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  1. Content type: Research

    Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistant to antituberculosis drugs is an increasingly common clinical problem. This study aimed to evaluate drug resistance profiles of TBM isola...

    Authors: Seniha Senbayrak, Nuri Ozkutuk, Hakan Erdem, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Rok Civljak, Ayse Seza Inal, Uner Kayabas, Ebru Kursun, Nazif Elaldi, Branislava Savic, Soline Simeon, Emel Yilmaz, Olga Dulovic, Derya Ozturk-Engin, Nurgul Ceran, Botond Lakatos…

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:47

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  2. Content type: Research

    The spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is a great problem of healthcare worldwide. Study of the spread for bla OXA-48-like genes coding epidemically significant ...

    Authors: Nadezhda K. Fursova, Eugeny I. Astashkin, Anastasia I. Knyazeva, Nikolay N. Kartsev, Ekaterina S. Leonova, Olga N. Ershova, Irina A. Alexandrova, Natalia V. Kurdyumova, Svetlana Yu. Sazikina, Nikolay V. Volozhantsev, Edward A. Svetoch and Ivan A. Dyatlov

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:46

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  3. Content type: Review

    As recently indiscriminate abuse of existing antibiotics in both clinical and veterinary treatment leads to proliferation of antibiotic resistance in microbes and poses a dilemma for the future treatment of su...

    Authors: Yang Deng, Xuerui Bao, Lili Ji, Lei Chen, Junyan Liu, Jian Miao, Dingqiang Chen, Huawei Bian, Yanmei Li and Guangchao Yu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:45

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  4. Content type: Research

    Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing worldwide. Antibiotic-resistant strains can lead to serious problems regarding treatment of infection. Carbapenem antibiotics are the final treatment option fo...

    Authors: Kazım Sahin, Ayse Tekin, Sule Ozdas, Demet Akin, Hande Yapislar, Aziz Ramazan Dilek and Emine Sonmez

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:44

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  5. Content type: Research

    Bacillus cereus is one of the pathogens causing nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs). However, few reports have documented the antimicrobial susceptibility and clinical characteris...

    Authors: Mahoko Ikeda, Yuka Yagihara, Keita Tatsuno, Mitsuhiro Okazaki, Shu Okugawa and Kyoji Moriya

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:43

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  6. Content type: Research

    This study determined the antibiotic susceptibility profile and genetic mechanisms of β-lactam resistance in 27 clinical strains of Acinetobacter baumannii isolated at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerl...

    Authors: Abdessalam Cherkaoui, Stéphane Emonet, Gesuele Renzi and Jacques Schrenzel

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:42

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  7. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter has gained importance as a multi-drug resistant and hence a difficult to treat pathogen. This study was done to characterize our isolates with respect to drug resistance and presence of beta-lact...

    Authors: Dabet Rynga, Malini Shariff and Monorama Deb

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:40

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  8. Content type: Research

    Persistence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, including multidrug resistant (MDR) pseudomonads, is an important environmental health problem associated with drinking water distribution systems (DWDS) worldwide...

    Authors: Ayodele T. Adesoji, Adeniyi A. Ogunjobi and Isaac O. Olatoye

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:39

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  9. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter baumannii is a common opportunistic pathogen that causes major nosocomial infections in hospitals. In this study, we hypothesized a high prevalence of A. baumanni ESBL (e...

    Authors: Essam J. Alyamani, Mohamed A. Khiyami, Rayan Y. Booq, Basel M. Alnafjan, Musaad A. Altammami and Fayez S. Bahwerth

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:38

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  10. Content type: Research

    Integrons play important role in the spread and maintenance of antimicrobial resistance among strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and other species of Enterobacteriaceae. This study investigated the prevalence ...

    Authors: Elahe Tajbakhsh, Faham Khamesipour, Reza Ranjbar and Ifeoma Chinyere Ugwu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:37

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  11. Content type: Research

    Polyhexamethylene guanidine phosphate (PHMG-P) belongs to the polymeric guanidine family of biocides and contains a phosphate group, which may confer better solubility, a detoxifying effect and may change the ...

    Authors: A Vitt, A Sofrata, V Slizen, R V Sugars, A Gustafsson, E I Gudkova, L A Kazeko, P Ramberg and K Buhlin

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:36

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  12. Content type: Research

    Antibiotic resistance genes [ARGs] in aquatic systems have drawn increasing attention they could be transferred horizontally to pathogenic bacteria. Water treatment plants (WTPs) are intended to provide qualit...

