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Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) has become the gold standard of molecular methods in epidemiological investigations. In spite of its high resolving power, use of the method has been hampered(More)
BACKGROUND Since 1993 the Pan American Health Organization has coordinated a surveillance network with the National Reference Laboratories of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay(More)
The modified Hodge method (MHT) has been recommended by the CLSI for confirmation of suspected class A carbapenemase production in species of Enterobacteriaceae. This test and the Masuda method (MAS)(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae M1803, isolated from a paediatric patient with chronic urinary infection, presented nine antimicrobial resistance mechanisms harboured on two conjugative megaplasmids, in(More)