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Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a formidable and ever-present adversary.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a versatile pathogen associated with a broad spectrum of infections in humans. In healthcare settings the bacterium is an important cause of infection in vulnerableExpand
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Survival of Acinetobacter baumannii on Dry Surfaces: Comparison of Outbreak and Sporadic Isolates
ABSTRACT Acinetobacter spp. are important nosocomial pathogens reported with increasing frequency in outbreaks of cross-infection during the past 2 decades. The majority of such outbreaks are causedExpand
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Antibiotic‐resistant acne: lessons from Europe
Summary Background Propionibacterium acnes and P. granulosum are widely regarded as the aetiological agents of inflammatory acne. Their proliferation and metabolism are controlled using lengthyExpand
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Validation of use of whole-cell repetitive extragenic palindromic sequence-based PCR (REP-PCR) for typing strains belonging to the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex and
Acinetobacter spp. are being reported with increasing frequency as causes of nosocomial infection. In order to identify reservoirs of infection as quickly as possible, a rapid typing method that canExpand
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Influence of relative humidity and suspending menstrua on survival of Acinetobacter spp. on dry surfaces.
Acinetobacter spp. are being reported with increasing frequency as a cause of nosocomial infection and have been isolated from the skin of healthy individuals, patients, hospital staff, dry nonbioticExpand
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Description of Leeds Acinetobacter Medium, a new selective and differential medium for isolation of clinically important Acinetobacter spp., and comparison with Herellea agar and Holton's agar.
Acinetobacter spp. are responsible for an increasing number of opportunistic, nosocomial infections. They have been isolated from diverse inanimate objects in the hospital environment and areExpand
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The Survival of Listeria monocytogenes on Fingertips and Factors Affecting Elimination of the Organism by Hand Washing and Disinfection.
The survival of Listeria monocytogenes applied to the fingertips was investigated using both an impression plate and an elution method. When suspended in saline, L. monocytogenes NCTC 9863 survivedExpand
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Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of antibiotic‐resistant Propionibacterium acnes isolated from acne patients attending dermatology clinics in Europe, the U.S.A., Japan and Australia
Background Propionibacterium acnes is the target of antimicrobial treatments for acne vulgaris. Acquired resistance to erythromycin, clindamycin and tetracyclines has been reported in strains fromExpand
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Exceptional desiccation tolerance of Acinetobacter radioresistens.
The taxonomy of the genus Acinetobacter, which includes several important nosocomial pathogens, has been confused due to a lack of discriminatory phenotypic characteristics for identification.Expand
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Commensal bacteria do translocate across the intestinal barrier in surgical patients.
BACKGROUND The "gut origin of sepsis" hypothesis proposes that enteric bacteria may cause sepsis at distant extra-intestinal sites. Whilst there is much circumstantial evidence to support thisExpand
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