Mark W Stockdale

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A survey was conducted of the antimicrobial susceptibilities of 595 Acinetobacter spp. isolated from routine clinical specimens in 54 sentinel laboratories throughout the UK during 2000. Isolates of the Acinetobacter baumannii complex (genomic groups 2, 3 and 13TU; n = 443) were distinguished from other genomic groups (n = 152) by PCR fingerprinting of tDNA(More)
A real-time PCR assay identified linezolid-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium isolates with a G2576U rRNA mutation. PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of ribosomal DNA amplicons with NheI also detected this mutation. Both assays detected isolates heterozygous at this position. Recognition of isolates with what is(More)
Sir, The emergence of carbapenemases in Acinetobacter spp. has been called a ‘global sentinel event’, warranting prompt epidemiological and microbiological interventions. In a recent survey of antimicrobial resistance among 595 clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp. collected at 54 hospitals in the UK, 13 isolates resistant to either imipenem or meropenem,(More)
Mutants with oxazolidinone MICs, 2- to 16-fold higher than those of parents, were selected from two of five clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecalis during exposure to AZD2563, but only at frequencies of ca. 10(-8). Resistance was not selected in Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus or coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS). Mutants of one E.(More)
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