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Clinical microbiology of coryneform bacteria.
Coryneform bacteria are aerobically growing, asporogenous, non-partially-acid-fast, gram-positive rods of irregular morphology. Within the last few years, there has been a massive increase in theExpand
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Guidelines on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis executive summary; the task force on infective endocarditis of the European society of cardiology.
Guidelines and Expert Consensus documents aim to present all the relevant evidence on a particular issue in order to help physicians to weigh the benefits and risks of a particular diagnostic orExpand
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Evaluation of the VITEK 2 System for Rapid Identification of Medically Relevant Gram-Negative Rods
ABSTRACT The new VITEK 2 system (bioMérieux) was evaluated at two independent sites with the identification card for gram-negative bacilli (ID-GNB card). Of the 845 strains tested, which representedExpand
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[Guidelines on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis. Executive summary].
ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines (CPG), Silvia G. Priori, (Chairperson) (Italy), Maria Angeles Alonso Garcia (Spain), Jean-Jacques Blanc (France), Andrzej Budaj (Poland), Martin Cowie (UK),Expand
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Pseudoepidemic of nontuberculous mycobacteria due to a contaminated bronchoscope cleaning machine. Report of an outbreak and review of the literature.
We describe a pseudoepidemic due to nontuberculous mycobacteria contaminating the water tank of a machine used to clean and disinfect fiberoptic endoscopes. Forty-six bronchoscopies performed on 41Expand
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Microbiological aspects of peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
The process of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis has provided a useful, relatively inexpensive, and safe alternative for patients with end-stage renal disease. Infectious peritonitis,Expand
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Epidemiology and clinical significance of nontuberculous mycobacteria in patients negative for human immunodeficiency virus in Switzerland.
Over the last decades, the rate of isolation of tubercle bacilli has declined in the developed countries, while the incidence of infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has increased. In aExpand
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Identification of Coryneform Bacterial Isolates by Ribosomal DNA Sequence Analysis
ABSTRACT Identification of coryneform bacteria to the species level is important in certain circumstances for differentiating contamination and/or colonization from infection, which influencesExpand
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Emergence of Related Nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae Biotype mitis Strains in Western Europe
We report on 17 isolates of Corynebacterium diphtheriae biotype mitis with related ribotypes from Switzerland, Germany, and France. Isolates came from skin and subcutaneous infections of injectingExpand
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Severe infections caused by Propionibacterium acnes: an underestimated pathogen in late postoperative infections.
Propionibacterium acnes belongs to the cutaneous flora of humans and is rarely considered a pathogen in human diseases. It is a frequent contaminant in blood cultures; however, in some patients itExpand
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