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Comparative Evaluation of a Prototype Chromogenic Medium (ChromID CARBA) for Detecting Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Surveillance Rectal Swabs
ABSTRACT Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are an increasing problem worldwide, and rectal swab surveillance is recommended as a component of infection control programs. TheExpand
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Susceptibility patterns to extended-spectrum cephalosporins among Enterobacteriaceae harbouring extended-spectrum β-lactamases using the updated Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
We examined the effect of applying the updated 2010 Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) susceptibility breakpoints for extended-spectrum cephalosporins (ESCs) to detectExpand
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In Vivo Acquisition of a Plasmid-Mediated blaKPC-2 Gene among Clonal Isolates of Serratia marcescens
ABSTRACT Three patients admitted to a Greek hospital were infected with Serratia marcescens isolates that exhibited reduced susceptibility to carbapenems and harbored Klebsiella pneumoniaeExpand
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Polymorphisms of fractalkine receptor CX3CR1 gene in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis.
AIM The chemokine fractalikine is expressed in vascular endothelium, exerting a pro-atherogenic effect. Two single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the CX3CR1 gene (T280M and V249I) affect frac-talkineExpand
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The effect of an exon 12 polymorphism of the human thromboxane synthase (CYP5A1) gene in stroke patients.
BACKGROUND To examine the prevalence of an exon 12 polymorphism on the human Thromboxane synthase (CYP5A1) gene. MATERIAL/METHODS Using sequence-specific PCR, we examined the allelic prevalence inExpand
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Swabs Enterobacteriaceae in Surveillance Rectal for Detecting Carbapenemase-Producing Chromogenic Medium ( ChromID CARBA ) Comparative Evaluation of a Prototype
Published Ahead of Print 29 March 2012. 10.1128/JCM.06848-11. 2012, 50(6):1841. DOI: J. Clin. Microbiol. Kimouli, Gilles Zambardi and Athanassios Tsakris Ranellou, Vasiliki Koumaki, SandrineExpand