    Authors: Ayodele. T. Adesoji, Adeniyi. A. Ogunjobi, Isaac. O. Olatoye and Douglas. R. Douglas

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:35

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:41

  13. Content type: Research

    Tuberculosis is a disease that can involve every organ system. While pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common presentation, extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPT) is also an important clinical problem. The current...

    Authors: Aysel Sunnetcioglu, Mahmut Sunnetcioglu, Irfan Binici, Ali Irfan Baran, Mustafa Kasım Karahocagil and Muhammed Rıdvan Saydan

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:34

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  14. Content type: Research

    The early beginning of an adequate antibiotic therapy is crucial in hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), but depends on the results of conventional microbiological diagnostics (cMD). It was the aim of this study...

    Authors: Nils Kunze, Onnen Moerer, Nicolas Steinmetz, Marco H. Schulze, Michael Quintel and Thorsten Perl

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:33

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  15. Content type: Research

    The high cost and prolonged timeline of new drug discovery and development are major roadblocks to creating therapies for infectious diseases. Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen that is the most...

    Authors: Kevin Kim, Leeor Zilbermintz and Mikhail Martchenko

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:32

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  16. Content type: Short report

    Epidemiological characteristics of patients with bloodstream infections (BSI) due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing (ESBL) and carbapenem-resistant (CRE) strains are often similar. Mortality rates for...

    Authors: Violet Leibman, Emily T. Martin, Ruthy Tal-Jasper, Leonti Grin, Kayoko Hayakawa, Coral Shefler, Tal Azouri, Tamir Kaplansky, Moran Maskit, Tsilia Lazarovitch, Ronit Zaidenstein, Keith S. Kaye and Dror Marchaim

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:31

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  17. Content type: Review

    Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a potentially fatal haemorrhagic disease of humans. The last and most serious outbreak of Ebola virus (EBOV) started in December 2013 in West Africa and also affected other contine...

    Authors: Semra Gumusova, Mustafa Sunbul and Hakan Leblebicioglu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:30

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  18. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major threat to global public health. Medicinal plants have long been used as remedies for infectious diseases by native cultures around the world and have the potential for...

    Authors: Maria G Carranza, Mary B Sevigny, Debashree Banerjee and Lacie Fox-Cubley

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:29

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  19. Content type: Research

    Human and animal skin diseases of bacterial, fungal and viral nature and their complications are widespread and globally cause a serious trouble. Their prevalence is increasing mainly due to drug resistance. C...

    Authors: Mikayel Ginovyan, Andranik Keryan, Inga Bazukyan, Petros Ghazaryan and Armen Trchounian

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:28

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  20. Content type: Research

    The Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (TEST) is a global antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance study which has been ongoing since 2004. This report examines the in vitro activity of tigecycline...

    Authors: Daryl J Hoban, Ralf Rene Reinert, Samuel K Bouchillon and Michael J Dowzicky

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:27

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  21. Content type: Research

    Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are more susceptible to urinary tract infection (UTI) than non-diabetics. Due to the emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) uropathogenic strains, the choice of antimicrobi...

    Authors: Hamdan Z Hamdan, Eman Kubbara, Amar M Adam, Onab S Hassan, Sarah O Suliman and Ishag Adam

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:26

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  22. Content type: Research

    The methicillin resistance of bacteria from the genus Staphylococcus and its ability to form biofilms are important factors in pathogenesis of these microorganisms. Thus, the search for new antimicrobials agents,...

    Authors: Alyne Rodrigues de Araujo, Patrick Veras Quelemes, Márcia Luana Gomes Perfeito, Luíza Ianny de Lima, Melka Coêlho Sá, Paulo Humberto Moreira Nunes, Graziella Anselmo Joanitti, Peter Eaton, Maria José dos Santos Soares and José Roberto de Souza de Almeida Leite

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:25

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  23. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials would like to thank the following colleagues for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for the journal in 2014.

    Authors: Hakan Leblebicioglu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:24

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  24. Content type: Research

    Surgical site infection (SSI) is common in Vietnamese post-operative patients. It contributes to increased morbidity, mortality, hospitalization time and health care expenditure. Bacterial culture is considere...

