Diego F Faccone

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Servicio Antimicrobianos, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas (INEI), ANLIS ‘Dr Carlos G. Malbrán’, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Servicio Antimicrobianos, Laboratorio Central de Salud Pública, Asunción, Paraguay; Centro Materno Infantil-Hospital de Clı́nicas, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, San Lorenzo, Departamento Central,(More)
the broad spectrum of affected species, particularly raptors. A raptor was the index case in Denmark (7). Current surveillance efforts in regions free from the virus favor investigation of signifi cant death events of waterfowl and active sampling of healthy waterfowl as the means for early detection (e.g., 9). Many national surveillance programs are(More)
Methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus is primarily mediated by the acquired penicillin-binding protein PBP 2a, which is encoded by mecA. PBP 2a acts together with native PBP 2 to mediate oxacillin resistance by contributing complementary transpeptidase and transglycosylase activities, respectively. In this study, we have investigated a phenotype(More)
A ca. 150-kbp Vibrio cholerae O1 biotype El Tor plasmid includes bla(CTX-M-2) and a variant of aac(6')-Ib within InV117, an orf513-bearing class 1 integron. InV117 is linked to a tnp1696 module in which IRl carries an insertion of IS4321R. The complete structure could be a potential mobile element.
A 9-year nation-wide survey of the presence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) in Shigella flexneri is described. Ten of 9033 (0.1%) isolates produced ESBLs, which were characterized by isoelectric focusing, PCR and DNA sequencing. These were CTX-M-2 (five isolates), TOHO-1 (one isolate), SHV-2 (two isolates) and PER-2 (two isolates, the first(More)
We evaluated the ability of the combination disk test (CDT) and the Modified Hodge Test (MHT) to discriminate between various carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates (KPC, n = 36; metallo-β-lactamase (MBL), n = 38) and carbapenemase non-producers (n = 75). For the CDT, the optimal inhibitor concentrations and cut-off values were: 600 μg of(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant pathogen that has emerged over the last four decades, causing both nosocomial and community-acquired infections. Rapid and accurate detection of methicillin resistance in S. aureus is important for the use of appropriate antimicrobial therapy and for the control of nosocomial spread of MRSA(More)
Antibiotic resistance is one of the main problems concerning public health or clinical practice. Antimicrobial peptides appear as good candidates for the development of new therapeutic drugs. In this study we de novo designed a group of cationic antimicrobial peptides, analyzed its physicochemical properties, including its structure by circular dichroism(More)