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Identification of medically relevant microorganisms by vibrational spectroscopy.
It can be concluded that vibrational spectroscopies show high potential as novel methods in medical microbiology. Expand
Structural Characterization of Campylobacter jejuni Lipooligosaccharide Outer Cores Associated with Guillain-Barré and Miller Fisher Syndromes
It is concluded that molecular mimicry between gangliosides and C. jejuni LOS is the presumable pathogenic mechanism in most cases of C.Jejuni-related Guillain-Barré syndrome, however, the findings suggest that in some cases, other mechanisms may play a role. Expand
The crucial role of Campylobacter jejuni genes in anti-ganglioside antibody induction in Guillain-Barre syndrome.
It is demonstrated, for the first time, to the knowledge, that specific bacterial genes are crucial for the induction of anti-ganglioside antibodies. Expand
Molecular Characterization of Campylobacter jejunifrom Patients with Guillain-Barré and Miller Fisher Syndromes
Further characterization of GBS- or MFS-related C. jejuni should target the genes involved in the synthesis of LPS and the incorporation of sialic acid to target molecular mimicry with gangliosides in human peripheral nerves. Expand
Fecal carriage of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in hospitalized patients and those living in the community in The Netherlands
It is suggested that the VRE in hospitalized patients have originated from unknown sources in the community, and is underscores a lack of hospital-driven endemicity of VRE clones. Expand
Gut Microbiota of Healthy and Malnourished Children in Bangladesh
The results reveal that the healthy children had a significantly higher number of operational taxonomic unit in their gut than that of the malnourished children, and the predominance of potentially pathogenic Proteobacteria and minimal level of Bacteroidetes as commensal microbiota might be associated to the ill health of malnouredished children in Bangladesh. Expand
Raman spectroscopic method for identification of clinically relevant microorganisms growing on solid culture medium.
The classification results show that confocal Raman microspectroscopy has great potential as a powerful new tool in clinical diagnostic microbiology. Expand
Prevalence of Virulence Genes and Cytolethal Distending Toxin Production in Campylobacter jejuni Isolates from Diarrheal Patients in Bangladesh
From 300 stool samples, 58 Campylobacter strains were isolated by standard microbiological and biochemical methods and all C. jejuni strains but one produced cytolethal distending toxin in a HeLa cell assay. Expand
Host specificity of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.
VREF strains are predominantly host-specific, and strains isolated from hospitalized patients are genetically different from the prevailing VREF strains present in the fecal flora of nonhospitalized persons. Expand
Cholera Outbreaks Caused by an Altered Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor Biotype Strain Producing Classical Cholera Toxin B in Vietnam in 2007 to 2008
ABSTRACT Vibrio cholerae O1 isolates collected during cholera outbreaks occurring from late 2007 to early 2008 in northern Vietnam were revealed to represent an altered strain containing the RS1Expand