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  1. Bloodstream infections are associated with significant patient morbidity and mortality. Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns should guide the choice of empiric antimicrobial regimens for patients with bactere...

    Authors: James A Karlowsky, Mark E Jones, Deborah C Draghi, Clyde Thornsberry, Daniel F Sahm and Gregory A Volturo
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2004 3:7
  2. One controversial source of infection for hepatitis C virus (HCV) involves the sharing of contaminated implements, such as straws or spoons, used to nasally inhale cocaine and other powdered drugs. An essentia...

    Authors: James M McMahon, Malgorzata Simm, Danielle Milano and Michael Clatts
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2004 3:6
  3. In streptococci, three macrolide resistance determinants (erm(B), erm(TR) and mef(A)) have been found. In addition, certain mutations at the ribosomal 23S RNA can cause resistance to macrolides. Mutation at the p...

    Authors: Jari Jalava, Martti Vaara and Pentti Huovinen
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2004 3:5
  4. The aim of this study was to determine whether prior antimicrobial therapy is an important risk factor for extended antimicrobial therapy among critically ill children. To evaluate other predisposing factors i...

    Authors: George Briassoulis, Labrini Natsi, Athina Tsorva and Tassos Hatzis
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2004 3:4
  5. Bacterial infections of the central nervous system, especially acute infections such as bacterial meningitis require immediate, invariably empiric antibiotic therapy. The widespread emergence of resistance amo...

    Authors: Mark E Jones, Deborah C Draghi, James A Karlowsky, Daniel F Sahm and John S Bradley
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2004 3:3
  6. We compared imipenem, meropenem and cefoperazone-sulbactam against hospital originated A. baumannii strains in terms of bactericidal efficacy and selection of resistant mutants during treatment in a rat thigh abs...

    Authors: Kolayli Fetiye, Aynur Karadenizli, Erdem Okay, Sarpkaya Oz, Fatma Budak, Sibel Gundes and Haluk Vahaboglu
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2004 3:2
  7. The Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, Twelfth Informational Supplement, M100-S12, published by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS) in January 2002 int...

    Authors: Ronald N Master, Deborah C Draghi, Mark E Jones, Clyde Thornsberry, Daniel F Sahm and James A Karlowsky
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2004 3:1
  8. The ability to react early to possible outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and to trace possible sources relies on the availability of highly discriminatory and reliable techniques. The development of methods t...

    Authors: Bjørn-Arne Lindstedt, Even Heir, Elisabet Gjernes, Traute Vardund and Georg Kapperud
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:12
  9. Resistance of Helicobacter pylori to clarithromycin has been associated with A2142G and A2143G point mutations in the 23S rRNA gene. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of each ...

    Authors: Marcelo L Ribeiro, Lea Vitiello, Maira CB Miranda, Yune HB Benvengo, Anita PO Godoy, Sergio Mendonca and José Pedrazzoli Jr
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:11
  10. Hepatitis B virus infection although preventable by vaccination remains an important health issue throughout the world due to its morbidity, mortality and economical losses. Early seroprotection is desirable f...

    Authors: Nese Saltoğlu, A Seza Inal, Yesim Tasova and Ozlem Kandemir
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:10
  11. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of human disease, especially in pre-school children and elderly people, as well as in special risk groups such as asplenic, antibody deficient patients, or presenting dis...

    Authors: Philippe C Morand, Veronique Veuillez, Claire Poyart, Eric Abachin, Gilles Quesne, Bertrand Dupont, Patrick Berche and Jean-Paul Viard
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:9
  12. Information about antibiotic use and resistance patterns of common microorganisms are lacking in hospitals in Western Nepal. Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics contributes to the development of bac...

    Authors: Ravi Pathiyil Shankar, Praveen Partha, Nagesh Kumar Shenoy, Joshy Maducolil Easow and Kottallur Narayanan Brahmadathan
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:7
  13. Lower respiratory tract infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa have a high mortality rate. Antibacterial activity of various antibiotics against P. aeruginosa isolated from each hospital depends on the varie...

    Authors: Ugur Gonlugur, Mustafa Zahir Bakici, Levent Ozdemir, Ibrahim Akkurt, Serhat Icagasioglu and Fusun Gultekin
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:5
  14. The prices of reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors in Thailand have been reduced since December 1, 2001. It is expected that reduction in the price of these inhibitors may influence the drug resistance mutati...

    Authors: Ekachai Jenwitheesuk, Chotip Watitpun, Asda Vibhagool and Wasun Chantratita
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:4
  15. We undertook a prospective study of all new central venous catheters inserted into patients in the intensive care units, in order to identify the risk factors and to determine the effect of glycopeptide antibi...

    Authors: Serkan Öncü, Halit Özsüt, Ayşe Yildirim, Pinar Ay, Nahit Çakar, Haluk Eraksoy and Semra Çalangu
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:3
  16. Invasive Aspergillus infections are frequently seen in immunocompromised patients but arthritis is a rare complication of Aspergillus infections in the absence of immune suppressive therapy, trauma or surgical in...

    Authors: Hurrem Bodur, Kursat Ozoran, Aylin Colpan, Neriman Balaban, Yalcın Tabak and Sezer Kulacoglu
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:2
  17. Cefoperazone has not been reported to cause vasculitic complications before. Here, we report a case of hypersensitivity vasculitis associated with cefoperazone/sulbactam.

    Authors: Ismail Islek, Sancar Baris, Ali O Katranci, Ender Ariturk and Nuran Gurses
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2003 2:1
  18. The emergence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains resistant to antituberculosis agents has recently received increased attention owing largely to the dramatic outbreaks of multi drug resistance tuberculosis (MD...

    Authors: Levent Kart, Remzi Altın, Meltem Tor, Inci Gulmez, Sema F Oymak, Hulusi M Atmaca and Funda Erdem
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2002 1:6
  19. As many patients who receive antimalarial drugs for treatment of noninfectious, inflammatory diseases are also immunosuppressed and might have a concomitant bacterial infection, we studied the effectiveness of...

    Authors: Ronni Wolf, Adone Baroni, Rita Greco, Giovanna Donnarumma, Eleonora Ruocco, Maria Antonietta Tufano and Vincenzo Ruocco
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2002 1:5
  20. Neospora caninum is an important cause of infectious abortion and stillbirth in cattle world-wide. Infection is common and may frequently be passed from mother to calf (vertical transmission) with no signs of dis...

    Authors: Sandra Kritzner, Heinz Sager, Jürg Blum, Ralph Krebber, Gisela Greif and Bruno Gottstein
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2002 1:4
  21. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection becomes chronic in about 85 % of individuals as demonstrated by the persistence of HCV. It is necesseray to treat acute hepatitis C infection. Interferon-α is generally used f...

    Authors: Hakan Leblebicioglu, Derya Bayirli, Saban Esen, Mustafa Sunbul and Cafer Eroglu
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2002 1:3
  22. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the third most common pathogen responsible for nosocomial infections and the prevalence of multiple resistant isolates has been increasing. Ninety-nine clinical isolates were studied in ...

    Authors: Serap Gençer, Öznur Ak, Nur Benzonana, Ayşe Batırel and Serdar Özer
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2002 1:2
  23. Hepatotoxicity is one of the most serious complications of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The aim of this report is to analyse an HIV infected patient on HAART including nevirapine and taking an...

    Authors: Deniz Gökengin and Tansu Yamazhan
    Citation: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2002 1:1