Jordi Carratala

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Affiliation: Universitat de Barcelona
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Outpatient care compared with hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized trial in low-risk patients
    Jordi Carratala
    IDIBELL Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, and SCIAS Hospital de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Intern Med 142:165-72. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Effect of a 3-step critical pathway to reduce duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy and length of stay in community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized controlled trial
    Jordi Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research IDIBELL Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 172:922-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint [Daptomycin in Gram-positive bacterial infections in oncohematological patients and transplant recipients]
    Jordi Carratala
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:43-9. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Infections caused by herpes viruses other than cytomegalovirus in solid organ transplant recipients
    Jordi Carratala
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:63-9. 2012
  5. doi request reprint An update on Legionella
    Jordi Carratala
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:152-7. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint [Infectious diseases research]
    Jordi Carratala
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26:40-50. 2008
  7. doi request reprint What is healthcare-associated pneumonia and how is it managed?
    Jordi Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:168-73. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Health care-associated pneumonia requiring hospital admission: epidemiology, antibiotic therapy, and clinical outcomes
    Jordi Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n, 08907 L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 167:1393-9. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
  10. doi request reprint [Factors associated with prolonged hospital stay in community-acquired pneumonia]
    Carolina Garcia-Vidal
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 27:160-4. 2009

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Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Outpatient care compared with hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized trial in low-risk patients
    Jordi Carratala
    IDIBELL Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, and SCIAS Hospital de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Intern Med 142:165-72. 2005
    ..The Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) has been advocated as an objective measure of risk stratification to help determine the initial site of treatment for patients with community-acquired pneumonia...
  2. doi request reprint Effect of a 3-step critical pathway to reduce duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy and length of stay in community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized controlled trial
    Jordi Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research IDIBELL Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 172:922-8. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine whether the use of a 3-step critical pathway is safe and effective in reducing duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy and length of stay in hospitalized patients with CAP...
  3. doi request reprint [Daptomycin in Gram-positive bacterial infections in oncohematological patients and transplant recipients]
    Jordi Carratala
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:43-9. 2012
    ..The present article reviews some aspects of Gram-positive infections in these immunocompromised patients and provides a detailed analysis of experience with daptomycin in the treatment of these infections...
  4. doi request reprint Infections caused by herpes viruses other than cytomegalovirus in solid organ transplant recipients
    Jordi Carratala
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:63-9. 2012
    ..This review summarizes current knowledge regarding epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infections caused by herpes viruses other than CMV in SOT recipients...
  5. doi request reprint An update on Legionella
    Jordi Carratala
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:152-7. 2010
    ..This review focuses on the latest literature concerning the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of Legionnaires' disease...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Infectious diseases research]
    Jordi Carratala
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 26:40-50. 2008
    ..The research activity in Infectious Diseases carried out in our country is a great opportunity for the training of specialists in this area of knowledge...
  7. doi request reprint What is healthcare-associated pneumonia and how is it managed?
    Jordi Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:168-73. 2008
    ..We focus on the recent literature concerning the epidemiology, causative organisms, antibiotic susceptibilities, and outcomes of and empirical antibiotic therapy for this condition...
  8. ncbi request reprint Health care-associated pneumonia requiring hospital admission: epidemiology, antibiotic therapy, and clinical outcomes
    Jordi Carratala
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n, 08907 L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 167:1393-9. 2007
    ..However, limited data exist to validate this entity. We aimed to ascertain the epidemiology, causative organisms, antibiotic susceptibilities, and outcomes of and empirical antibiotic therapy for HCAP requiring hospitalization...
  9. ncbi request reprint 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...
  10. doi request reprint [Factors associated with prolonged hospital stay in community-acquired pneumonia]
    Carolina Garcia-Vidal
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 27:160-4. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with prolonged hospitalization in these patients (>8 days)...
  11. doi request reprint Timing of oseltamivir administration and outcomes in hospitalized adults with pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) virus infection
    Diego Viasus
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Chest 140:1025-32. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine the effect of timing of oseltamivir administration on outcomes in hospitalized adults with A(H1N1)...
  12. doi request reprint Risk factors and outcomes of bacteremia caused by drug-resistant ESKAPE pathogens in solid-organ transplant recipients
    Marta Bodro
    1 Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain 2 Microbiology Department, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Insituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain 3 General Surgery Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain 4 Gastroenterology Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain 5 Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain 6 Nefrology Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain 7 Address correspondence to Marta Bodro, Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Groupe de Physiologie Cellulaire
    Transplantation 96:843-9. 2013
    ..We sought to determine the frequency, risk factors, and outcomes of bacteremia due to drug-resistant ESKAPE (rESKAPE) organisms in liver, kidney, and heart adult transplant recipients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes for hospitalized patients with Legionella pneumonia in the antigenuria era: the influence of levofloxacin therapy
    Analia Mykietiuk
    Infectious Disease Service, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 40:794-9. 2005
    ..We have analyzed more-recent outcomes of Legionella pneumonia in an institution where urine antigen testing was reflexly performed in cases of community-acquired pneumonia without an etiological diagnosis...
