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Totally 32 cerebrospinal fluid samples from Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients were collected. DNA was extracted by High Pure PCR Template Preparation Kit. Two genomic segments, outer membrane protein genes ompA and omp9, were targeted for the detection of C. pneumoniae DNA in the samples by PCR tests. To detect ompA, a nested-PCR assay was designed, whereas(More)
This paper presents the use of probabilistic neural networks (PNNs) for detection of resistivity for antibiotics (resistant and sensitive). The PNN is trained on the resistivity or sensitivity to the antibiotics of each record in the Salmonella database. Estimation of the whole parameter space for the PNN was performed by the maximum-likelihood (ML)(More)
BACKGROUND We compared imipenem, meropenem and cefoperazone-sulbactam against hospital originated A. baumannii strains in terms of bactericidal efficacy and selection of resistant mutants during treatment in a rat thigh abscess model. METHODS A total of 18 strains were inoculated in 54 animals (one strain for three animals). Randomly selected 10 among(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the beta-lactamases of an E. aerogenes isolate recovered from the blood of a two-year-old patient. The isolate demonstrated a disk-diffusion phenotype typical for an AmpC-ESBL co-producer. METHODS Microbiology studies were performed according to standard protocols. The resistance gene was identified by transconjugation and cloning(More)
This paper presents the synthesis and in vitro antimicrobial activity studies of 3,4,5-trisubstituted 4,5-dihydro-1,2,4,5-oxadiazaboroles (4) and 3,5-disubstituted 4,5-dihydro-1,2,4,5-oxadiazaboroles (7). The antimicrobial activities of the compounds were assessed against a panel of microorganisms including Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis,(More)
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