Jong Sook Jin

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A total of 75 Acinetobacter isolates resistant to all available aminoglycosides obtained from 2 Korean hospitals were studied for the genetic basis of resistance to aminoglycosides. The MIC(50) and MIC(90) of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates (n = 61) to amikacin, gentamicin, isepamycin spectinomycin, streptomycin, and tobramycin were higher than those of(More)
Acinetobacter baumannii is an important nosocomial pathogen that causes a high morbidity and mortality rate in infected patients, but pathogenic mechanisms of this microorganism regarding the secretion and delivery of virulence factors to host cells have not been characterized. Gram-negative bacteria naturally secrete outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) that(More)
  • Sang Woo Kim, Chul Hee Choi, +8 authors Je Chul Lee
  • FEMS microbiology letters
  • 2009
Bacteremia is a common systemic disease caused by Acinetobacter baumannii, an important hospital-acquired pathogen among critically ill patients. The complement system is central to innate immune defense against invading bacteria in the blood. The present study investigated the susceptibility of clinical A. baumannii isolates to normal human sera (NHS), and(More)
A total of 98 vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREF) isolates (58 isolates from patients and 40 isolates from poultry) were compared based on their antimicrobial susceptibility, Tn1546 element organization, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns. This comparison aided in determining the relationships between the groups of isolates.(More)
Forty-two multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were obtained during outbreaks in a Korean hospital. The co-carriage of bla(OXA-23), bla(OXA-51), bla(PER-1) and armA was observed in 23 isolates, and they were susceptible only to colistin and minocycline. The MDR A. baumannii isolates were found to belong to sequence group 1 using(More)
Multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been implicated in a variety of serious therapeutic problems in clinical environments. Among the 968 P. aeruginosa isolates obtained from two hospitals in Daegu, Korea, we acquired 17 isolates that were resistant to all available tested antimicrobial agents, with the exception of colistin (colistin-only(More)
The genetic and epidemiological features of four vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) isolates obtained from a Korean hospital were evaluated in this study. The VISA isolates were genotyped as sequence type (ST) 5-staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) II variant (n=2) and ST239-SCCmec III (n=2), which were derived from the(More)
In this study, we compared the phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of 138 MRSA isolates obtained from adult and pediatric patients (adult, 50; children, 88). The resistance rates against gentamicin, clindamycin, and ciprofloxacin were much higher in the adult MRSA isolates than in the pediatric MRSA isolates. The ermC gene, which is responsible for(More)