  14. doi request reprint Clinical and microbiological epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia in cancer patients
    Carolina Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n 08907, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08907 Barcelona, Spain
    J Infect 65:521-7. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired pneumonia in very elderly patients: causative organisms, clinical characteristics, and outcomes
    Núria Fernàndez-Sabé
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Medicine (Baltimore) 82:159-69. 2003
    ..69), shock (odds ratio, 10.69), respiratory failure (odds ratio, 3.50), renal insufficiency (odds ratio, 5.83), and Gram-negative pneumonia (odds ratio, 20.27)...
  16. pmc Increase in bloodstream infection due to vancomycin-susceptible Enterococcus faecium in cancer patients: risk factors, molecular epidemiology and outcomes
    Carlota Gudiol
    Department of Infectious Disease, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Insitut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain REIPI Spanish Network for Research in Infectious Disease, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e74734. 2013
    ..A rationale approach that combines infection control with antimicrobial stewardship. ..
  17. ncbi request reprint Causes and factors associated with early failure in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Beatriz Roson
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Intern Med 164:502-8. 2004
    ..Early failure is a matter of great concern in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. However, information on its causes and risk factors is lacking...
  18. doi request reprint Risk stratification and prognosis of acute cardiac events in hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumonia
    Diego Viasus
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    J Infect 66:27-33. 2013
    ..To determine the risk factors and the prognosis of acute cardiac events in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  19. doi request reprint Community-acquired Legionella pneumophila pneumonia: a single-center experience with 214 hospitalized sporadic cases over 15 years
    Diego Viasus
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Medicine (Baltimore) 92:51-60. 2013
    ..pneumophila cases remained stable over the study period. In recent years, there have been significant changes in diagnosis and treatment, and the inhospital case-fatality rate of L. pneumophila pneumonia has decreased...
  20. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired pneumonia during the first post-pandemic influenza season: a prospective, multicentre cohort study
    Diego Viasus
    Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, University of Barcelona, Feixa Llarga s n, 08907 Barcelona, Spain
    J Infect 67:185-93. 2013
    ..We also assessed the factors associated with severe disease and tested the ability of a scoring system for identifying influenza A (H1N1)pdm09-related pneumonia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Clinical diagnosis of Legionella pneumonia revisited: evaluation of the Community-Based Pneumonia Incidence Study Group scoring system
    Núria Fernàndez-Sabé
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 37:483-9. 2003
    ..Overall, the CBPIS score did not differentiate reliably between LP and PP. Although certain presenting clinical features may allow recognition of LP, it is difficult to express them in a reliable scoring system...
  22. pmc Molecular inflammatory responses measured in blood of patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia
    Silvia Fernández-Serrano
    Serveis de Pneumologia, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Departament de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 10:813-20. 2003
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Outcome of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in solid organ transplant recipients: a prospective and multicentre cohort study
    Oscar Len
    Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Transpl Int 25:1275-81. 2012
    ..95; 95%CI 1.1-7.9; P = 0.031). There were no deaths related to CDAD. In summary, the incidence of CDAD in SOT was low, most cases were diagnosed soon after transplantation and the prognosis was good...
  24. doi request reprint Influence of prior pneumococcal and influenza vaccination on outcomes of older adults with community-acquired pneumonia
    Adriana Manzur
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1711-6. 2011
    ..To determine whether prior pneumococcal and seasonal influenza vaccination improves outcomes in older adults hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  25. doi request reprint Epidemiology, clinical features and outcomes of pneumonia in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Diego Viasus
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigaciò Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL Barcelona, Spain
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:2899-906. 2011
    ..Although infection remains among the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), data on epidemiology, clinical features and outcomes of pneumonia in this population are scarce...
  26. pmc Effect of statin use on outcomes of adults with candidemia
    Guillermo Cuervo
    Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, IDIBELL Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e77317. 2013
    ..However, it is unknown whether they may improve prognosis in patients with candidemia. We sought to determine the effect of prior statin use on the clinical outcomes of patients suffering candidemia...
