J Carratala

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc Influence of socioeconomic status on community-acquired pneumonia outcomes in elderly patients requiring hospitalization: a multicenter observational study
    Conchita Izquierdo
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Roc Boronat 81 95, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 10:421. 2010
  2. ncbi Factors associated with complications and mortality in adult patients hospitalized for infectious cellulitis
    J Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Feixa Llarga sn, 08907, LHospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:151-7. 2003
  3. pmc Randomized, double-blind trial of an antibiotic-lock technique for prevention of gram-positive central venous catheter-related infection in neutropenic patients with cancer
    J Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Ciutat Sanitaria i Universitaria de Bellvitge, Institut Catala d Oncologia, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 43:2200-4. 1999
  4. ncbi High rates of resistance to cephalosporins among viridans-group streptococci causing bacteraemia in neutropenic cancer patients
    A Marron
    Services of Infectious Diseases, Hospital de Bellvitge, Institut Catala d Oncologia, Ciutat Sanitaria i Universitaria de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 47:87-91. 2001
  5. ncbi The antibiotic-lock technique for therapy of 'highly needed' infected catheters
    J Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 8:282-9. 2002
  6. ncbi Role of antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infection
    J Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 7:83-90. 2001
  7. doi Risk factors for, and clinical relevance of, faecal extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) carriage in neutropenic patients with haematological malignancies
    M Arnan
    Hematology Department, Hospital Duran i Reynals, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 30:355-60. 2011
  8. ncbi Effect of prior pneumococcal vaccination on clinical outcome of hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia
    A Mykietiuk
    Infectious Disease Service, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Feixa Llarga s n, L Hospitalet, 08907, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:457-62. 2006
  9. doi Clinical features and outcomes of tuberculosis in solid organ transplant recipients
    M Bodro
    Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Transplant Proc 44:2686-9. 2012
  10. doi Early mortality in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: causes and risk factors
    C Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital University of Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n 08907 L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 32:733-9. 2008

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. pmc Influence of socioeconomic status on community-acquired pneumonia outcomes in elderly patients requiring hospitalization: a multicenter observational study
    Conchita Izquierdo
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Roc Boronat 81 95, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 10:421. 2010
    ....
  2. ncbi Factors associated with complications and mortality in adult patients hospitalized for infectious cellulitis
    J Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Feixa Llarga sn, 08907, LHospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:151-7. 2003
    ..These findings can be used to stratify patients with acute cellulitis according to risks for complications and mortality and may be helpful when deciding the most appropriate means of care, i.e. outpatient treatment or hospitalization...
  3. pmc Randomized, double-blind trial of an antibiotic-lock technique for prevention of gram-positive central venous catheter-related infection in neutropenic patients with cancer
    J Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Ciutat Sanitaria i Universitaria de Bellvitge, Institut Catala d Oncologia, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 43:2200-4. 1999
    ....
  4. ncbi High rates of resistance to cephalosporins among viridans-group streptococci causing bacteraemia in neutropenic cancer patients
    A Marron
    Services of Infectious Diseases, Hospital de Bellvitge, Institut Catala d Oncologia, Ciutat Sanitaria i Universitaria de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 47:87-91. 2001
    ..0052)...
  5. ncbi The antibiotic-lock technique for therapy of 'highly needed' infected catheters
    J Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 8:282-9. 2002
    ..Prospective studies comparing the antibiotic-lock technique with conventional treatment are needed...
  6. ncbi Role of antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infection
    J Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 7:83-90. 2001
    ....
  7. doi Risk factors for, and clinical relevance of, faecal extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) carriage in neutropenic patients with haematological malignancies
    M Arnan
    Hematology Department, Hospital Duran i Reynals, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 30:355-60. 2011
    ..Prior antibiotic therapy is the major associated risk factor. In this setting colonization does not appear to have a significant clinical relevance. Thus, routine testing for ESBL-EC faecal carriage does not seem to be beneficial...
  8. ncbi Effect of prior pneumococcal vaccination on clinical outcome of hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia
    A Mykietiuk
    Infectious Disease Service, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Feixa Llarga s n, L Hospitalet, 08907, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:457-62. 2006
    ..The findings presented here provide additional support to the current vaccine recommendations and should encourage healthcare providers to increase pneumococcal vaccine coverage among targeted adult populations...
