Deivid Willian da Fonseca Batistão

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The genus Staphylococcus is composed of Gram-positive bacteria with diameters of 0.5-1.5 μm, characterized by individual cocci that divide in more than one plane to form grape-like clusters [1]. These bacteria are non-motile, nonspore forming facultative anaerobes, featuring a complex nutritional requirement for growth [2-4], a low G+C content of DNA (in(More)
BACKGROUND Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), especially those that produce Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) and are associated with colistin resistance, pose a severe health threat due to the limited treatment options. AIM To describe two outbreaks of KPC-producing K. pneumoniae in an adult intensive care unit (AICU) in Brazil. In(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of risk factors for the nosocomial acquisition of colonization and infection by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) is often problematic due to scarce data on antibiotic use. A 30-month prospective cohort study was conducted to characterize VREfm strains isolated during an outbreak and endemic period, identifying the(More)
Address to: Dra. Juliana Pena Porto. FM/UFU. Avenida Pará 1720/Bloco 2U, Campus Umuarama, 38400-902 Uberlândia, MG, Brasil. Phone: 55 34 3218-2236; 55 34 8816-7987. e-mail: ju-nana@hotmail.com Received 8 August 2014 Accepted 3 December 2014 Authors’ reply: Emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and(More)
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