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  1. For centuries, plants have been used in traditional medicines and there has been recent interest in the chemopreventive properties of compounds derived from plants. In the present study, we investigated the an...

    Authors: Hedi Ben Mansour, Sonia Yatouji, Sihem Mbarek, Ikram Houas, Afef Delai and Dorra Dridi
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:32
  2. Kocuria species are unusual human pathogens isolated most commonly from immunocompromised hosts, such as transplant recipients and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, or from patients with chronic medical co...

    Authors: Ryan Dunn, Sara Bares and Michael Z David
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:31
  3. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which has been shown to increase the susceptibility of various bacteria to antimicrobials and demonstrated to have broad antimicrobial activity. Thi...

    Authors: James T Riordan, JoAnne M Dupre, Stephanie A Cantore-Matyi, Atul Kumar-Singh, Yang Song, Shahrear Zaman, Sonia Horan, Nada S Helal, Vijayaraj Nagarajan, Mohamed O Elasri, Brian J Wilkinson and John E Gustafson
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:30
  4. The presence of resistant bacteria in the oral cavity can be the major cause of dental antibiotic prophylaxis failure. Multidrug efflux has been described for many organisms, including bacteria and fungi as pa...

    Authors: Bochra Kouidhi, Tarek Zmantar, Hanene Jrah, Yosra Souiden, Kamel Chaieb, Kacem Mahdouani and Amina Bakhrouf
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:29
  5. Streptococcus is an economically important genus as a number of species belonging to this genus are human and animal pathogens. The genus has been divided into different groups based on 16S rRNA gene sequence sim...

    Authors: Devi Lal, Mansi Verma and Rup Lal
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:28
  6. Severely burned patients may develop life-threatening nosocomial infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can exhibit a high-level of resistance to antimicrobial drugs and has a propensity to cause nosocom...

    Authors: Fabien Aujoulat, Françoise Lebreton, Sara Romano, Milena Delage, Hélène Marchandin, Monique Brabet, Françoise Bricard, Sylvain Godreuil, Sylvie Parer and Estelle Jumas-Bilak
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:27
  7. There is no clear relationship between in vitro bactericidal activity tests and clinical outcome. We studied bactericidal activity of oxacillin, vancomycin and teicoplanin against Staphylococcus aureus isolates i...

    Authors: Maria Bruna Pasticci, Amedeo Moretti, Giuliano Stagni, Veronica Ravasio, Laura Soavi, Annibale Raglio, Francesca Vailati, Angela Cardaccia, Antonella Santucci, Rita Papili, Alessio Sgrelli, Carlo Pallotto and Franco Baldelli
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:26
  8. There has been considerable effort to discover plant-derived antibacterials against methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which have developed resistance to most existing antibiotics, incl...

    Authors: Pooi Yin Chung, Parasakthi Navaratnam and Lip Yong Chung
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:25
  9. Disruption of cellular antioxidation systems should be an effective method for control of fungal pathogens. Such disruption can be achieved with redox-active compounds. Natural phenolic compounds can serve as ...

    Authors: Jong H Kim, Kathleen L Chan, Noreen Mahoney and Bruce C Campbell
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:23
  10. A clinical isolate of C. freundii with reduced susceptibility to extended-spectrum β-lactams from a woman with cystocele associated with recurrent urinary tract infection was analyzed. Susceptibility tests, doubl...

    Authors: Beatriz Millán, Bárbara Ghiglione, Tulia Díaz, Gabriel Gutkind and María Araque
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:22
  11. Suppression of immune system in treated cancer patients may lead to secondary infections that obviate the need of antibiotics. In the present study, an attempt was made to understand the occurrence of secondar...

    Authors: Manju Panghal, Vivek Kaushal and Jaya P Yadav
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:21
  12. The accessory gene regulator (agr) is a quorum sensing cluster of genes which control colonization and virulence in Staphylococcus aureus. We evaluated agr function in community- (CA) and healthcare-associated (H...

    Authors: Brian T Tsuji, Robert D MacLean, Linda D Dresser, Martin J McGavin and Andrew E Simor
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:20
  13. The aim of this study was to describe a novel trimethoprim resistance gene cassette, designated dfrA30, within a class 1 integron in a facultatively oligotrophic, multiple antibiotic and human serum resistant tes...

