Jose Manuel Ramos

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Affiliation: Hospital Universitario
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Hospital admissions in Alicante (Spain): a comparative analysis of foreign citizens from high-income countries, immigrants from low-income countries, and Spanish citizens
    Jose M Ramos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:510. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Characteristics and outcome in nonagenarians admitted in general internal medicine and other specialties
    Jose M Ramos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Spain Department of Medicine, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, San Juan Campus, Spain Electronic address
    Eur J Intern Med 24:740-4. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Negative effect of immunosuppressive therapy in the performance of the QuantiFERON gold in-tube test in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de l Almassara 11, 3203, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Clin Exp Med 13:177-86. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Thyroid surgery in a district hospital in Southern Ethiopia: experience from a rural center
    J M Ramos
    Department of Surgery and Medicine, Gambo General Rural Hospital, Shashemane, Ethiopia
    World J Surg 37:1571-3. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Idiopathic ileocolitis with perforation associated with HIV infection: thalidomide treatment
    J M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de la Almazara 11, 03203 Elche
    Int J STD AIDS 23:830-2. 2012
  6. pmc Bibliometric analysis of leishmaniasis research in Medline (1945-2010)
    Jose M Ramos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
    Parasit Vectors 6:55. 2013
  7. pmc Human infection with Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae, Spain, 2007-2011
    Jose M Ramos
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:267-9. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Multicenter epidemiological and clinical study on imported Chagas diseases in Alicante, Spain
    Jose M Ramos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, C Pintor Baeza 10, Alicante, Spain
    Pathog Glob Health 106:340-5. 2012
  9. pmc Gender differential on characteristics and outcome of leprosy patients admitted to a long-term care rural hospital in South-Eastern Ethiopia
    Jose M Ramos
    Gambo General Rural Hospital, Shashemane, Ethiopia
    Int J Equity Health 11:56. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Elche (Spain): comparison of the seroprevalence in immigrants from Paraguay and Bolivia
    Jose M Ramos
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Spain
    Pathog Glob Health 106:102-6. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Hospital admissions in Alicante (Spain): a comparative analysis of foreign citizens from high-income countries, immigrants from low-income countries, and Spanish citizens
    Jose M Ramos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:510. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Characteristics and outcome in nonagenarians admitted in general internal medicine and other specialties
    Jose M Ramos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Spain Department of Medicine, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, San Juan Campus, Spain Electronic address
    Eur J Intern Med 24:740-4. 2013
    ..To describe the characteristics of nonagenarians admitted to the surgical and medical divisions at a tertiary hospital and compare them with nonagenarians admitted to other hospital care services...
  3. doi request reprint Negative effect of immunosuppressive therapy in the performance of the QuantiFERON gold in-tube test in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de l Almassara 11, 3203, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Clin Exp Med 13:177-86. 2013
    ..085; κ = 0.041, respectively). Immunosuppressive therapy affects negatively QFG performance. In patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, QFG may have a limited role for screening of latent tuberculosis infection...
  4. doi request reprint Thyroid surgery in a district hospital in Southern Ethiopia: experience from a rural center
    J M Ramos
    Department of Surgery and Medicine, Gambo General Rural Hospital, Shashemane, Ethiopia
    World J Surg 37:1571-3. 2013
    ..Diseases of the thyroid are not uncommon, particularly in the highlands of Ethiopia. The aim of the present study was to describe the experience of thyroid surgery in a rural hospital in Southern Ethiopia...
  5. doi request reprint Idiopathic ileocolitis with perforation associated with HIV infection: thalidomide treatment
    J M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de la Almazara 11, 03203 Elche
    Int J STD AIDS 23:830-2. 2012
    ..The disease was refractory to standard therapy, but responded successfully to thalidomide. Here, we discuss the potential benefits of thalidomide in refractory inflammatory processes in HIV-infected patients...
