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Hernandez-Molina J.M.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy | Year: 2013

We report the epidemiological impact of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in Spain in 2012. Of the 237 carbapenemases detected, 163 were from the OXA-48 group, 60 were from VIM-1, 8 were from KPC-2, 5 were from IMP, and 1 was from NDM-1. Interhospital spread of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae was due to a limited number of multilocus sequence types (MLST) and carbapenemase types, including ST15-VIM-1, ST11-OXA-48, ST405-OXA-48, ST101-KPC-2, and ST11-VIM-1. The number of CPE cases in Spain has increased sharply in recent years, due mainly to the emergence of OXA-48. Copyright © 2013, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.


Diaz-Llopis M.,University of Valencia | Diaz-Llopis M.,Hospital Clinico San Carlos | Salom D.,University of Valencia | Garcia-De-Vicuna C.,Hospital Sant Joan Of Deu | And 14 more authors.
Ophthalmology | Year: 2012

Objective: To evaluate adalimumab therapy in refractory uveitis. Design: Prospective case series. Participants: A total of 131 patients with refractory uveitis and intolerance or failure to respond to prednisone and at least 1 other systemic immunosuppressive drug participated. Intervention: Patients received a 40 mg adalimumab subcutaneous injection every other week for 6 months. The associated immunosuppressants were tapered after administering 3 adalimumab injections (week 6). Main Outcome Measures: Degree of anterior and posterior chamber inflammation (Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature Working Group criteria), immunosuppression load (as defined by Nussenblatt et al), visual acuity (logarithm of the minimal angle of resolution [logMAR]), and macular thickness (optical coherence tomography). Results: There were 61 men and 70 women (mean age, 27.3 years). The most common causes were juvenile idiopathic arthritis in 39 patients, pars planitis in 16 patients, and Behçet's disease in 13 patients. Twenty-seven patients had uveitis of idiopathic origin. Inflammation in the anterior chamber was present in 82% of patients and in the vitreous cavity in 59% of patients. Anterior chamber inflammation and vitreous inflammation decreased significantly (P < 0.001) from a mean of 1.51 and 1.03 at baseline to 0.25 and 0.14, respectively, at 6 months. Macular thickness was 296 (102) μ at baseline versus 240 (36) μ at the 6-month visit (P < 0.001). Visual acuity improved by -0.3 logMAR in 32 of 150 eyes (21.3%) and worsened by +0.3 logMAR (-15 letters) in 5 eyes (3.3%). The dose of corticosteroids also decreased from 0.74 (3.50) to 0.20 (0.57) mg/kg/day (P < 0.001). Cystoid macular edema, which was present in 40 eyes at baseline, showed complete resolution in 28 eyes at 6 months. The mean suppression load decreased significantly (8.81 [5.05] vs 5.40 [4.43]; P < 0.001). Six months after the initiation of the study, 111 patients (85%) were able to reduce at least 50% of their baseline immunosuppression load. Only 9 patients (6.9%) had severe relapses during the 6 months of follow-up. Conclusions: Adalimumab seems to be well tolerated and helpful in decreasing inflammatory activity in refractory uveitis and may reduce steroid requirement. Further controlled studies of adalimumab for uveitis are warranted. Financial Disclosure(s): The authors have no proprietary or commercial interest in any materials discussed in this article. © 2012 American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Martin-Morales A.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya | Gutierrez-Hernandez P.,Hospital Universitario Of Canarias | Romero-Otero J.,Hospital Universitario 12 Of Octubre | Romero-Martin J.A.,Hospital Of Mataro
Journal of Sexual Medicine | Year: 2014

