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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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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  3. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Review

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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)...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:32

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  32. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:31

    Content type: Case report

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:30

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:15

  34. 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:29

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:28

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  36. 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:27

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  37. 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:26

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  38. 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:25

    Content type: Short report

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  39. Patients with bloodstream infections (BSI) are associated with high mortality rates. Due to tigecycline has shown excellent in vitro activity against most pathogens, tigecycline is selected as one of the candi...

    Authors: Jian Wang, Yaping Pan, Jilu Shen and Yuanhong Xu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:24

    Content type: Review

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  40. 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:23

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:22

    Content type: Case report

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  42. The rapid increase of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing bacteria are a potential health hazard. Development of antimicrobial resistance in animal pathogens has serious implications for human he...

    Authors: Mahmoud Elhariri, Dalia Hamza, Rehab Elhelw and Sohad M. Dorgham

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:21

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:20

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

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:19

    Content type: Short report

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  45. Carbapenem resistant K. pneumoniae (CRKP) has aroused widespread attention owing to its very limited therapeutic options, and this strain has increased rapidly in recent years. Although it is accepted that drug r...

    Authors: Liangfei Xu, Xiaoxi Sun and Xiaoling Ma

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:18

    Content type: Research

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  46. 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:17

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  47. 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...

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

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

    Content type: Research

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  48. 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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:15

    Content type: Research

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