Alina V. Martynova

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Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis is an economic and fast technique for molecular typing but has the drawback of difficulties in accurately sizing DNA fragments and comparing banding patterns on agarose gels. We aimed to improve RFLP for typing of the important human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae and to compare the results with(More)
Despite modern achievements in diagnostics and treatment, invasive and non-invasive pneumococcal infections remain a topical public health problem. To a large extent, it is connected with the absence or inconsistence of evidence-based information on this kind of infection. In this paper, retrospective analysis of the incidence of pneumococcal infections was(More)
Pneumococcal infection is one of the most important problems of the modern medicine. Need for organization of system of epidemiological surveillance for this infection with obligatory assessment of epidemic genovariants by molecular biological methods is evident. Assessment of pneumococci isolated from patients and carriers by using multilocus sequence(More)
So far the prevalent method of the identification of pneumococci in the routine diagnostic practice has included three tests: sensitivity to optoxin, solubility in biliary salts and reaction with omniserum. At present optoxin-resistant pneumococcal strains, as well as those giving dual reaction to solubility in biliary salts, occur sufficiently often(More)
Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pneumococcal infections, effective antibiotic therapy for pneumococcal pneumonias remains to be a topical problem. The investigation was undertaken to study the specific features of development of antibiotic resistance in S. pneumoniae strains isolated in patients with pneumococcal pneumonias. In the(More)