Helena Ribic

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The emergence of pneumococcal strains resistant to penicillin caused a lot of problems in the therapy of invasive diseases, and added new dimensions to the role of immunisation. In addition to the currently available 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) and a new 7-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV) (Prevnar, Wyeth Lederle), two new conjugate(More)
HINTERGRUND: Die ambulant erworbene ("community acquired") Methicillin resistente Infektion mit Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) unterscheidet sich von der nosokomialen ("health care associated") MRSA (HA-MRSA) sowohl in ihren molekularen als auch in ihren mikrobiologischen Eigenschaften. MATERIAL UND METHODEN: Sechs regionale und nationale Institute des(More)
Community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is responsible for a broad range of infections. Skin and soft tissue infections are common, while severe and lifethreatening infections such as necrotizing pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis and severe sepsis are less common.1,2 Little is known about the occurrence of CA-MRSA strains in(More)
The epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Slovenia is poorly documented. The aim of this study was to investigate susceptibility patterns, virulence gene profile and clonality among MRSA isolates with positive screened resistance phenotype for CA-MRSA collected from patients in Slovenia, from January 2010 to December 2010. We(More)
BACKGROUND The costs and laboratory workload arising from meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening could be reduced markedly by processing nose, throat and skin swabs from one person in a single culture broth (specimen pooling). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivities and times for MRSA detection using a variety of(More)
SUMMARY Following the recognition of a mecC MRSA isolate from a patient hospitalized in the northeastern region of Slovenia, a national collection of 395 community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) isolates from 2006 to 2013 was screened. An additional six mecC MRSA strains were found and characterized as spa types t843, t9397(More)
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