  6. pmc Bibliometric analysis of leishmaniasis research in Medline (1945-2010)
    Jose M Ramos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
    Parasit Vectors 6:55. 2013
    ..Leishmaniasis is considered endemic in 98 countries, most of which are developing. This article describes a bibliometric review of the literature on leishmaniasis research indexed in PubMed during a 66-year period...
  7. pmc Human infection with Rickettsia sibirica mongolitimonae, Spain, 2007-2011
    Jose M Ramos
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:267-9. 2013
    ..We describe 6 additional cases that occurred in the Mediterranean coast region of Spain during 2007-2011. Clinicians should consider this infection in patients who have traveled to this area...
  8. doi request reprint Multicenter epidemiological and clinical study on imported Chagas diseases in Alicante, Spain
    Jose M Ramos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, C Pintor Baeza 10, Alicante, Spain
    Pathog Glob Health 106:340-5. 2012
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  9. pmc Gender differential on characteristics and outcome of leprosy patients admitted to a long-term care rural hospital in South-Eastern Ethiopia
    Jose M Ramos
    Gambo General Rural Hospital, Shashemane, Ethiopia
    Int J Equity Health 11:56. 2012
    ..We assess the gender differences in leprosy cases admitted to a rural referral hospital in Ethiopia for 7 and a half years...
  10. doi request reprint Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Elche (Spain): comparison of the seroprevalence in immigrants from Paraguay and Bolivia
    Jose M Ramos
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Spain
    Pathog Glob Health 106:102-6. 2012
    ..It is important to note this wider prevalence and, therefore, not discount Paraguayans in the screening for Chagas disease in Spain. Indeed, this should be considered for all immigrants from Latin America...
  11. pmc Contribution of interferon gamma release assays testing to the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in HIV-infected patients: a comparison of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube, T-SPOT.TB and tuberculin skin test
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camino de la Almazara, 12, 03203, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 12:169. 2012
    ..TB for the diagnosis of LTBI in a diverse cohort of HIV-infected patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Immigration and HIV Infection. An approximation to parasitic and viral infections]
    José Manuel Ramos Rincón
    Unidad de Enfermedades, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26:42-53. 2008
    ..The present article reviews the characteristics of parasitic and viral infections in patients with HIV infection with the aim of improving understanding of this vulnerable population group...
  13. doi request reprint [Understanding current practice of clinical medicine in the tropics (II). Bacterial and viral diseases. Malnutrition]
    J M Ramos
    Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Espana
    Rev Clin Esp 212:347-58. 2012
    ..In this paper, basic concepts of epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of major diseases that can be found in a rural health post in the tropics are discussed...
  14. doi request reprint [Basic features in the current practice of clinical medicine in the tropics (I). Parasitic diseases]
    J M Ramos
    Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Espana
    Rev Clin Esp 212:295-304. 2012
    ..The aim of this work is to provide basic concepts of epidemiology, clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of the principal parasitic diseases that could occur in a rural health post in the tropics...
  15. pmc Trends in the prevalence and distribution of HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 infections in Spain
    Ana Trevino
    Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Carlos III, Calle Sinesio Delgado 10, Madrid 28029, Spain
    Virol J 9:71. 2012
    ..To assess the current seroprevalence of HTLV infection in Spain a national multicenter, cross-sectional, study was conducted in June 2009...
  16. doi request reprint Chagas disease in Latin American pregnant immigrants: experience in a non-endemic country
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Spain
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 285:919-23. 2012
    ..Migration of women of childbearing age from Latin America to developed countries may spread the disease to non-endemic areas through vertical transmission...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mapping of Chagas disease research: analysis of publications in the period between 1940 and 2009
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unidade de Doenças Infecciosas, Hospital General, Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 44:708-16. 2011
    ..This article describes a bibliometric review of the literature on Chagas disease research indexed in PubMed during a 70-year period...
