Jordi Rello

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia in immunocompetent patients: combination antibiotic therapy
    S Salva
    Department of Anesthesia, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
    Minerva Anestesiol 80:495-503. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired Legionella Pneumonia in the intensive care unit: Impact on survival of combined antibiotic therapy
    J Rello
    Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Intensiva 37:320-6. 2013
  3. doi request reprint A care bundle approach for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    J Rello
    Hospital Vall d Hebron, CibeRes, VHIR, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 19:363-9. 2013
  4. pmc Differences in hospital- and ventilator-associated pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant) between Europe and Latin America: a comparison of the EUVAP and LATINVAP study cohorts
    J Rello
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, IRVH, CibeRes, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Intensiva 37:241-7. 2013
  5. doi request reprint High-flow nasal therapy in adults with severe acute respiratory infection: a cohort study in patients with 2009 influenza A/H1N1v
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, P Vall d Hebron 119 129 Annexe 5a planta AG E08035, Barcelona, Spain
    J Crit Care 27:434-9. 2012
  6. pmc DALI: Defining Antibiotic Levels in Intensive care unit patients: a multi-centre point of prevalence study to determine whether contemporary antibiotic dosing for critically ill patients is therapeutic
    Jason A Roberts
    Burns Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:152. 2012
  7. pmc Combination antibiotic therapy for community-acquired pneumonia
    Jesus Caballero
    Critical Care Department VHICU, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Vall d Hebron Research Institute VHIR, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias CIBERES Pº de la Vall d Hebron, 119 129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Intensive Care 1:48. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Why mortality is increased in health-care-associated pneumonia: lessons from pneumococcal bacteremic pneumonia
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Carrer Mallafre Guasch, 4, Tarragona 43007, Spain
    Chest 137:1138-44. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint De-escalation therapy in ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 32:2183-90. 2004
  10. doi request reprint First influenza season after the 2009 pandemic influenza: report of the first 300 ICU admissions in Spain
    A Rodriguez
    Hospital Joan XXIII, Critical Care Department, IISPV, URV, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Tarragona, Spain
    Med Intensiva 35:208-16. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia in immunocompetent patients: combination antibiotic therapy
    S Salva
    Department of Anesthesia, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
    Minerva Anestesiol 80:495-503. 2014
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired Legionella Pneumonia in the intensive care unit: Impact on survival of combined antibiotic therapy
    J Rello
    Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Intensiva 37:320-6. 2013
    ..To compare intensive care unit (ICU) mortality in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP) caused by Legionella pneumophila receiving combined therapy or monotherapy...
  3. doi request reprint A care bundle approach for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    J Rello
    Hospital Vall d Hebron, CibeRes, VHIR, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 19:363-9. 2013
    ..Efforts on VAP prevention and outcome improvement should focus on achieving higher compliance in hand and oral hygiene, sedation protocols and intracuff pressure control...
  4. pmc Differences in hospital- and ventilator-associated pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant) between Europe and Latin America: a comparison of the EUVAP and LATINVAP study cohorts
    J Rello
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, IRVH, CibeRes, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Intensiva 37:241-7. 2013
    ..the European Union VAP (EUVAP) cohorts of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs)...
  5. doi request reprint High-flow nasal therapy in adults with severe acute respiratory infection: a cohort study in patients with 2009 influenza A/H1N1v
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, P Vall d Hebron 119 129 Annexe 5a planta AG E08035, Barcelona, Spain
    J Crit Care 27:434-9. 2012
    ..The objective was to assess the effectiveness of HFNC oxygen therapy in adult patients with SARI by confirmed 2009 influenza A/H1N1v infection (by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing)...
  6. pmc DALI: Defining Antibiotic Levels in Intensive care unit patients: a multi-centre point of prevalence study to determine whether contemporary antibiotic dosing for critically ill patients is therapeutic
    Jason A Roberts
    Burns Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 12:152. 2012
    ..A large-scale multi-centre study (DALI Study) is currently underway describing the clinical outcomes of patients achieving pre-defined antibiotic exposures. This report describes the protocol...
