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The identification of nonfermenting gram-negative bacilli isolated from cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is usually achieved by using phenotype-based techniques and eventually molecular tools. These(More)
A study was performed to compare matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS), linked to a recently engineered microbial identification database, and(More)
BACKGROUND Pleural empyema is an increasingly reported complication of pneumonia in children. Microbiological diagnostic tests for empyema by culture frequently have false-negative results due to(More)