Joaquim Gascon

Summary

Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Yellow fever-associated viscerotropic disease in Barcelona, Spain
    Jose Munoz
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Travel Med 15:202-5. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Characterization of the enzyme aac(3)-Id in a clinical isolate of Salmonella enterica serovar Haifa causing traveler's diarrhea
    Roberto Cabrera
    Servicio de Microbiologia, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 27:453-6. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Evolution of antimicrobial resistance in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli causing traveller's diarrhoea
    Eva Mendez Arancibia
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, School of Medicine, Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:343-7. 2009
  4. pmc Chagas disease among the Latin American adult population attending in a primary care center in Barcelona, Spain
    Carme Roca
    El Clot Primary Care Center, Institut Catala de la Salut, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1135. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint [Global HIV epidemiology and current migration]
    Joaquim Gascón Brustenga
    Centre de Salut Internacional, Secció de Medicina Tropical, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26:2-5. 2008
  6. pmc Epidemiology of imported malaria among children and young adults in Barcelona (1990-2008)
    Mireia Garcia-Villarrubia
    Epidemiology Service, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Pza Lesseps, 1, 08023 Barcelona, Spain
    Malar J 10:347. 2011
  7. pmc Malaria chemoprophylaxis recommendations for immigrants to Europe, visiting relatives and friends--a Delphi method study
    Guido Calleri
    Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, Travel Medicine Unit, Corso Svizzera 164, 10149 Torino, Italy
    Malar J 10:137. 2011
  8. pmc Imported malaria in a cosmopolitan European city: a mirror image of the world epidemiological situation
    Juan Pablo Millet
    Epidemiology Service, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Pza Lesseps, 1, 08023 Barcelona, Spain
    Malar J 7:56. 2008
  9. pmc Epidemiology and clinical features of vivax malaria imported to Europe: sentinel surveillance data from TropNetEurop
    N Mühlberger
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Malar J 3:5. 2004
  10. pmc The incidence of malaria in travellers to South-East Asia: is local malaria transmission a useful risk indicator?
    Ron H Behrens
    Travel Clinic, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Mortimer Market, London, WC1E 6JB, UK
    Malar J 9:266. 2010

Detail Information

Publications75

  1. doi request reprint Yellow fever-associated viscerotropic disease in Barcelona, Spain
    Jose Munoz
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Travel Med 15:202-5. 2008
    ..We report a new case of YEL-AVD. Given the potential risks associated with the vaccine, physicians should consider vaccination only for patients truly at risk for exposure to yellow fever, especially for primovaccination...
  2. doi request reprint Characterization of the enzyme aac(3)-Id in a clinical isolate of Salmonella enterica serovar Haifa causing traveler's diarrhea
    Roberto Cabrera
    Servicio de Microbiologia, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 27:453-6. 2009
    ..The objective of this investigation was to identify the mechanism of decreased susceptibility to gentamicin in a Salmonella clinical isolate, leading to the detection of a aminoglycoside acetyltransferase gene found in a class 1 integron...
  3. doi request reprint Evolution of antimicrobial resistance in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli causing traveller's diarrhoea
    Eva Mendez Arancibia
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, School of Medicine, Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 64:343-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in EAEC and ETEC causing diarrhoea in patients who had travelled to different developing countries, comparing two periods of time, 1994-97 and 2001-04...
  4. pmc Chagas disease among the Latin American adult population attending in a primary care center in Barcelona, Spain
    Carme Roca
    El Clot Primary Care Center, Institut Catala de la Salut, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1135. 2011
    ..We studied the prevalence of Chagas disease in Latin American patients treated at a health center in Barcelona and evaluated its clinical phase. We make some recommendations for screening for the disease...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Global HIV epidemiology and current migration]
    Joaquim Gascón Brustenga
    Centre de Salut Internacional, Secció de Medicina Tropical, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26:2-5. 2008
    ..Although the distribution of HIV subtypes is more or less localized, there is a tendency toward progressive dispersion of all subtypes in different geographical areas and toward new recombinant subtypes...
  6. pmc Epidemiology of imported malaria among children and young adults in Barcelona (1990-2008)
    Mireia Garcia-Villarrubia
    Epidemiology Service, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Pza Lesseps, 1, 08023 Barcelona, Spain
    Malar J 10:347. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology and determine the trends of imported malaria in patients under 20 years old in the city of Barcelona, Spain, during an 18-year period...
