Daniel Tullo

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A multitarget real-time PCR assay with three targets, including insertion sequence 481 (IS481), IS1001, and an IS1001-like element, as well as pertussis toxin subunit S1 (ptxS1), for the detection of Bordetella species was evaluated during a pertussis outbreak. The sensitivity and specificity were 77 and 88% (PCR) and 66 and 100% (culture), respectively.(More)
A total of 1,007 clinical isolates from a tertiary care center were tested against RU 29,246, ampicillin, cephalothin, cefoxitin, ceftazidime, Augmentin, oxacillin, piperacillin, gentamicin, amikacin and vancomycin. Bacteria tested consisted of 479 strains of Enterobacteriaceae, 64 pseudomonads, 18 Xanthomonas, 42 other gram-negative bacilli, 56 enterococci(More)
The antibacterial activity of the new fluoroquinolone rufloxacin (MF 934) was evaluated against 1095 clinical isolates and compared with that of other quinolones and various commonly used antibiotics. Rufloxacin was highly effective against members of theEnterobacteriaceae, inhibiting 98 % of the isolates at a concentration of 1 mg/l. Ninety-two percent(More)
Cefepime is a new aminothiazolylacetamido cephalosporin with a wider spectrum and greater potency than many currently available cephalosporins. Since the blood culture isolates from patients of the study centre in Saudi Arabia are significantly more resistant to antimicrobial agents in clinical practice, we evaluated the in-vitro activity of cefepime and(More)
The narrow therapeutic/toxic ratio of existing aminoglycosides has led to a search for safer drugs of this class. Isepamicin is a semi-synthetic aminoglycoside with a significantly low nephro as well as ototoxicity in animals and which is expected to have a clinical efficacy comparable to that of amikacin. We therefore compared its antibacterial activity(More)
The in vitro activity of azithromycin, an orally active azalide, was compared with that of erythromycin and oral beta-lactams against 893 clinical isolates of staphylococci, streptococci, enterococci, Haemophilus influenzae and Salmonella typhi. MIC90 of azithromycin for streptococci was 0.12 mg/L, 0.5 mg/L for H. influenzae, 8.0 mg/L for Salmonella typhi(More)
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