  27. doi request reprint Prediction of prognosis by markers in community-acquired pneumonia
    Diego Viasus
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 11:917-29. 2013
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, antibiotic therapy and outcomes of bacteremia caused by drug-resistant ESKAPE pathogens in cancer patients
    Marta Bodro
    Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL Research Institute, 08907, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Support Care Cancer 22:603-10. 2014
    ..We aimed to assess the epidemiology, antibiotic therapy and outcomes of bacteremia due to drug-resistant ESKAPE pathogens (rESKAPE) in patients with cancer...
  29. doi request reprint Prognostic value of serum albumin levels in hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumonia
    Diego Viasus
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Feixa Llarga s n, 08907 Barcelona, Spain
    J Infect 66:415-23. 2013
    ..To investigate whether serum albumin levels within 24 h of admission correlate with outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  30. pmc Rainfall is a risk factor for sporadic cases of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia
    Carolina Garcia-Vidal
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, IDIBELL Institut Dinnvestigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e61036. 2013
    ..Physicians should carefully consider Legionella pneumonia when selecting diagnostic tests and antimicrobial therapy for patients presenting with CAP after periods of rainfall...
  31. ncbi request reprint Contribution of a urinary antigen assay (Binax NOW) to the early diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia
    Beatriz Roson
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 38:222-6. 2004
    ..On the basis of our results, a sequential approach is proposed, with reservation of urinary antigen testing for high-risk patients for whom demonstrative results of a sputum Gram stain are unavailable...
  32. doi request reprint Early and late treatment failure in community-acquired pneumonia
    Carolina Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge Institut d investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 30:154-60. 2009
    ..Discordant therapy can be prevented by rational application of the current antibiotic guidelines...
  33. ncbi request reprint Incidence, timing and risk factors associated with 1-year mortality after hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia
    Jordi Adamuz
    Department of Nursing, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain School of Health Science, Blanquerna Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    J Infect 68:534-41. 2014
    ..To identify the incidence, causes, timing and risk factors associated with 1-year mortality in CAP patients after hospital discharge...
  34. ncbi request reprint Bloodstream infections in patients with solid tumors: epidemiology, antibiotic therapy, and outcomes in 528 episodes in a single cancer center
    Mar Marin
    From the Oncology Department MM, Institut Catala d Oncologia, L Hospitalet, University of Barcelona, Barcelona Infectious Disease Service CG, CGV, JC and Microbiology Department CA, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Barcelona REIPI Spanish Network for Research in Infectious Disease CG, CGV, JC and CIBERes Centro de Investigacíon Biomèdica en Red en Enfermedades Respiratorias CA, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid Spain
    Medicine (Baltimore) 93:143-9. 2014
    ..The case-fatality rate of patients with solid tumors and BSI was high and was associated with chronic advanced cancer, corticosteroid therapy, and shock at presentation...
  35. doi request reprint Prophylaxis versus preemptive therapy for cytomegalovirus disease in high-risk liver transplant recipients
    Marta Bodro
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital of Bellvitge, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Insitute, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
    Liver Transpl 18:1093-9. 2012
    ..According to our data, prophylaxis was more effective than preemptive therapy in preventing CMV disease in high-risk liver transplant recipients...
  36. doi request reprint A prospective cohort study of healthcare visits and rehospitalizations after discharge of patients with community-acquired pneumonia
    Jordi Adamuz
    Departments of Nursing Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL School of Nursing Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Respirology 16:1119-26. 2011
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Community-acquired pneumonia in patients with liver cirrhosis: clinical features, outcomes, and usefulness of severity scores
    Diego Viasus
    Department of Infectious Disease, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain dfviasusp unal edu co
    Medicine (Baltimore) 90:110-8. 2011
    ..The severity of hepatic dysfunction plays an important role in the development of adverse events. Cirrhosis-specific scores may be useful for predicting and stratifying cirrhotic patients with CAP who have a high risk of severe disease...
  38. doi request reprint Pneumonia complicating pandemic (H1N1) 2009: risk factors, clinical features, and outcomes
    Diego Viasus
    Departments of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Spain
    Medicine (Baltimore) 90:328-36. 2011
    ..Mortality in pandemic (H1N1) 2009 is low, but occurs mainly in patients with pneumonia. Early oseltamivir therapy is a protective factor for this complication...
  39. pmc Effect of corticosteroids on the clinical course of community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized controlled trial
    Silvia Fernández-Serrano
    Respiratory Medicine Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Feixa Llarga s n, L Hospitalet de Llobregat 08907, Barcelona, Spain
    Crit Care 15:R96. 2011
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the impact of corticosteroid treatment on outcomes in patients with CAP...
