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Nocardiosis at the Turn of the Century
Nocardia species is an uncommon pathogen that affects both immunosuppressed and immunocompetent patients. The clinical and microbiologic spectrum of nocardiosis has changed recently due to theExpand
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a Survey of Resistance in 136 Hospitals in Spain
ABSTRACT We carried out a nationwide study with all of the isolates ofPseudomonas aeruginosa collected in a week in 136 hospitals in Spain. The data on 1,014 isolates included resistance to theExpand
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Update of Clostridium difficile infection due to PCR ribotype 027 in Europe, 2008.
Outbreaks of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) with increased severity, high relapse rate and significant mortality have been related to the emergence of a new, hypervirulent C. difficile strainExpand
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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Spain: Molecular Epidemiology and Utility of Different Typing Methods
ABSTRACT In a point-prevalence study performed in 145 Spanish hospitals in 2006, we collected 463 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in a single day. Of these, 135 (29.2%) were methicillinExpand
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Metronidazole Resistance in Clostridium difficile Is Heterogeneous
ABSTRACT At our institution, the prevalence of clinical isolates of Clostridium difficile with resistance to metronidazole is 6.3%. We observed that initial metronidazole MICs of 16 to 64 mg/literExpand
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The undiagnosed cases of Clostridium difficile infection in a whole nation: where is the problem?
Underdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) because of lack of clinical suspicion or the use of non-sensitive diagnostic techniques is a known problem whose real magnitude has not yetExpand
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Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis isolates are associated with clonal complex 30 genotype and a distinct repertoire of enterotoxins and adhesins.
BACKGROUND Using multinational collections of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) isolates from infective endocarditis (IE) and soft tissue infections (STIs), we sought to (1)Expand
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Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Madrid, Spain: transcontinental importation and polyclonal emergence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive isolates.
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) isolates producing the Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) have been reported worldwide. We describe the molecularExpand
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Clostridium difficile Isolates with High Linezolid MICs Harbor the Multiresistance Gene cfr
ABSTRACT We studied the molecular mechanisms of linezolid resistance in 9 isolates of toxigenic Clostridium difficile with high linezolid MICs. The activity of linezolid was determined against 891Expand
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Toxigenic status of Clostridium difficile in a large Spanish teaching hospital.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxigenic status of circulating strains of Clostridium difficile in a large teaching hospital. Overall 220 isolates were studied of which 199 (90.5 %)Expand
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