Anji Clarke

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The effects on patient outcome and drug therapy costs of a therapeutic interchange program using a cefazolin and metronidazole combination in place of cefoxitin were studied. A therapeutic interchange program was initiated in which the pharmacy department automatically replaced orders for cefoxitin with orders for a cefazolin and metronidazole combination.(More)
A microbial culture collection composed of 1820 bacterial strains, including 298 actinomycete strains, was established from the roots of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) seedlings harvested from conifer nurseries and forest sites. Two hundred and thirty-four strains inhibited the growth of Fusarium, Cylindrocarpon, and (or) Pythium spp. in(More)
Capnocytophaga species have been associated with a wide variety of infections in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. On the basis of data from antimicrobial susceptibility studies, beta-lactam antibiotics have been considered efficacious therapy. Six of 19 isolates from primarily clinical sources across Canada demonstrated beta-lactamase(More)
Invasive disease due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae is rare in North America. Here we describe the emergence of a predominant clone of a nontoxigenic strain of C. diphtheriae in the impoverished population of Vancouver's downtown core. This clone has caused significant morbidity and contributed to at least two deaths. Over a 5-year period, seven cases of(More)
One hundred and forty isolates were identified using the GPI Card (Vitek Systems) and a conventional biochemical scheme. Agar dilution susceptibility testing was performed and isolates were screened for beta-lactamase production. The GPI Card was accurate in identifying Enterococcus faecalis, but discrepant results were obtained for seven (29.1%) of the 24(More)
The in-vitro activity of meropenem, a new parenteral carbapenem, was compared with that of imipenem, ceftazidime, cefotaxime, piperacillin, gentamicin and, where appropriate, other antibiotics against recent clinical isolates and characterized beta-lactamase producers. MICs were determined by a standard agar dilution procedure and two inocula (10(4) and(More)
The in vitro activity of lomefloxacin, a new difluoroquinolone, was compared with that of norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin and ceftazidime against a total of 577 recent clinical isolates. MICs were determined by a standard agar dilution procedure, and two inocula (10(4) and 10(6) CFU) were used throughout. Lomefloxacin inhibited most species of the(More)
Biapenem is a new carbapenem antibiotic with high stability to human renal dehydropeptidase I. Its in vitro activity was compared with that of imipenem, meropenem, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, piperacillin and gentamicin against a total of 650 recent clinical isolates. MICs were determined by a standard agar dilution procedure and all isolates were tested at(More)