  7. pmc Combination antibiotic therapy for community-acquired pneumonia
    Jesus Caballero
    Critical Care Department VHICU, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Vall d Hebron Research Institute VHIR, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias CIBERES Pº de la Vall d Hebron, 119 129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Intensive Care 1:48. 2011
    ..Although this evidence comes from observational, most of them retrospective and nonblinded studies, the findings are consistent. Ideally, a prospective, multicenter, randomized trial should be performed to confirm these findings...
  8. doi request reprint Why mortality is increased in health-care-associated pneumonia: lessons from pneumococcal bacteremic pneumonia
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Carrer Mallafre Guasch, 4, Tarragona 43007, Spain
    Chest 137:1138-44. 2010
    ..A cohort of patients with bacteremic Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia was reviewed to assess why mortality is higher in health-care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) than in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  9. ncbi request reprint De-escalation therapy in ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 32:2183-90. 2004
    ..To evaluate de-escalation of antibiotic therapy in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia...
  10. doi request reprint First influenza season after the 2009 pandemic influenza: report of the first 300 ICU admissions in Spain
    A Rodriguez
    Hospital Joan XXIII, Critical Care Department, IISPV, URV, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Tarragona, Spain
    Med Intensiva 35:208-16. 2011
    ..During the 2009 influenza pandemic, several reports were published, nevertheless, data on the clinical profiles of critically ill patients with the new virus infection during this second outbreak are still lacking...
  11. doi request reprint PIRO score for community-acquired pneumonia: a new prediction rule for assessment of severity in intensive care unit patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira and Virgili, Institut Pere Virgili, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 37:456-62. 2009
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Prevalence, risk factors, and mortality for ventilator-associated pneumonia in middle-aged, old, and very old critically ill patients*
    Stijn Blot
    1Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium 2Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece 3Critical Care Department, The Burns, Trauma, and Critical Care Research Center, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 4Critical Care Department, Nord University Hospital, Marseille, France 5Critical Care Department, General Hospital of Larisa, Larisa, Greece 6Critical Care Department, Clinics of Constance, Constance, Germany 7Department of Intensive Care, Mauriziano Hospital, Turin, Italy 8Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, CibeRes, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 42:601-9. 2014
    ..We investigated the epidemiology of ventilator-associated pneumonia in elderly ICU patients. More precisely, we assessed prevalence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, causative bacterial pathogens, and associated outcomes...
  13. doi request reprint Severe pandemic (H1N1)v influenza A infection: report on the first deaths in Spain
    Ignacio Martin-Loeches
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Spain
    Respirology 16:78-85. 2011
    ..The impact of pandemic influenza A (H1N1)v infection is still unknown but it is associated with a high case-fatality rate...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in presence of recent antibiotic exposure
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira and Virgili, Institut Pere Virgili, Carrer Dr Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Anesthesiology 105:709-14. 2006
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Elevation of creatine kinase is associated with worse outcomes in 2009 pH1N1 influenza A infection
    Bárbara Borgatta
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, 08035, Barcelona, Spain
    Intensive Care Med 38:1152-61. 2012
    ..Current medical knowledge lacks specific information regarding creatine kinase (CK) elevation in influenza A pH1N1 (2009) infection...
  16. doi request reprint A randomized trial of dental brushing for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Angel Pobo
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 136:433-9. 2009
    ..Poor oral hygiene is associated with respiratory pathogen colonization and secondary lung infection. The impact of adding electric toothbrushing to oral care in order to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) incidence is unknown...
  17. doi request reprint Radiologic progression of pulmonary infiltrates predicts a worse prognosis in severe community-acquired pneumonia than bacteremia
    Thiago Lisboa
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Carrer Mallafre Guasch, Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 135:165-72. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the relative importance of these two factors in the outcome of patients with severe CAP (sCAP)...
  18. ncbi request reprint The ventilator-associated pneumonia PIRO score: a tool for predicting ICU mortality and health-care resources use in ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Thiago Lisboa
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 134:1208-16. 2008
    ..No score is available to assess severity and stratify mortality risk in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Our objective was to develop a severity assessment tool for VAP patients...
