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Expression stability of six housekeeping genes: A proposal for resistance gene quantification studies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by real-time quantitative RT-PCR.
Constantly expressed genes are used as internal controls in relative quantification studies. Suitable internal controls for such studies have not yet been defined for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In thisExpand
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Widespread detection of PER-1-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamases among nosocomial Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in Turkey: a nationwide multicenter study.
We studied the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of PER-1-type beta-lactamases among Acinetobacter, Klebsiella, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated over a 3-month period in eightExpand
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Genetic Environment and Expression of the Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase blaPER-1 Gene in Gram-Negative Bacteria
ABSTRACT The genetic location of the gene coding for the expanded-spectrum β-lactamase PER-1 was analyzed in a series of gram-negative isolates. It was identified as part of a composite transposonExpand
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Minor extended-spectrum β-lactamases
Over the last few decades, various extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), which are remotely related to the classical TEM and SHV families, have emerged. Among these, CTX-M, VEB and PER variants areExpand
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High prevalence of OXA-51-type class D beta-lactamases among ceftazidime-resistant clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp.: co-existence with OXA-58 in multiple centres.
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to demonstrate the prevalence of the newly discovered carbapenem-hydrolysing class D enzymes, OXA-51-type and OXA-58, among clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp.Expand
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Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Middle Anatolia: a multicentre study of clinical features and outcome measures.
A Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreak emerged from 2001 to 2003 in the Middle Anatolia region of Turkey. This study describes the clinical characteristics and outcome features of CCHFExpand
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Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium blaPER-1-Carrying Plasmid pSTI1 Encodes an Extended-Spectrum Aminoglycoside 6′-N-Acetyltransferase of Type Ib
ABSTRACT We have studied the aminoglycoside resistance gene, which confers high levels of resistance to both amikacin and gentamicin, that is carried by plasmid pSTI1 in the PER-1Expand
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The course of spinal tuberculosis (Pott disease): results of the multinational, multicentre Backbone-2 study.
We aimed to describe clinical, laboratory, diagnostic and therapeutic features of spinal tuberculosis (ST), also known as Pott disease. A total of 314 patients with ST from 35 centres in Turkey,Expand
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Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing strain of Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from a patient in France.
Sir, Acinetobacter spp., especially Acinetobacter baumannii, are common opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised patients and currently cause 10% of nosocomial infections in intensive care unitExpand
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Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains in intensive care units of multiple Mediterranean hospitals.
1. Yanagisawa T, Lee JT, Wu HC et al. Relationship of protein structure of isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase with pseudomonic acid resistance of Escherichia coli. A proposed mode of action of pseudomonicExpand
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