    Authors: Ngo Tat Trung, Tran Thi Thu Hien, Tran Thi Thanh Huyen, Dao Thanh Quyen, Mai Thanh Binh, Phan Quoc Hoan, Christian G Meyer, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan and Le Huu Song

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:23

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  25. Content type: Research

    We studied recent antibiograms (2010 to 2011) from 12 hospitals in the Hampton Roads area, Virginia, that refer patients to a tertiary-care facility affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. The data wa...

    Authors: Susette K Var, Rouba Hadi and Nancy M Khardori

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:22

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  26. Content type: Research

    Candida albicans is a common cause of a variety of superficial and invasive disseminated infections the majority of which are associated with biofilm growth on implanted devices. The aim of the...

    Authors: Mohamed El-Azizi, Noha Farag and Nancy Khardori

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:21

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  27. Content type: Research

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) report published in 2009 shows that there were about 16,000 cases of surgical site infection (SSI) following ~ 8...

    Authors: Roli Kargupta, Garret J Hull, Kyle D Rood, James Galloway, Clinton F Matthews, Paul S Dale and Shramik Sengupta

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:20

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  28. Content type: Short report

    Dalbavancin is a lipoglycopepetide antibiotic with activity against gram positive pathogens recently approved for treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Pending the introduction of an...

    Authors: Michael W Dunne, Dan Sahm and Sailaja Puttagunta

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:19

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  29. Content type: Research

    Novel chemical molecules recovered from endangered medicinal plants have wide applications and have the potential to cure different diseases caused by microorganisms. The aim of this study was to investigate I...

    Authors: Leela Glorybai, Barathi Kannan K, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi and Paul Agastian

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:18

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  30. Content type: Research

    Early diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic treatment can significantly reduce mortality of nosocomial bacterial meningitis. However, it is a challenge for clinicians to make an accurate and rapid diagnosis of ...

    Authors: Yong-Juan Liu, Li-Hua Shao, Jian Zhang, Shan-Ji Fu, Gang Wang, Feng-Zhe Chen, Feng Zheng, Rui-Ping Ma, Hai-Hong Liu, Xiao-Meng Dong and Li-Xian Ma

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:17

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  31. Content type: Research

    Brucellosis is a zoonosis that disseminated by a variety of ways between animals and humans. The effective disinfection of contaminated environments, soil, feces, and animal bodies plays an irreplaceable role ...

    Authors: Zhen Wang, Peng Fei Bie, Jie Cheng, Qing Min Wu and Lin Lu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:16

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  32. Content type: Research

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a global epidemic threat. The aim of this study was to determine which globally known MRSA lineages are currently present at our tertiary care hospital in Swi...

    Authors: Kati Seidl, Nadja Leimer, Miguel Palheiros Marques, Alexandra Furrer, Anne Holzmann-Bürgel, Gabriela Senn, Reinhard Zbinden and Annelies S Zinkernagel

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:14

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  33. Content type: Research

    Disinfection, antisepsis and sterilization (DAS) practices are of critical importance in hospital practice. This study aims to investigate the daily DAS practices of private hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Authors: Bahri Teker, Aziz Ogutlu, Mesut Yilmaz, Serap Gencer and Oguz Karabay

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:13

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  34. Content type: Short report

    Chromosomally encoded AmpC β-lactamases may be acquired by transmissible plasmids which consequently can disseminate into bacteria lacking or poorly expressing a chromosomal bla AmpC gene. Nowad...

    Authors: Vera Manageiro, Eugénia Ferreira, Margarida Pinto, Fernando Fonseca, Mónica Ferreira, Richard Bonnet and Manuela Caniça

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:12

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  35. Content type: Research

    Antiseptics are commonly used for the management of MDR (multiple drug resistance) pathogens in hospitals. They play crucial roles in the infection control practices. Antiseptics are often used for skin antise...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Babaei, Anita Sulong, Rukman Awang Hamat, Syafinaz Amin Nordin and Vasantha Kumari Neela

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:11

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  36. Content type: Research

    Malaria and HIV/AIDS are the two most common infections in sub-Sahara Africa. There are hypotheses and study reports on the possible association between these two infections, hence the prevalence and outcome o...