  19. pmc Bacteremia is an independent risk factor for mortality in nosocomial pneumonia: a prospective and observational multicenter study
    Monica Magret
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, CibeRes, VHIR, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Vall d Hebron St, Barcelona 08035, Spain
    Crit Care 15:R62. 2011
    ..The purpose of the study is to compare risk factors, pathogens and outcomes between bacteremic nosocomial pneumonia (B-NP) and nonbacteremic nosocomial pneumonia (NB-NP) episodes...
  20. doi request reprint Microbial aetiology of healthcare associated pneumonia in Spain: a prospective, multicentre, case-control study
    Eva Polverino
    Servicio de Pneumologia, Hospital Clinic i Provincial de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Thorax 68:1007-14. 2013
    ..Therefore, current American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines suggest a nosocomial antibiotic treatment for HCAP. Unfortunately, the scientific evidence supporting this is contradictory...
  21. doi request reprint Impact of nonexacerbated COPD on mortality in critically ill patients
    Alejandro Rodriguez
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, CIBERes Enfermedades Respiratorias, Universidad Rovira i Virgili IISPV, Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 139:1354-60. 2011
    ..The real contribution of nonexacerbated COPD to mortality has not been studied. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of nonexacerbated COPD on mortality in patients requiring mechanical ventilation (MV)...
  22. doi request reprint Mortality in ICU patients with bacterial community-acquired pneumonia: when antibiotics are not enough
    Alejandro Rodriguez
    Critical Care Department, Pere Virgili Health Institut and CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain
    Intensive Care Med 35:430-8. 2009
    ..It remains uncertain why immunocompetent patients with bacterial community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) die, in spite of adequate antibiotics...
  23. ncbi request reprint Incidence, etiology, and outcome of nosocomial pneumonia in ICU patients requiring percutaneous tracheotomy for mechanical ventilation
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira and Virgili, Carrer Dr Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 124:2239-43. 2003
    ..To determine the epidemiology of pneumonia in patients with tracheotomy receiving short-term mechanical ventilation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Management of ventilator-associated pneumonia in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit: does trauma make a difference?
    Kemal Agbaht
    CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, University of Rovira and Virgili, Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Institut Pere Virgili, Carrer Dr Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Intensive Care Med 33:1387-95. 2007
    ..Antibiotic exposure and timing of pneumonia onset influence ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) isolates. The first goal of this investigation was to evaluate whether trauma also influences prevalence of microorganisms...
  25. doi request reprint Ventilator-associated pneumonia: impact of organisms on clinical resolution and medical resources utilization
    Loreto Vidaur
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital and Pere Virgili Health Institute, Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 133:625-32. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of organisms and their susceptibility to treatment on outcomes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Impact of diversity of antibiotic use on the development of antimicrobial resistance
    Alberto Sandiumenge
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili Institut Pere Virgili, Tarragona 43007, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 57:1197-204. 2006
    ..To evaluate the impact of different antibiotic strategies on acquisition of resistant microorganisms...
  27. ncbi request reprint Bacteremia in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia is associated with increased mortality: A study comparing bacteremic vs. nonbacteremic ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Kemal Agbaht
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, Institut Pere Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 35:2064-70. 2007
    ..To assess whether bacteremic ventilator-associated pneumonia (B-VAP) differs in terms of risk factors, organisms, and outcomes from nonbacteremic VAP (NB-VAP)...
  28. pmc Acute kidney injury in critical ill patients affected by influenza A (H1N1) virus infection
    Ignacio Martin-Loeches
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, URV, and IISPV, Mallafre i Guasch, ES 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care 15:R66. 2011
    ..Little information exists about the impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients with the pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus infection...
  29. ncbi request reprint Reduced burden of bacterial airway colonization with a novel silver-coated endotracheal tube in a randomized multiple-center feasibility study
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 34:2766-72. 2006
    ..To assess the feasibility and safety of the respiratory infection control (RIC) device, a silver-coated endotracheal tube, and its effect on bacterial burden in the airways...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clinical resolution in patients with suspicion of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a cohort study comparing patients with and without acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Loreto Vidaur
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira and Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 33:1248-53. 2005
    ..A secondary objective was to identify clinical variables that might be useful for monitoring response to therapy...
