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  1. Content type: Short report

    In vitro trends of cefazolin and ceftriaxone susceptibilities from pediatric clinical isolates of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) between 2011 and 2016 were analyzed for surveillance.

    Authors: Benjamin H. Gern, Alexander L. Greninger, Scott J. Weissman, Jennifer R. Stapp, Yue Tao and Xuan Qin

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2018 17:5

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  2. Content type: Research

    The extended- spectrum β-lactamase producing bacteria are widely spread worldwide. The productions of these enzymes cause bacterial resistance to a wide range of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to inves...

    Authors: Masomeh Dehshiri, Seyed Sajjad Khoramrooz, Mohammad Zoladl, Seyed Abdolmajid Khosravani, Najmeh Parhizgari, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian, Soheyla Jahedi and Asghar Sharifi

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2018 17:4

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  3. Content type: Research

    Urinary tract infection (UTIS) is a common infectious disease in which level of antimicrobial resistance are alarming worldwide. Therefore, this study aims to describe the prevalence and the resistance pattern...

    Authors: Menyfah Q. Alanazi, Fulwah Y. Alqahtani and Fadilah S. Aleanizy

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2018 17:3

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  4. Content type: Review

    Infection in surgical incision often results in poor wound healing, and one of the main factors for wound infection is the use of antimicrobial agents. Rational use of antibiotics is one of the key factors to ...

    Authors: Xu Yang, Xurao Xiao, Lefeng Wang, Yue Ao, Yapeng Song, Huabing Wang and Huanan Wang

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2018 17:2

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  5. Content type: Research

    Diarrheal diseases continue to be the major cause of morbidity and mortality among children under 5 years. Salmonella and Shigella specious are the major enteric pathogen causing diarrhea among children worldwide...

    Authors: Gemechu Ameya, Tsegaye Tsalla, Fasil Getu and Eyob Getu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2018 17:1

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  6. Content type: Research

    The clinical outcomes and cost implications of a diagnostic shift from an EIA- to PCR-based assay for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have not been completely described in the literature.

    Authors: Margaret M. Guinta, Kristen Bunnell, Amanda Harrington, Susan Bleasdale, Larry Danziger and Eric Wenzler

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:77

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  7. Content type: Review

    The spread of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (CPKP) has become a significant problem worldwide. Combination therapy for CPKP is encouraging, but polymyxin resistance to many antibiotics is hampering effect...

    Authors: David M. Jacobs, M. Courtney Safir, Dennis Huang, Faisal Minhaj, Adam Parker and Gauri G. Rao

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:76

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  8. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen which is establishing as a major cause of morbidity and mortality within the healthcare community. The success of this pathogen is larg...

    Authors: Kevin M. Raible, Bhaswati Sen, Nancy Law, Tiffany E. Bias, Christopher L. Emery, Garth D. Ehrlich and Suresh G. Joshi

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:75

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  9. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter baumannii is an important nosocomial pathogen that can develop multidrug resistance. In this study, we characterized the genome of the A. baumannii strain DMS06669 (isola...

    Authors: Nguyen Si-Tuan, Hua My Ngoc, Pham Thi Thu Hang, Cuong Nguyen, Pham Hung Van and Nguyen Thuy Huong

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:74

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  10. Content type: Research

    Enteric fever has persistence of great impact in Sudanese public health especially during rainy season when the causative agent Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi possesses pan endemic patterns in most regions of ...

    Authors: Ayman A. Elshayeb, Abdelazim A. Ahmed, Marmar A. El Siddig and Adil A. El Hussien

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:73

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  11. Content type: Research

    Recently, we published data suggesting a mutualistic relationship between HSV-1 and Candida. albicans; in particular: (a) HSV-1 infected macrophages are inhibited in their anti-Candida effector function and (b) C...

    Authors: Cristian Ascione, Arianna Sala, Elham Mazaheri-Tehrani, Simona Paulone, Beniamino Palmieri, Elisabetta Blasi and Claudio Cermelli

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:72

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  12. Content type: Research

    Over recent decades, a dramatic increase in infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens has been observed worldwide. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between local resist...

    Authors: Luminita Baditoiu, Carmen Axente, Diana Lungeanu, Delia Muntean, Florin Horhat, Roxana Moldovan, Elena Hogea, Ovidiu Bedreag, Dorel Sandesc and Monica Licker

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:71

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  13. Content type: Short report

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp. are found to be associated with biofilm and metallo-β-lactamase production and are the common causes of serious infections mainly in hospi...

