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Antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular characteristics of 857 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 16 medical centers in Japan (2008-2009): nationwide survey of
This study is a nationwide survey of all clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates, including community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), in Japan. A total of 857 MRSA clinicalExpand
Practice guidelines for therapeutic drug monitoring of voriconazole: a consensus review of the Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and the Japanese Society of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Arbekacin (ABK) was approved and widely used in Japan for treatment of patients infected with MRSA, and TDM was introduced in clinical practice. The Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and the JapaneseExpand
Epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of pathogens causing urinary tract infections in the Asia-Pacific region: Results from the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends
A total of 9599 isolates of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) causing urinary tract infections (UTIs) were collected from 60 centres in 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific region from 2010-2013. TheseExpand
Trends in serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility of group B streptococci isolated in Korea
Abstract Studies of group B streptococci (GBS) have been limited in Korea, despite the necessity for such studies because of the increase in serious adult infections, the emergence of new serotypes,Expand
Nationwide surveillance of bacterial respiratory pathogens conducted by the Surveillance Committee of Japanese Society of Chemotherapy, Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, and Japanese
For the purpose of nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial respiratory pathogens from patients in Japan, the Japanese Society of Chemotherapy (JSC) started a survey inExpand
In vitro antifungal activity of FK463, a new water-soluble echinocandin-like lipopeptide.
The antifungal activity of FK463 against 72 recent clinical isolates of Candida albicans (24), Candida glabrata (17), Candida tropicalis (11), Candida krusei (8) and Candida parapsilosis (12) wasExpand
Nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of pathogens isolated from surgical site infections (SSI) in Japan
To investigate the trends of antimicrobial resistance in pathogens isolated from surgical site infections (SSI), a Japanese surveillance committee conducted the first nationwide survey. Seven mainExpand
Genetic diversity of pvl-positive community-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated at a university hospital in Japan.
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is pathogenic to healthy individuals and a significant issue throughout the world. Panton-Valentine leukocidin geneExpand
Preventing surgical-site infections after colorectal surgery
Surgical-site infection (SSI) is a major contributor to patient mortality rates and health care costs. Due to the high risk of bacterial contamination, colorectal surgery is associated with aExpand