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  1. Research

    Coagulase gene polymorphism, enterotoxigenecity, biofilm production, and antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine raw milk in North West India

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

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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:65

    Published on: 20 September 2017

  2. Research

    Paramedical staffs knowledge and attitudes towards antimicrobial resistance in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

    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...

    Belay Tafa, Adugna Endale and Desalegn Bekele

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:64

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  3. Research

    Extended spectrum beta-lactamase and metallo beta-lactamase production among Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from different clinical samples in a tertiary care hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal

    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 ...

    Krishus Nepal, Narayan Dutt Pant, Bibhusan Neupane, Ankit Belbase, Rikesh Baidhya, Ram Krishna Shrestha, Binod Lekhak, Dwij Raj Bhatta and Bharat Jha

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:62

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  4. Research

    Vancomycin heteroresistance in coagulase negative Staphylococcus blood stream infections from patients of intensive care units in Mansoura University Hospitals, Egypt

    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...

    Ghada El-Saeed Mashaly and Rasha Hassan El-Mahdy

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:63

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  5. Case report

    A childhood-onset intestinal toxemia botulism during chemotherapy for relapsed acute leukemia

    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...

    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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:61

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  6. Research

    Voriconazole and posaconazole therapeutic drug monitoring: a retrospective study

    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...

    Whitley M. Yi, Kelly E. Schoeppler, Jaclyn Jaeger, Scott W. Mueller, Robert MacLaren, Douglas N. Fish and Tyree H. Kiser

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:60

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  7. Review

    Diagnostic testing for Legionnaires’ disease

    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...

    David M. Pierre, Julianne Baron, Victor L. Yu and Janet E. Stout

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:59

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  8. Research

    Extreme diversity and multiple SCCmec elements in coagulase-negative Staphylococcus found in the Clinic and Community in Beijing, China

    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...

    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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:57

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  9. Research

    Transmission and characterization of bla NDM-1 in Enterobacter cloacae at a teaching hospital in Yunnan, China

    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...

    Na Du, Shumin Liu, Min Niu, Yong Duan, Shuangmeng Zhang, Jing Yao, Jian Mao, Ran Chen and Yan Du

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:58

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  10. Research

    PknB remains an essential and a conserved target for drug development in susceptible and MDR strains of M. Tuberculosis

    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...

    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

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:56

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  11. Research

    Molecular determination of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from raw meat in Addis Ababa and Bishoftu, Ethiopia

    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...

    Yohannes Equar Messele, Reta Duguma Abdi, Shimels Tikuye Yalew, Desiye Tesfaye Tegegne, Bezina Arega Emeru and Gebremeskel Mamu Werid

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:55

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  12. Case report

    Second-line therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication causing antibiotic-associated hemorrhagic colitis

    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 ...

    Kazuyuki Tanaka, Mikihiro Fujiya, Aki Sakatani, Shugo Fujibayashi, Yoshiki Nomura, Nobuhiro Ueno, Shin Kashima, Takuma Goto, Junpei Sasajima, Kentaro Moriichi and Toshikatsu Okumura

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:54

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  13. Research

    An assessment on the role of endophytic microbes in the therapeutic potential of Fagonia indica

    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 ...

    Lubna Rahman, Zabta K. Shinwari, Irum Iqrar, Lutfur Rahman and Faouzia Tanveer

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:53

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  14. Research

    Influence of borderline cefepime MIC on the outcome of cefepime-susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia treated with a maximal cefepime dose: a hospital-based retrospective study

    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...

    Ting-Yi Su, Jung-Jr Ye, Chien-Chang Yang, Ching-Tai Huang, Ju-Hsin Chia and Ming-Hsun Lee

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:52

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  15. Research

    Molecular characterization and genetic relatedness of clinically Acinetobacter baumanii isolates conferring increased resistance to the first and second generations of tetracyclines in Iran

    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...

    Zahra Meshkat, Himen Salimizand, Yousef Amini, Mostafa Khakshoor, Davoud Mansouri, Hadi Farsiani, Kiarash Ghazvini and Adel Najafi

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:51

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  16. Research

    Antimicrobial susceptibility among Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms collected from the Latin American region between 2004 and 2015 as part of the Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial

    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...

    Silvio Vega and Michael J. Dowzicky

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:50

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  17. Research

    Prevalence of multi drug resistant enteropathogenic and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli isolated from children with and without diarrhea in Northeast Indian population

    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...

    Karuppasamy Chellapandi, Tapan Kumar Dutta, Indu Sharma, Surajit De Mandal, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar and Lalsanglura Ralte

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:49

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  18. Research

    Comparison of in-house and commercial real time-PCR based carbapenemase gene detection methods in Enterobacteriaceae and non-fermenting gram-negative bacterial isolates

    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...

    M. Smiljanic, M. Kaase, P. Ahmad-Nejad and B. Ghebremedhin

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:48

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  19. Research

    Parasitological and biochemical studies on cutaneous leishmaniasis in Shara’b District, Taiz, Yemen

    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...

    Qhtan Asmaa, Salwa AL-Shamerii, Mohammed Al-Tag, Adam AL-Shamerii, Yiping Li and Bashir H. Osman

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:47

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  20. Research

    Profiling of antibiotic resistance of bacterial species recovered from routine clinical isolates in Ethiopia

    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...

    Robert-Jan ten Hove, Melaku Tesfaye, Witold Frederik ten Hove and Mesfin Nigussie

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:46

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  21. Research

    Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium and Ureaplasma urealyticum infections using a novel isothermal simultaneous RNA amplification testing method in infertile males

    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...

    Ling Qing, Qi-Xiang Song, Jian-Li Feng, Hai-Yan Li, Guiming Liu and Hai-Hong Jiang

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:45

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  22. Case report

    Tuberculosis arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint after uncomplicated falciparum malaria: a case report

    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.

    Boundia Djiba, Baidy Sy Kane, Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Khadim Diongue, Ngoné Diaba Diack, Hamidou Deme, Mouhamed Dieng, Maimouna Sow, Daouda Ndiaye and Abdoulaye Pouye

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:44

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  23. Research

    Effect of the 2014 Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute urine-specific breakpoints on cefazolin susceptibility rates at a community teaching hospital

    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...

    Daniel B. Chastain, Ijang Ngando, Christopher M. Bland, Carlos Franco-Paredes and W. Anthony Hawkins

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2017 16:43

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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