    Authors: Bandana Baniya, Narayan Dutt Pant, Sanjeev Neupane, Saroj Khatiwada, Uday Narayan Yadav, Nisha Bhandari, Rama Khadka, Sabita Bhatta and Raina Chaudhary

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:70

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  14. Content type: Research

    Resuscitation promoting factors (Rpfs) are the proteins involved in the process of reactivation of the dormant cells of mycobacteria. Recently a new class of nitrophenylthiocyanates (NPTs), capable of inhibiti...

    Authors: Galina R. Demina, Vadim D. Nikitushkin, Margarita O. Shleeva, Olga B. Riabova, Alexander Yu. Lepioshkin, Vadim A. Makarov and Arseny S. Kaprelyants

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:69

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Streptococcus gordonii is an infrequent cause of infective endocarditis (IE); associated spondylodiskitis has not yet been described in the literature.

    Authors: Ziv Dadon, Assaf Cohen, Yael M. Szterenlicht, Marc V. Assous, Yair Barzilay, David Raveh-Brawer, Amos M. Yinnon and Gabriel Munter

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:68

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  16. Content type: Research

    The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria can cause serious clinical and public health problems. This study describes the possibility of using bacteriophages as an alternative agent to control multidrug-r...

    Authors: Lae-seung Jung, Tian Ding and Juhee Ahn

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:66

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  17. Content type: Research

    Staphylococcus aureus is the predominant bacterium responsible for various diseases in animals and humans. Preventive strategies could be better implemented by understanding the preval...

    Authors: Vishnu Sharma, Sanjita Sharma, Dinesh Kumar Dahiya, Aarif Khan, Manisha Mathur and Aayushi Sharma

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:65

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  18. Content type: Research

    The continuing emergence, development and spread of pathogenic organisms that are resistant to antimicrobials are a cause of increasing concern. The control of antimicrobial resistance requires knowledge of fa...

    Authors: Belay Tafa, Adugna Endale and Desalegn Bekele

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:64

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  19. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin heteroresistance in coagulase negative Staphylococci (CoNS) is a recent health concern especially in serious infections like bloodstream infections as it may lead to failure of therapy. Little informat...

    Authors: Ghada El-Saeed Mashaly and Rasha Hassan El-Mahdy

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:63

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  20. Content type: Research

    Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and metallo beta-lactamase (MBL) production in Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli are the commonest modes of drug resistance among these commonly isolated bacteria ...

    Authors: Krishus Nepal, Narayan Dutt Pant, Bibhusan Neupane, Ankit Belbase, Rikesh Baidhya, Ram Krishna Shrestha, Binod Lekhak, Dwij Raj Bhatta and Bharat Jha

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:62

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Botulism is a potentially fatal infection characterized by progressive muscle weakness, bulbar paralysis, constipation and other autonomic dysfunctions. A recent report suggested that cancer chemotherapy might...

    Authors: Noriko Ohyama, Michiko Torio, Kentaro Nakashima, Yuuki Koga, Shunsuke Kanno, Hisanori Nishio, Kei Nishiyama, Momoko Sasazuki, Haru Kato, Hiroshi Asakura, Satoshi Akamine, Masafumi Sanefuji, Yoshito Ishizaki, Yasunari Sakai and Shouichi Ohga

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:61

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  22. Content type: Research

    Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) aims to minimize the clinical impact of posaconazole and voriconazole pharmacokinetic variability. However, its benefits on clinical outcomes are still being defined. Addition...

    Authors: Whitley M. Yi, Kelly E. Schoeppler, Jaclyn Jaeger, Scott W. Mueller, Robert MacLaren, Douglas N. Fish and Tyree H. Kiser

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:60

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  23. Content type: Review

    Legionnaires’ disease is commonly diagnosed clinically using a urinary antigen test. The urinary antigen test is highly accurate for L. pneumophila serogroup 1, however other diagnostic tests should also be utili...

    Authors: David M. Pierre, Julianne Baron, Victor L. Yu and Janet E. Stout

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:59

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  24. Content type: Research

    In recent years, New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamases 1 (bla NDM-1) has been reported with increasing frequency and become prevalent. The present study was undertaken to investigate the ep...

    Authors: Na Du, Shumin Liu, Min Niu, Yong Duan, Shuangmeng Zhang, Jing Yao, Jian Mao, Ran Chen and Yan Du

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:58

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  25. Content type: Research

    Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are recognized as a large reservoir of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) harboured by Staphylococcus aureus. However, data of SCCmec in CoNS are relatively ab...

