Lorena Cristina Corrêa Fehlberg

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We evaluated the performance of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-ToF) for identification of Bcc species compared with that of recA sequencing. MALDI-ToF was able of identifying 100% of Bcc isolates at the genus level, but 23.1% of Bcc isolates tested were not correctly identified at the species level. The misidentification(More)
In this brief communication we describe the occurrence of a KPC-producing Serratia marcescens isolate in a home-care patient from Recife, Brazil. The blaKPC, blaSPM, blaIMP, blaVIM, blaOXA, blaCTX-M, blaSHV, blaTEM and blaGES genes were investigated by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing. The isolate was positive for blaKPC-2 and blaTEM-1 and(More)
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae may exhibit in vitro susceptibility to carbapenems, especially those producing weak carbapenemases. Routine clinical laboratories have employed phenotypic tests for screening such isolates. BKC-1 is a recently reported carbapenemase that shows weak carbapenemase activity. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the(More)
Carbapenems represent the mainstay therapy for the treatment of serious P. aeruginosa infections. However, the emergence of carbapenem resistance has jeopardized the clinical use of this important class of compounds. The production of SPM-1 metallo-β-lactamase has been the most common mechanism of carbapenem resistance identified in P. aeruginosa isolated(More)
Broth microdilution, agar dilution, Etest® and disk diffusion techniques were compared to evaluate the susceptibility profile of 82 Bcc clinical isolates against six antimicrobials as recommended by CLSI. Broth microdilution was considered the "gold standard" method. The regression analysis was applied to determine the essential (EA) and categorical (CA)(More)
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