Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
- Clindamycin-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: epidemiologic and molecular characteristics and associated clinical factorsJose Cadena
South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 74:16-21. 2012..Clinical resolution was similar between groups (77% versus 68%; P = 0.26). Clindamycin-resistant MRSA was less often USA-300 (82% versus 98%, P = 0.004). Clindamycin resistance did not affect MRSA-SSTI clinical outcomes...
- Antibiotic cycling to decrease bacterial antibiotic resistance: a 5-year experience on a bone marrow transplant unitJ Cadena
Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
Bone Marrow Transplant 40:151-5. 2007..30-0.63 and OR: 0.38, 95% CI: 0.26-0.56). Cycling was associated with preserved antibiotic susceptibility among Gram-negatives, but with an increase in Enterococcus spp. and vancomycin and ampicillin resistance among enterococci...
- Antifungal prophylaxis with voriconazole or itraconazole in lung transplant recipients: hepatotoxicity and effectivenessJ Cadena
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio UTHSCSA, TX, USA
Am J Transplant 9:2085-91. 2009..Voriconazole prophylaxis after lung transplantation was associated with a higher incidence of hepatotoxicity and similar clinical effectiveness when compared to itraconazole...
- Improving influenza vaccination of healthcare workers by means of quality improvement toolsJose Cadena
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:616-8. 2011..Vaccination rates increased from 58.8% to 76.6% (P < .01). Quality improvement increased the voluntary vaccination rate but did not achieve a rate more than 80%...