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BACKGROUND Neutropenic patients are vulnerable to a wide spectrum of infectious agents. The aim of this study was to determine the current frequency of bacterial infections in patients with nosocomial fever and neutropenia. METHODS In a retrospective study, the neutropenic patients' specimens with nosocomial fever were cultured on blood and MacConkey agar(More)
BACKGROUND The rates of postneurosurgical infections, particularly meningitis and the most common pathogens have been reported variable during the recent years. The aim of this research was to determine the prevalence of postneurosurgical meningitis and its current spectrum of infectious agent. METHODS In a descriptive study, the postneurosurgical(More)
Backgroundm:Staphylococcus aureus is a fastidious pathogen of global concern. S. aureus can not only cause a wide range of serious infections, but it can also colonize healthy individuals. Nosocomial-associated S. aureus infection is a major concern for healthcare facilities. Recent increases in antibiotic resistance and community-acquired infection(More)
BACKGROUND New data indicates that vancomycin may be less effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections with minimum inhibition concentration (MIC) within a sensitive range. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of the vancomycin MIC between MRSA strains and observe the difference in mortality(More)
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection, has caused recurrent outbreaks worldwide. It is associated with severe morbidity and mortality, and is not treatable with the currently available antiviral therapies. We present a case of a 43 year-old male healthcare provider, who admitted with productive cough, dyspnea, myalgia, pleuritic(More)
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