    Authors: Arvind Kumar, Soumynanda Chakraborti, Prachi Joshi, Pinak Chakrabarti and Ranadhir Chakraborty
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:19
  14. Helicobacter pylori is associated with chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers, and gastric cancer. Two major virulence factors of H. pylori have been described: the pathogenicity island cag (cag PAI) and the vacuolatin...

    Authors: Fernando Antonio-Rincón, Yolanda López-Vidal, Gonzalo Castillo-Rojas, Eduardo C Lazcano-Ponce, Sergio Ponce-de-León, María L Tabche-Barrera and Germán R Aguilar-Gutiérrez
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:18
  15. Arcanobacterium haemolyticum is an organism that commonly causes pharyngitis and wound infections. It does not usually cause systemic invasive disease. The organism presents a difficult diagnostic problem because...

    Authors: Vanessa Wong, Tom Turmezei, Maria Cartmill and Shiu Soo
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:17
  16. Elizabethkingia spp. are opportunistic pathogens often found associated with intravascular device-related bacteraemias and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Their ability to exist as biofilm structures has been al...

    Authors: Anelet Jacobs and Hafizah Y Chenia
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:16
  17. Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has traditionally been related to skin and soft tissue infections in healthy young patients. However, it has now emerged as responsible f...

    Authors: Claudia Sola, Ricardo O Lamberghini, Marcos Ciarlantini, Ana L Egea, Patricia Gonzalez, Elda G Diaz, Vanina Huerta, Jose Gonzalez, Alejandra Corso, Mario Vilaro, Juan P Petiti, Alicia Torres, Ana Vindel and Jose L Bocco
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:15
  18. To our knowledge, there have been only six S. warneri endocarditis cases reported in the English-language literature (Medline: 1966 to April 2011). We report a case of recurrent S. warneri endocarditis in a patie...

    Authors: Ferhat Arslan, Nese Saltoglu, Birgül Mete and Ali Mert
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:14
  19. Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) of human being caused by Echinococcus multilocularis is a rare but important zoonosis especially in tempered zones of middle Europe and Northern America with endemic character in m...

    Authors: Manuel Nell, Rainer H Burgkart, Guntmar Gradl, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Christoph Schaeffeler, Dennis Trappe, Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Reiner Gradinger and Chlodwig Kirchhoff
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:13
  20. An 87 -year-old female who was undergoing peritoneal dialysis presented with peritonitis caused by Alcaligenes faecalis and Pantoea agglomerans in consecutive years. With the following report we discuss the im...

    Authors: Arzu Kahveci, Ebru Asicioglu, Elif Tigen, Elif Ari, Hakki Arikan, Zekaver Odabasi and Cetin Ozener
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:12
  21. Cationic antimicrobial peptides (CAMPs) are well recognized to be promising as novel antimicrobial and antitumor agents. To obtain novel skeletons of CAMPs, we propose a simple strategy using acid-amide substi...

    Authors: Satoshi Ueno, Masaomi Minaba, Yuji Nishiuchi, Misako Taichi, Yasushi Tamada, Toshimasa Yamazaki and Yusuke Kato
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:11
  22. Spices traditionally have been used as coloring agents, flavoring agents, preservatives, food additives and medicine in Bangladesh. The present work aimed to find out the antimicrobial activity of natural spic...

    Authors: Shahedur Rahman, Anowar Khasru Parvez, Rezuanul Islam and Mahboob Hossain Khan
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:10
  23. Frequent and indiscriminate use of antibiotics has led to the development of multi-drug resistant bacterial strains. It necessitates the exploitation of alternative therapeutic strategies. In order to reduce t...

    Authors: Praveen Rishi, Simran Preet and Prabhjot Kaur
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:9
  24. Vaginal lactobacilli protect the female genital tract by producing lactic acid, bacteriocins, hydrogen peroxide or a local immune response. In bacterial vaginosis, normal lactobacilli are replaced by an anaero...

    Authors: Michelle A Graver and Jeremy J Wade
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:8
  25. Serodiagnosis of typhoid fever by Widal test based on demonstrating the presence of agglutinins (antibodies) in the serum of an infected patient, against the H (flagellar) and O (somatic) antigens of Salmonella e...