  7. pmc Malaria chemoprophylaxis recommendations for immigrants to Europe, visiting relatives and friends--a Delphi method study
    Guido Calleri
    Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, Travel Medicine Unit, Corso Svizzera 164, 10149 Torino, Italy
    Malar J 10:137. 2011
    ..Most recommendations for malaria chemoprophylaxis lack a solid evidence base, and often fail to address the cultural, social and economic needs of VFRs...
  8. pmc Imported malaria in a cosmopolitan European city: a mirror image of the world epidemiological situation
    Juan Pablo Millet
    Epidemiology Service, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Pza Lesseps, 1, 08023 Barcelona, Spain
    Malar J 7:56. 2008
    ..There has been considerable immigration to Barcelona from low-income countries (LIC) in recent years. The objective is to describe the epidemiology and to determine the trends of the disease in Barcelona...
  9. pmc Epidemiology and clinical features of vivax malaria imported to Europe: sentinel surveillance data from TropNetEurop
    N Mühlberger
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Malar J 3:5. 2004
    ..vivax malaria are limited. The TropNetEurop surveillance network has monitored the importation of vivax malaria into Europe since 1999...
  10. pmc The incidence of malaria in travellers to South-East Asia: is local malaria transmission a useful risk indicator?
    Ron H Behrens
    Travel Clinic, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Mortimer Market, London, WC1E 6JB, UK
    Malar J 9:266. 2010
    ..The study was designed to examine whether the strategy of using malaria transmission in a local population was an accurate estimate of the malaria threat faced by travellers and a correlate of malaria in returning travellers...
  11. pmc Molecular surveillance of drug resistance through imported isolates of Plasmodium falciparum in Europe
    Tomas Jelinek
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University of Munich, Leopoldstr, 5, 80802 Munich, Germany
    Malar J 1:11. 2002
    ..The screening results were used to map the prevalence of mutations and, thus, levels of potential drug resistance in endemic areas world-wide...
  12. pmc Molecular surveillance of the antifolate-resistant mutation I164L in imported African isolates of Plasmodium falciparum in Europe: sentinel data from TropNetEurop
    Ole Wichmann
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Malar J 2:17. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of this mutation in African isolates of Plasmodium falciparum that have been imported into Europe through travellers...
  13. pmc Short-term follow-up of chagasic patients after benzonidazole treatment using multiple serological markers
    Ana Fernández-Villegas
    Departamento de Biologia Molecular, Instituto de Parasitologia y Biomedicina Lopez Neyra Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Parque Tecnológico de Ciencias de Salud Avda, del Conocimiento s n 18100 Granada, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 11:206. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to search for immunological markers that could be altered in the sera from Chagas disease patients after benznidazole treatment, and therefore have a potential predictive diagnostic value...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Malaria imported by immigrants]
    J Gascón I Brustenga
    Secció Medicina Tropical, Centro de Salud Internacional, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Spain
    An Sist Sanit Navar 29:121-5. 2006
    ..The figures for the years 2002-2004 in Spain indicate that P. falciparum is the most diagnosed species. Africa is the continent from which most cases are imported and immigrants contribute 34-41% of all cases...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Diagnosis, management and treatment of chronic Chagas' heart disease in areas where Trypanosoma cruzi infection is not endemic]
    Joaquim Gascon
    Secció Medicina Tropical Centre Salut Internacional, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 60:285-93. 2007
    ..The aim should be to improve patient care by increasing understanding of the condition by physicians and other healthcare professionals who may be involved in its detection and treatment...
  16. doi request reprint Chagas disease in Spain, the United States and other non-endemic countries
    Joaquim Gascon
    Centre de Salut Internacional, CRESIB, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, C Villarroel, 170, 08036, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Trop 115:22-7. 2010
    ..High priorities include the implementation of appropriate screening, evaluation and clinical management, and better assessment of the true burden associated with this disease...
  17. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, etiology and pathophysiology of traveler's diarrhea
    Joaquim Gascon
    Secció Medicina Tropical, Centre de Salut Internacional de l Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Digestion 73:102-8. 2006
    ..The clinical symptoms present are also quite variable, although inflammatory and non-inflammatory diarrhea have been established as a classical and basic classification of diarrhea...