    Authors: Xiao-Ping Chen, Wen-Ge Li, Hao Zheng, Hai-Yan Du, Li Zhang, Lei Zhang, Jie Che, Yuan Wu, Shu-Mei Liu and Jin-Xing Lu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:57

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  26. Content type: Research

    The Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) protein kinase B (PknB) which is now proved to be essential for the growth and survival of M.tb, is a transmembrane protein with a potential to be a good drug target. However...

    Authors: Anamika Gupta, Sudhir K. Pal, Divya Pandey, Najneen A. Fakir, Sunita Rathod, Dhiraj Sinha, S. SivaKumar, Pallavi Sinha, Mycal Periera, Shilpa Balgam, Gomathi Sekar, K. R. UmaDevi, Shampa Anupurba and Vijay Nema

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:56

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  27. Content type: Research

    Consumption of meat contaminated by E. coli causes a serious illness and even death to affected individuals. Recently the emerging of antibiotic resistant foodborne E. coli poses serious public health risks world...

    Authors: Yohannes Equar Messele, Reta Duguma Abdi, Shimels Tikuye Yalew, Desiye Tesfaye Tegegne, Bezina Arega Emeru and Gebremeskel Mamu Werid

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:55

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication rarely develops into antibiotic-associated hemorrhagic colitis (AAHC), in which the etiology of colitis remains unclear. We herein report a ...

    Authors: Kazuyuki Tanaka, Mikihiro Fujiya, Aki Sakatani, Shugo Fujibayashi, Yoshiki Nomura, Nobuhiro Ueno, Shin Kashima, Takuma Goto, Junpei Sasajima, Kentaro Moriichi and Toshikatsu Okumura

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:54

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  29. Content type: Research

    Natural products of animals, plants and microbes are potential source of important chemical compounds, with diverse applications including therapeutics. Endophytic bacteria that are especially associated with ...

    Authors: Lubna Rahman, Zabta K. Shinwari, Irum Iqrar, Lutfur Rahman and Faouzia Tanveer

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:53

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  30. Content type: Research

    We assessed the influence of current cefepime minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) breakpoints and the maximal cefepime dose on treatment outcomes in patients with bacteremia caused by cefepime-susceptible Pseu...

    Authors: Ting-Yi Su, Jung-Jr Ye, Chien-Chang Yang, Ching-Tai Huang, Ju-Hsin Chia and Ming-Hsun Lee

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:52

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  31. Content type: Research

    The increasing resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii to antibiotics has recently been regarded as a notable therapeutic difficulty. Evaluating resistance rates of some A. baumannii isolates to tetracyclines had a...

    Authors: Zahra Meshkat, Himen Salimizand, Yousef Amini, Mostafa Khakshoor, Davoud Mansouri, Hadi Farsiani, Kiarash Ghazvini and Adel Najafi

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:51

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  32. Content type: Research

    The in vitro activity of tigecycline and comparator agents was evaluated against Gram-positive and Gram-negative isolates collected in Latin American centers between 2004 and 2015 as part of the Tigecycline Ev...

    Authors: Silvio Vega and Michael J. Dowzicky

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:50

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  33. Content type: Research

    Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli are associated with infantile diarrhea in the developing countries. The present study was conducted to determine the occurrence and antimicrobial resistance pattern of enteropathoge...

    Authors: Karuppasamy Chellapandi, Tapan Kumar Dutta, Indu Sharma, Surajit De Mandal, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar and Lalsanglura Ralte

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:49

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  34. Content type: Research

    Carbapenemase-producing gram-negative bacteria are increasing globally and have been associated with outbreaks in hospital settings. Thus, the accurate detection of these bacteria in infections is mandatory fo...

    Authors: M. Smiljanic, M. Kaase, P. Ahmad-Nejad and B. Ghebremedhin

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:48

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  35. Content type: Research

    The leishmaniasis is a group of diseases caused by intracellular haemoflagellate protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. Leishmaniasis has diverse clinical manifestations; cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is the...

    Authors: Qhtan Asmaa, Salwa AL-Shamerii, Mohammed Al-Tag, Adam AL-Shamerii, Yiping Li and Bashir H. Osman

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:47

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  36. Content type: Research

    With the alarming rise in antibiotic resistance in African countries, the need for a surveillance system in the region has become pressing. The rapid expansion of data networks makes it possible to set up heal...

    Authors: Robert-Jan ten Hove, Melaku Tesfaye, Witold Frederik ten Hove and Mesfin Nigussie

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:46

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  37. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum infections in infertile men that consulted our outpatient...

