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  1. Research

    A pre-therapeutic coating for medical devices that prevents the attachment of Candida albicans

    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...

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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:41

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  2. Research

    Patients with community-acquired bacteremia of unknown origin: clinical characteristics and usefulness of microbiological results for therapeutic issues: a single-center cohort study

    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 ...

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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:40

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  3. Research

    Enzyme-mediated formulation of stable elliptical silver nanoparticles tested against clinical pathogens and MDR bacteria and development of antimicrobial surgical thread

    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 ...

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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:39

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  4. Research

    Determinants of felt demand for dengue vaccines in the North Caribbean region of Colombia

    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...

    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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:38

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  5. Short report

    Genome sequence of Shigella flexneri strain SP1, a diarrheal isolate that encodes an extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)

    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...

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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:37

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  6. Research

    Vitamin D deficiency among smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients and their tuberculosis negative household contacts in Northwest Ethiopia: a case–control study

    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 ...

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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:36

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  7. Research

    Antimicrobial resistance and virulence characterization of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci from imported beef meat

    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...

    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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:35

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  8. Research

    The emergence of a novel sequence type of MDR Acinetobacter baumannii from the intensive care unit of an Egyptian tertiary care hospital

    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...

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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:34

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  9. Research

    Detection of a CTX-M group 2 beta-lactamase gene in a Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate from a tertiary care hospital, Trinidad and Tobago

    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 ...

    Paul Cheddie, Francis Dziva and Patrick Eberechi Akpaka

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:33

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  10. Research

    Molecular characteristic of mcr-1 producing Escherichia coli in a Chinese university hospital

    Colistin has been considered as a last-line treatment option in severe infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative pathogens. However, the emergence of the mobile colistin resistance gene (mcr-1)...

    Qing-wen He, Xiao-hong Xu, Fang-jun Lan, Zhi-chang Zhao, Zhi-yun Wu, Ying-ping Cao and Bin Li

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:32

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  11. Case report

    Recurrent Scedosporium apiospermum mycetoma successfully treated by surgical excision and terbinafine treatment: a case report and review of the literature

    Scedosporium apiospermum is an emerging opportunistic filamentous fungus, which is notorious for its high levels of antifungal-resistance. It is able to cause localized cutaneous or su...

    Eszter J. Tóth, Géza R. Nagy, Mónika Homa, Marianna Ábrók, Ildikó É. Kiss, Gábor Nagy, Zsuzsanna Bata-Csörgő, Lajos Kemény, Edit Urbán, Csaba Vágvölgyi and Tamás Papp

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:31

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  12. Research

    Antibiotic resistant airborne bacteria and their multidrug resistance pattern at University teaching referral Hospital in South Ethiopia

    Hospitals provide a reservoir of microorganisms, many of which are multi-resistant to antibiotics. Emergence of multi-drug resistant strains in a hospital environment, particularly in developing countries is a...

    Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon, Fiseha Wada Wadilo, Amsalu Amache Arota and Yishak Leka Abraham

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:29

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  13. 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

  14. Research

    Babesiosis in Long Island: review of 62 cases focusing on treatment with azithromycin and atovaquone

    Babesiosis is a potentially life-threatening, tick-borne infection endemic in New York. The purpose of this study was to review recent trends in babesiosis management and outcomes focusing on patients, who wer...

    Ekaterina A. Kletsova, Eric D. Spitzer, Bettina C. Fries and Luis A. Marcos

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:26

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  15. Research

    Dose-dependent artificial prolongation of prothrombin time by interaction between daptomycin and test reagents in patients receiving warfarin: a prospective in vivo clinical study

    Daptomycin has been reported to cause artificial prolongation of prothrombin time (PT) by interacting with some test reagents of PT. This prolongation was particularly prominent with high concentrations of dap...

    Makoto Saito, Shuji Hatakeyama, Hideki Hashimoto, Takumitsu Suzuki, Daisuke Jubishi, Makoto Kaneko, Yukio Kume, Takehito Yamamoto, Hiroshi Suzuki and Hiroshi Yotsuyanagi

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:27

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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