  18. ncbi request reprint Histoplasmosis infection in Spanish travelers to Latin America
    J Gascon
    International Health Centre, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, C Villarroel 170, 08036, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:839-41. 2005
    ..52-8.12]) or cough (odds ratio=4.24 [1.32-13.58]) after visiting Latin America. The results of this study have public health implications and indicate the risks of acquiring histoplasmosis should be included in pre-travel counseling...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Diagnosis and treatment of imported Chagas disease]
    Joaquim Gascon
    Servicio de Medicina Tropical, Centro de Salud Internacional, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 125:230-5. 2005
  20. ncbi request reprint [Ciguatera poisoning in Spanish travellers]
    Joaquim Gascon
    Sección de Medicina Tropical Centro de Salud Internacional Hospital Clínic IDIBAPS Barcelona España
    Med Clin (Barc) 120:777-9. 2003
    ..Ciguatera poisoning appears after ingestion of contaminated fish from tropical coral reefs. Due to the diversity of clinical symptoms and the absence of a specific test in humans, the diagnosis is often difficult...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Cyclosporiasis: a clinical and epidemiological study in travellers with imported Cyclospora cayetanensis infection]
    J Gascon
    Sección de Medicina Tropical Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS, Barcelona
    Med Clin (Barc) 116:461-4. 2001
    ..To assess the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the enteritis produced by Cyclospora cayetanensis...
  22. pmc Mechanism of resistance to several antimicrobial agents in Salmonella Clinical isolates causing traveler's diarrhea
    Roberto Cabrera
    Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, C Villarroel 170, Barcelona, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:3934-9. 2004
    ..causing TD is needed to detect trends in their resistance to antimicrobial agents, as we have shown in our study with nalidixic acid. Moreover, such studies will lead to better treatment and strategies to prevent and limit their spread...
  23. ncbi request reprint Dissemination of Salmonella enterica serotype agona and multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium in Cuba
    Roberto Cabrera
    Servicio de Microbiologia, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:1049-53. 2006
    ..This is the first report of the widespread dissemination of a multiresistant clone of S. enterica serotype Typhimurium definitive phage type 104 in Cuba...
  24. pmc Immunosuppression and Chagas disease: a management challenge
    María Jesús Pinazo
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e1965. 2013
    ..International consensus guidelines based on expert opinion would greatly contribute to standardizing the management of immunosuppressed patients with Chagas disease...
  25. doi request reprint Myocardial involvement in Chagas disease: insights from cardiac magnetic resonance
    Ander Regueiro
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cardiol 165:107-12. 2013
    ..Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has emerged as a non-invasive tool to assess cardiac tissue characteristics. There is scarce data available on CMR in patients with Chagas' disease...
  26. pmc Benznidazole-related adverse drug reactions and their relationship to serum drug concentrations in patients with chronic chagas disease
    María Jesús Pinazo
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:390-5. 2013
    ..Benznidazole serum concentrations do not appear to be related to the appearance of serious ADRs. Further, well-controlled studies are necessary to establish the optimal regimen for benznidazole in adults with chronic CD...
  27. pmc Imported malaria among African immigrants: is there still a relationship between developed countries and their ex-colonies?
    Juan Pablo Millet
    Epidemiology Service, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Malar J 8:111. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to compare cases of imported malaria originating from the Spanish ex-colony of Equatorial Guinea (EG) with those originating from the rest of Africa (RA)...
  28. doi request reprint Clinical profile of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in a non-endemic setting: immigration and Chagas disease in Barcelona (Spain)
    Jose Munoz
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Trop 111:51-5. 2009
    ..Chagas disease is no longer limited to Latin America and is becoming frequent in industrialised countries in Europe and United States...
  29. ncbi request reprint Failure of standard treatment with praziquantel in two returned travelers with Schistosoma haematobium infection
    David Alonso
    International Health Center, e Servicio de Microbiología Centro de Diagnóstico Biomédico Clínic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:342-4. 2006
    ..We describe two Spanish travelers with genitourinary schistosomiasis caused by S. haematobium in whom repeated standard treatment failed to clear the infection...
