Dimitra Gianneli

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An Escherichia coli strain exhibiting decreased susceptibility to carbapenems was isolated from a hospitalized patient in Greece. The strain carried a self-transferable plasmid coding for metallo-beta-lactamase VIM-1. bla(VIM-1), along with aacA7, dhfrI, and aadA, was included as a gene cassette in a novel class 1 integron. A Citrobacter freundii(More)
Infections due to multidrugand carbapenem-resistant isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii were frequent among patients treated in the Tzannion General Hospital in Piraeus, Greece, throughout the period 2005 to 2006. Six of these isolates, derived from blood cultures of patients in three different wards (four were from patients in the intensive care unit) and(More)
The resistance to third generation cephalosporins in nineSerratia marcescens strains isolated in Greek hospitals was studied. Eight of the strains transferred resistance toEscherichia coli by means of large plasmids that encoded for an extended-spectrum β-lactamase. Hybridization, isoelectric focusing and hydrolysis studies showed that the enzyme resembled(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have examined the role of inflammatory markers in patients with coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic renal failure and other selected patient populations. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical utility of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) at admission in predicting outcome in hospitalized medical patients. METHODS All(More)
An Escherichia coli clinical strain resistant to all beta-lactams except carbapenems was isolated in a Greek hospital. Analysis of beta-lactamase content by isoelectric focusing, PCR assays specific for various bla genes, and DNA sequencing showed that the strain produced TEM-1, a Citrobacter freundii AmpC-related cephalosporinase, and CTX-M-3. The(More)
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