J. Barnishan

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The in vitro susceptibilities of 260 strains of coagulase-negative staphylococci to penicillin G, oxacillin, nafcillin, methicillin, cephalothin, and seven non-beta-lactam antimicrobial agents were determined and compared with the susceptibilities of 54 strains of Staphylococcus aureus with known patterns of susceptibility. Penicillin G susceptibility for(More)
A biotype analysis was performed on serologically nontypable Haemophilus influenzae isolates from the middle ear effusions and nasopharynges of 33 children with chronic otitis media with effusion (serous otitis media). Over 50% of the H. influenzae isolates from the middle ears belonged to biotype II. The incidence of beta-lactamase production was 17%. The(More)
Comparing in vitro activities of antimicrobial agents against Streptococcus pneumoniae using per cent susceptible to recommended MIC breakpoints is not optimal. In this study, MICs of penicillin G, ampicillin/sulbactam, ceftriaxone, cefuroxime, erythromycin, tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, trovafloxacin and(More)
We have continuously monitored the in-vitro activities of imipenem and ciprofloxacin against large numbers of non-fastidious clinical isolates. After eight years of use, 97-100% of Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter baumannii remained susceptible to imipenem, but susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa declined from 100% to 91%. After six years of use,(More)
Isolation of fluconazole-resistant strains of Candida species from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients after repeated or continuous courses of treatment has been reported with increasing frequency. During 1991-1992, MICs of fluconazole for 139 Candida albicans isolates from our institution were bimodally distributed: 102 strains were(More)
From 1991 to 1995, 8,975 nonfermentative gram-negative bacilli were isolated from patients at The Ohio State University Medical Center: 71% Pseudomonas aeruginosa, 14% Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, 7.6% Acinetobacter baumannii, and < 2% each of 25 other species. The MICs of trovafloxacin (CP-99,219), ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, ampicillin-sulbactam,(More)
Of 59 clinical isolates of Staphylococcus lugdunensis, 76% were beta-lactamase negative, with penicillin G MICs of less than or equal to 0.13 microgram/ml, and 24% were beta-lactamase positive, with penicillin MICs of greater than or equal to 0.5 microgram/ml. Bimodal distributions were observed also with ampicillin, ampicillin-sulbactam, and(More)
The animal inhibitory concentrations of 32 antimicrobial agents for 322 strains of non-fermentative gram-negative bacilli, representing 30 species and unnamed groups other than Pseudomonas aeruginosa, were determined in cation-supplemented Mueller-Hinton broth with use of a microdilution method. The activities of beta-lactam antibiotics varied, but(More)
Campylobacter fetus is a fastidious, curved, Gram-negative bacillus that has been increasingly associated with human disease. To our knowledge, we are reporting the first documented case of C fetus sepsis associated with an aortic mycotic aneurysm. Typical of previously reported cases of infections caused by this organism, this case involved a debilitated(More)