  40. pmc Molecular epidemiology of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae causing community-acquired pneumonia in adults
    Carmen Puig
    Department of Microbiology, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias CIBERES, ISCIII, Madrid, Spain Epidemiology of Bacterial Infections Group, IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapeutics, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e82515. 2013
    ..The analysis of treatment and outcomes demonstrated that NTHi strains with mutations in the ftsI gene could be successfully treated with ceftriaxone or fluoroquinolones...
  41. doi request reprint Pathogenesis of invasive fungal infections
    Carolina Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Disease Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 26:270-6. 2013
    ..This review focuses on the latest literature reports concerning the pathogenesis of IFI in this population...
  42. doi request reprint Clinical features, etiology, and outcomes of community-acquired pneumonia in patients with diabetes mellitus
    Silvana di Yacovo
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Medicine (Baltimore) 92:42-50. 2013
    ..In conclusion, CAP in patients with DM presents different clinical features compared to the features of patients without DM...
  43. doi request reprint Risk factors, clinical features, and outcomes of toxoplasmosis in solid-organ transplant recipients: a matched case-control study
    Núria Fernàndez-Sabé
    Infectious Disease Service, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 54:355-61. 2012
    ..However, risk factors for this infection have not been assessed. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors, clinical features, and outcomes of toxoplasmosis in SOT recipients...
  44. doi request reprint [Pathogenesis of invasive fungal infections]
    Carolina Garcia-Vidal
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, L Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona, Espana
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:151-8. 2012
    ..For this we propose, to describe the fungal characteristics, to detail the host defence mechanisms against fungus and to analyse the host risk factors for invasive fungal infection...
  45. doi request reprint Invasive aspergillosis complicating pandemic influenza A (H1N1) infection in severely immunocompromised patients
    Carolina Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica de Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 53:e16-9. 2011
    ..Physicians should be aware of this potential association to allow early diagnosis and prompt treatment of aspergillosis...
  46. doi request reprint Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: beyond the pandemic
    Diego Viasus
    Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:54-7. 2012
    ..In addition, surveillance systems and vaccination campaigns should continue after the pandemic period...
  47. doi request reprint Advances in antibiotic therapy for community-acquired pneumonia
    Diego Viasus
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 19:209-15. 2013
    ..This review focuses on the current recommendations of antibiotic treatment, recent information concerning antibiotic resistance of pathogens, and the advances in antibiotic therapy in the field of CAP...
  48. doi request reprint [Guidelines for the treatment of invasive fungal disease by Aspergillus spp. and other fungi issued by the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC). 2011 Update]
    Jesus Fortun
    Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 29:435-54. 2011
    ..Specific recommendations on the prevention of fungal infections in these patients are included...
  49. doi request reprint Bacteraemia due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) in cancer patients: clinical features, risk factors, molecular epidemiology and outcome
    Carlota Gudiol
    Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n, 08907 L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:333-41. 2010
    ..To assess the clinical features, risk factors, molecular epidemiology and outcome of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) bacteraemia in hospitalized cancer patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Current clinical management of Legionnaires' disease
    Carolina Garcia-Vidal
    Infectious Disease Service, IDIBELL Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s n, 08907 L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 4:995-1004. 2006
    ..Current case-fatality rates for hospitalized patients with community-acquired Legionella pneumonia are lower than those traditionally reported for this infection. Effective preventive strategies are needed...
  51. doi request reprint Effect of immunomodulatory therapies in patients with pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 complicated by pneumonia
    Diego Viasus
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Feixa Llarga s n, Barcelona, Spain
    J Infect 62:193-9. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of immunomodulatory therapies on the development of severe disease in hospitalized adults with laboratory-confirmed pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 complicated by pneumonia...
  52. doi request reprint Validity of self-reported pneumococcal vaccination status in the elderly in Spain
    Jose Maria Bayas
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 27:4560-4. 2009
    ..Vaccination cards and centralized vaccination registries in primary health care centres and hospitals should be potentiated in order to ensure that neither more nor less vaccinations are administered than are necessary...
  53. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic resistance in cancer patients
    Carlota Gudiol
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 12:1003-16. 2014
    ..Nevertheless, the implementation of antibiotic stewardship programs and infection control measures is the cornerstone for controlling the development and spread of these MDR pathogens. ..
  54. doi request reprint Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09-related pneumonia and other complications
    Diego Viasus
    Infectious Disease Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 30:43-8. 2012
    ..Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09-related pneumonia and other complications were associated with increased morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients...
  55. doi request reprint Risk factors, clinical features, and outcomes of listeriosis in solid-organ transplant recipients: a matched case-control study
    Núria Fernàndez-Sabé
    Infectious Disease Service, Intitut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1153-9. 2009
    ..Solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients are classically considered to be at increased risk for listeriosis. However, risk factors for this infection have not been assessed...