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  1. Research

    Factors associated with Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage and molecular characteristics among the general population at a Medical College Campus in Guangzhou, South China

    The nasal cavity is the main colonization site of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) in human body. Nasal carriage may be a strong risk factor for some serious infection. There was still limited information about ...

    B. J. Chen, X. Y. Xie, L. J. Ni, X. L. Dai, Y. Lu, X. Q. Wu, H. Y. Li, Y. D. Yao and S. Y. Huang

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:28

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  2. Short report

    High fluoroquinolone MIC is associated with fluoroquinolone treatment failure in urinary tract infections caused by fluoroquinolone susceptible Escherichia coli

    Suboptimal clinical response to fluoroquinolone (FQ) therapy has been clearly documented in patients with Salmonella typhi infection with reduced FQ susceptibility. However, the clinical impact of reduced FQ s...

    Pinyo Rattanaumpawan, Irving Nachamkin, Warren B. Bilker, Jason A. Roy, Joshua P. Metlay, Theoklis E. Zaoutis and Ebbing Lautenbach

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:25

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  3. Case report

    Citrobacter braakii bacteremia-induced septic shock after colonoscopy preparation with polyethylene glycol in a critically ill patient: a case report

    Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is widely used for bowel cleaning in preparation for colonoscopy because of its safety. Septic shock after PEG preparation is an extremely rare complication. Herein, we describe a cas...

    Tetsuya Yumoto, Yoshiyasu Kono, Seiji Kawano, Chihiro Kamoi, Atsuyoshi Iida, Motoko Nose, Keiji Sato, Toyomu Ugawa, Hiroyuki Okada, Yoshihito Ujike and Atsunori Nakao

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:22

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  4. Research

    Molecular characterization of penicillin non-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated before and after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine implementation in Casablanca, Morocco

    Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially among children and the elderly. The ability to effectively treat pneumococcal infection has b...

    Idrissa Diawara, Abouddihaj Barguigua, Khalid Katfy, Kaotar Nayme, Houria Belabbes, Mohammed Timinouni, Khalid Zerouali and Naima Elmdaghri

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:23

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  5. Research

    Antibiotic consumption in laboratory confirmed vs. non-confirmed bloodstream infections among very low birth weight neonates in Poland

    Newborns are a population in which antibiotic consumption is extremely high. Targeted antibiotic therapy should help to reduce antibiotics consumption. The aim of this study was an assessment of antibiotic usa...

    A. Różańska, J. Wójkowska-Mach, P. Adamski, M. Borszewska-Kornacka, E. Gulczyńska, M. Nowiczewski, E. Helwich, A. Kordek, D. Pawlik and M. Bulanda

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:20

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  6. Short report

    Killing of Serratia marcescens biofilms with chloramphenicol

    Serratia marcescens is a Gram-negative bacterium with proven resistance to multiple antibiotics and causative of catheter-associated infections. Bacterial colonization of catheters mainly...

    Christopher Ray, Anukul T. Shenoy, Carlos J. Orihuela and Norberto González-Juarbe

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:19

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  7. Research

    Higher atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (a-EPEC) bacterial loads in children with diarrhea are associated with PCR detection of the EHEC factor for adherence 1/lymphocyte inhibitory factor A (efa1/lifa) gene

    Typical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (t-EPEC) are known to cause diarrhea in children but it is uncertain whether atypical EPEC (a-EPEC) do, since a-EPEC lack the bundle-forming pilus (bfp) gene that encodes...

    Robert Slinger, Kimberley Lau, Michael Slinger, Ioana Moldovan and Francis Chan

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:16

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  8. Research

    Antibiotic resistance and biofilm production among the strains of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from pus/wound swab samples in a tertiary care hospital in Nepal

    The increasing drug resistance along with inducible clindamycin resistance, methicillin resistance and biofilm production among the strains of Staphylococcus aureus are present as the serious problems to the succ...

    Ankit Belbase, Narayan Dutt Pant, Krishus Nepal, Bibhusan Neupane, Rikesh Baidhya, Reena Baidya and Binod Lekhak

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:15

    Published on: 23 March 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:30

  9. Research

    Activity of AMP2041 against human and animal multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates

    Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to public health. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a relevant pathogen causing human and animal infections, frequently displaying high levels of resistance to commonly used a...

    Clotilde Silvia Cabassi, Andrea Sala, Davide Santospirito, Giovanni Loris Alborali, Edoardo Carretto, Giovanni Ghibaudo and Simone Taddei

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:17

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  10. Research

    Occurrence of bla DHA-1 mediated cephalosporin resistance in Escherichia coli and their transcriptional response against cephalosporin stress: a report from India

    Treatment alternatives for DHA-1 harboring strains are challenging as it confers resistance to broad spectrum cephalosporins and may further limit treatment option when expressed at higher levels. Therefore, t...

    Birson Ingti, Deepjyoti Paul, Anand Prakash Maurya, Debajyoti Bora, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Atanu Chakravarty and Amitabha Bhattacharjee

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:13

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  11. Case report

    Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans osteomyelitis in a 12 year old boy: case report emphasizing the importance of tissue culture, and review of literature

    Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans most commonly causes periodontitis but has been reported to infect heart valves, soft tissue, brain and lungs, and distal bones. Osteomyelitis dis...

    Ketaki Sharma, Poonam Mudgil, John S. Whitehall and Iain Gosbell

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:12

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  12. Case report

    A super-infection in the cornea caused by Stemphylium, Acremonium, and α-Streptococcus

    Polymicrobial keratitis with fungus and bacteria can lead to blindness and is challenging to treat. Here, we introduce a case of fungal keratitis caused by two different strains in addition to definite bacteri...

    Fumika Hotta, Hiroshi Eguchi, Keiko Nishimura, Masahiro Kogiso, Mayumi Ishimaru, Shunji Kusaka, Yoshikazu Shimomura and Takashi Yaguchi

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:11

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  13. Research

    Brucella melitensis VirB12 recombinant protein is a potential marker for serodiagnosis of human brucellosis

    The numerous drawbacks of current serological tests for diagnosis of brucellosis which mainly results from cross reactivity with LPS from other gram-negative bacteria have generated an increasing interest to f...

    Shiva Mirkalantari, Amir-Hassan Zarnani, Mahboobeh Nazari, Gholam Reza Irajian and Nour Amirmozafari

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:8

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  14. Research

    Stryphnodendron adstringens and purified tannin on Pythium insidiosum: in vitro and in vivo studies

    Pythium insidiosum is the etiological agent of pythiosis, an emerging life-threatening infectious disease in tropical and subtropical regions. The pathogen is a fungus-like organism re...

    Rodrigo Trolezi, Juliana Maziero Azanha, Natália Rodrigues Paschoal, Jéssica Luana Chechi, Marcelo José Dias Silva, Viciany Eric Fabris, Wagner Vilegas, Ramon Kaneno, Ary Fernandes Junior and Sandra de Moraes Gimenes Bosco

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:7

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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