L M Ruiz-Velasco

Hospital Central de la Cruz Roja San José y Santa Adela, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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    ABSTRACT: This study describes an interhospital spread of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) producing NDM-7 carbapenemase that started in December 2013 in Madrid, Spain. NDM-7-producing CRKP were isolated from urine, rectal swabs or blood samples from seven patients admitted to three different hospitals (Hospital Universitario La Paz, Hospital de Cantoblanco and Hospital Central de la Cruz Roja). The isolates were resistant to all antimicrobials tested except colistin and fosfomycin. One blood isolate was susceptible to minocycline and tigecycline but was resistant to fosfomycin. All isolates were closely related by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and DiversiLab(®) analysis and belonged to multilocus sequence typing (MLST) sequence type 437. In addition, blaNDM-7, blaTEM-1, blaCTX-M-15 and aac(3)-IIa were identified. Family contacts of the index case were negative for NDM-producing bacteria. The outbreak occurred in two separate waves and the cases associated with Hospital de Cantoblanco had been admitted to the same room. Environmental samples from the trap of a sink and a shower in this room were positive for NDM-7-producing CRKP. To our knowledge, this is the first reported worldwide outbreak of NDM-7-producing CRKP. No relationship with the Indian continent, the Balkans or the Middle East could be established. Frequent transfer of aged or chronically ill patients between the facilities involved may have favoured the spread of NDM-7-producing CRKP. The spread of the second wave in Hospital de Cantoblanco probably occurred as a result of transmission from an environmental reservoir. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. and the International Society of Chemotherapy. All rights reserved.
    International journal of antimicrobial agents 04/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2015.04.001 · 4.26 Impact Factor
  • R M Girón · D Domingo · B Buendía · E Antón · L M Ruiz-Velasco · J Ancochea
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    ABSTRACT: Patients with cystic fibrosis are at great risk of infection by nontuberculous mycobacteria from the environment because of certain predisposing factors such as bronchiectasis, malnutrition, and diabetes. The aim of this study was to analyze the mycobacterial content of sputum smears and cultures from adult patients with cystic fibrosis attended at a specialized unit for adults from March 1997 through December 2001. Sputum samples were collected prospectively according to a protocol applied at each visit, and during most exacerbations staining and culture for mycobacteria were ordered in addition to the usual cultures for bacteria and fungi. A tuberculin test was performed at the end of the study. Twenty-eight patients (16 men) with cystic fibrosis were enrolled. The mean (SD) age was 25.3 (6.7) years. A total of 251 samples were cultured (range in number of samples per patient, 1-31). The mean period of follow up was 40.3 (22.1) months. The sputum smear was positive in 29 cases (4 patients); the culture was positive in 7 patients. More than 3 samples were positive in only 4 patients. Mycobacterium abscessus was isolated in 3 cases, Mycobacterium avium complex in 2 and Mycobacterium simiae in 1 and other an unidentified rapid growth Mycobacterium species. The Mantoux test was positive in 5 patients. Two of the 4 patients in whose samples mycobacteria were isolated repeatedly required treatment. The prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacterial infection is high in patients with cystic fibrosis. Staining and culture for mycobacteria should be carried out regularly and whenever exacerbation of pulmonary symptoms cannot be attributed to bacteria usually found in such patients. Patients with recurrent isolations of mycobacteria should be monitored closely.