Introduction: Stopwatch-assessed duration of erection has been proposed as an objective and reliable efficacy end point for erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments. Aim: The aim of this study is to assess vardenafil orodispersible tablets' (ODTs) efficacy in terms of duration of erection and (i) its correlation with other efficacy end points and male and female sexual quality of life (QoL) and (ii) its impact on intercourse duration. Methods: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study comparing the efficacy and safety of vardenafil ODT 10mg on-demand over 12 weeks in 127 patients with ED was carried out. Main Outcome Measures: Primary efficacy end points were stopwatch-assessed duration of erection (min) at any attempt and when leading to successful intercourse, and the erectile function domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (EF-IIEF) score. Secondary end points were sexual encounter profile (SEP) 3 response rate and male sexual QoL. End points in participating women (N=46) were stopwatch-assessed duration of intercourse and sexual QoL. Results: At week 12/last observation carried forward, patients taking vardenafil ODT had longer duration of erections (at any attempt or leading to successful intercourse) vs. placebo (least square mean±standard error 10.2±0.9 minutes vs. 7.9±1.0 minutes, and 10.4±0.8 vs. 8.3±1.0 minutes, respectively), and significant increases in EF-IIEF scores, the SEP-3 response, and all sexual QoL items. An increased duration of intercourse was also observed. Female sexual QoL improved significantly. Both duration end points strongly correlated with EF-IIEF scores, and the three end points correlated well with SEP-3 response. Correlation was good with sexual QoL scores in men and women and with duration of intercourse, with differences between treatment groups only for duration end points. Safety was similar in both groups. Conclusion: This study provides further evidence for the consistency and reliability of the stopwatch-assessed duration of erection as an efficacy end point for ED treatments, with "duration of erection leading to successful intercourse" showing better properties than duration at any attempt. Martin-Morales A, Gutiérrez-Hernández P, Romero-Otero J, and Romero-Martín JA. Duration of erection: Does it really matter? A randomized, double-blind clinical trial to assess the impact of vardenafil ODT on duration of erection and its correlation with patients' and partners' sexual quality of life and duration of intercourse: The VADEOPEN study. J Sex Med 2014;11:1527-1538. © 2014 International Society for Sexual Medicine.


Zapatero A.,Hospital Universitario Of La Princesa | Lopez-Torrecilla J.,Hospital General Universitario | Herruzo I.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya | Calvo F.A.,Hospital Universitario Gregorio Maranon
Clinical and Translational Oncology | Year: 2013

Introduction: Little is known of practice patterns on advanced prostate cancer (PC) in Spain. The study objectives were to investigate practice patterns in the management of PC and to determine the adherence to the 2007 Spanish guidelines for the management of PC. Materials and methods: An epidemiological, cross-sectional study was undertaken. Study-specific questionnaires were distributed to all centers with radiation oncology (RO) facilities delivering megavoltage radiation therapy (RT) in Spain (n = 108). A questionnaire evaluated diagnostic and treatment approaches to PC in low-risk and high-risk cases. And a 12-item questionnaire was used to assess guidelines adherence. Results: Responses were obtained from 102 centers (94.0 % response rate). In the high-risk scenario, the majority of clinicians (99.0 %) chose combined modality treatment with RT and androgen deprivation (AD) and 93.0 % recommended long-term AD. External-beam RT (EBRT) doses ranging 72-76 Gy were used in 59.5 % of centers and >76 Gy was employed in 40.5 %. In the low-risk scenario, EBRT was chosen by 59.6 %, brachytherapy by 39.4 %, and active surveillance by 1 %. The consensus was high (score 5 + 4 ≥ 90 %) on 8/12 questions assessing adherence to guidelines, being high specifically on items related to RT technique, RT dose, combination of HT and RT in intermediate/high-risk patients, and prognostic factors. Conclusions: This is the largest survey to date of Spanish RO departments dealing with PC. The study results therefore likely provide a highly reliable picture of clinical practice in Spain in this century and show how this practice is influenced by clinical evidence from randomized trials and consensus conferences. © 2012 Federación de Sociedades Españolas de Oncología (FESEO).


Lomas J.M.,Hospital General Juan Ramon Jimenez | Martinez-Marcos F.J.,Hospital General Juan Ramon Jimenez | Plata A.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya | Ivanova R.,Hospital Universitario Virgen Of La Victoria | And 6 more authors.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection | Year: 2010