    Authors: Wafaa MK Bakr, Laila A El Attar, Medhat S Ashour and Ayman M El Toukhy
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:7
  26. Maggot therapy has been in practice for effective debridement, disinfection and healing of chronic wounds. Due to their antiseptic action during wound healing, their metabolites have been investigated in the p...

    Authors: Shuchi Arora, Carl Baptista and Chu Sing Lim
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:6
  27. We describe a case of cerebral schistosomiasis, caused by Asian (oriental) Schistosoma japonicum trematode blood flukes, in a young Chinese patient and its management. We also provide a brief update for physician...

    Authors: Yuesheng Li, Allen G Ross, Xunya Hou, Zhaoyang Lou and Donald P McManus
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:5
  28. To evaluate the VersaTREK (TREK Diagnostic Systems, Cleveland, Ohio) blood culture system against the Bactec9240 (BD Microbiology, Cockeysville, MD), for the recovery of bloodstream pathogens.

    Authors: Andries W Dreyer, Nazir A Ismail, Deliwe Nkosi, Kathy Lindeque, Marliza Matthews, Danie G van Zyl and Anwar A Hoosen
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:4
  29. Sterol biosynthesis is an essential pathway for fungal survival, and is the biochemical target of many antifungal agents. The antifungal drugs most widely used to treated fungal infections are compounds that i...

    Authors: Kelly Ishida, Juliany Cola Fernandes Rodrigues, Simon Cammerer, Julio A Urbina, Ian Gilbert, Wanderley de Souza and Sonia Rozental
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:3
  30. Urinary tract infections (UTI) can lead to poor maternal and perinatal outcomes. Investigating epidemiology of UTI and antibiotics sensitivity among pregnant women is fundamental for care-givers and health pla...

    Authors: Hamdan Z Hamdan, Abdel Haliem M Ziad, Salah K Ali and Ishag Adam
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:2
  31. "Nubiotics" are synthetic oligonucleotides and nucleotides with nuclease-resistant backbones, and are fully protonated for enhanced ability to be taken up by bacterial cells. Nu-3 [butyl-phosphate-5'-thymidine...

    Authors: Shanping Cao, Lun-Quan Sun and Ming Wang
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2011 10:1
  32. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is a global healthcare problem. The purpose of this study was to characterize CA-MRSA clones and their distribution in Kuwait hospitals.

    Authors: Edet E Udo and Eiman Sarkhoo
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:31
  33. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify the antifungal compounds from the extracts of Schinus terebinthifolius (Anacardiaceae) against clinical isolates of the pathogenic fungus Paracoccidioides brasili...

    Authors: Susana Johann, Nívea P Sá, Luciana ARS Lima, Patricia S Cisalpino, Betania B Cota, Tânia MA Alves, Ezequias P Siqueira and Carlos L Zani
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:30
  34. Air conditioning systems represent one important source of microbial pollutants for indoor air. In the past few years, numerous strategies have been conceived to reduce the contamination of air conditioners, m...

    Authors: Giorgio Liguori, Maria Bagattini, Francesca Gallè, Mario Negrone, Valeria Di Onofrio and Maria Triassi
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:29
  35. We screened patients with chronic respiratory diseases for microbiological and serological evidences of fungal colonisation; in order to determine its prevalence in this group of patients, examine potential cl...

    Authors: Debasis Biswas, Sonal Agarwal, Girish Sindhwani and Jagdish Rawat
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:28
  36. Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted intestinal nematode that has been estimated to infect at least 60 million people, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. Strongyloides infection has been d...

    Authors: Levent Altintop, Burcu Cakar, Murat Hokelek, Ahmet Bektas, Levent Yildiz and Muge Karaoglanoglu
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:27
  37. We have previously identified two mineral mixtures, CB07 and BY07, and their respective aqueous leachates that exhibit in vitro antibacterial activity against a broad spectrum of pathogens. The present study asse...

    Authors: Caitlin C Otto, Tanya M Cunningham, Michael R Hansen and Shelley E Haydel
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:26
  38. Aluminum-made settings are widely used in healthcare, schools, public facilities and transit systems. Frequently-touched surfaces of those settings are likely to harbour bacteria and be a potential source of i...

