Beata Krawczyk

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In search of an effective DNA typing technique for hospital epidemiology use, the performance and convenience of a PCR melting profile (PCR MP) technique based on using low denaturation temperatures during ligation-mediated PCR (LM PCR) of bacterial DNA was tested. A number of Escherichia coli isolates from patients of the Clinical Hospital in Gdańsk,(More)
The recA gene is indispensable for a maintaining and diversification of the bacterial genetic material. Given its important role in ensuring cell viability, it is not surprising that the RecA protein is both ubiquitous and well conserved among a range of prokaryotes. Previously, we reported Acinetobacter genomic species identification method based on PCR(More)
A number of Enterococcus strains with high-level inducible resistance to vancomycin have been identified, and the relative incidence of these strains has increased significantly in the last years. The first outbreak caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Poland was reported in 1999. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium is known for its(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported the use of PCR Melting Profile (PCR MP) technique based on using low denaturation temperatures during ligation mediated PCR (LM PCR) for bacterial strain differentiation. The aim of the current study was to evaluate this method for intra-species differentiation of Candida albicans strains. METHODS In total 123(More)
In patients with leukemia, the portal(s) and reasons for the persistence of an Escherichia coli recurrent bacteremia remain unclear. Adult Hematology Clinic (AHC) databases at the State Clinical Hospital in Gdańsk were reviewed to evaluate the frequency of E. coli bacteremia between 2002 and 2005. Blood and bowel E. coli strains were obtained and the(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether there are unique pathotypes of Escherichia coli capable of transmission from the gastrointestinal tract to the vascular bed. The study included E. coli strains isolated from clinical materials collected from 115 patients suffering from haematologic malignancies diagnosed with bacteraemia. The genotyping(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the usefulness of two novel molecular typing methods, amplification of DNA fragments surrounding rare restriction sites (ADSRRS-fingerprinting) and the PCR melting profile (PCR MP), for Staphylococcus aureus strain differentiation. Thirty-seven S. aureus strains isolated from patients with a history of furunculosis(More)
This study details and examines a novel ligation-mediated polymerase chain reaction (LM-PCR) method. Named the LM-PCR/Shifter, it relies on the use of a Class IIS restriction enzyme giving restriction fragments with different 4-base, 5' overhangs, this being the Shifter, and the ligation of appropriate oligonucleotide adapters. A sequence of 4-base, 5'(More)
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (EPKP) strains are frequently implicated in outbreaks in neonatal units. From April 2002 to January 2003, 149 neonates were colonized/infected with EPKP in the Neonatal Clinic of the Teaching Hospital at the Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland. A novel assay based on suppression of(More)
pyelonephritis caused by Escherichia coli bearing Dr and P adhesins: diagnosis based on postmortem strain genotyping A Śledzińska, A Mielech, B Krawczyk, A Samet, B Nowicki, S Nowicki, Z Jankowski, J Kur a Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology and b Department of Therapy Monitoring and Pharmacogenetics, Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland c(More)