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  1. Content type: Research

    The clinical outcomes and cost implications of a diagnostic shift from an EIA- to PCR-based assay for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) have not been completely described in the literature.

    Authors: Margaret M. Guinta, Kristen Bunnell, Amanda Harrington, Susan Bleasdale, Larry Danziger and Eric Wenzler

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:77

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  2. Content type: Review

    The spread of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (CPKP) has become a significant problem worldwide. Combination therapy for CPKP is encouraging, but polymyxin resistance to many antibiotics is hampering effect...

    Authors: David M. Jacobs, M. Courtney Safir, Dennis Huang, Faisal Minhaj, Adam Parker and Gauri G. Rao

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:76

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  3. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen which is establishing as a major cause of morbidity and mortality within the healthcare community. The success of this pathogen is larg...

    Authors: Kevin M. Raible, Bhaswati Sen, Nancy Law, Tiffany E. Bias, Christopher L. Emery, Garth D. Ehrlich and Suresh G. Joshi

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:75

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  4. Content type: Research

    Enteric fever has persistence of great impact in Sudanese public health especially during rainy season when the causative agent Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi possesses pan endemic patterns in most regions of ...

    Authors: Ayman A. Elshayeb, Abdelazim A. Ahmed, Marmar A. El Siddig and Adil A. El Hussien

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:73

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  5. Content type: Research

    Recently, we published data suggesting a mutualistic relationship between HSV-1 and Candida. albicans; in particular: (a) HSV-1 infected macrophages are inhibited in their anti-Candida effector function and (b) C...

    Authors: Cristian Ascione, Arianna Sala, Elham Mazaheri-Tehrani, Simona Paulone, Beniamino Palmieri, Elisabetta Blasi and Claudio Cermelli

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:72

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  6. Content type: Research

    Acinetobacter baumannii is an important nosocomial pathogen that can develop multidrug resistance. In this study, we characterized the genome of the A. baumannii strain DMS06669 (isola...

    Authors: Nguyen Si-Tuan, Hua My Ngoc, Pham Thi Thu Hang, Cuong Nguyen, Pham Hung Van and Nguyen Thuy Huong

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:74

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  7. Content type: Research

    Over recent decades, a dramatic increase in infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens has been observed worldwide. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between local resist...

    Authors: Luminita Baditoiu, Carmen Axente, Diana Lungeanu, Delia Muntean, Florin Horhat, Roxana Moldovan, Elena Hogea, Ovidiu Bedreag, Dorel Sandesc and Monica Licker

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:71

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  8. Content type: Research

    Resuscitation promoting factors (Rpfs) are the proteins involved in the process of reactivation of the dormant cells of mycobacteria. Recently a new class of nitrophenylthiocyanates (NPTs), capable of inhibiti...

    Authors: Galina R. Demina, Vadim D. Nikitushkin, Margarita O. Shleeva, Olga B. Riabova, Alexander Yu. Lepioshkin, Vadim A. Makarov and Arseny S. Kaprelyants

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:69

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  9. Content type: Short report

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp. are found to be associated with biofilm and metallo-β-lactamase production and are the common causes of serious infections mainly in hospi...

    Authors: Bandana Baniya, Narayan Dutt Pant, Sanjeev Neupane, Saroj Khatiwada, Uday Narayan Yadav, Nisha Bhandari, Rama Khadka, Sabita Bhatta and Raina Chaudhary

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:70

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Streptococcus gordonii is an infrequent cause of infective endocarditis (IE); associated spondylodiskitis has not yet been described in the literature.

    Authors: Ziv Dadon, Assaf Cohen, Yael M. Szterenlicht, Marc V. Assous, Yair Barzilay, David Raveh-Brawer, Amos M. Yinnon and Gabriel Munter

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:68

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  11. Content type: Research

    The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria can cause serious clinical and public health problems. This study describes the possibility of using bacteriophages as an alternative agent to control multidrug-r...

    Authors: Lae-seung Jung, Tian Ding and Juhee Ahn

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:66

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  12. Content type: Research

    Staphylococcus aureus is the predominant bacterium responsible for various diseases in animals and humans. Preventive strategies could be better implemented by understanding the preval...

    Authors: Vishnu Sharma, Sanjita Sharma, Dinesh Kumar Dahiya, Aarif Khan, Manisha Mathur and Aayushi Sharma

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:65

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Research

    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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  15. Content type: Research

    Vancomycin heteroresistance in coagulase negative Staphylococci (CoNS) is a recent health concern especially in serious infections like bloodstream infections as it may lead to failure of therapy. Little informat...

    Authors: Ghada El-Saeed Mashaly and Rasha Hassan El-Mahdy

    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:63

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  16. Content type: Case report

    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

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  17. Content type: Research

    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

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  18. Content type: Review

    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

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  19. Content type: Research

    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

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  20. Content type: Research

    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

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  21. Content type: Research

    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

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  22. Content type: Research

    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

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  23. Content type: Case report

    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

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  24. Content type: Research

    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

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