Josep Costa

Summary

Affiliation: University of Barcelona
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Real-time PCR]
    Josep Costa
    Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital Clinic i Provincial, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 22:299-304; quiz 305. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Influence of hepatitis B virus genotype on the long-term outcome of chronic hepatitis B in western patients
    Jose M Sanchez-Tapias
    Liver Unit, Institut de Malalties Digestives, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Spain
    Gastroenterology 123:1848-56. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Treatment of patients with progressive unresectable metastatic melanoma with a heterologous polyvalent melanoma whole cell vaccine
    Ramon Vilella
    Department of Immunology, Hospital Clinic and IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cancer 106:626-31. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and clinical relevance of occult hepatitis B in the fibrosis progression and antiviral response to INF therapy in HIV-HCV-coinfected patients
    Montserrat Laguno
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel, 170, Barcelona, Spain
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 24:547-53. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Seroepidemiology of hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women in Catalonia (Spain)
    Lluis Salleras
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Virol 44:329-32. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Performance of hepatitis C virus core antigen immunoassay in monitoring viral load after liver transplantation
    Anna Massaguer
    Liver Unit, Institut de Malalties Digestives, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Transplantation 79:1441-4. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Improvement in process of care and outcome after a multicenter severe sepsis educational program in Spain
    Ricard Ferrer
    Centro de Críticos, Hospital de Sabadell, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Instituto Universitario Parc Tauli, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    JAMA 299:2294-303. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of varicella zoster virus infection in child and adult population of Catalonia (Spain)
    Lluis Salleras
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Microbiol Immunol 197:329-33. 2008
  9. pmc Declining hepatitis A seroprevalence in adults in Catalonia (Spain): a population-based study
    Angela Dominguez
    Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Travessera de les Corts, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 7:73. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis A antibodies in schoolchildren in Catalonia (Spain) after the introduction of universal hepatitis A immunization
    Angela Dominguez
    Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    J Med Virol 73:172-6. 2004

Collaborators

  • Angela Dominguez
  • Antoni Mas
  • Jose M Sanchez-Tapias
  • Begona Mellado
  • Josep Malvehy
  • Esteban Martinez
  • Antoni Trilla
  • Ramon Vilella
  • Manuel Rodríguez Díaz
  • Jose Gutierrez
  • Sergi Vidal-Sicart
  • Miguel Bruguera
  • S Puig
  • M M Levy
  • Jose Garnacho-Montero
  • J Torres
  • P Godoy
  • Manuel Rodriguez
  • Josep M Jansa
  • Lluis Salleras
  • Laura Costas
  • Antoni Plasencia
  • Neus Cardeñosa
  • Pere Plans
  • Montserrat Laguno
  • Ricard Ferrer
  • Anna Massaguer
  • Maria Pilar Sancho
  • Jordi Espuñes
  • Anna Vilella
  • Jose Maria Bayas
  • Beatriz Serrano
  • Isabel Vera
  • Joaquim Gascon
  • Montse Roldán
  • Jordi Ibáñez
  • Luis Vallejo
  • Francisco Gandía
  • Juan Carlos Ballesteros
  • Fernando Iglesias Llaca
  • Silvia Rodriguez
  • Gemma Gomà
  • Tania Requena
  • Felipe Cañada
  • Paz Merino
  • Rafael Dominguez
  • Juan B Aranjo
  • José Miguel Soto
  • Joaquin Ramon
  • Josep Maria Sirvent
  • Gumersindo Gonzalez Diaz
  • Jose Antonio Camacho
  • Miguel Martinez
  • Alec Tallet
  • Sara Herranz Ulldemolins
  • Pedro Galdos
  • Manuel Quintana
  • Ana Navas
  • Rafael Blancas
  • Nieves Garcia
  • Milagros Balaguer
  • Miguel Angel Taberna
  • Jose Angel Berezo
  • Cristina Salazar
  • Santiago Herrero
  • Montserrat Lonca
  • Isabel Mertín
  • Silvestre Nicolás Franco
  • Angeles Gabán
  • Maria Larrousse
  • María Teresa Antuña
  • Elisa de Lazzari
  • Francisco J Garcia
  • José Javier Izua
  • Ana Renedo
  • Izaskun Azkarate
  • Virgilio Corcoles
  • Eugenia Yuste
  • Inmaculada Martin
  • Maria Victoria de la Torre
  • Juan Carlos Ruiz
  • Juan Francisco Machado
  • Daniel del Toro
  • María Victoria de la Torre-Prados
  • Jordi Real
  • Jose Antonio Fernández
  • Milagros Calizaya
  • Xose Luis Pérez
  • José Luis Bóveda
  • Jesús Broch