    Authors: Ling Qing, Qi-Xiang Song, Jian-Li Feng, Hai-Yan Li, Guiming Liu and Hai-Hong Jiang

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:45

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Malaria and tuberculosis are co-endemic in many developing countries. However their associations are rarely reported. Yet, it has been suggested that a pathological process may link the two diseases.

    Authors: Boundia Djiba, Baidy Sy Kane, Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Khadim Diongue, Ngoné Diaba Diack, Hamidou Deme, Mouhamed Dieng, Maimouna Sow, Daouda Ndiaye and Abdoulaye Pouye

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:44

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  39. Content type: Research

    Enterobacteriaceae, which include Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Proteus mirabilis, are identified as the infectious etiology in the majority of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in community hospital...

    Authors: Daniel B. Chastain, Ijang Ngando, Christopher M. Bland, Carlos Franco-Paredes and W. Anthony Hawkins

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:43

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  40. Content type: Research

    Hospital acquired fungal infections are defined as “never events”—medical errors that should never have happened. Systemic Candida albicans infections results in 30–50% mortality rates. Typically, adhesion to abi...

    Authors: Diego Vargas-Blanco, Aung Lynn, Jonah Rosch, Rony Noreldin, Anthony Salerni, Christopher Lambert and Reeta P. Rao

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:41

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  41. Content type: Research

    Bacteremia of unknown origin (BUO) are associated with increased mortality compared to those with identified sources. Microbiological data of those patients could help to characterize an appropriate empirical ...

    Authors: Johan Courjon, Elisa Demonchy, Nicolas Degand, Karine Risso, Raymond Ruimy and Pierre-Marie Roger

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:40

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  42. Content type: Research

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are believed to be emerging tool against various infectious diseases including multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria. In the present study, in vitro synthesis of AgNPs was optimized ...

    Authors: Rupak Thapa, Chintan Bhagat, Pragya Shrestha, Suvash Awal and Pravin Dudhagara

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:39

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  43. Content type: Research

    The increasing burden associated with dengue in Latin America makes it essential to understand the community’s interest in acquiring vaccines, as an input to plan its introduction in endemic regions. The objec...

    Authors: Yalil T. Bracho-Churio, Ruth A. Martínez-Vega, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Ronald G. Díaz-Quijano, María L. Luna-González and Fredi A. Diaz-Quijano

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:38

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  44. Content type: Short report

    Shigellosis is the most common cause of gastrointestinal infections in developing countries. In China, the species most frequently responsible for shigellosis is Shigella flexneri. S. flexneri remains largely une...

    Authors: Ping Shen, Jianzhong Fan, Lihua Guo, Jiahua Li, Ang Li, Jing Zhang, Chaoqun Ying, Jinru Ji, Hao Xu, Beiwen Zheng and Yonghong Xiao

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:37

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  45. Content type: Research

    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that increases the immunity against tuberculosis (TB), decreases the re-activation of latent TB and reduces the severity of active TB disease. Epidemiological studies on the ...

    Authors: Belay Tessema, Feleke Moges, Dereje Habte, Nebiyu Hiruy, Shewaye Yismaw, Kassahun Melkieneh, Yewulsew Kassie, Belaineh Girma, Muluken Melese and Pedro G. Suarez

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:36

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  46. Content type: Research

    The objectives of this study were to characterize the diversity and magnitude of antimicrobial resistance among Staphylococcus species recovered from imported beef meat sold in the Egyptian market and the potenti...

    Authors: Kamelia Osman, Avelino Alvarez-Ordóñez, Lorena Ruiz, Jihan Badr, Fatma ElHofy, Khalid S. Al-Maary, Ihab M. I. Moussa, Ashgan M. Hessain, Ahmed Orabi, Alaa Saad and Mohamed Elhadidy

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:35

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  47. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter baumannii is known for nosocomial outbreaks worldwide. In this study, we aimed to investigate the antibiotic susceptibility patterns and the clonal relationship of A. bau...

    Authors: Doaa Mohammad Ghaith, Mai Mahmoud Zafer, Mohamed Hamed Al-Agamy, Essam J. Alyamani, Rayan Y. Booq and Omar Almoazzamy

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:34

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  48. Content type: Research

    Identification of the prevalence and spread of ESBL-mediated antibiotic resistance is essential especially in the hospital setting. It is for this reason, more and more studies are highlighting the importance ...

    Authors: Paul Cheddie, Francis Dziva and Patrick Eberechi Akpaka

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:33

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