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  1. Review

    Hematologic manifestations of babesiosis

    Babesiosis, a zoonotic parasitic infection transmitted by the Ixodes tick, has become an emerging health problem in humans that is attracting attention worldwide. Most cases of human babesiosis are reported in...

    Tamer Akel and Neville Mobarakai

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:6

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  2. Short report

    Bacteriological water quality in school’s drinking fountains and detection antibiotic resistance genes

    The fecal coliform can contaminate water of human consumption causing problems to public health. Many of these microorganisms may contain plasmid and transfer them to other bacteria. This genetic material may ...

    Denize Gomes Freitas, Rassan Dyego Romão Silva, Luis Artur Mendes Bataus, Mônica Santiago Barbosa, Carla Afonso da Silva Bitencourt Braga and Lilian Carla Carneiro

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:5

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  3. Short report

    Surveillance of life-long antibiotics: a review of antibiotic prescribing practices in an Australian Healthcare Network

    The rise of antimicrobial use in the twentieth century has significantly reduced morbidity due to infection, however it has also brought with it the rise of increasing resistance. Some patients are on prolonge...

    Jillian S. Y. Lau, Christopher Kiss, Erika Roberts, Kylie Horne, Tony M. Korman and Ian Woolley

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:3

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  4. Short report

    Anti-staphylococcal activity resulting from epithelial lining fluid (ELF) concentrations of amikacin inhale administered via the pulmonary drug delivery system

    Amikacin inhale (BAY41-6551), a unique drug—device combination of a specially formulated drug solution and a pulmonary drug delivery system device (AMK-I) is currently under phase III study as an adjunctive th...

    Islam M. Ghazi, Mordechai Grupper and David P. Nicolau

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:2

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  5. Research

    The occurrence of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli carrying aminoglycoside resistance genes in urinary tract infections in Saudi Arabia

    The infection and prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) is a worldwide problem, and the presence of ESBLs varies between countries. In this study, we investigated the occurrence of plasmid-media...

    Essam J. Alyamani, Anamil M. Khiyami, Rayan Y. Booq, Majed A. Majrashi, Fayez S. Bahwerth and Elena Rechkina

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  6. Research

    A prospective observational cohort study in primary care practices to identify factors associated with treatment failure in Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections

    The incidence of outpatient visits for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) has substantially increased over the last decade. The emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (...

    Grace C. Lee, Ronald G. Hall, Natalie K. Boyd, Steven D. Dallas, Liem C. Du, Lucina B. Treviño, Sylvia B. Treviño, Chad Retzloff, Kenneth A. Lawson, James Wilson, Randall J. Olsen, Yufeng Wang and Christopher R. Frei

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:58

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  7. Review

    Management of infection by the Zika virus

    A panel of national experts was convened by the Brazilian Infectious Diseases Society in order to organize the national recommendations for the management of zika virus infection. The focus of this document is...

    Melissa Barreto Falcao, Sergio Cimerman, Kleber Giovanni Luz, Alberto Chebabo, Helena Andrade Brigido, Iza Maria Lobo, Artur Timerman, Rodrigo Nogueira Angerami, Clovis Arns da Cunha, Helio Arthur Bacha, Jesse Reis Alves, Alexandre Naime Barbosa, Ralcyon Francis Teixeira, Leonardo Weissmann, Priscila Rosalba Oliveira, Marco Antonio Cyrillo…

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:57

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  8. Research

    Bibliometric analysis of global scientific research on carbapenem resistance (1986–2015)

    Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health challenge and carbapenem resistance, in particular, is considered an urgent global health threat. This study was carried out to give a bibliometric overview o...

    Waleed M. Sweileh, Naser Y. Shraim, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Ansam F. Sawalha, Adham S. AbuTaha and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:56

    Published on: 23 September 2016

  9. Short report

    Extraction of total nucleic acids from bacterial isolates using the bioMérieux NucliSENS easyMAG total nucleic acid extractor

    The BioMerieux NucliSENS easyMAG total nucleic acid extractor was evaluated for use on bacterial isolates in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Forty eight isolates were extracted, yielding quantifiable amo...

    Eleanor A. Powell and Joel E. Mortensen

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:54

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  10. Research

    Emerging azithromycin-resistance among the Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains isolated in Hungary

    In the 1990s, azithromycin became the drug of choice for many infectious diseases but emerging resistance to the drug has only been reported in the last decade. In the last 5 years, the National Neisseria gonorrh...

