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  1. Content type: Research

    Coagulase-negative staphylococci have become increasingly recognized as the etiological agent of some infections. A significant characteristic of coagulase-negative staphylococci especially strains isolated fr...

    Authors: P. T. Fowoyo and S. T. Ogunbanwo

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:4

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  2. Content type: Short report

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:3

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  3. Content type: Short report

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:2

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  4. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:1

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  5. Content type: Research

    Bacteria treated with different classes of antibiotics exhibit changes in susceptibility to successive antibiotic treatments. This study was designed to evaluate the influence of sequential antibiotic treatmen...

    Authors: Jeongjin Kim, Ara Jo, Ekachai Chukeatirote and Juhee Ahn

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:60

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  6. Content type: Research

    Avian-pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) are pathogenic strains of E. coli that are responsible for one of the most predominant bacterial disease affecting poultry worldwide called avian colibacillosis. This stud...

    Authors: Amal Awad, Nagah Arafat and Mohamed Elhadidy

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:59

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  7. Content type: Research

    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 (...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:58

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  8. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:57

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  9. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:56

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  10. Content type: Research

    The emerging threat posed by antibiotic resistance has affected public health systems all over the world. Surveillance of resistant bacteria in clinical settings and identifying them in mixed cultures is of pa...

    Authors: Alexander Rohde, Jens Andre Hammerl and Sascha Al Dahouk

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:55

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  11. Content type: Short report

    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...

    Authors: Eleanor A. Powell and Joel E. Mortensen

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:54

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:53

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  13. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:52

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  14. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:51

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  15. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Tsedale Semunigus, Belay Tessema, Setegn Eshetie and Feleke Moges

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:50

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  16. Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:49

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:48

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  18. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:47

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  19. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:46

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  20. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:45

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  21. Content type: Short report

    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-...

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

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:43

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  22. Content type: Review

    Treatment options for drug-resistant tuberculosis are still limited. Linezolid has been recommended for treatment of patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) or extensively-drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis, al...

    Authors: Akosua Adom Agyeman and Richard Ofori-Asenso

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:41

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  23. Content type: Research

    Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is prevalent around the world. Rapid and accurate detection of CRE is urgently needed to provide effective treatment. Automated identification systems have been widel...

    Authors: Qingwen He, Weiyuan Chen, Liya Huang, Qili Lin, Jingling Zhang, Rui Liu and Bin Li

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:40

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  24. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to define the potency of amikacin and comparator agents against a collection of blood and respiratory nosocomial isolates implicated in ICU based pulmonary infections gathered fro...

    Authors: Christina A. Sutherland, Jamie E. Verastegui and David P. Nicolau

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:39

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  25. Content type: Research

    Co-infection of HIV with HBV is common in West Africa but little information is available on the effects of HBV on short-term therapy for HIV patients. A 28 day longitudinal study was conducted to examine shor...

    Authors: Kwamena William Coleman Sagoe, Kwabena Obeng Duedu, Francesca Ziga, Afrakoma Adjoa Agyei, Theophilus Korku Adiku, Margaret Lartey, Julius Abraham Addo Mingle and Max Arens

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:38

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  26. Content type: Research

    Small colony variants (SCVs), constituting a slow-growing subpopulation of bacteria that facilitates persistence in lethal environmental conditions, are able to revert to the phenotype of rapid growth for furt...

    Authors: Wanli Li, Yinghui Li, Yarong Wu, Yujun Cui, Yao Liu, Xiaolu Shi, Qian Zhang, Qiongcheng Chen, Qun Sun and Qinghua Hu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:37

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  27. Content type: Research

    In this study, our aim was to identify Candida species isolated from bloodstream infections and to determine their susceptibilities to various antifungal agents to demonstrate the local resistance profiles and to...

    Authors: Hatice Turk Dagi, Duygu Findik, Cigdem Senkeles and Ugur Arslan

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:36

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  28. Content type: Research

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains that are classed as extensively drug resistant (XDR-PA) are resistant to all antibiotics except for one or two classes and are frequently the cause of ha...

    Authors: Jun Li, Mingxiang Zou, Qingya Dou, Yongmei Hu, Haichen Wang, Qun Yan and Wen’ en Liu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:35

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  29. Content type: Review

    Quinolones are potent antimicrobial agents with a basic chemical structure of bicyclic ring. Fluorine atom at position C-6 and various substitutions on the basic quinolone structure yielded fluoroquinolones, n...

    Authors: Bela Kocsis, J. Domokos and D. Szabo

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:34

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  30. Content type: Review

    Leprosy, a chronic mycobacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae, is an infectious disease that has ravaged human societies throughout millennia. This ancestral pathogen causes disfiguring cutaneous lesi...

    Authors: Carlos Franco-Paredes and Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:33

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  31. Content type: Review

    Blood culture is often used in definitive diagnosis of typhoid fever while, bone marrow culture has a greater sensitivity and considered reference standard. The sensitivity of blood culture measured against bo...