  30. doi request reprint Endothelial Function and High-Sensitivity C-reactive Protein Levels in Patients With Chagas Disease Living in a Nonendemic Area
    Ana García-Alvarez
    I, nstituto Clínico del Tórax, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 64:891-6. 2011
    ..Our purpose was to assess endothelial function and systemic levels of nitric oxide and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in patients with the indeterminate form and with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy living in a nonendemic area...
  31. pmc Tolerance of benznidazole in treatment of Chagas' disease in adults
    María Jesús Pinazo
    Tropical Diseases Section, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel 170, Barcelona, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:4896-9. 2010
    ..This study describes the profile of side effects of benznidazole in a cohort of Trypanosoma cruzi-infected patients in a European country...
  32. doi request reprint Myocardial deformation analysis in Chagas heart disease with the use of speckle tracking echocardiography
    Ana García-Alvarez
    Cardiology Department, Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Card Fail 17:1028-34. 2011
    ..We aimed to characterize myocardial deformation in patients in different forms of Chagas disease and, specifically, assess differences between patients in the indeterminate form and controls...
  33. pmc Increased expression levels of the pvcrt-o and pvmdr1 genes in a patient with severe Plasmodium vivax malaria
    Carmen Fernandez-Becerra
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clinic IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Rosello 132, 4a planta, 08036, Barcelona, Spain
    Malar J 8:55. 2009
    ..There are increasing reports of severe clinical cases exclusively associated with Plasmodium vivax infections. Notably, this severity has been recently suggested to be associated with chloroquine resistance...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Clinical presentation and complications of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in two populations: travelers and immigrants]
    Elisa Salvadó
    Seccion de Medicina Tropical, Centro de Salud Internacional, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26:282-4. 2008
    ..Only natives of malaria-endemic areas can acquire a certain degree of immunity to the disease. It is not known whether immunity is lost when contact with the parasite is discontinued...
  35. doi request reprint Development of Escherichia coli rifaximin-resistant mutants: frequency of selection and stability
    Joaquim Ruiz
    Centre de Recerca en Salut Internacional de Barcelona, Hospital Clinic IDIBAPS, C Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:1016-9. 2008
    ..To select rifaximin-resistant mutants of Escherichia coli and to establish the frequency of mutation, cross-resistance with other antimicrobial agents and the stability of the mutants obtained...
  36. doi request reprint Refractory giardiasis in Spanish travellers
    Jose Muñoz Gutierrez
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Travel Med Infect Dis 11:126-9. 2013
    ..Moreover, we discuss various treatment strategies to tackle G. duodenalis that is refractory to nitroimidazoles...
  37. ncbi request reprint Imported acute histoplasmosis with rheumatologic manifestations in Spanish travelers
    David Alonso
    International Health Center, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, and Mycology Research Unit, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    J Travel Med 14:338-42. 2007
  38. doi request reprint Fitness and molecular mechanisms of resistance to rifaximin in in vitro selected Escherichia coli mutants
    Maria J Pons
    Centre de Recerca en Salut Internacional de Barcelona, IDIBAPS Hospital Clinic Universitat de Barcelona, Rossello, Barcelona, Spain
    Microb Drug Resist 18:376-9. 2012
    ..coli were analyzed. The results obtained show that mutations in the rpoB gene and overexpression of Phe-Arg-β-naphthylamide (PAβN)-inhibitible efflux pump were implicated in Rfx resistance...
  39. pmc High antibody responses against Plasmodium falciparum in immigrants after extended periods of interrupted exposure to malaria
    Gemma Moncunill
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e73624. 2013
    ..Malaria immunity is commonly believed to wane in the absence of Plasmodium falciparum exposure, based on limited epidemiological data and short-lived antibody responses in some longitudinal studies in endemic areas...
  40. pmc Cytokine profiling in immigrants with clinical malaria after extended periods of interrupted exposure to Plasmodium falciparum
    Gemma Moncunill
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e73360. 2013
    ..falciparum appeared to be reduced. Understanding the mechanisms to maintain non-pathogenic effector responses is important to develop new malaria control strategies. ..
