficacy and safety of an intensive versus a standard intervention in HIV-infected patients with moderate-high cardiovascular risk...
  17. ncbi request reprint Midregional pro-A-type natriuretic peptide and carboxy-terminal provasopressin may predict prognosis in community-acquired pneumonia
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Clin Chem 53:2193-201. 2007
    ..We aimed to explore the diagnostic accuracy of MR-proANP and CT-proAVP to predict mortality in patients with CAP...
  18. pmc Evaluation of endothelial function and subclinical atherosclerosis in association with hepatitis C virus in HIV-infected patients: a cross-sectional study
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 11:265. 2011
    ..We evaluated endothelial function and subclinical atherosclerosis in HIV-infected patients with and without HCV...
  19. ncbi request reprint Avascular necrosis of the bone in HIV-infected patients: incidence and associated factors
    Felix Gutierrez
    Unidades de Enfermedades Infecciosas de la Comunidad Valenciana y Murcia, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Spain
    AIDS 16:481-3. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Serum concentrations of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein as a biochemical marker to differentiate microbial etiology in patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Clinical Chemistry Service, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Clin Chem 50:1661-4. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint The role of C-reactive protein as a marker for cardiovascular risk associated with antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Spain
    Atherosclerosis 195:167-71. 2007
    ..019) and current ART (p=0.021). Our results show that C-reactive protein is associated with traditional cardiovascular risk factors, and may then be a marker for cardiovascular risk linked to HIV infection and ART...
  22. pmc Performance of genotypic algorithms for predicting HIV-1 tropism measured against the enhanced-sensitivity Trofile coreceptor tropism assay
    Victoria Sanchez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Clinical Medicine Department, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Hospital Universitario de Elche, Elche, Spain
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4135-9. 2010
    ..Results are similar to those obtained with Trofile. The concordance with ES Trofile is better with higher CD4 cell counts and nonexposure to antiretroviral therapy...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence and characteristics of metabolic syndrome among HIV-infected patients from a Mediterranean cohort]
    Enrique Bernal
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 128:172-5; quiz 1 p following 200. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence and characteristics of the metabolic syndrome in patients with HIV infection from a Mediterranean cohort...
  24. ncbi request reprint Patients' characteristics and clinical implications of suboptimal CD4 T-cell gains after 1 year of successful antiretroviral therapy
    Felix Gutierrez
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    Curr HIV Res 6:100-7. 2008
    ..Patients with suboptimal response had a higher mortality over time, mainly due to diseases other than AIDS-defining events...
  25. ncbi request reprint Fulminant hepatitis and fatal toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell disease) coincident with clarithromycin administration in an alcoholic patient receiving disulfiram therapy
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Partida Huertos y Molinos s n, 03202 Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 162:474-6. 2002
    ..The temporal relationship between drug administration and clinical symptoms in this case suggests a probable interaction between the 2 drugs...
  26. doi request reprint Abacavir-based therapy does not affect biological mechanisms associated with cardiovascular dysfunction
    Esteban Martinez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Clinic Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, C Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    AIDS 24:F1-9. 2010
    ..To assess the effects of initiating abacavir-containing therapy on plasma lipids and cardiovascular biomarkers...
  27. doi request reprint [Imported and non-imported diseases in the immigrant population. A decade of experience from an infectious diseases unit]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:185-92. 2011
    ..Immigration is an inexorable process. Immigrants may suffer infectious diseases commonly seen in our environment, or those more exotic or more prevalent in their own environment...
  28. doi request reprint Treatment for hepatitis C virus with pegylated interferon-α plus ribavirin induces anti-atherogenic effects on cardiovascular risk biomarkers in HIV-infected and -uninfected patients
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:1861-8. 2011
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  29. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of procalcitonin levels in community-acquired pneumonia according to the patients outcome research team pneumonia severity index
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de la Almazara S N 03203 ELCHE, Alicante, Spain
    Chest 128:2223-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of procalcitonin serum levels as a predictor of etiology and prognosis in adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) when they are stratified according to severity...
  30. doi request reprint A highly sensitive and specific model for predicting HIV-1 tropism in treatment-experienced patients combining interpretation of V3 loop sequences and clinical parameters
    Victoria Sanchez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 56:51-8. 2011
    ..Genotypic assays may provide an easier alternative, but their sensitivity remains low. We hypothesize that combining clinical data with V3 sequences may improve the diagnostic accuracy of genotypic tools...
  31. pmc Predictors of pneumococcal co-infection for patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009
    Mar Masia
    Hospital Universitario de Elche, Elche, Spain
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1475-8. 2011
    ..We found 14% prevalence, with one third of patients having nonpneumonic infections. A severity assessment score >1 and high C-reactive protein levels were predictors of pneumococcal co-infection...
  32. ncbi request reprint Improving outcomes of elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Spain
    Drugs Aging 25:585-610. 2008
    ..Assessment of functional clinical outcome variables, in addition to survival, is strongly recommended for this population...
  33. ncbi request reprint [Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of human immunodeficiency virus infection in foreigners residing in Elche, Spain (1998-2003)]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 23:469-73. 2005
    ..To determine the characteristics of HIV-infection in foreign patients residing in Elche, Spain...