  18. pmc Detection of high levels of mutations involved in anti-malarial drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax at a rural hospital in southern Ethiopia
    Patricia Mula
    National Centre for Tropical Medicine, Institute of Health Carlos III, C Sinesio Delgado 4 6, 28029, Madrid, Spain
    Malar J 10:214. 2011
    ..falciparum and P. vivax populations. This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of anti-malarial drug resistance in P. falciparum and P. vivax isolates collected at a rural hospital in southern Ethiopia...
  19. pmc Evaluation of endothelial function and subclinical atherosclerosis in association with hepatitis C virus in HIV-infected patients: a cross-sectional study
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 11:265. 2011
    ..We evaluated endothelial function and subclinical atherosclerosis in HIV-infected patients with and without HCV...
  20. doi request reprint Disability profile in leprosy patients' diagnoses in a rural reference leprosy centre in Ethiopia during 1999-2009
    Jose M Ramos
    Gambo General Rural Hospital, Shashemane, Ethiopia
    Trop Doct 41:51-3. 2011
    ..Patients >19 years had more disabilities (66.7% versus 50.7%) (P = 0.03), especially ocular disabilities (16.7% in >20 versus 6.0% in <20 years) (P = 0.03). This study detected a high prevalence of disabilities...
  21. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of HIV-1, HBV, HTLV-1 and Treponema pallidum among pregnant women in a rural hospital in Southern Ethiopia
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain Gambo General Rural Hospital, Shashamane, Ethiopia
    J Clin Virol 51:83-5. 2011
    ..pallidum infections are highly prevalent. However, information on seroprevalence of these infections among antenatal care attendees is very scarce and the majority of studies have been conducted in pregnant women from urban areas...
  22. doi request reprint [Imported and non-imported diseases in the immigrant population. A decade of experience from an infectious diseases unit]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:185-92. 2011
    ..Immigration is an inexorable process. Immigrants may suffer infectious diseases commonly seen in our environment, or those more exotic or more prevalent in their own environment...
  23. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection among immigrant and native pregnant women in Eastern Spain
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Cami de l Amàssera, 11, 03203, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Parasitol Res 109:1447-52. 2011
    ..However, no cases were found in Asian immigrants, highlighting the importance of primary prevention of this infection in pregnant women coming from that geographic region...
  24. doi request reprint Rubella immune status among immigrant and nonimmigrant women in Spain
    J M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Med Virol 84:548-50. 2012
    ..17), followed by women from Asia (OR: 0.20), Sub-Saharan Africa (OR: 0.27) and Northern Africa (OR: 0.37). Female immigrants from developing countries should be targeted for immunization to reduce the risk of congenital rubella...
  25. ncbi request reprint [A 41 year-old female with abdominal pain and fever of 24 hours]
    J M Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    An Med Interna 21:507-13. 2004
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of HTLV infection among immigrant pregnant women in the Mediterranean coast of Spain
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Clin Virol 51:192-4. 2011
    ..Universal HTLV antenatal screening is currently not mandatory in European countries. However, the large number of immigrants coming from HTLV-I endemic areas might force to change this recommendation in the near future...
  27. pmc Childhood and adult tuberculosis in a rural hospital in Southeast Ethiopia: a ten-year retrospective study
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Gambo General Rural Hospital, POB 121, Shashemane, Ethiopia
    BMC Public Health 10:215. 2010
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Mycobacterium marinum infection complicated by anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    J Med Microbiol 59:617-21. 2010
    ..After starting ethambutol and rifampicin and discontinuing infliximab, a worsening appeared. M. marinum infection may have a potential local spread and systemic dissemination in patients treated with TNF-alpha inhibitors...
  29. doi request reprint Tetanus in a rural Ethiopian hospital
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de l Amazara, Elche 11 03203, Alicante, Spain
    Trop Doct 38:104-5. 2008
    ..Despite the widespread availability of a safe and effective vaccine, tetanus continues to be a significant public health problem in the developing countries...