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint [Real-time PCR]
    Josep Costa
    Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital Clinic i Provincial, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 22:299-304; quiz 305. 2004
    ..Because of its advantages, as simplicity, rapidity and minor risk of contamination, real-time PCR will go replace conventional PCR assays and its use will extend to a wide range of applications in clinical microbiology...
  2. ncbi request reprint Influence of hepatitis B virus genotype on the long-term outcome of chronic hepatitis B in western patients
    Jose M Sanchez-Tapias
    Liver Unit, Institut de Malalties Digestives, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Spain
    Gastroenterology 123:1848-56. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate if the variable outcome of chronic hepatitis B may be related to hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype...
  3. ncbi request reprint Treatment of patients with progressive unresectable metastatic melanoma with a heterologous polyvalent melanoma whole cell vaccine
    Ramon Vilella
    Department of Immunology, Hospital Clinic and IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cancer 106:626-31. 2003
    ..The clinical responses and the median survival of our group of patients, together with the low toxicity of our polyvalent vaccine, suggest that this approach could be applied to earlier metastatic melanoma patients...
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence and clinical relevance of occult hepatitis B in the fibrosis progression and antiviral response to INF therapy in HIV-HCV-coinfected patients
    Montserrat Laguno
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel, 170, Barcelona, Spain
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 24:547-53. 2008
    ..Despite the high prevalence, this phenomenon does not seem to affect the clinical evolution of chronic hepatitis C or modify the viral response to interferon-based HCV therapies..
  5. doi request reprint Seroepidemiology of hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women in Catalonia (Spain)
    Lluis Salleras
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Virol 44:329-32. 2009
    ..In recent years there has been a substantial reduction in hepatitis B incidence as a result of routine vaccination of preadolescents and the selective vaccination of high risk groups and newborns of HBsAg+ mothers...
  6. ncbi request reprint Performance of hepatitis C virus core antigen immunoassay in monitoring viral load after liver transplantation
    Anna Massaguer
    Liver Unit, Institut de Malalties Digestives, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Transplantation 79:1441-4. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the performance of HCV-RNA and HCV core antigen determination in a cohort of 116 HCV-infected patients who underwent LTx...
  7. doi request reprint Improvement in process of care and outcome after a multicenter severe sepsis educational program in Spain
    Ricard Ferrer
    Centro de Críticos, Hospital de Sabadell, CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias, Instituto Universitario Parc Tauli, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    JAMA 299:2294-303. 2008
    ..Concern exists that current guidelines for care of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock are followed variably, possibly due to a lack of adequate education...
  8. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of varicella zoster virus infection in child and adult population of Catalonia (Spain)
    Lluis Salleras
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Microbiol Immunol 197:329-33. 2008
    ..Vaccination with two doses of vaccine for all adolescents and adults < or = 50 years who report not having suffered the disease during childhood should be considered...
  9. pmc Declining hepatitis A seroprevalence in adults in Catalonia (Spain): a population-based study
    Angela Dominguez
    Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Travessera de les Corts, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 7:73. 2007
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  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis A antibodies in schoolchildren in Catalonia (Spain) after the introduction of universal hepatitis A immunization
    Angela Dominguez
    Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    J Med Virol 73:172-6. 2004
    ..5 and 3.5%, respectively). This could be explained by the increased number of recent immigrant children born outside Catalonia, mainly in countries where hepatitis A is highly endemic...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Rubella immune status of indigenous and immigrant pregnant women in Catalonia, Spain
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Microbiology, Hospital Clinic, and Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 17:560-4. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of rubella antibodies in representative samples of pregnant women in Catalonia...
  13. ncbi request reprint Rubella elimination programme strengthened through measles elimination programme in Catalonia
    Angela Dominguez
    Direccio General de Salut Publica Health, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Spain
    Vaccine 24:1433-7. 2006
    ..The small number and imported nature of the cases of rubella and the detection of the majority of the confirmed cases through the measles elimination programme, strongly suggests that both programmes should continue...
  14. doi request reprint Large outbreak of measles in a community with high vaccination coverage: implications for the vaccination schedule
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1143-9. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze epidemiological and clinical characteristics of a measles outbreak in Catalonia, Spain, in 2006...