Invasive medical technology has led to an increase in the incidence of healthcare-associated infective endocarditis (HAIE). A prospective multicentre cohort study was conducted at seven hospitals in Andalusia, Spain, to establish the characteristics of HAIE and to compare them with those of community-acquired infective endocarditis (CAIE). HAIE was defined as either infective endocarditis (IE) manifesting >48 h after admission to hospital, or IE associated with a significant invasive procedure performed in the 6 months before diagnosis. Seven hundred and ninety-three cases of IE were investigated, and HAIE accounted for 127 (16%). As compared with patients with CAIE, patients with HAIE were older (60.1 ± 14.4 years vs. 53.6 ± 17.5 years) and had more comorbidities (Charlson index 3.3 ± 2.3 vs. 1.8 ± 2.3) and staphylococcal infections (58.3% vs. 24.8%). Vascular manipulation was the main cause of bacteraemia responsible for HAIE (63%). Peripheral vein catheter-associated bacteraemia accounted for 32.8% of the catheter-related bacteraemias. In-hospital mortality (44.9% vs. 24.2%) was higher in the HAIE group. Septic shock (OR 2.2, 95% CI 2.9-30.2) and surgery not performed because of high surgical risk (OR 1.6, 95% CI 1.2-20) were independent predictors of mortality in HAIE. The present study demonstrates that HAIE is a growing health problem associated with high mortality. Careful management of vascular devices is essential to minimize the risk of bacteraemias leading to HAIE. © 2010 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2010 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.


Perez-Ruiz E.,Hospital Costa Del Sol | Delgado M.,Hospital Costa Del Sol | Sanz A.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya | Gil A.M.S.,Clinic Croasa | Dominguez A.R.,Hospital Costa Del Sol
Journal of Medical Case Reports | Year: 2013

Introduction. Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare neoplasm with few cases reported in the literature of which some were diagnosed in animals. This neoplasm arises from abnormal reticuloendothelial system cell proliferation of histiocytes and has an aggressive behavior especially if located in the central nervous system. We present the first case of a patient with histiocytic sarcoma that involved the meninges and had a good course after multidisciplinary treatment. Case presentation. Our patient was a 41-year-old Caucasian woman with no previous history of disease who started with systemic symptoms such as headache and chills. Magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium contrast of the brain suggested a mass 1.5×2cm in diameter in the temporal lobe with a non-uniform vasogenic edema. This lesion was implanted in the meninges and surgery was the first treatment. The histological findings revealed a histiocytic sarcoma. The patient received concomitant chemoradiotherapy after surgery with good tolerance and currently lives without disease. Conclusion: Although histiocytic sarcomas in the brain present an unusual location and have a poorer prognosis, we have identified the first primary leptomeningeal histiocytic sarcoma with a disease-free survival greater than 3 years following multidisciplinary treatment with surgery and chemotherapy and radiotherapy. © 2013 Pérez-Ruiz et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Lora-Tamayo J.,Hospital Universitario Of Bellvitge | Euba G.,Hospital Universitario Of Bellvitge | Narvaez J.A.,Hospital Universitario Of Bellvitge | Murillo O.,Hospital Universitario Of Bellvitge | And 5 more authors.
Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism | Year: 2011

Objectives: The observed higher incidence of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) may entail an increasing number of patients with no microbiologic diagnosis. The true incidence of these cases, how exhaustive the etiologic diagnostic efforts must be, and the usefulness of an empirical antibiotic therapy are not well defined. Methods: Retrospective analysis of all cases of vertebral osteomyelitis in our center (1991-2009) and retrospective analysis of cases of PVO (2005-2009). Clinical data, diagnostic procedures, treatment, and outcome were reviewed. A comparative analysis between microbiologically confirmed PVO (MCPVO) and probable PVO (PPVO) was performed. Results: Increasing incidence of PVO (+0.047 episodes/100,000 inhabitants-year). During the last decade, there was an increase of PPVO (+0.059 episodes/100,000 inhabitants-year) with stable incidence of MCPVO. During 2005-2009, there were 72 patients [47 (65%) MCPVO and 25 (35%) PPVO]. 60% men; mean age was 66 years. Bacteremia was found in 59%. Computed tomographic guided vertebral biopsy, positive in 7/36 (19%), was more successful among patients with bacteremia. Among MCPVO, there was an increasing proportion of less virulent bacteria. Cases of MCPVO presented more frequently with sepsis, fever, and high acute-phase reactants, and PPVO cases were mostly treated with oral fluoroquinolones plus rifampin. No differences were found between both groups in outcome (93% success, 22% sequelae). Conclusions: An epidemiologic change of PVO is suggested by a higher incidence of PPVO and the isolation of less virulent microorganisms among MCPVO. In this setting, the availability of an oral and effective empirical antibiotic therapy may challenge an exhaustive prosecution of the etiology. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.