  30. pmc Non-imported brucellosis outbreak from unpasteurized raw milk in Moroccan immigrants in Spain
    J M Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1552-5. 2008
    ..All of the patients had drunk unpasteurized raw milk from goats. Brucella melitensis biovar 3 was identified in clinical specimens. Preventive measures for brucellosis should be implemented among immigrant populations in Spain...
  31. ncbi request reprint Intestinal parasites in adults admitted to a rural Ethiopian hospital: Relationship to tuberculosis and malaria
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unit of Infectious Diseases, Hospital General Universitario Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:460-2. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint [Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of human immunodeficiency virus infection in foreigners residing in Elche, Spain (1998-2003)]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 23:469-73. 2005
    ..To determine the characteristics of HIV-infection in foreign patients residing in Elche, Spain...
  33. ncbi request reprint [Scientific production in microbiology and affinity areas in Spain during 1990-2002]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 23:406-14. 2005
    ..To analyze the production and repercussions of the scientific activity of Spanish authors in the fields of microbiology, mycology, parasitology and virology...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Spanish scientific production in antimicrobial agents and susceptibility procedures during period 1990-2002]
    J M Ramos
    Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante
    Rev Esp Quimioter 18:52-60. 2005
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint [Tuberculosis in immigrants: clinical and epidemiological differences as compared to the native population (1999-2002)]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 22:315-8. 2004
    ..Tuberculosis in immigrants is an emerging disease in industrialized countries...
  36. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of louse-borne relapsing fever in Ethiopian children and adults
    J M Ramos
    Unit of Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Service, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camíde l Almazara, 11, 03203 Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 98:191-6. 2004
    ..01), delay in consultation (P =0.026) and the presence of vomiting (P =0.023). LBRF is clearly still a public-health problem in Ethiopia, where the clinical manifestations of the disease differ according to the age of the case...
  37. doi request reprint Results of a 10-year survey of louse-borne relapsing fever in southern Ethiopia: a decline in endemicity
    J M Ramos
    Gambo General Rural Hospital, P O Box 121, Shashemane, Ethiopia
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 102:467-9. 2008
  38. doi request reprint Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus among blood donors in a rural Ethiopian hospital
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Gambo General Rural Hospital, Shashemane, Ethiopia
    Trop Doct 38:182-3. 2008
    ..From 3305 blood donors screened, 51 (1.4%) were positive for HIV antibodies...
  39. ncbi request reprint A bibliometric analysis of tuberculosis research indexed in PubMed, 1997-2006
    J M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Service, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:1461-8. 2008
    ..To describe a bibliometric review of the literature on tuberculosis (TB) research indexed in PubMed over a 10-year period...
  40. doi request reprint [Spanish scientific research output on tuberculosis indexed in MEDLINE, 1997-2006]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Arch Bronconeumol 45:271-8. 2009
    ..To analyze Spanish scientific research output related to tuberculosis during the 10-year period from 1997 through 2006 and to consider it within the context of European Union (EU) productivity...
  41. doi request reprint [Prenatal screening for Trypanosoma cruzi and human T lymphotropic virus types 1 and 2 in pregnant Latin American women]
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 27:165-7. 2009
    ..To estimate the seroprevalence of infection by Trypanosoma cruzi and human T lymphotropic virus (HTLV) in pregnant Latin American women...
  42. doi request reprint Louse-borne relapsing fever in Ethiopian children: experience of a rural hospital
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unit of Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Service, Hospital General Universitario de Elche Camí de l Amazara, 11 03203 Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Trop Doct 39:34-6. 2009
    ..The overall case fatality rate was 2.4 (10% for patients <1.1 years; 3.4% for 1.1 to 4.0 years; and 0% >4.0 years [P = 0.05]). The mortality in children was less than in adults (13.2%) (P = 0.003)...
  43. doi request reprint A bibliometric overview of infectious diseases research in European countries (2002-2007)
    J M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de L Almazara 11, Elche, 03203, Alicante, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:713-6. 2009
    ..The contribution to the infectious diseases research of the 12 countries that joined the EU in the last few years has yet been limited...
