All publications of “Alexandre Gimenes Marques”

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Challenge in the diagnosis of pulmonary strongyloidiasis

Andrea dos Santos Pereira ORCID logo , Alexandre Gimenes Marques ORCID logo , André Mario Doi ORCID logo , Marinês Dalla Valle Martino ORCID logo , Paula Célia Mariko Koga ORCID logo , Vivian Renata Chiarato ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AI4441

A 33-years-old man was admitted to the intensive care unit because of alcoholic cirrhosis, cocaine toxicity, and septic shock to be accurately assessed. Further tests were requested. His X-ray did not show compatible patterns with pulmonary strongyloidiasis, blood culture was positive for enterobacteria that produce Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), and discrete eosinophylin hemogram and tracheal secretion culture were observed. […]

Performance of the dipstick screening test as a predictor of negative urine culture

Alexandre Gimenes Marques, André Mario Doi, Jacyr Pasternak, Márcio dos Santos Damascena, Carolina Nunes França, Marinês Dalla Valle Martino

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3936

ABSTRACT Objective To investigate whether the urine dipstick screening test can be used to predict urine culture results. Methods A retrospective study conducted between January and December 2014 based on data from 8,587 patients with a medical order for urine dipstick test, urine sediment analysis and urine culture. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values were determined and ROC curve analysis was performed. Results The percentage of positive cultures was 17.5%. Nitrite had 28% sensitivity and 99% specificity, with positive […]

Ertapebem disk performance to predict Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase produced by Gram-negative bacilli isolated in a São Paulo city public hospital

Lais Pinto de Almeida, Fabiana Puerro de Carvalho, Alexandre Gimenes Marques, Andrea dos Santos Pereira, Renata Puzzo Bortoleto, Marinês Dalla Valle Martino

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000400008

Objective:To evaluate ertapenem disk performance to predict Klebsiella pneumonie carbapenemase production by Gram-negative bacilli.METHODS:All Gram-negative bacilli isolated between January 2010 and June 2011 were tested by disk diffusion (OxoidTM) for sensitivity to ertapenem, meropenem and imipenem. Resistant or intermediate sensitivity strains (diameter