The new insights presented at the 5th Joint Triennial Congress of the European and Americas Committees on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS and ACTRIMS) held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 19-22 October 2011, have been summarized at the fourth edition of Post-ECTRIMS meeting held in Madrid in November 2011. Regional grey-matter atrophy is more sensitive to cognitive impairment than global grey-matter atrophy measures. In patients with clinically isolated syndrome cognitive impairment does not predict conversion to multiple sclerosis (MS) after 5-years of follow-up. Focusing on central nervous system plasticity and functional reorganization in MS, an early intervention can improve clinical aspects and enhances brain plasticity. Preservation of a potential for plasticity provides a rationale for rehabilitation interventions even in later stages of disease. Therapeutical strategies have focused on stem cell-mediated remyelination and immunomodulation functions, on cellular infiltration into the brain, and on new ways for immuno-modulation for the development of future therapies in MS. Encouraging findings from clinical trials with current and emerging disease-modifying therapy being developed was also a key theme at this edition. Positive results have been reported for rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab, daclizumab, alemtuzumab, teriflunomide, BG-12, and laquinimod, including a favorable safety profile. Since armamentarium for the treatment of MS is fast increasing, concerns exist about the risk of severe adverse events with their use. This aspect reinforces the importance of disease registries as a proactive tool for monitoring drug safety in the post-approval setting.


Jimenez-Perez M.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya | Seaz-Gomez A.B.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya | Mongil Poce L.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya | Lozano-Rey J.M.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya | And 2 more authors.
Transplantation Proceedings | Year: 2010

Aims: To establish the efficacy and safety of entecavir (ETV) and/or tenofovir (TDF) in the treatment and prevention of hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence after liver transplantation. Patients and methods: Eight patients (four men) received treatment with ETV and/or TDF after liver transplantation as prophylaxis for HBV recurrence or as posttransplant treatment of HBV. Four liver transplants were in patients with HBV-associated cirrhosis who had received prior nucleos(t)ide analogue treatment until HBV DNA became undetectable. After transplantation, two of these four were treated with ETV + TDF and the other two with just TDF. All received intramuscular hepatitis B immunoglobulins. The reasons for the other four liver transplants were primary biliary cirrhosis in two cases, alcoholic cirrhosis, and hepatitis C virus. Two of the patients were donor anti-HBcAb-positive/recipient anti-HBcAb-negative. They received no anti-HBV prophylaxis so they had a recurrence of HBV. These four patients required treatment with ETV + TDF for the HBV DNA to become negative. Results: The mean age was 60 (3967) years. The mean follow-up was 9.5 (320) months. The mean follow-up of the patients who received prophylaxis was 8.2 (319) months. These had no HBV recurrence. The mean follow-up of the patients who received treatment for HBV recurrence was 12 (319) months. ETV combined with TDF was necessary for the HBV DNA to become undetectable because this was not possible using different nucleos(t)ide analogues. There were no significant adverse effects from these drugs and no alteration of renal function during the follow-up period. Conclusions: Therapy with ETV and/or TDF seems to be efficient and safe when used in the prophylaxis and treatment of HBV recurrence after liver transplantation. They are well tolerated and seem to have no interactions with immunosuppressive medication. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.


De Diego Damia A.,Hospital Universitario La Paz | Vega Chicote J.M.,Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya
Archivos de Bronconeumologia | Year: 2011

Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects both the large-caliber airways and the smaller-caliber bronchioles. In the last few years, a major therapeutic advance has been made with the development of new systems of inhalation solutions, which produce extra-fine particles, achieving better lung deposition throughout the airways and reducing oropharyngeal deposition. These formulations have improved the effectiveness of bronchodilation and particularly the antiinflammatory effect. The use of long-acting b2-adrenergic steroids in extra-fine formulation, whether alone or in combinations of fixed doses, improves drug distribution throughout the bronchial tree, enhancing the therapeutic effect with lower doses of drugs. Leukotriene receptor antagonists have shown their effect on the small airways in asthmatic patients, both in studies of pulmonary resistance and pulmonary volumes and in imaging studies. © 2011 Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica.

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