  41. pmc CTX-M-15-producing enteroaggregative Escherichia coli as cause of travelers' diarrhea
    Elisabet Guiral
    August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1950-3. 2011
    ..This β-lactamase contributes to the multidrug resistance of enteroaggregative E. coli, thereby limiting therapeutic alternatives...
  42. doi request reprint Measles in travelers: are we aware enough?
    Jose Munoz
    Centre de Salut Internacional, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Travel Med 15:124-5. 2008
    ..Nonimmune or single-dose vaccinees traveling to high-endemic countries should be advised on the risk of acquiring the infection. We describe two cases of imported measles in Spanish travelers...
  43. ncbi request reprint Salmonella ovarian abscess following travel diarrhoea episode
    David Alonso
    Department of Tropical Medicine, International Health Center, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, C Rossello 132, 4 2a, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 276:551-3. 2007
    ..The case of a 36-year-old woman with a non-typhoidal Salmonella ovarian abscess is reported. Remarkably, pathological findings of the oophorectomy piece did not demonstrate any pre-existing ovarian abnormalities...
  44. ncbi request reprint In vitro antimicrobial activity of rifaximin against enteropathogens causing traveler's diarrhea
    Joaquim Ruiz
    Hospital Clinic, Centro de Salud Internacional CRESIB IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:473-5. 2007
    ..The MIC of rifaximin ranged between <0.007 and 32 mg/L; other agents tested had an MIC of >256 mg/L in most cases. The results showed the potential use of rifaximin to treat these infections...
  45. doi request reprint Prevalence and vertical transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi infection among pregnant Latin American women attending 2 maternity clinics in Barcelona, Spain
    Jose Munoz
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, IDIBAPS, C Villarroel, 170, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 48:1736-40. 2009
    ..The rate of seroprevalence was 3.4%, and 7.3% of the newborns were infected. Routine screening and management programs in maternity wards may be warranted...
  46. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of Chagas disease screening of pregnant Latin American women and of their infants in a non endemic area
    Elisa Sicuri
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Trop 118:110-7. 2011
    ....
  47. doi request reprint A high-performance liquid chromatographic method for benznidazole quantitation in plasma of patients with Chagas disease
    Laura Guerrero
    Pharmacy Service, Hospital Clínic Barcelona IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Chem Lab Med 49:77-82. 2011
    ..Its etiological agent is Trypanosoma cruzi. To date, benznidazole is the only treatment of Chagas disease available in Europe...
  48. doi request reprint Congenital transmission of Chagas disease: a clinical approach
    Ines Oliveira
    Barcelona International Health Research Center CRESIB, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:945-56. 2010
    ..The public health implications of the increasing number of T. cruzi-infected immigrants and congenital transmission in nonendemic areas is also analyzed...
  49. doi request reprint Severe imported malaria in adults: retrospective study of 20 cases
    Ana Gonzalez
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, CRESIB, CIBERESP, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:595-9. 2009
    ..Mortality by severe malaria remains high despite high quality management, which highlights the importance of chemoprophylaxis and early diagnosis and treatment...
  50. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of different virulence factors and biofilm production in enteroaggregative Escherichia coli isolates causing diarrhea in children in Ifakara (Tanzania)
    Eva Mendez-Arancibia
    Servei de Microbiologia, Centre de Diagnostic Biomedic, Hospital Clinic, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona, Villarroel 170 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:985-9. 2008
    ..032). These results again show the high heterogeneity of virulence factors among EAEC isolates causing diarrhea in children, and that biofilm may be an important virulence factor, strongly associated with the presence of AggR...
  51. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and clinical presentation of shigellosis in children less than five years of age in rural Mozambique
    Inacio Mandomando
    Centro de Investigação em Saúde da Manhiça, IDIBAPS Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:1059-61. 2007
    ..7% versus 0.4%, P = 0.004), and from dysentery than nondysenteric diarrhea (24.1% versus 3.5%, P < 0.001). Shigella flexneri 2a, S. sonnei, and S. flexneri 6, were the most prevalent serotypes...
  52. ncbi request reprint [Clinical and epidemiological features of imported dengue in Spain]
    Jose Munoz
    Seccion de Medicina Tropical, Centro de Salud Internacional, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 131:18-21. 2008
    ..We describe the clinical and microbiological features of imported dengue in 3 referral hospitals in Spain...