    Authors: Vittal Mogasale, Enusa Ramani, Vijayalaxmi V. Mogasale and JuYeon Park

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:32

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  32. Content type: Research

    bla VIM-2 harboring Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been reported worldwide and considered as the most prevalent metallo-β-lactamase after NDM which are found hor...

    Authors: Deepjyoti Paul, Debadatta Dhar, Anand Prakash Maurya, Shweta Mishra, Gauri Dutt Sharma, Atanu Chakravarty and Amitabha Bhattacharjee

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:31

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  33. Content type: Research

    The agar dilution method is currently considered as the reference method for Mycobacterium marinum drug susceptibility testing (DST). As it is time-consuming, alternative methods, such as the E-test, were evaluat...

    Authors: Marion Chazel, Hélène Marchandin, Nicolas Keck, Dominique Terru, Christian Carrière, Michael Ponsoda, Véronique Jacomo, Gilles Panteix, Nicolas Bouzinbi, Anne-Laure Bañuls, Marc Choisy, Jérôme Solassol, Alexandra Aubry and Sylvain Godreuil

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:30

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  34. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance due to the presence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) among Enterobacteriaceae is a worldwide problem. Data from Ghana regarding this resistance mechanism is limited. This study w...

    Authors: Daniel Oduro-Mensah, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Evelyn Yayra Bonney, Ebenezer Oduro-Mensah, Kingsley Twum-Danso, Yaa Difie Osei and Sammy Tawiah Sackey

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:29

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  35. Content type: Research

    A state-wide pertussis outbreak occurred in Washington during the winter–spring months of 2012, concurrent with respiratory viral season. We compared performance characteristics of a laboratory-developed pertu...

    Authors: X. Qin, D. M. Zerr, M. P. Kronman, A. L. Adler, J. E. Berry, S. Rich, A. M. Buccat, M. Xu and J. A. Englund

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:28

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  36. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin may be inferior to β-lactams for the empiric treatment of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia. We compared empiric β-lactams to vancomycin to assess clinical outcomes in pat...

    Authors: Davie Wong, Titus Wong, Marc Romney and Victor Leung

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:27

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  37. Content type: Short report

    Meningitis with a negative cerebrospinal (CSF) Gram stain represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the performance of the BioFire FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephali...

    Authors: Susan H. Wootton, Elizabeth Aguilera, Lucrecia Salazar, Andrew C. Hemmert and Rodrigo Hasbun

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:26

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Entecavir-resistance mutations are commonly induced by entecavir treatment in chronic hepatitis B patients. However, entecavir+adefovir dipivoxil+lamivudine triple-resistance mutations induced by sequential or...

    Authors: Song Yang, Huichun Xing, Qi Wang, Xiaomei Wang, Shunai Liu and Jun Cheng

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:24

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  39. Content type: Research

    Early Warning Score (EWS) is a physiological composite score of six bedside vital parameters, routinely used in UK hospitals. We evaluated the prognostic ability of EWS in Gram-negative bacteraemia causing sep...

    Authors: Mahableshwar Albur, Fergus Hamilton and Alasdair P. MacGowan

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:23

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  40. Content type: Research

    To assess the effect of fidaxomicin and vancomycin on Clostridium difficile toxins and correlation with clinical and microbiologic outcomes.

    Authors: Abrar K. Thabit, M. Jahangir Alam, Mohammed Khaleduzzaman, Kevin W. Garey and David P. Nicolau

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:22

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  41. Content type: Research

    The Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) guidelines are the most popular breakpoint guidelines used in antimicrobial suscep...

    Authors: Ali Kassim, Geoffrey Omuse, Zul Premji and Gunturu Revathi

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:21

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  42. Content type: Research

    Enterobacteriaceae are among the most common pathogens that are responsible for serious community-acquired, hospital-acquired, and health-care associated infections. The emergence and ...

    Authors: Irmak Baran and Neriman Aksu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:20

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  43. Content type: Research

    Pooled data from two large registries, Cubicin® Outcomes Registry and Experience (CORE; USA) and European Cubicin® Outcomes Registry and Experience (EU-CORE; Europe, Latin America, and Asia), were analyzed to det...

    Authors: R. Andrew Seaton, Armando Gonzalez-Ruiz, Kerry O. Cleveland, Kimberly A. Couch, Rashidkhan Pathan and Kamal Hamed

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:18

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  44. Content type: Research

    Fresh vegetables are considered as vital nutrients of a healthy diet as they supply the body with essential supplements. The consumption of raw vegetables is the main way for transmission of intestinal parasit...

    Authors: Mona Ali Mohamed, Emmanuel Edwar Siddig, Arwa Hassan Elaagip, Ali Mahmoud Mohammed Edris and Awad Ahmed Nasr

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:17

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  45. Content type: Case report

    Community-onset candidemia constitute a distinct clinical entity the incidence of which is increasing. Contribution of non-albicans Candida species is rising.

    Authors: Laurène Deconinck, Agnès Meybeck, Maxime Pradier, Pierre Patoz, Hugues Melliez and Eric Senneville

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2016 15:14

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