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Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Among Hospital Employees: Prevalence, Duration, and Transmission to Households
Few data are available concerning the prevalence of MRSA carriers among hospital employees in the absence of an outbreak among patients, and MRSA transmission between patients and employees likely depends on the frequency and duration of exposure to MRSA-positive patients and infection control measures employed. Expand
Extrahuman Epidemiology of Acinetobacter baumannii in Lebanon
Animals can be a potential reservoir for A. baumannii and the dissemination of new emerging carbapenemases and the roles of the novel animal clones identified in community-acquired infections should be investigated. Expand
First report of blaNDM-1-producing Acinetobacter baumannii isolated in Lebanon from civilians wounded during the Syrian war.
These findings show that Syria constitutes a reservoir for NDM-1-producing bacteria and highlight the need for effective measures to stop the threatening spread of such strains. Expand
Reservoirs of Acinetobacter baumannii outside the hospital and potential involvement in emerging human community-acquired infections.
Overall, the emergence of community-acquired A. baumannii infections could be associated with interactions between animals, environment, and humans that are considered to be potentially involved in the emergence or re-emergence of some infectious diseases. Expand
The virulence variability of different Acinetobacter baumannii strains in experimental pneumonia.
The results demonstrate the variability of the virulence between strains, and suggest that bacterial proliferation is not the only virulence factor responsible for the pathogenesis in A. baumannii pneumonia. Expand
Molecular Analysis of Acinetobacter baumannii Strains Isolated in Lebanon Using Four Different Typing Methods
PFGE and MLST are gold standard methods for outbreaks investigation and population structure studies respectively and are recommended as first typing method to screen isolates and assign them to their corresponding clonal lineages. Expand
Molecular epidemiology of Acinetobacter baumannii in different hospitals in Tripoli, Lebanon using blaOXA-51-like sequence based typing
The results showed a successful predominance of international clone 2 with a widespread occurrence of OXA-23 carbapenemase in Lebanese hospitals, emphasising the urgent need of effective measures to control the spread of A. baumannii in this country. Expand
Identification and characterization of adhesive factors of Clostridium difficile involved in adhesion to human colonic enterocyte‐like Caco‐2 and mucus‐secreting HT29 cells in culture
Results suggest that C. difficiie may utilize blood components as adhesins to adhere to human intestinal cultured cells. Expand
Wide spread of OXA-23-producing carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii belonging to clonal complex II in different hospitals in Lebanon.
This study highlights the wide dissemination of highly related OXA-23-producing carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii belonging to the international clone II in Lebanon and appropriate infection control measures are recommended in order to control the geographical spread of this clone in this country. Expand
Evaluation of a Strategy of Screening Multiple Anatomical Sites for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus at Admission to a Teaching Hospital
We compared the sensitivity of screening with nasal culture alone with that of a multiple-site screening method for the identification of carriers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus atExpand