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Interpreting chromosomal DNA restriction patterns produced by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis: criteria for bacterial strain typing
This research presents a novel, scalable and scalable approach that allows for real-time assessment of the severity of the infection and its impact on patients’ health.
Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis Typing of Oxacillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from the United States: Establishing a National Database
Using SmaI-digested genomic DNA separated by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) to characterize S. aureus isolates and establish a database of PFGE patterns suggests that there are a limited number of ORSA genotypes present in the United States.
Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria.
  • F. Tenover
  • Medicine
    The American journal of medicine
  • 1 June 2006
3 case histories-one involving Escherichia coli resistance to third-generation cephalosporins, another focusing on the emergence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and a third detailing multidrug resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa--are reviewed to illustrate the varied ways in which resistant bacteria develop.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical strain with reduced vancomycin susceptibility.
Therapy was resumed with the com -bination of arbekacin and ampicillin/sulbactam which has been shown to have synergic activity against MRSA.
Dissemination of New Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clones in the Community
ABSTRACT Multiple methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clones carrying type IV staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec were identified in the community-acquired MRSA strains of both the
Novel Carbapenem-Hydrolyzing β-Lactamase, KPC-1, from a Carbapenem-Resistant Strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae
K. pneumoniae strain 1534 is mainly due to production of a novel Bush group 2f, class A, carbapenem-hydrolyzing β-lactamase, KPC-1, although alterations in porin expression may also play a role.
Changes in the prevalence of nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in the United States, 2001-2004.
Nal colonization with MRSA has increased in the United States, despite an overall decrease in nasal colonization with S. aureus, and PFGE types associated with community transmission only partially account for the increase.
Novel Carbapenem-Hydrolyzing β-Lactamase, KPC-1, from a Carbapenem-Resistant Strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae
This study highlights the need to understand more fully the rationale behind the rapid spread of infection in hospitals and the isolation and treatment of hospital patients with infection.
Nomenclature of Major Antimicrobial-Resistant Clones of Streptococcus pneumoniae Defined by the Pneumococcal Molecular Epidemiology Network
The nomenclature for 16 pneumococcal clones that have contributed to the increase in antimicrobial resistance worldwide and can serve as a prototype for the collaboration of scientists in identifying clones of important human pathogens and as a model for the development of other networks.
Infection with vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus containing the vanA resistance gene.
Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus was cultured from the exit site of a temporary dialysis catheter of a patient with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and persistent foot ulcers. The organism