    Authors: Yining Nie, Carol Kalapos, Xueyuan Nie, Monica Murphy, Riyad Hussein and Jing Zhang
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:25
  39. Screening women for Chlamydia trachomatis infection in developing countries is highly desirable because of asymptomatic infection. The existing diagnostic methods in developing countries are not effective and the...

    Authors: Achchhe L Patel, Divya Sachdev, Poonam Nagpal, Uma Chaudhry, Subash C Sonkar, Suman L Mendiratta and Daman Saluja
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:24
  40. The ideal identification of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates requires a battery of tests and this is costly in resource limited settings. In many developing countries, the tube coagulase test is usually co...

    Authors: David P Kateete, Cyrus N Kimani, Fred A Katabazi, Alfred Okeng, Moses S Okee, Ann Nanteza, Moses L Joloba and Florence C Najjuka
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:23
  41. The frequency of primary resistance to antibiotics in H. pylori isolates is increasing worldwide. In Tunisia, there are limited data regarding the pattern of H. pylori antibiotic primary resistance.

    Authors: Khansa Ben Mansour, Christophe Burucoa, Meriem Zribi, Afef Masmoudi, Sami Karoui, Lamia Kallel, Soufiène Chouaib, Samira Matri, Monia Fekih, Sonia Zarrouk, Mounir Labbene, Jalel Boubaker, Imed Cheikh, Mongi Ben Hriz, Nadia Siala, Abdelkarim Ayadi…
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:22
  42. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is responsible for numerous bloodstream infections associated with severe adverse outcomes in case of inappropriate initial antimicrobial therapy. The present study was aimed to develop a n...

    Authors: Vincent Cattoir, Audrey Gilibert, Jeanne-Marie Le Glaunec, Nathalie Launay, Lilia Bait-Mérabet and Patrick Legrand
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:21
  43. Antibiotic resistance is an increasing problem in isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) worldwide. In 2001 The National Health Service in the UK introduced a mandatory bacteraemia surveillance scheme for ...

    Authors: Simon WJ Gould, Paul Cuschieri, Jess Rollason, Anthony C Hilton, Sue Easmon and Mark D Fielder
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:20
  44. The frequency of transfer of genes encoding resistance to antimicrobial agents was determined by conjugation in ESBL-producing and/or fluoroquinolone or aminoglycoside resistant Enterobacteriaceae clinical iso...

    Authors: Mohamad Harajly, Marie-Therese Khairallah, John E Corkill, George F Araj and Ghassan M Matar
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:19
  45. Chronic lung infection with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the hallmarks of cystic fibrosis (CF) and is associated with worsening lung function, increased hospitalisation and reduced life expectan...

    Authors: Heidi L Williams, Lynne Turnbull, Susan J Thomas, Anna Murphy, Tim Stinear, David S Armstrong and Cynthia B Whitchurch
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:18
  46. This study reports the dissemination of multidrug-resistant (MDR) OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter baumannii clones in hospitals in Antananarivo, Madagascar. A total of 53 carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii isolates...

    Authors: Tahiry S Andriamanantena, Elisoa Ratsima, Hanitra C Rakotonirina, Frédérique Randrianirina, Lovasoa Ramparany, Jean-François Carod, Vincent Richard and Antoine Talarmin
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:17
  47. Coagulase-negative staphylococci are major causes of bloodstream infections in very low birth weight babies cared for in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The virulence of these bacteria is mainly due to their ab...

    Authors: Yue Qu, Andrew J Daley, Taghrid S Istivan, Suzanne M Garland and Margaret A Deighton
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:16
  48. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the prevalence of stump infections after major amputations of the lower extremities.

    Authors: José MariaPereira de Godoy, Janalice Vasconcelos Ribeiro, Lívia Andrioli Caracanhas and Maria deFátimaGuerreiro Godoy
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:15
  49. Salmonella Typhi causes an estimated 21 million new cases of typhoid fever and 216,000 deaths every year. Blood culture is currently the gold standard for diagnosis of typhoid fever, but it is time-consuming and ...

    Authors: Liqing Zhou and Andrew J Pollard
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2010 9:14