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Evaluation of rapid screening and pre-emptive contact isolation for detecting and controlling methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in critical care: an interventional cohort study
IntroductionRapid diagnostic tests may allow early identification of previously unknown methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriers at intensive care unit (ICU) admission. The aim ofExpand
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Molecular analysis of NDM-1-producing enterobacterial isolates from Geneva, Switzerland.
OBJECTIVES To analyse the mechanisms responsible for decreased susceptibility or resistance to carbapenems in several enterobacterial isolates recovered in 2009-10 in Geneva University Hospitals,Expand
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Evaluation of Three Molecular Assays for Rapid Identification of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
ABSTRACT One home-developed assay and two commercial assays for the rapid identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were compared by use of a collection of clinicalExpand
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Characteristics of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains isolated in Geneva during colonization or infection
This study determined the antibiotic susceptibility profile and genetic mechanisms of β-lactam resistance in 27 clinical strains of Acinetobacter baumannii isolated at the University Hospitals ofExpand
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Impact of combined low-level mupirocin and genotypic chlorhexidine resistance on persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage after decolonization therapy: a case-control study.
BACKGROUND The clinical importance of low-level mupirocin resistance and genotypic chlorhexidine resistance remains unclear. We aimed to determine whether resistance to these agents increases theExpand
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A Novel Multiplex Real-Time PCR Assay for Rapid Typing of Major Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec Elements
ABSTRACT We describe a novel procedure for rapid typing of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec element, a molecular marker allowing discrimination between community- and hospital-acquiredExpand
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Comparison of four chromogenic media for culture-based screening of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are responsible for nosocomial and community-acquired infections. Detection of MRSA is of utmost importance for the adaptation of infection controlExpand
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Decolonization of intestinal carriage of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae with oral colistin and neomycin: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
OBJECTIVES Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are an increasingly frequent cause of infections in the community and the healthcare setting. In this study, we aimed toExpand
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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Geneva, Switzerland, 1993–2005
Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains different from those of an endemic healthcare-associated clone was conducted over 13 years in Geneva,Expand
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Is Throat Screening Necessary To Detect Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Patients upon Admission to an Intensive Care Unit?
In the September 2006 issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology , Nilsson and Ripa reported interesting study results about the potential value of throat screening to detect Staphylococcus aureusExpand
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