  9. doi Clinical features and outcomes of tuberculosis in solid organ transplant recipients
    M Bodro
    Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Transplant Proc 44:2686-9. 2012
    ..We sought to assess the frequency, clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of TB among SOT recipients...
  10. doi Early mortality in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: causes and risk factors
    C Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital University of Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n 08907 L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 32:733-9. 2008
    ..Pneumococcal bacteraemia and discordant antibiotic therapy, mainly due to lack of coverage against Pseudomonas aeruginosa are also significant risk factors...
  11. ncbi Efficacy and safety of sequential amoxicillin-clavulanate in the treatment of anaerobic lung infections
    N Fernández-Sabé
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Feixa Llarga sn, 08907, L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:185-7. 2003
    ..The drug was well tolerated by the patients and no severe adverse effects were observed. At the end of treatment all patients were considered cured. The 35 patients assessed at long-term follow-up visit remained disease-free...
  12. ncbi Usefulness of betalactam therapy for community-acquired pneumonia in the era of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae: a randomized study of amoxicillin-clavulanate and ceftriaxone
    B Roson
    Infectious Disease, Ciutat Sanitària i Universi aria de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
    Microb Drug Resist 7:85-96. 2001
    ..The use of appropriate betalactams in patients with penumococcal pneumonia and in the overall CAP population, is reliable at the current level of resistance...
  13. doi Pneumococcal pneumonia presenting with septic shock: host- and pathogen-related factors and outcomes
    C Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n, 08907 L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Thorax 65:77-81. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for septic shock and to ascertain patient outcomes. Serotypes, genotypes and antibiotic resistance of isolated strains were also analysed...
  14. ncbi Prognostic factors influencing mortality in cancer patients with neutropenia and bacteremia
    E Gonzalez-Barca
    Department of Hematology, Institut Catala d Oncologia, Hospital Duran i Reynals, Ciutat Sanitaria i Universitaria de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 18:539-44. 1999
    ..Medical intervention addressing some of these factors may improve the outcome of bacteremia in neutropenic patients with cancer...
  15. doi Changing aetiology, clinical features, antimicrobial resistance, and outcomes of bloodstream infection in neutropenic cancer patients
    C Gudiol
    Infectious Disease Service, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 19:474-9. 2013
    ..Multidrug resistance among gram-negative bacilli is emerging as a therapeutic challenge. Overall case-fatality rate remains high...
  16. doi Risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of invasive fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients
    M Bodro
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Transplant Proc 44:2682-5. 2012
    ..Invasive fungal infection (IFI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. We sought to assess risk factors, clinical characteristics, and current outcomes of IFI in SOT recipients...
  17. doi Timing of antibiotic administration and outcomes of hospitalized patients with community-acquired and healthcare-associated pneumonia
    A Simonetti
    Service of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:1149-55. 2012
    ..58, 95% CI 0.64-3.88) and HCAP patients (OR 0.59, 95% CI 0.19-1.83). In conclusion, antibiotic administration within 4 or 8 h of arrival at the ED did not improve 30-day survival in hospitalized adults for CAP or HCAP...
  18. ncbi Bacteremic pneumonia in neutropenic patients with cancer: causes, empirical antibiotic therapy, and outcome
    J Carratala
    Service of Infectious Disease, Ciutat Sanitaria i Universitaria de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 158:868-72. 1998
    ..Bacteremic pneumonia is a major cause of death among neutropenic patients with cancer...
  19. doi Aetiology of, and risk factors for, recurrent community-acquired pneumonia
    C Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Disease, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 15:1033-8. 2009
    ..Our study provides support for recommending pneumococcal vaccination for adults at risk of pneumonia, including those with a first episode of CAP...
  20. doi Impact of antibiotic therapy on systemic cytokine expression in pneumococcal pneumonia
    S Padrones
    Respiratory Medicine, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:1243-51. 2010
    ..016). Our data suggest that systemic expression of IL-6 production in patients with PP correlates with prognosis. Initial combination antibiotic therapy produces a faster decrease in this cytokine in the first 48 h...
