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Brazilian SCOPE 2 (surveillance and control of pathogens of epidemiological importance)

Grant number: 10/13533-9
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: May 01, 2011 - October 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Pathological Anatomy and Clinical Pathology
Principal Investigator:Antonio Carlos Campos Pignatari
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Campos Pignatari
Host Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Alexandre R. Marra ; Ana Cristina Gales ; André Mario Doi ; Fernanda Marques da Silva ; Liana Carballo Menezes ; Mirian Silva Do Carmo


Bloodstream infections (BSI) are characterized as an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Besides, infections are also responsible for the increase in antimicrobial resistance rates. The purpose of this study is to continue the Project SCOPE Brazil (extension of a study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, called SCOPE - Surveillance and Control of Pathogens of Epidemiological Importance), which was conducted from July 2008 to July 2009 in 16 Brazilian's Hopitals distributed in five different regions (North, Northeast, South, Southeast and Midwest). We assessed the epidemiologic and microbiological tests from the first bloodstream infection episode reported as nosocomial in patients admitted to hospitals. We first have studied 1787 microorganisms isolated from bloodstream infection. Besides epidemiological analysis, we have performed molecular and specific microbiological tests for characterization of resistance mechanisms.The Project aims to continue the microbiological and molecular study of 458 microorganisms that were not analyzed in the first phase of the Brazilian Scope Project and, through advanced molecular techniques, better characterize the resistance mechanisms to antimicrobials of these isolatesThis project also intend to maintain this surveillance study with the actual Brazilian network of hospitals and with with new partnerships with other public and private Brazilian hospitals. (AU)

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DOI, ANDRE MARIO; CAMPOS PIGNATARI, ANTONIO CARLOS; EDMOND, MICHAEL B.; MARRA, ALEXANDRE RODRIGUES; ARANHA CAMARGO, LUIS FERNANDO; SIQUEIRA, RICARDO ANDREOTTI; DA MOTA, VIVIAN PEREIRA; COLOMBO, ARNALDO LOPES. Epidemiology and Microbiologic Characterization of Nosocomial Candidemia from a Brazilian National Surveillance Program. PLoS One, v. 11, n. 1, . (10/13533-9)

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