  31. doi request reprint Impact of obesity in patients infected with 2009 influenza A(H1N1)
    Emili Diaz
    Critical Care Department, Hospital Universitario Joan XXIII CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, URV, and IISPV, Carrer Dr, Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 139:382-6. 2011
    ..However, its role remains unclear. We evaluate the outcome of patients who are obese and infected with A(H1N1) in the ICU, determining whether obesity is a risk factor for mortality...
  32. doi request reprint Validation of predictors of adverse outcomes in hospital-acquired pneumonia in the ICU
    Mariano Esperatti
    Servei de Pneumologia, Institut Clinic del Torax, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 41:2151-61. 2013
    ..To validate a set of predictors of adverse outcomes in patients with ICU-acquired pneumonia in relation to clinically relevant assessment at 28 days...
  33. doi request reprint Corticosteroid therapy in patients with primary viral pneumonia due to pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza
    Emili Diaz
    Critical Care Department, Hospital Sant Joan Despí Moisès Broggi, Jacint Verdaguer, 90, 08970 Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona, CibeRes, IISPV, Spain
    J Infect 64:311-8. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the effect on survival of corticosteroid therapy in patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza...
  34. doi request reprint Use of early corticosteroid therapy on ICU admission in patients affected by severe pandemic (H1N1)v influenza A infection
    I Martin-Loeches
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, IISPV, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias CIBERES, Tarragona, Spain
    Intensive Care Med 37:272-83. 2011
    ..Early use of corticosteroids in patients affected by pandemic (H1N1)v influenza A infection, although relatively common, remains controversial...
  35. doi request reprint The spectrum of pneumococcal empyema in adults in the early 21st century
    Joaquin Burgos
    Infectious Diseases Department, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 53:254-61. 2011
    ..Our objective was to describe the risk factors for pneumococcal empyema in adults and to analyze the differences in the incidence, disease characteristics, and serotype distribution between the pre- and post-PCV7 eras...
  36. doi request reprint Mortality and regional oxygen saturation index in septic shock patients: a pilot study
    Alejandro Rodriguez
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, IISPV, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Tarragona, Spain
    J Trauma 70:1145-52. 2011
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein correlates with bacterial load and appropriate antibiotic therapy in suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Thiago Lisboa
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira and Virgili, Institut Pere Virgili, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 36:166-71. 2008
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Risk factors for respiratory failure in pneumococcal pneumonia: the importance of pneumococcal serotypes
    Joaquin Burgos
    Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Vall d Hebron Research Institute VHIR, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona
    Eur Respir J 43:545-53. 2014
    ..22-10.28). In conclusion, respiratory failure is a frequent complication of pneumococcal pneumonia and causes high morbidity and mortality. Pneumococcal serotypes 3, 19A and 19F are the main risk factors for this complication. ..
  39. doi request reprint Ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients is associated with lower mortality: results from EU-VAP study
    M Magret
    Critical Care Department, Sant Joan University Hospital, Reus, Spain
    J Trauma 69:849-54. 2010
    ..Differences in trauma patients developing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are described regarding etiology and risk factors associated. We aim to describe the differences in outcomes in trauma and nontrauma patients with VAP...
  40. pmc Bench-to-bedside review: Therapeutic options and issues in the management of ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, Institut Pere Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care 9:259-65. 2005
    ..More active, less toxic antibacterial agents are still needed, in particular to combat problematic pathogens such as multiresistant Gram-negative bacilli and resistant Gram-positive organisms (e.g. methicillin-resistant S aureus)...
  41. doi request reprint Effect of antibiotic diversity on ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by ESKAPE Organisms
    Alberto Sandiumenge
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Carrer Dr Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 140:643-51. 2011
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Hospital-acquired pneumonia in the 21st century: a review of existing treatment options and their impact on patient care
    Despoina Koulenti
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital Institut Pere Virgili, Mallafre Guasch, 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 7:1555-69. 2006
    ..The optimal duration of treatment is a matter of debate, but courses longer than 1 week are rarely justified...
  43. doi request reprint New treatment options for infections caused by multiresistant strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other nonfermenting gram-negative bacilli
    Anna Sanchez
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 32:151-8. 2011
    ..Future options include immunotherapy or the continuous infusion of antibiotics. It is also important to emphasize the rational use of antibiotics to diminish the appearance of multiresistant pathogens...
