Ivanka Matoušková

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UNLABELLED The data on the incidence of Cronobacter spp. was collated from hospital records for the seven-year period 2005-2011. The majority of Cronobacter spp. isolates (n = 91) were from throat swabs (61), followed by urine (5), tracheal aspirates (5), bronchoalveolar lavage (4), cannulae (4), and sputum (3) samples. This is the first study which(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial strains that are oxacillin and methicillin-resistant, historically termed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are resistant to all beta-lactam agents, including cephalosporins and carbapenems. MRSA are pathogenic and have a number of virulence factors that enable them to result in disease. They are transmissible and(More)
This study describes the first molecular characterisation of clinical isolates of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in the Czech Republic. Of 2647 patient isolates of Enterococcus spp. from 1997-2002, 121 (4.6%) were identified as VRE. The most common isolates were VanA+ Enterococcus faecium (78%) and VanB+ Enterococcus faecalis (10%). In addition,(More)
Strains of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are opportunistic pathogens capable of causing serious infection in cystic fibrosis patients. Recently we identified a suspected outbreak of infection with Bcc strains at the University Hospital Olomouc. Seventy-four Bcc strains were isolated from 52 patients, most of whom (N = 48) did not suffer from cystic(More)
The presence of serum immunodepressive factors (SIDF), able to inhibit E-rosette formation of normal donor lymphocytes and the presence of circulating immune complexes (CIC) was studied in sera from 45 patients with Crohn's disease. Significantly elevated levels of both SIDF and CIC were detected in the majority of the examined cases. The parameters seem to(More)
To assess the interval since the last revaccination against tetanus the persistence of antibodies was determined using ELISA test in 128 subject. Levels of antibodies against tetanus higher than the protective level of 0.1 IU/ml were found not only in those revaccinated less than ten years ago, but also in those revaccinated more than ten years before. With(More)
AIMS Aim of this study was to monitor the environment at the Transplant Unit-Hemato-Oncology Clinic, University Hospital Olomouc (Olomouc, Czech Republic) and identify risks for the patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Microorganisms were cultivated under standard aerobic conditions. Strains were biochemically identified using the BD Phoenix™ PID Panel (USA).(More)
A study entitled "Surveillance of Infectious Complications in Hemato-oncological Patients" was conducted at the Department of Hemato-Oncology, University Hospital Olomouc from 1 July 2010 to 31 August 2011. During the study period, a total of 63 patients were hospitalized at that department and 33 stem cell transplants were performed, 21 autologous and 12(More)