  21. doi Low incidence of multidrug-resistant organisms in patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia requiring hospitalization
    C Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Disease, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1659-65. 2011
    ..In conclusion, most HCAP patients could be treated in the same way as patients with CAP, after carefully ruling out the presence of aspiration pneumonia...
  22. doi Bacteraemia due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli in cancer patients: risk factors, antibiotic therapy and outcomes
    C Gudiol
    Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Insitut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:657-63. 2011
    ..To assess the risk factors, antibiotic therapy and outcomes of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDRGNB) bacteraemia in hospitalized patients with cancer...
  23. ncbi Predisposing factors and outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in neutropenic patients with cancer
    E Gonzalez-Barca
    Department of Hematology, Institut Catala d Oncologia, Hospital Duran i Reynals, Ciutat Sanitaria i Universitaria de Bellvitge, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20:117-9. 2001
    ..4%, P = 0.03). Attributable mortality was 10% and overall mortality 23%. Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in neutropenic patients with cancer...
  24. pmc In vitro activities of the new ketolide HMR 3647 (telithromycin) in comparison with those of eight other antibiotics against viridans group Streptococci isolated from blood of neutropenic patients with cancer
    F Alcaide
    Department of Microbiology, Hospital Princeps d Espanya, Ciutat Sanitaria i Universitaria de Bellvitge, 08907 L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 45:624-6. 2001
    ..03 to 1 microg/ml) was the most active antimicrobial tested. These data suggest that telithromycin could be useful for treatment of viridans group streptococcal bacteremia in neutropenic patients with cancer...
  25. doi Successful outcome of ganciclovir-resistant cytomegalovirus infection in organ transplant recipients after conversion to mTOR inhibitors
    N Sabé
    Department of Infectious Disease, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Transpl Int 25:e78-82. 2012
    ..We report two cases of GanR CMV infection successfully managed by switching immunosuppression from calcineurin inhibitors to an mTOR inhibitor-based regimen. This salvage therapy should be considered when other options are not available...
  26. pmc Prospective study of fecal colonization by extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in neutropenic patients with cancer
    L Calatayud
    Microbiology Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:4187-90. 2008
    ..Forty-nine (31.8%) patients were colonized, 22 of them at hospital admission. Most strains were clonally unrelated and carried a CTX-M-9 group enzyme...
  27. doi Changes in epidemiology, clinical features and severity of influenza A (H1N1) 2009 pneumonia in the first post-pandemic influenza season
    D Viasus
    Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:E55-62. 2012
    ..Physicians should consider influenza A (H1N1) 2009 when selecting microbiological testing and treatment in patients with pneumonia in the upcoming influenza season...
  28. doi Effect of statins on outcomes in immunosuppressed patients with bloodstream infection
    D Viasus
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 30:77-82. 2011
    ..14). In conclusion, prior statin use is not associated with increased survival in immunosuppressed patients with BSI. Caution is warranted in attributing beneficial effects to statin use in infections among immunocompromised patients...
  29. doi Clinical features and outcomes of Legionnaires' disease in solid organ transplant recipients
    C Gudiol
    Infectious Disease Department Program of Infections in Cancer and Transplant Patients, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Transpl Infect Dis 11:78-82. 2009
    ..Most cases were sporadic and community acquired. The recent introduction of the urinary antigen test has accelerated diagnosis and allows prompt institution of adequate therapy. The overall mortality rate in our series was 14.3%...
  30. ncbi Candida arteritis occurring in a liver transplant recipient
    L Llado
    Liver Transplant Unit, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge Institut d Investigació Biomédica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Transpl Infect Dis 16:465-8. 2014
    ..No evidence of fungal infection was found in the tissue on postmortem examination. ..
  31. doi Factors associated with severe disease in hospitalized adults with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Spain
    D Viasus
    Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:738-46. 2011
    ..Younger age, chronic comorbid conditions, morbid obesity and bacterial co-infection are independent risk factors for severe disease, whereas early oseltamivir therapy is a protective factor...
  32. doi Donor infection and transmission to the recipient of a solid allograft
    O Len
    Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Transplant 8:2420-5. 2008
    ..Hence, with careful microbiological surveillance and treatment, the number of organs available for transplantation may be increased...