  34. pmc Contribution of interferon gamma release assays testing to the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in HIV-infected patients: a comparison of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube, T-SPOT.TB and tuberculin skin test
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camino de la Almazara, 12, 03203, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 12:169. 2012
    ..TB for the diagnosis of LTBI in a diverse cohort of HIV-infected patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Fatal infection due to larval cysts of cestodes (neurocysticercosis and hydatid disease) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients in Spain: report of two cases
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:719-23. 2007
    ..Both patients died. Although infrequent, infections by larval cestodes constitute a cause of disease in HIV-infected patients in developed countries, and might be linked with a more severe presentation...
  36. doi request reprint Relationship between ankle-brachial index and carotid intima-media thickness in HIV-infected patients
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    AIDS 22:1369-71. 2008
    ..Ankle-brachial index was associated with carotid intima-media thickness. Patients with low ankle-brachial index, but not those with high ankle-brachial index, had high carotid intima-media thickness...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prediction of neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with long-term efavirenz therapy, using plasma drug level monitoring
    Felix Gutierrez
    Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1648-53. 2005
    ..We aimed to determine whether monitoring the plasma concentration of efavirenz could predict neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with long-term therapy with efavirenz...
  38. doi request reprint Negative effect of immunosuppressive therapy in the performance of the QuantiFERON Gold In-Tube test in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de l Almassara 11, 3203, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Clin Exp Med 13:177-86. 2013
    ..085; κ = 0.041, respectively). Immunosuppressive therapy affects negatively QFG performance. In patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, QFG may have a limited role for screening of latent tuberculosis infection. ..
  39. ncbi request reprint Lopinavir plasma concentrations and changes in lipid levels during salvage therapy with lopinavir/ritonavir-containing regimens
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:594-600. 2003
    ..To determine whether an association existed between lopinavir (LPV) plasma concentrations and changes in lipid levels...
  40. doi request reprint [Spanish scientific research output on tuberculosis indexed in MEDLINE, 1997-2006]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Arch Bronconeumol 45:271-8. 2009
    ..To analyze Spanish scientific research output related to tuberculosis during the 10-year period from 1997 through 2006 and to consider it within the context of European Union (EU) productivity...
  41. ncbi request reprint Osteonecrosis in patients infected with HIV: clinical epidemiology and natural history in a large case series from Spain
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 42:286-92. 2006
    ..There is a paucity of data on clinical epidemiology of osteonecrosis in HIV-infected patients. We aimed to describe patients' characteristics and natural history of this poorly known condition...
  42. ncbi request reprint The role of HIV and antiretroviral therapy in bone disease
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario, Elche, Spain
    AIDS Rev 13:109-18. 2011
    ..Given the complex interaction between HIV and drugs in causing low bone mineral density, optimization of antiretroviral therapy and preemptive strategies aimed to prevent bone loss during therapy may be of paramount importance...
  43. ncbi request reprint Occult lymphadenopathic Kaposi's sarcoma associated with severe pulmonary hypertension: A clinical hint about the potential role of HHV-8 in HIV-related pulmonary hypertension?
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Clin Virol 37:79-82. 2006
    ..Coinfection with HHV-8 and occult lymphadenopatic KS should be considered in HIV-infected patients developing PH...
  44. ncbi request reprint Single-slice computed tomography and anthropometric skinfold analysis for evaluation of facial lipoatrophy in HIV-infected patients
    Sergio Padilla
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1848-51. 2004
    ..CT may be a useful technique to diagnose and monitor facial lipoatrophy...
  45. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection among immigrant and native pregnant women in Eastern Spain
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Cami de l Amàssera, 11, 03203, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Parasitol Res 109:1447-52. 2011
    ..However, no cases were found in Asian immigrants, highlighting the importance of primary prevention of this infection in pregnant women coming from that geographic region...
  46. pmc Human infection with Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae, Spain, 2007-2011
    Jose M Ramos
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:267-9. 2013
    ..We describe 6 additional cases that occurred in the Mediterranean coast region of Spain during 2007-2011. Clinicians should consider this infection in patients who have traveled to this area...
  47. ncbi request reprint [Tuberculosis in immigrants: clinical and epidemiological differences as compared to the native population (1999-2002)]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 22:315-8. 2004
    ..Tuberculosis in immigrants is an emerging disease in industrialized countries...
  48. pmc Comparison of combined nose-throat swabs with nasopharyngeal aspirates for detection of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 virus by real-time reverse transcriptase PCR
    Victoria Ortiz de la Tabla
    Microbiology Service, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, Alicante, Spain
    J Clin Microbiol 48:3492-5. 2010
    ..We conclude that in patients with the novel influenza A/H1N1 virus, the diagnostic yield of CNTS is higher than that of NPA. The combination of both sampling methods increases the likelihood of diagnosing the virus...
  49. ncbi request reprint [Usefulness of acute-phase proteins in community-acquired pneumonia]
    Carlos Mirete
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 122:245-7. 2004
    ..We aimed to study the usefulness of acute-phase proteins in the evolution and microbial diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  50. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of sTREM-1 to identify infection in critically ill patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome
    Jaime Latour-Pérez
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Servicio de Medicina Intensiva, Camí Vell de l Almàssera 11, 03203 Elche, Spain
    Clin Biochem 43:720-4. 2010
    ..To assess the accuracy of plasma levels of soluble Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid cells (sTREM)-1 to diagnose infection in critical patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)...