    Authors: Sammy CK Tay, Kingsley Badu, Anthony A Mensah and Stephen Y Gbedema

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:10

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  37. Content type: Research

    Food born pathogenic bacteria and filamentous fungi are able to grow on most foods, including natural foods, processed foods, and fermented foods and create considerable economic loss. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Shine Kadaikunnan, Thankappan Sarasam Rejiniemon, Jamal M Khaled, Naiyf S Alharbi and Ramzi Mothana

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:9

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  38. Content type: Research

    For a long time mushrooms have been playing an important role in several aspects of the human activity. Recently edible mushrooms are used extensively in cooking and make part of new food in Bangladesh for the...

    Authors: Mohammed Mehadi Hassan Chowdhury, Khadizatul Kubra and Sheikh Rashel Ahmed

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:8

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  39. Content type: Research

    To investigate the drug resistant gene profiles and molecular typing of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates collected from clinical specimens in a comprehensive hospital, Jiangsu province.

    Authors: Su-ying Zhao, Dong-yang Jiang, Peng-cheng Xu, Yi-kai Zhang, Heng-fang Shi, Hui-ling Cao and Qian Wu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:7

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  40. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of in-house FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridisation) procedures for the direct identification of invasive fungal infections in blood cultures a...

    Authors: Roberto Moreira Da Silva Jr, João Ricardo Da Silva Neto, Carla Silvana Santos, Hagen Frickmann, Sven Poppert, Kátia Santana Cruz, Daniela Koshikene and João Vicente Braga De Souza

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:6

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  41. Content type: Research

    Beta lactams are the most commonly used group of antimicrobials worldwide.

    Authors: Eugénie Anago, Lucie Ayi-Fanou, Casimir D Akpovi, Wilfried B Hounkpe, Micheline Agassounon-Djikpo Tchibozo, Honoré S Bankole and Ambaliou Sanni

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:5

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  42. Content type: Research

    Escherichia coli is one of the most common clinical pathogens causing nosocomial infection. The widespread cefotaxime-beta lactamases (CTX) has increased the multidrug resistance (MDR) of E. co...

    Authors: Huiqing Shi, Fengjun Sun, Jianhong Chen, Qianyi Ou, Wei Feng, Xiaolan Yong and Peiyuan Xia

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:4

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  43. Content type: Research

    Nephrotoxicity is an important adverse effect of colistin methanesulfonate (CMS) therapy. No data exist on rates and risk factors for colistin-related nephrotoxicity in Saudi Arabia (SA). We conducted a prospe...

    Authors: Ali S Omrani, Wafa A Alfahad, Mohamed M Shoukri, Abeer M Baadani, Sultan Aldalbahi, Ali A Almitwazi and Ali M Albarrak

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:3

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  44. Content type: Review

    Leptospirosis is a zoonotic spirochaetal illness that is endemic in many tropical countries. The research base on leptospirosis is not as strong as other tropical infections such as malaria. However, it is a l...

    Authors: Senaka Rajapakse, Chaturaka Rodrigo, Shiroma M Handunnetti and Sumadhya Deepika Fernando

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:2

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  45. Content type: Short report

    The emergence of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome has highlighted the increased incidence and importance of the disease caused by Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM). While disease due to M. avium-intracellulare

    Authors: Grace Mwikuma, Geoffry Kwenda, Bernard M Hang’ombe, Edgar Simulundu, Trevor Kaile, Selestine Nzala, Seter Siziya and Yasuhiko Suzuki

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015 14:1

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  46. Content type: Research

    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an important opportunistic, mainly nosocomial pathogen that emerged in the last decades worldwide. Due to its inherent extended antibiotic resistance, therapeutic options are stron...

    Authors: Emese Juhász, Gergely Krizsán, György Lengyel, Gábor Grósz, Júlia Pongrácz and Katalin Kristóf

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:333

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  47. Content type: Research

    The marine environment having vast resources of natural products with potential bioactivities. Among the marine natural products, fatty acids obtained from marine mollusks have broad range of biological activi...

    Authors: Subbiahanadar Chelladurai Karthikeyan, Subramanian Velmurugan, Mariathason Birdilla Selva Donio, Mariavincent Michaelbabu and Thavasimuthu Citarasu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:332

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  48. Content type: Research

    Among coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus haemolyticus is the second most frequently isolated species from human blood cultures and has the highest level of antimicrobial resistance. This species has...

    Authors: Modestas Ruzauskas, Rita Siugzdiniene, Irena Klimiene, Marius Virgailis, Raimundas Mockeliunas, Lina Vaskeviciute and Dainius Zienius

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:56

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