  33. ncbi Etiology, clinical features and outcomes of pre-engraftment and post-engraftment bloodstream infection in hematopoietic SCT recipients
    C Gudiol
    1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain 2 REIPI Spanish Network for Research in Infectious Disease, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Bone Marrow Transplant 49:824-30. 2014
    ..Late-onset BSI caused high case-fatality rates. BSI due to S. pneumoniae was especially frequent late after transplantation. The development of better vaccination strategies is needed. ..
  34. ncbi Group B streptococcal disease in nonpregnant adults: incidence, clinical characteristics, and outcome
    D Blancas
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, c Feixa Llarga s n, 08907 L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:168-73. 2004
    ..The clinical spectrum of the disease ranges from localized to severe bacteremic infections. Shock at diagnosis and cancer are factors independently associated with a higher fatality rate...
  35. ncbi Prevention strategies for cytomegalovirus disease and long-term outcomes in the high-risk transplant patient (D+/R-): experience from the RESITRA-REIPI cohort
    Y Meije
    Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Transpl Infect Dis 16:387-96. 2014
    ..Current preventive strategies include universal prophylaxis (UP) and preemptive therapy (PT). However, the best strategy to prevent CMV disease and achieve better long-term outcomes remains a matter of debate...
  36. ncbi Etiology, reasons for hospitalization, risk classes, and outcomes of community-acquired pneumonia in patients hospitalized on the basis of conventional admission criteria
    B Roson
    Infectious Disease, Ciutat Sanitaria i Universitaria de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 33:158-65. 2001
    ..This latter group deserves prospective evaluation in randomized studies that compare ambulatory and in-hospital management...
  37. doi Statins for community-acquired pneumonia: current state of the science
    D Viasus
    Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n, 08907 L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:143-52. 2010
    ..Most observational studies published to date support the idea that the use of statins may improve the prognosis of CAP. Randomized controlled trials are needed to validate these findings...
  38. ncbi Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in immunosuppressed patients at a cancer centre: usefulness of universal urine antigen testing and early levofloxacin therapy
    C Gudiol
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:1125-8. 2007
    ..This diagnostic and therapeutic strategy should be considered when facing a nosocomial outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in immunosuppressed hosts...
  39. doi Usefulness of simulated cases for assessing pandemic influenza preparedness plans
    N Cardenosa
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Directorate of Public Health, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1364-7. 2010
    ..Awareness of these errors and their rectification can lead to improvements in the response to any case of influenza with pandemic potential and in the capacity to combat any other emergent or re-emergent community infection...
  40. ncbi Bloodstream infections among transplant recipients: results of a nationwide surveillance in Spain
    A Moreno
    Hospital Clinic IDIBAPS University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Transplant 7:2579-86. 2007
    ..aureus or Candida spp. BSIs are still a major concern in transplant recipients. The increasing isolations of multiresistant microorganisms represent a challenge for the next years...
  41. doi Antral mass due to cytomegalovirus infection requiring gastrectomy in a liver transplant recipient
    L Llado
    Liver Transplant Unit, IDIBELL, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Transpl Infect Dis 10:354-7. 2008
    ..The patient finally required gastrectomy and hepaticojejunostomy. We conclude that CMV disease is less common today but should be included in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal mass after transplantation...
  42. doi Effectiveness of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in preventing pneumonia in the elderly
    A Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 36:608-14. 2010
    ..0% (95% CI -18.7-47.5). Our results suggest that the PPV may potentially reduce hospitalisations for pneumonia in the elderly and supports vaccination programmes in this age group...
  43. ncbi Clinical experience in the management of community-acquired pneumonia: lessons from the use of fluoroquinolones
    J Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, IDIBELL, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:2-11. 2006
    ..and atypical agents. This paper reviews recent studies involving adult patients with CAP that suggest that levofloxacin, as compared with other conventional antibiotic treatments, may be associated with better clinical outcomes...
  44. doi HIV-1 infected patients older than 50 years. PISCIS cohort study
    G Navarro
    Corporación Sanitaria Parc Taulí, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
    J Infect 57:64-71. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to characterize the ways in which older HIV-infected people differ from younger HIV-infected people...