Affiliation: Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
- Paid donation and plasma trade: unrecognized forces that drive the AIDS epidemic in developing countriesPatricia Volkow
Department of Infectious Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Av San Fernando 22, Mexico City, DF CP 14080, Mexico
Int J STD AIDS 16:5-8. 2005..This happened in Mexico in the 1980s and more recently in China. This route of HIV transmission can be efficiently prevented through a global safe blood programme and there is an urgent need to combat the epidemic...
- Transfusion-associated HIV infection in Mexico related to paid blood donors; HIV epidemicPatricia Volkow
Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Departamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Av San Fernando 22, México DF CP 14080
Int J STD AIDS 15:337-42. 2004..TAHI patients in Mexico developed AIDS in a shorter time than that described for other populations...
- [Trends of hospital infections at an oncology center, 1986-1996]P Volkow
Departamento de Infectologia, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico, D F, Mexico
Salud Publica Mex 42:181-7. 2000..To describe the results of ten years of nosocomial infection (NI) surveillance in an oncology center...
- Changing risk factors for HIV infectionPatricia Volkow
Departamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología INCan, Mexico City, Mexico
Arch Med Res 33:61-6. 2002..HIV infection in women is a growing problem in developing countries. Risk factors for HIV infection vary from country to country and may change with time...
- Contact with hospital syringes containing body fluids. Implications for medical waste management regulationPatricia Volkow
Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Avenida San Fernando 22, colonia Tlalpan, 14000 Mexico, D F, Mexico
Salud Publica Mex 45:120-2. 2003..To determine amount of syringes used in the hospital and extent of contact with blood and body fluids of these syringes...
- Surgical site infections at the National Cancer Institute in Mexico: a case-control studyD Vilar Compte
Department of Infectious Diseases and the Clinical Research Investigation Division, , Mexico, D F 14000, Mexico
Am J Infect Control 28:14-20. 2000..The risk factors associated with surgical site infection are similar to those previously reported. Diabetes mellitus, obesity, and prolonged presence of a surgical drain increased the risk of infection...
- Cross-border paid plasma donation among injection drug users in two Mexico-U.S. border citiesPatricia Volkow
Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico City, Mexico
Int J Drug Policy 20:409-12. 2009..S., mainly from paid donors. Deferral of high-risk donors such as injection drug users (IDUs) is required for paid donations. We studied circumstances surrounding paid plasma donation among IDUs in two Mexico-U.S. border cities...
- High prevalence of oncogenic human papillomavirus in the genital tract of women with human immunodeficiency virusP Volkow
Division of Research, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
Gynecol Oncol 82:27-31. 2001..CONCLUSIONS: We observed a high prevalence of oncogenic HPV types in HIV-positive women. These women should be screened regularly for early diagnosis of premalignant lesions and prevention of cervical cancer...
- Surgical site infections in breast surgery: case-control studyDiana Vilar-Compte
Department of Infectious Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Avenida San Fernando 22, Col Seccion 16, Tlalpan, 14080 Mexico, DF, Mexico
World J Surg 28:242-6. 2004....
- [Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak, in the area of surgical wound ambulatory care, in postmastectomy patients]Diana Vilar-Compte
Departamento de Infectologia, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Avenida San Fernando 22, Colonia Sección XVI Tlalpan, 14080 Mexico, DF, Mexico
Salud Publica Mex 45:371-8. 2003..To describe an outbreak due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in postmastectomy wounds...
- Surveillance, control, and prevention of surgical site infections in breast cancer surgery: a 5-year experienceDiana Vilar-Compte
Department of Infectious Diseases, National Cancer Institute, Tlalpan, Mexico
Am J Infect Control 37:674-9. 2009..We analyzed variations in surgical site infections (SSIs) during 5 years of a prospective surveillance program and investigated possible contributors to SSIs in a cohort of patients who underwent surgery for breast cancer...
- Hyperglycemia as a risk factor for surgical site infections in patients undergoing mastectomyDiana Vilar-Compte
Department of Infectious Diseases, National Cancer Institute, Mexico City, Mexico
Am J Infect Control 36:192-8. 2008..The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between perioperative hyperglycemia and surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing mastectomy...
- Increase in catheter insertion-site infections associated to the introduction of a substandard competitive antisepticPatricia Volkow
Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico City, Mexico
Am J Infect Control 34:335-7. 2006..7) than required by local standards (pH 3-6.5). Use of substandard antiseptics in developing countries, because of poor quality control, is a risk for patients and results in increased health services expenses and burden of work...
- Surgical site infection (SSI) rates among patients who underwent mastectomy after the introduction of SSI prevention policiesDiana Vilar-Compte
Department of Infectious Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico City, Mexico
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:829-34. 2006..To describe the results of an intervention program to reduce the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) in the breast tumor department of a referral teaching hospital for patients with cancer...
- Rapid scaling-up of access to antiretroviral therapy in Mexico: Is it better not to treat?Patricia Volkow
AIDS 21:261-2. 2007
- Post-emergency: providing effective, sustainable, life-long care to everyone with AIDSSergio Bautista-Arredondo
Indian J Med Res 124:601-4. 2006
- Polyurethane II catheter as long-indwelling intravenous catheter in patients with cancerPatricia Volkow
Instituto Nacional de Cancerologa, Mexico
Am J Infect Control 31:392-6. 2003..Silicone has been the standard material for indwelling devices to date. Polyurethane II exhibits properties that makes it suitable as a component of long-indwelling vascular access, with the added advantage of low cost...