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Real-Time PCR for Detection and Identification of Plasmodium spp
ABSTRACT Rapid and accurate detection of malaria parasites in blood is needed to institute proper therapy. We developed and used a real-time PCR assay to detect and distinguish four Plasmodium spp.Expand
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Survival of influenza viruses on environmental surfaces.
To investigate the transmission of influenza viruses via hands and environmental surfaces, the survival of laboratory-grown influenza A and influenza B viruses on various surfaces was studied. BothExpand
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Detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile in stool samples by real-time polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhea.
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is the major cause of health care-associated infectious diarrhea. Current laboratory testing lacks a single assay that is sensitive,Expand
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Universal Surveillance for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in 3 Affiliated Hospitals
What is the problem and what is known about it so far? Patients in the hospital sometimes get infections from other hospitalized patients. These hospital-acquired infections can be very seriousExpand
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Acquisition of Clostridium difficile by hospitalized patients: evidence for colonized new admissions as a source of infection.
The frequency of introduction and spread of specific Clostridium difficile strains among hospitalized patients were assessed by serial cultures of patients admitted to a medical-surgical ward withExpand
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Resistance to Linezolid: Characterization of Mutations in rRNA and Comparison of Their Occurrences in Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
ABSTRACT To assess the potential for emergence of resistance during the use of linezolid, we tested 10 clinical isolates of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) (four Enterococcus faecalis,Expand
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Intracellular targets of moxifloxacin: a comparison with other fluoroquinolones.
The in vitro activity of the novel 8-methoxyquinolone, moxifloxacin, against Streptococcus pneumoniae was evaluated, and the intracellular targets of this agent were studied. Analysis of mutantExpand
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Impact of Strain Type on Detection of Toxigenic Clostridium difficile: Comparison of Molecular Diagnostic and Enzyme Immunoassay Approaches
ABSTRACT A multicenter clinical trial assessed the performance of the Cepheid Xpert C. difficile assay on stool specimens collected from patients suspected of having Clostridium difficile infectionExpand
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Enterococcus faecium bacteremia: does vancomycin resistance make a difference?
BACKGROUND Enterococcus faecium has received increased attention, primarily due to the emergence of vancomycin resistance. The purpose of this investigation was to study the epidemiologicalExpand
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The incidence of antimicrobial allergies in hospitalized patients: implications regarding prescribing patterns and emerging bacterial resistance.
BACKGROUND The development of antimicrobial guidelines is one way in which institutions attempt to control emerging resistance, but the real challenge falls on promoting and ensuring adherence toExpand
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