  44. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for pneumonia in the intubated patient
    Olga Diaz
    Critical Care Department, Hospital Doce de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 17:697-705. 2003
    ..This variable should be considered when stratifying patients for risk factor analysis and also in the design of clinical trials for VAP prophylaxis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Clinical approach to the patient with suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Loreto Vidaur
    Critical Care Department, University Rovira and Virgili Institut Pere Virgili, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Carrer Dr Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Respir Care 50:965-74; discussion 974. 2005
    ..Optimal management should be based on a strategy combining early high doses of an effective agent for a short period of time, which is then simplified in the light of microbiologic information...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prospective observational study of bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia: Effect of discordant therapy on mortality
    Manel Lujan
    Pulmonary Department, Corporacio Parc Tauli, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 32:625-31. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effect of discordant empirical therapy on outcome in bacteremic pneumococcal community-acquired pneumonia...
  47. ncbi request reprint Etiology of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira and Virgili, Carrer Dr Mallafre Guasch 4, Tarragona 43007, Spain
    Clin Chest Med 26:87-95. 2005
    ..The discussion herein analyzes these aspects, placing particular emphasis on risk factors, attributable mortality, resistance, and the implications for management...
  48. doi request reprint Severe sepsis mortality prediction with relevance vector machines
    Vicent J Ribas
    SOCO Research Group, Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011:100-3. 2011
    ..The reported results show that it outperforms in terms of accuracy alternative techniques currently in use, while simultaneously assessing the relative impact of individual pathology indicators...
  49. ncbi request reprint Oral care practices in intensive care units: a survey of 59 European ICUs
    Jordi Rello
    Joan XXIII University Hospital, Critical Care Department, Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Intensive Care Med 33:1066-70. 2007
    ..To explore the type and frequency of oral care practices in European ICUs and the attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge of health care workers...
  50. ncbi request reprint Ventilator-associated pneumonia: issues related to the artificial airway
    Emili Diaz
    Critical Care Department, University Rovira and Virgili Institut Pere Virgili, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Carrer Dr Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Respir Care 50:900-6; discussion 906-9. 2005
    ..As many studies suggest that incidence of VAP is highly dependent on the strategies of airway management, health care workers should be alerted to issues related to the artificial airway...
  51. pmc Intensive care adult patients with severe respiratory failure caused by Influenza A (H1N1)v in Spain
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, CIBERes Enfermedades Respiratorias, IISPV, Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care 13:R148. 2009
    ..We describe the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of the first 32 persons reported to be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) due to influenza A (H1N1)v infection in Spain...
  52. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial lung infections in adult intensive care units
    Gonzalo Hernandez
    Critical Care Department, 12, de Octubre University Hospital, University Complutense, Madrid, Spain
    Microbes Infect 6:1004-14. 2004
    ..Nosocomial pneumonias are often difficult to treat due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic policies are crucial in avoiding a progression in antibiotic resistance...
  53. doi request reprint Severity of pneumococcal pneumonia associated with genomic bacterial load
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 136:832-40. 2009
    ..As viral load is useful in viral infections, we hypothesized that bacterial load may be associated with outcomes in patients with pneumococcal pneumonia...
  54. ncbi request reprint A 7-year study of severe hospital-acquired pneumonia requiring ICU admission
    Jordi Valles
    Critical Care Center, Hospital Sabadell, Institut Universitari Parc Tauli Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Parc Tauli s n, 08208, Barcelona, Spain
    Intensive Care Med 29:1981-8. 2003
    ..To examine the characteristics, prognostic factors, and outcome of patients with severe hospital-acquired pneumonia admitted to the ICU...
  55. ncbi request reprint Nursing adherence with evidence-based guidelines for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Maite Ricart
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 31:2693-6. 2003
    ..To review barriers to nursing adherence to nonpharmacologic evidence-based guidelines for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia...
  56. doi request reprint Effect of high-flow nasal cannula and body position on end-expiratory lung volume: a cohort study using electrical impedance tomography
    Jordi Riera
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron Research Institut, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Respir Care 58:589-96. 2013
    ..We used electrical impedance tomography to investigate the effects of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) and body position on global and regional end-expiratory lung impedance variation (ΔEELI)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Severe acute respiratory infections in the postpandemic era of H1N1
    Garyphallia Poulakou
    Department of Critical Care, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Crit Care 18:441-50. 2012
    ..We sought to investigate whether this experience has altered our knowledge and our current and future practice on the management of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and community-acquired pneumonia...
