Cecilia Helena Vieira Franco Godoy Carvalhães

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Sir, We read with great interest the study published by Mushtaq et al.) strips compared with those of the Etest w (AB bioMérieux, Marcy l'E ´ toile, France) and agar dilution for determination of MICs using the BSAC guidelines. We recently had the opportunity to carry out a similar study that comparatively evaluated the performance of this new gradient(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of carbapenemases in a Klebsiella pneumoniae collection and the performance of the modified Hodge test (MHT) to correctly identify this phenotype. METHODS Twenty-eight K. pneumoniae clinical isolates with reduced susceptibility to carbapenems were evaluated. Antimicrobial susceptibility and(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was successfully applied for the detection of carbapenemase activity directly from Gram-negative colonies. Based on this principle, we evaluated the performance of MALDI-TOF MS for rapid detection of carbapenemase activity directly from positive(More)
OBJECTIVE The main objective of this study was to comparatively evaluate the performance of M.I.C.E. and Etest methodologies to that of agar dilution for determining the antimicrobial susceptibility profile of oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. METHODS A total of 100 oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. isolates were collected from hospitalized(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case septic arthritis with a rare pathogen in a immunosuppressed child. CASE DESCRIPTION Male patient, 6 years old, had liver transplant 5 and half years ago due to biliary atresia. Patient was using tacrolimus 1mg q.12hours. This patient started to have pain in left foot and ankle and had one episode of fever 3 days before hospital(More)
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