  44. ncbi request reprint Fatal infection due to larval cysts of cestodes (neurocysticercosis and hydatid disease) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients in Spain: report of two cases
    Jose M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:719-23. 2007
    ..Both patients died. Although infrequent, infections by larval cestodes constitute a cause of disease in HIV-infected patients in developed countries, and might be linked with a more severe presentation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Patients' characteristics and clinical implications of suboptimal CD4 T-cell gains after 1 year of successful antiretroviral therapy
    Felix Gutierrez
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    Curr HIV Res 6:100-7. 2008
    ..Patients with suboptimal response had a higher mortality over time, mainly due to diseases other than AIDS-defining events...
  46. ncbi request reprint Surgical lymph node biopsies in a rural Ethiopian hospital: histopathologic diagnoses and clinical characteristics
    Jose Manuel Ramos
    Unit of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Spain
    Ethiop Med J 46:173-8. 2008
    ..To assess the clinical features and histological diagnoses of patients with lymphadenopathy in a rural general hospital...
  47. pmc Performance of genotypic algorithms for predicting HIV-1 tropism measured against the enhanced-sensitivity Trofile coreceptor tropism assay
    Victoria Sanchez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Clinical Medicine Department, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Hospital Universitario de Elche, Elche, Spain
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4135-9. 2010
    ..Results are similar to those obtained with Trofile. The concordance with ES Trofile is better with higher CD4 cell counts and nonexposure to antiretroviral therapy...
  48. ncbi request reprint Changes in body fat composition after 1 year of salvage therapy with lopinavir/ritonavir-containing regimens and its relationship with lopinavir plasma concentrations
    Felix Gutierrez
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Antivir Ther 9:105-13. 2004
    ..To determine whether an association existed between lopinavir (LPV) plasma concentrations and changes in body fat composition...
  49. doi request reprint Early changes in parathyroid hormone concentrations in HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy with tenofovir
    Mar Masia
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28:242-6. 2012
    ..Suboptimal baseline 25(OH)D levels increase the risk of developing secondary hyperparathyroidism among tenofovir users...
  50. ncbi request reprint Scientific production in bioethics in Spain through MEDLINE
    Isabel Belinchón
    Seccion de Dermatologia, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, Espana
    Gac Sanit 21:408-11. 2007
    ..To describe Spain's scientific production in the field of bioethics from 1966 to 2003...
  51. pmc Predictors of pneumococcal co-infection for patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009
    Mar Masia
    Hospital Universitario de Elche, Elche, Spain
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1475-8. 2011
    ..We found 14% prevalence, with one third of patients having nonpneumonic infections. A severity assessment score >1 and high C-reactive protein levels were predictors of pneumococcal co-infection...
  52. ncbi request reprint Publication of European Union research on infectious diseases (1991-2001): a bibliometric evaluation
    J M Ramos
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Camí de L Almazara 11, 03203 Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:180-4. 2004
    ..Overall, the scientific production and repercussion index of European Union research on infectious diseases experienced a notable rise during the last decade of the 20th century...
  53. ncbi request reprint Skin tumors in patients aged 90 years and older
    José C Pascual
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital General de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
    Dermatol Surg 30:1017-19; discussion 1019-20. 2004
    ..The aging of the population in the developed world is an accepted fact. Consequently, the number of patients aged 90 years or over with cutaneous cancer will increase in coming years...
  54. ncbi request reprint [Usefulness of acute-phase proteins in community-acquired pneumonia]
    Carlos Mirete
    Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 122:245-7. 2004
    ..We aimed to study the usefulness of acute-phase proteins in the evolution and microbial diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of occult bacteremia in an adult emergency department in Spain: influence of blood culture results on changes in initial diagnosis and empiric antibiotic treatment
    J M Ramos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Alicante, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:881-7. 2004
    ..01). Blood culture results may be useful for achieving the correct diagnosis in adult patients with bacteremia and for guiding treatment in the subsequent management of outpatients...