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  1. 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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. Content type: Short report

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes severe catheter-related infections in haemodialysis patients ranging from local-site infections and septic thrombophlebitis to bacteraemia but the associa...

    Authors: Gloria Luz Paniagua-Contreras, Eric Monroy-Pérez, Felipe Vaca-Paniagua, José Raymundo Rodríguez-Moctezuma and Sergio Vaca

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:55

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  38. Content type: Review

    Throughout the genetic and physiological evolution of microorganisms, the microbiological sciences have been expanding the introduction of new therapeutic trials against microbial diseases. Special attention h...

    Authors: Bruna Vidal Bonifácio, Matheus Aparecido dos Santos Ramos, Patricia Bento da Silva and Taís Maria Bauab

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:54

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  39. Content type: Research

    Device-associated healthcare-acquired infections (DA-HAI) pose a threat to patient safety, particularly in the intensive care unit (ICU). We report the results of the International Infection Control Consortium...

    Authors: Hakan Leblebicioglu, Nurettin Erben, Victor Daniel Rosenthal, Begüm Atasay, Ayse Erbay, Serhat Unal, Gunes Senol, Ayse Willke, Asu Özgültekin, Nilgün Altin, Mehmet Bakir, Oral Oncul, Gülden Ersöz, Davut Ozdemir, Ata Nevzat Yalcin, Halil Özdemir…

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:51

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  40. Content type: Research

    In the context of growing health concerns over antibiotic resistance, the evaluation of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of vancomycin for Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) strains resistant to c...

    Authors: Ramezan Ali Ataee, Samira Habibian, Ali Mehrabi-Tavana, Zyanab Ahmadi, Nematollah Jonaidi and Mahmood Salesi

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:53

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  41. Content type: Research

    We report here on 14438 Streptococcus pneumoniae and 14770 Haemophilus influenzae isolates collected from 560 centres globally between 2004 and 2012 as a part of the Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial ...

    Authors: Viktorija Tomic and Michael J Dowzicky

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:52

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  42. Content type: Research

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are important pathogens in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, which can cause severe infections in hospitalized children. Detection of the mec A gene a...

    Authors: Valéria Cataneli Pereira, Danilo Flªvio Moraes Riboli and Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:50

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  43. Content type: Research

    Plant metabolites have wide applications and have the potential to cure different diseases caused by microorganisms. The aim of the study was to evaluate the antimicrobial, antibiofilm, cytotoxic, antifeedant ...

    Authors: Thankappan Sarasam Rejiniemon, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Karuppiah Ponmurugan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Selvaraj Arokiyaraj, Paul Agastian and Ki Choon Choi

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:48

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  44. Content type: Research

    Rifaximin is a minimally absorbed antibiotic with high luminal activity, used to treat various gastrointestinal diseases. Although rifaximin has been proposed as first line treatment for small intestinal bacte...

    Authors: Doron Boltin, Tsachi Tsadok Perets, Einav Shporn, Shoshana Aizic, Sigal Levy, Yaron Niv and Ram Dickman

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:49

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  45. Content type: Research

    Multidrug resistant strains of Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) have emerged as alarming nosocomial pathogens among patients admitted to Intensive Care Unit and burned patients. The aim of this study was to deter...

    Authors: Mohtaram Nasrolahei, Bahador Zahedi, Abbas Bahador, Hossein Saghi, Soudeh Kholdi, Neda Jalalvand and Davoud Esmaeili

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:38

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  46. Content type: Research

    Tedizolid is a novel oxazolidinone antibacterial with potent activity against a wide range of Gram-positive pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. A...

    Authors: Gary Zurenko, Paul Bien, Mekki Bensaci, Hina N Patel and Grace Thorne

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:46

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  47. Content type: Research

    Plantar ulcers, which commonly occur in leprosy patients, tend to recur increasing physical disability. The aim of this study is to identify both the bacteriological profile of these ulcers and the antibiotic ...

    Authors: José M Ramos, Ramón Pérez-Tanoira, Cristina García-García, Laura Prieto-Pérez, María C Bellón, Fernando Mateos, Gabre Tisisano, Tafese Yohannes, Francisco Reyes and Miguel Górgolas

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:47

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  48. Content type: Research

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most important nosocomial pathogens and is also emerging in Turkish hospitals. The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibil...

    Authors: Ömer Yıldız, Ahmet Yılmaz Çoban, Aslı Gamze Şener, Seher Ayten Coşkuner, Gülçin Bayramoğlu, Hüseyin Güdücüoğlu, Mustafa Özyurt, Müşerref Tatman-Otkun, Nihal Karabiber, Nuri Özkütük, Orhan Aktepe, Serkan Öncü, Uğur Arslan and Bülent Bozdoğan

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:44

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  49. Content type: Research

    Questions remain regarding the use of the cephalosporins to treat infections caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli. For example, should ceftazidime or cefepime be used to treat...

    Authors: Na Wu, Bai Yi Chen, Su Fei Tian and Yun Zhuo Chu

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014 13:45

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