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In the last few years, numerous cases of multidrug-resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans infections have been documented in immunocompromised and cystic fibrosis patients. To gain insights into the molecular mechanisms and mobile elements related to multidrug resistance in this bacterium, we studied 24 non-epidemiological A. xylosoxidans clinical isolates(More)
In recent years, MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry (MS) method has emerged as a promising and a reliable tool for bacteria identification. In this study we compared Bruker MALDI-TOF MS and conventional phenotypic methods to identify a collection of 333 Gram-positive clinical isolates comprising 22 genera and 60 species. 16S rRNA sequencing was the reference(More)
BACKGROUND In order to study the enzymatic carbapenem resistance mechanisms in Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from Argentina, we performed molecular characterization on 41 epidemiologically unrelated strains isolated from 1995 to 2006 with diminished susceptibilities to imipenem and meropenem. METHODOLOGY Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were identified(More)
Achromobacter xylosoxidans is increasingly being documented in cystic fibrosis patients. The bla OXA-114 gene has been recognized as a naturally occurring chromosomal gene, exhibiting different allelic variants. In the population under study, the bla OXA-114-like gene was found in 19/19 non-epidemiological-related clinical isolates of A. xylosoxidans with(More)
INTRODUCTION Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of acute infective endocarditis.Recent reports have described heteroresistance to vancomycin associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. We present the first case report in Argentina of the failure of treatment with vancomycin in endocarditis caused by methicillin-susceptible(More)
The emergence of vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) and heterogeneous VISA (hVISA) is of major concern worldwide. Our objective was to investigate the prevalence, phenotypic and molecular features of hVISA strains isolated from bacteremic patients and to determine the clinical significance of the hVISA phenotype in patients with(More)
Whole-cell protein analysis was performed for differentiating 150 enterococcal isolates to the species level, which had previously been identified by extended phenotypic conventional tests. Whole-cell protein profile (WCPP) showed a high degree of similarity within species and comparison between species revealed important differences in band profiles. All(More)
Objective. To assess the vaginal inflammatory status (VIS) in pregnant women, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, by leukocyte quantification in relation to the microbiota during each pregnancy trimester (T). Materials and Methods. A thousand two hundred and forty eight vaginal exudates from pregnant women were prospectively examined. All the patients(More)
Empedobacter (formerly Wautersiella) falsenii comb. nov. strain Wf282 was isolated from a cervical neck abscess sample from an 18-year-old female patient. The isolate was resistant to many antibiotics, including meropenem and colistin. The total DNA from the multidrug-resistant E. falsenii comb. nov. Wf282 clinical isolate was sequenced.
South American Camelids have an increasing relevance in local economies, worldwide. These animals are bred for their meat, fur and as companion and therapy animals. Thus, their sanitary status should be well-established. According to the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health), respiratory infections mainly produced by Pasteurella spp. have been reported(More)