Candido A G Mendes

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Bacterial resistance to antibiotics in community-acquired respiratory tract infections is a serious problem and is increasing in prevalence world-wide at an alarming rate. Streptococcus pneumoniae, one of the main organisms implicated in respiratory tract infections, has developed multiple resistance mechanisms to combat the effects of most commonly used(More)
The Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection (MYSTIC) Program is a longitudinal global antimicrobial surveillance study that compares the activity of meropenem and comparator antimicrobial agents against pathogens isolated from intensive care, neutropenic or cystic fibrosis patients, and general wards. Data from the different European(More)
An omnibus survey of microbiologists (n = 400) and a survey of participants (n = 49) in the Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection (MYSTIC) programme were conducted to determine the awareness and prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), and the regularity and method of screening. Of the omnibus survey participants, 69%(More)
This paper examines the perceptions of British and German Managing Directors, linked to biotechnology, regarding the importance of potential (future) contributions to an alliance in an emerging economy. The case of Brazil is taken as an example. The research is exploratory, based on suggestions of extra contributions that are not yet identified in the(More)
Cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanoparticles were obtained by soft templating methods using either an already established revered micelle route or a new procedure based on gel electrophoresis. The UV-Vis absorption or the photoluminescence excitation spectra were fitted using the CdS electronic structure available in the literature together with a size distribution.(More)
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