    Alexandra Brunner, Eva Nemes-Nikodem, Csaba Jeney, Dora Szabo, Marta Marschalko, Sarolta Karpati and Eszter Ostorhazi

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:53

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  11. Review

    Ethnomedicines and anti-parasitic activities of Pakistani medicinal plants against Plasmodia and Leishmania parasites

    Leishmaniasis and malaria are the two most common parasitic diseases and responsible for large number of deaths per year particularly in developing countries like Pakistan. Majority of Pakistan population rely...

    Akash Tariq, Muhammad Adnan, Rahila Amber, Kaiwen Pan, Sakina Mussarat and Zabta Khan Shinwari

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:52

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  12. Research

    Molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from various healthcare institutions in Nairobi, Kenya: a cross sectional study

    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) has established itself over the years as a major cause of morbidity and mortality both within the community and in healthcare settings. Methicillin re...

    Geoffrey Omuse, Kristien Nel Van Zyl, Kim Hoek, Shima Abdulgader, Samuel Kariuki, Andrew Whitelaw and Gunturu Revathi

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:51

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  13. Research

    Smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and associated factors among homeless individuals in Dessie and Debre Birhan towns, Northeast Ethiopia

    Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the globe’s deadliest communicable diseases. The homeless individuals are at high risk to acquire TB and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), because of their poor living conditio...

    Tsedale Semunigus, Belay Tessema, Setegn Eshetie and Feleke Moges

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:50

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  14. Research

    Trends in paediatric and adult bloodstream infections at a Ghanaian referral hospital: a retrospective study

    Bloodstream infections (BSI) are life-threatening emergencies. Identification of the common pathogens and their susceptibility patterns is necessary for timely empirical intervention.

    Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Appiah-Korang Labi, Naa Okaikor Addison, Juliana Ewuramma Mbiriba Labi and Georgina Awuah-Mensah

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:49

    Published on: 18 August 2016

  15. Research

    A combination of silver nanoparticles and visible blue light enhances the antibacterial efficacy of ineffective antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are potential antimicrobials agents, which can be considered as an alternative to antibiotics for the treatment of infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria. The antimicro...

    Fatma Elzahraa Akram, Tarek El-Tayeb, Khaled Abou-Aisha and Mohamed El-Azizi

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:48

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  16. Research

    Performance evaluation of a rapid whole-blood immunoassay for the detection of IgG antibodies against Helicobacter pylori in daily clinical practice

    A growing number of rapid Helicobacter pylori antibody tests are commercially available now, however, some of these tests are often used without sufficient evaluation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the pe...

    Dietmar Enko, Gabriele Halwachs-Baumann, Robert Stolba, Ortrun Rössler and Gernot Kriegshäuser

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:47

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  17. Research

    Development of a fast and low-cost qPCR assay for diagnosis of acute gas pharyngitis

    Group A streptococci (GAS) are the most common bacterial cause of acute pharyngitis and account for 15–30 % of cases of acute pharyngitis in children and 5–10 % of cases in adults. In this study, a real-time q...

    Mustafa Kolukirik, Mesut Yılmaz, Orhan Ince, Canan Ketre, Ayşe Istanbullu Tosun and Bahar K. Ince

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:46

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  18. Research

    Comparison of methods for the identification of microorganisms isolated from blood cultures

    Bloodstream infections are responsible for thousands of deaths each year. The rapid identification of the microorganisms causing these infections permits correct therapeutic management that will improve the pr...

    Aydir Cecília Marinho Monteiro, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, Adriano Martison Ferreira, Ricardo de Souza Cavalcante, Alessandro Lia Mondelli, Eduardo Bagagli and Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:45

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  19. Short report

    Antimicrobial nodule-specific cysteine-rich peptides disturb the integrity of bacterial outer and inner membranes and cause loss of membrane potential

    Certain legume plants produce a plethora of AMP-like peptides in their symbiotic cells. The cationic subgroup of the nodule-specific cysteine-rich (NCR) peptides has potent antimicrobial activity against gram-...

    Kata R. Mikuláss, Krisztina Nagy, Balázs Bogos, Zsolt Szegletes, Etelka Kovács, Attila Farkas, György Váró, Éva Kondorosi and Attila Kereszt

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:43

    Published on: 28 July 2016

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