  53. ncbi request reprint [Paediatric Chagas in a non-endemic area]
    Victoria Fumado
    Servicio de Pediatria, Unidad de Medicina Importada, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Deu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 32:293-6. 2014
    ..Young women of childbearing age and children infected with Trypanosoma cruzi from endemic areas are at risk of developing the disease years later, and pregnant women can transmit the infection through the placenta...
  54. pmc Cytokine and antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum in naïve individuals during a first malaria episode: effect of age and malaria exposure
    Gemma Moncunill
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e55756. 2013
    ..Although IL-12 was elevated in children, overall the data do not support a role of age in immune responses to a first malaria episode. A T(H)1/pro-inflammatory response was the hallmark of non-immune subjects...
  55. doi request reprint [Utility of an immunochromatographic test for Chagas disease screening in primary healthcare]
    Paulo López-Chejade
    Laboratorio de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 28:169-71. 2010
    ..Chagas disease is a common condition among Latin American immigrants living in Spain...
  56. doi request reprint Clinical and epidemiological features of 33 imported Strongyloides stercoralis infections
    Ana Gonzalez
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, CIBERESP, Hospital Clinic, C Rossello 132, 4 degrees, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 104:613-6. 2010
    ..Strongyloides stercoralis infection should be considered in immigrants and travellers with eosinophilia or compatible symptoms coming from endemic areas. Diagnosis should always be sought in immunocompromised hosts...
  57. pmc Successful treatment with posaconazole of a patient with chronic Chagas disease and systemic lupus erythematosus
    María Jesús Pinazo
    Tropical Care Section, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clínic Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:583-7. 2010
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Vaccination strategies against hepatitis A in travelers older than 40 years: an economic evaluation
    Laura Costas
    Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology Department, Hospital Clinic IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    J Travel Med 16:344-8. 2009
    ..The aims of the study were to assess immunity levels to hepatitis A virus (HAV) in international travelers >40 years and to determine the least costly immunization strategy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Development of a real-time PCR assay for Trypanosoma cruzi detection in blood samples
    Maria Piron
    Transfusion Safety Laboratory, Banc de Sang i Teixits, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Trop 103:195-200. 2007
    ..Concordance of results with the N-PCR was 90%. In conclusion, real-time PCR provides an optimal alternative to N-PCR, with similar sensitivity and higher throughput, and could help determine ongoing parasitaemia in chagasic patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint [How much primaquine is needed to eradicate Plasmodium vivax hypnozoites?]
    Jose Munoz
    Seccion de Medicina Tropical, Centro de Salud Internacional, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 24:29-30. 2006
    ..Primaquine is now the only drug available to eradicate Plasmodium vivax malaria. The optimal dose of primaquine to prevent relapses of P. vivax remains under discussion...
  61. ncbi request reprint Trends in antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter spp. causing traveler's diarrhea
    Joaquim Ruiz
    Secció de Medicina Tropical, Centre de Salut Internacional, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    APMIS 115:218-24. 2007
    ..The level of resistance to the most commonly used antibacterial agents in the developing world is increasing in Campylobacter spp., the increase in the resistance to quinolones being of special concern...
  62. pmc Socio-cultural aspects of Chagas disease: a systematic review of qualitative research
    Laia Ventura-Garcia
    Barcelona Centre for International Health Research CRESIB, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2410. 2013
    ..This systematic review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of qualitative research on Chagas disease, both in endemic and non-endemic countries...
  63. doi request reprint [Endothelial function and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels in patients with Chagas disease living in a nonendemic area]
    Ana García-Alvarez
    Instituto Clínico del Tórax, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Cardiol 64:891-6. 2011
    ..Our purpose was to assess endothelial function and systemic levels of nitric oxide and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in patients with the indeterminate form and with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy living in a nonendemic area...
  64. ncbi request reprint [Molecular epidemiological surveillance of markers for antimalarial drugs in Plasmodium falciparum isolates imported to Barcelona, Spain]
    Joaquim Gascon
    Centro de Salud Internacional, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 125:286-9. 2005
    ..falciparum isolates imported by travellers...
