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Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter sp. Isolates from Military and Civilian Patients Treated at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center
ABSTRACT Military medical facilities treating patients injured in Iraq and Afghanistan have identified a large number of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii isolates. In order toExpand
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Treatment of Acinetobacter infections.
Acinetobacter baumannii remains an important and difficult-to-treat pathogen whose resistance patterns result in significant challenges for the clinician. Despite the prevalence and interest in A.Expand
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Computer keyboards and faucet handles as reservoirs of nosocomial pathogens in the intensive care unit.
PURPOSE We postulate that computer keyboards and faucet handles are significant reservoirs of nosocomial pathogens in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. METHODS Sterile swab samples wereExpand
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An outbreak of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex infection in the US military health care system associated with military operations in Iraq.
BACKGROUND We investigated an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex infection among US service members injured in Iraq. METHODS The investigation wasExpand
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Comparison of Acinetobacter baumannii Isolates from the United Kingdom and the United States That Were Associated with Repatriated Casualties of the Iraq Conflict
ABSTRACT Acinetobacter isolates associated with casualties from the Iraq conflict from the United States were compared with those from the United Kingdom by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis andExpand
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Identification of Acinetobacter Species and Genotyping of Acinetobacter baumannii by Multilocus PCR and Mass Spectrometry
ABSTRACT Members of the genus Acinetobacter are ubiquitous in soil and water and are an important cause of nosocomial infections. A rapid method is needed to genotype Acinetobacter isolates toExpand
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Rates of carriage of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in an outpatient population.
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of and the clinical features associated with asymptomatic Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a healthy outpatient population, and to compare the characteristicsExpand
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Use of portable electronic devices in a hospital setting and their potential for bacterial colonization.
Portable electronic devices are increasingly being used in the hospital setting. As with other fomites, these devices represent a potential reservoir for the transmission of pathogens. We conducted aExpand
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Nocardia kruczakiae sp. nov., a Pathogen in Immunocompromised Patients and a Member of the “N. nova Complex”
ABSTRACT Molecular methodologies have become useful techniques for the identification of pathogenic Nocardia species and for the recognition of novel species that are capable of causing humanExpand
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