  58. doi request reprint Management of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Emili Diaz
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, IISPV, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Carrer Mallafre Guasch 4, Tarragona 43007, Spain
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 23:521-33. 2009
    ..In recent years, a more dynamic approach has evolved, updating local epidemiology, evaluating VAP and diagnostic tools every day, and assessing host response using clinical and biochemical parameters...
  59. doi request reprint Diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia: is there a gold standard and a simple approach?
    Thiago Lisboa
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira and Virgili, Institut Pere Virgili, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Tarragona, Spain
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:174-8. 2008
    ..Recent findings in diagnosis are reviewed here...
  60. doi request reprint Quality of life, pulmonary function, and tomographic scan abnormalities after ARDS
    Joan R Masclans
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron Vall d Hebron Research Institute Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB, Barcelona, Spain
    Chest 139:1340-6. 2011
    ....
  61. pmc Demographics, guidelines, and clinical experience in severe community-acquired pneumonia
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital University Rovira i Virgili, Pere Virgili Health Institut, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias CIBERES, Tarragona 43007, Spain
    Crit Care 12:S2. 2008
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Community-acquired respiratory coinfection in critically ill patients with pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) virus
    Ignacio Martin-Loeches
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, CibeRes, Mallafre Guasch 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
    Chest 139:555-62. 2011
    ..Little is known about the impact of community-acquired respiratory coinfection in patients with pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) virus infection...
  63. doi request reprint A European care bundle for management of ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Institut de Recerca Vall d Hebron Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias CIBERES, Barcelona, Spain
    J Crit Care 26:3-10. 2011
    ..Although there is a wealth of guidance concerning the management of patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), compliance with recommendations concerning optimal treatment practices is highly variable...
  64. doi request reprint Healthcare-associated infections. A useful concept?
    Manel Lujan
    Pneumology Service, Hospital de Sabadell, Corporacio Parc Tauli, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Sabadell, Spain
    Curr Opin Crit Care 15:419-24. 2009
    ..Although described originally in bacteremia, the concept has also been applied to other infections such as pneumonia and endocarditis...
  65. ncbi request reprint Impact of the 2009 influenza A H1N1 pandemic on invasive pneumococcal disease in adults
    M Luisa Pedro-Botet
    From the Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, CibeRes, Spain
    Scand J Infect Dis 46:185-92. 2014
    ..pneumoniae and influenza. ..
  66. doi request reprint Appropriateness is critical
    Marta Ulldemolins
    Critical Care Department, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Passeig de la Vall d Hebron, 119 129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
    Crit Care Clin 27:35-51. 2011
    ..Consideration of issues beyond in vitro susceptibility, such as antibiotic physicochemistry, tissue penetration, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic-driven dosing, is mandatory for the optimization of antibiotic use...
  67. ncbi request reprint Emerging drugs for pneumococcal pneumonia
    Vicenc Falco
    Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 16:459-77. 2011
    ..However, concerns about the evolution of antibiotic resistance justify the review of new indications for known antibiotics and the development of new products...
  68. pmc The simple and the simpler in pneumonia diagnosis
    Thiago Lisboa
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira and Virgili, Institut Pere Virgili, CIBERes Enfermedades Respiratorias, Carrer Mallafre Guasch, 4 43007, Tarragona, Spain
    Crit Care 11:140. 2007
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia in the intensive care unit
    Jordi Rello
    Critical Care Department, Joan XXII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, Taragona, Spain
    Crit Care Med 31:2544-51. 2003
    ..To update the state-of-the-art on pneumonia in adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), with special emphasis on new developments in management...
  70. pmc Compliance with guidelines-recommended processes in pneumonia: impact of health status and initial signs
    Rosario Menendez
    Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, CibeRes, Valencia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 7:e37570. 2012
    ..Deficient health status and confusion, rather than age, are associated with lower compliance with antibiotic therapy recommendations and timing, thus identifying a subpopulation more prone to receiving lower quality care...