  65. ncbi request reprint Congenital Trypanosoma cruzi infection in a non-endemic area
    Jose Munoz
    Secció de Medicina Tropical, Centre de Salut Internacional, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, C Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:1161-2. 2007
    ..The increase in Latin American immigrants in Europe and the USA requires greater epidemiological surveillance and appropriate diagnostic techniques for managing T. cruzi infections...
  66. ncbi request reprint [Imported malaria from Senegal: about 17 cases in year 2000]
    Maria Velasco
    Centre de Salut Internacional, Secció de Medicina Tropical, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 124:19-21. 2005
    ..In 2000, there was a greater number of cases of malaria in patients from this country. Our objective was to analyze such increase, to describe the characteristics of these patients and to identify the reasons for it...
  67. ncbi request reprint Enteroaggregative escherichia coli virulence factors in traveler's diarrhea strains
    J Vila
    Laboratori de Microbiologia, Hospital Clinic, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    J Infect Dis 182:1780-3. 2000
    ..coli pathotypes, as was the EAST toxin locus. These findings underscore the heterogeneity of EAEC strains and suggest that the ShET1 may be an important virulence factor in traveler's diarrhea...
  68. pmc Isolation of verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O-rough:K1:H7 from two patients with traveler's diarrhea
    J Vila
    Department of Microbiology, Hospital Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Microbiol 35:2279-82. 1997
    ..The illness was self-limited in both cases but involved long-duration, watery diarrhea (10 to 50 days) accompanied by abdominal cramps and flatulence. This serotype should be taken into account as a possible cause of traveler's diarrhea...
  69. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility patterns of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli associated with traveller's diarrhoea: emergence of quinolone resistance
    J Vila
    Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, School of Medicine, Spain
    J Med Microbiol 50:996-1000. 2001
    ..Although ciprofloxacin shows excellent in-vitro activity and could be useful in the treatment of traveller's diarrhoea in patients travelling abroad, it may not be useful in patients who have journeyed to India or to Mexico...
  70. doi request reprint Incidence of respiratory viruses among travelers with a febrile syndrome returning from tropical and subtropical areas
    M Camps
    Department of Microbiology, Centre de Diagnostic Biomedic, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Med Virol 80:711-5. 2008
    ..In light of the fact that international tourism is an increasing phenomenon, new strategies to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses should be considered, specially for influenza when a vaccine is available...
  71. doi request reprint Adaptation and validation of the Spanish version of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire for the detection of bipolar disorder
    J Sanchez-Moreno
    Bipolar Disorder Program, Clinical Institute of Neuroscience, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona Spain
    Bipolar Disord 10:400-12. 2008
    ..The original English version is validated in both the psychiatric and the general population, but a validated Spanish version is not yet available. Psychometric properties of the Spanish adaptation of the MDQ in psychiatry are described...
  72. pmc Quinolone resistance in enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli causing diarrhea in travelers to India in comparison with other geographical areas
    J Vila
    Department of Microbiology, IDIBAPS Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 44:1731-3. 2000
    ..Chloramphenicol showed moderate activity, and amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid, nalidixic acid, and ciprofloxacin showed very good activity. Five nalidixic acid-resistant strains were isolated, four from patients visiting India...
  73. ncbi request reprint Quinolone resistance among Shigella spp. isolated from travellers returning from India
    L Mensa
    Centre de Recerca en Salut Internacional, CRESIB, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 14:279-81. 2008
    ..Quinolone resistance is increasing in Shigella spp. causing travellers' diarrhoea, and particularly among isolates causing diarrhoea in travellers returning from India...
  74. pmc Diarrhea in children under 5 years of age from Ifakara, Tanzania: a case-control study
    J Gascon
    Tropical Section, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Microbiol 38:4459-62. 2000
    ..90; P < 0.029). Enterotoxigenic, enteropathogenic, and enteroaggregative strains of Escherichia coli were not related with diarrhea, and neither were Giardia lamblia or Salmonella species...
  75. pmc Antimicrobial resistance of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli isolated from children under the age of 5 years from Ifakara, Tanzania
    J Vila
    Departament de Microbiologia, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 43:3022-4. 1999
    ..coli categories showed high-level resistance to ampicillin, tetracycline, co-trimoxazole, and chloramphenicol but were highly susceptible to quinolones. Guidelines for appropriate use of antibiotics in developing countries need updating...