    Archivos de Bronconeumología 11/2005; 41(10):560-5. · 1.82 Impact Factor
  • R.M. Girón · D. Domingo · B. Buendía · E. Antón · L.M. Ruiz-Velasco · J. Ancochea
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: Patients with cystic fibrosis are at great risk of infection by nontuberculous mycobacteria from the environment because of certain predisposing factors such as bronchiectasis, malnutrition, and diabetes. The aim of this study was to analyze the mycobacterial content of sputum smears and cultures from adult patients with cystic fibrosis attended at a specialized unit for adults from March 1997 through December 2001. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sputum samples were collected prospectively according to a protocol applied at each visit, and during most exacerbations staining and culture for mycobacteria were ordered in addition to the usual cultures for bacteria and fungi. A tuberculin test was performed at the end of the study. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients (16 men) with cystic fibrosis were enrolled. The mean (SD) age was 253 (6.7) years. A total of 251 samples were cultured (range in number of samples per patient, 1-31). The mean period of follow up was 40.3 (22.1) months. The sputum smear was positive in 29 cases (4 patients); the culture was positive in 7 patients. More than 3 samples were positive in only 4 patients. Mycobacterium abscessus was isolated in 3 cases, Mycobacterium avium complex in 2 and Mycobacterium simiae in 1 and other an unidentified rapid growth Mycobacterium species. The Mantoux test was positive in 5 patients. Two of the 4 patients in whose samples mycobacteria were isolated repeatedly required treatment. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacterial infection is high in patients with cystic fibrosis. Staining and culture for mycobacteria should be carried out regularly and whenever exacerbation of pulmonary symptoms cannot be attributed to bacteria usually found in such patients. Patients with recurrent isolations of mycobacteria should be monitored closely.
    Archivos de Bronconeumología 10/2005; 41(10-41):560-565. DOI:10.1016/S1579-2129(06)60283-8 · 2.17 Impact Factor
  • R. M. Girón · D. Domingo · B. Buendía · E. Antón · L. M. Ruiz-Velasco · J. Ancochea
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    ABSTRACT: Objective Patients with cystic fibrosis are at great risk of infection by nontuberculous mycobacteria from the environment because of certain predisposing factors such as bronchiectasis, malnutrition, and diabetes. The aim of this study was to analyze the mycobacterial content of sputum smears and cultures from adult patients with cystic fibrosis attended at a specialized unit for adults from March 1997 through December 2001. Patients and methods Sputum samples were collected prospectively according to a protocol applied at each visit, and during most exacerbations staining and culture for mycobacteria were ordered in addition to the usual cultures for bacteria and fungi. A tuberculin test was performed at the end of the study. Results Twenty-eight patients (16 men) with cystic ibrosis were enrolled. The mean (SD) age was 25.3 (6.7) years. A total of 251 samples were cultured (range in number of samples per patient, 1-31). The mean period of follow up was 40.3 (22.1) months. The sputum smear was positive in 29 cases (4 patients); the culture was positive in 7 patients. More than 3 samples were positive in only 4 patients. Mycobacterium abscessus was isolated in 3 cases, Mycobacterium avium complex in 2 and Mycobacterium simiae in 1 and other an unidentified rapid growth Mycobacterium species. The Mantoux test was positive in 5 patients. Two of the 4 patients in whose samples mycobacteria were isolated repeatedly required treatment. Conclusions The prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacterial infection is high in patients with cystic fibrosis. Staining and culture for mycobacteria should be carried out regularly and whenever exacerbation of pulmonary symptoms cannot be attributed to bacteria usually found in such patients. Patients with recurrent isolations of mycobacteria should be monitored closely
    Archivos de Bronconeumología 10/2005; 41(10):560-565. DOI:10.1157/13079840 · 1.82 Impact Factor
  • M T Añón · L M Ruiz-Velasco · E Borrajo · C Giner · M Sendino · R Cantón
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    ABSTRACT: Escherichia vulneris is an enterobacteriaceae seldom isolated in microbiology laboratories. We report two cases of infection with positive cultures for this microorganism. Microbiological cultures of wound secretion and peritoneal fluid on usual media. Identification by PASCO and API 20E systems. Antimicrobial sensitivity was performed by a commercial microdilution system. The first case is a postsurgical hand infection from which was isolated Escherichia vulneris with Enterococcus faecium, it shows the typical presentation of infection by this bacteria. The second case consists of a peritonitis after aggressive abdominal surgery. In the peritoneal fluid culture, Escherichia vulneris and Cedecea neteri were recovered. The isolation of Escherichia vulneris has not been reported previously in Spain. We contribute towards its better knowledge with two clinical reports: a typical infection and an exceptional isolation from peritoneal fluid.
    Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica 01/1994; 11(10):559-61. · 1.88 Impact Factor
  • Rosa María Girón-Moreno · Luis M Ruiz-Velasco · Ventura Buendía
    Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica 22(6):369-70. · 1.88 Impact Factor