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Probiotics: facts and myths.
In recent years there has been a significant upsurge in research on the characterisation and verification of the potential health benefits associated with the use of probiotics. In addition, theExpand
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The emergence of OXA-48- and NDM-1-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
OBJECTIVES To investigate the emergence of NDM-, OXA-48-, and VIM-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Saudi Arabia. METHODS From June to December 2011, we obtained K. pneumoniae isolates withExpand
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Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae: trends in the hospital and community settings.
BACKGROUND To assess the prevalence of extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella strains in nosocomial and community-acquired infections. METHODOLOGY TheExpand
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Probiotics for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis.
BACKGROUND The dominance of lactobacilli in healthy vaginal microbiota and its depletion in bacterial vaginosis (BV) has given rise to the concept of oral or vaginal instillation of probioticExpand
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Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nosocomial infections in a tertiary-care facility: emergence of new clonal complexes in Saudi Arabia☆
Changes in the molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continue to be reported. This study was carried out to characterize MRSA isolates in Saudi Arabia. MRSAExpand
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Multiplex PCR for direct identification of Campylobacter spp. in human and chicken stools.
Differentiation between Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli is problematic in clinical specimens due to fastidious growth requirements and limited biochemical tests. This study describes aExpand
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Clinical relevance of virulence genes in Campylobacter jejuni isolates in Bahrain.
There are no data describing the genetic make-up of Campylobacter strains (an important aetiological agent of diarrhoea) circulating in the Arabian Gulf region. Here, the molecular characterizationExpand
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Campylobacter enteritis in the Arabian Gulf.
  • A. Senok, G. Botta
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of infection in developing countries
  • 1 March 2009
Diarrhoea illnesses constitute a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In recent years, Campylobacter spp. has been recognized as the leading cause of bacterial enteritis in bothExpand
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Regulation of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in obesity: implications for COVID-19
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Age, smoking, obesity, and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes have been described as riskExpand
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High prevalence of acquired quinolone-resistance genes among Enterobacteriaceae from Saudi Arabia with CTX-M-15 β-lactamase.
We examined the prevalence of acquired quinolone resistance determinants among Enterobacteriaceae with extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. qnrA, qnrB, qnrS, aac(6')-Ib-cr,Expand
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