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A total of 44 Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical strains were studied by random amplified polymorphic DNA PCR. (RAPD)-PCR analysis determined the presence of 15 genotypes, with the most frequent genotype A detected in 27.3% of the strains. It was observed that clonally related strains were isolated from patients within the same ward and among different wards(More)
A multiplex PCR assay was developed for the detection and differentiation of the Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis isolates in both pure bacterial cultures and pig tonsils. The assay was based on the amplification of the ail, inv, yadA, and ystB genes. The PCR products, corresponding to the ail gene and the plasmid-borne yadA gene or(More)
A total of 62 Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from two hospitals in Siedlce (Poland) were studied by repetitive element based PCR (rep-PCR) using BOX primer. BOX-PCR results revealed the presence of 7 numerous genotypes and 31 unique patterns among isolates. Generally, the strains of P. aeruginosa were characterized by resistance to many antibiotics(More)
The 150 Y enterocolitica strains isolated from humans and from pigs belonged to biotypes 4 (68.7%), 1A (18.7%) and 2 (4%), or were biochemically untypeable (8.6%). Biotype 4 was comprised of Y. enterocolitica strains representing serotype O:3, within biotype 1A the strains either belonged to serotypes O:5 and O:6 or were untypeable, and biotype 2 was(More)
The subject of this study was thirty nine strains of Yersinia enterocolitica, isolated from faeces of humans who showed symptoms typical of intestinal yersiniosis, and seventy strains of Y enterocolitica, four strains of Y. pseudotuberculosis, and one strain of Y. kristensenii from healthy pigs. In the population tested the following serogroups appeared:(More)
OBJECTIVE Determination of sensitivity to antibiotics and chemotherapeutics of 160 E. coli strains isolated from 2007 to 2008 from cases of hospital urinary tract infections and assessment the ability to produce ESBL by these strains. METHODS The susceptibility of E. coli strains to ampicillin, amikacin, amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, aztreonam,(More)
The aim of this study was to examine phenotypic and genotypic antimicrobial resistance of staphylococci from milk samples from cows with subclinical and clinical mastitis and from cows without mastitis symptoms to methicillin, tetracyclines, macrolides and lincosamides (ML). Of 207 strains, including 34 S. aureus and 173 coagulase-negative staphylococci(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from bovine mastitis in the eastern part of Poland to a set of 20 antibiotics and three alternative agents: lysostaphin, nisin and polymyxin B. Eighty-six out of 123 examined isolates were susceptible to all 20 tested antibiotics (70%). The highest percentage of resistance(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Biofilm on urinary catheters results in persistent infections that are resistant to antibiotics. In this study, phytochemicals were assessed as alternative antimicrobials in preventing and inactivating E. coli biofilm on urinary catheters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Biofilm prevention was tested using catheter fragments inoculated with E. coli(More)
The molecular-typing strategy, ERIC-PCR was used in an attempt to determine the genomic relationship of 28 P. aeruginosa strains isolated from faeces of healthy bovine, bovine mastitis and from faeces of hospital patients as well as from environment. ERIC-PCR fingerprinting revealed large molecular differentiation within this group of isolates. Twenty two(More)