Mohammad Aghazadeh

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PURPOSE Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common nosocomial infection among hospitalized patients. Meanwhile, most frequent infections involving enterococci affect the urinary tract. The aims of this study were to investigate the susceptibility pattern of isolated enterococci from UTI and the prevalence of virulence genes. METHODS The study used(More)
AIMS The purpose of the present study was to investigate the diversity of the genes encoding aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes (AMEs) and their associations with resistance phenotypes and clonality in Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates. METHODS Seventy six P. aeruginosa and 75 A. baumannii isolates were collected from three(More)
Recent data indicates an increasing rate of vancomycin resistance in clinical enterococcal isolates worldwide. The nosocomial enterococci are likely to harbor virulence elements that increase their ability to colonize hospitalized patients. The aim of this study was to characterize virulence determinants in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) obtained(More)
PURPOSE The present study screened clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium to determine the prevalence of high-level gentamicin-resistant enterococci and the potential virulence genes among them. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical enterococcal isolates were obtained from three university teaching hospitals in Northwest Iran.(More)
The European brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a species present in limited areas of Europe and several small populations are considered endangered. This species can be affected by a range of parasites. In particular, the genus Baylisascaris is an emerging parasite of wild animals which can cause severe larva migrans syndrome in aberrant hosts, which include 100(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the microorganisms prevalent in the necrotic dental pulp and root canals of unsuccessfully treated teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study was conducted on 150 single-rooted teeth of patients referring to a dental clinic. Sampling was performed by placing a sterile paper point in the canal(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this in vitro study was to compare polymicrobial microleakage of calcium enriched mixture (CEM) cement, mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), amalgam, and composite resin as intra-orifice sealing materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy single-rooted mandibular premolars were instrumented and obturated by cold lateral compaction(More)
PURPOSE The antimicrobial activity of doripenem in comparison of imipenem, meropenem and ertapenem among Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from burn and Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients were determined. METHODS Metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) genes in imipenem non susceptible P. aeruginosa isolates were detected using PCR method. The in vitro susceptibilities of(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the resistance pattern and the type of resistance genes of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis from Gharamalek wastewater treatment plant in Tabriz, Iran. Following filtering of sewage samples, approximately 300 colonies grew on specific media, of which 53 were randomly selected and purified using 0.45 microm(More)
This paper deals with the preparation of antibacterial nanocomposite hydrogels through the combination of carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), layered double hydroxides (LDH), and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). CMC-LDH hydrogels were prepared by intercalating CMC into different LDHs. Then, Ag/CMC-LDH nanocomposite hydrogels were prepared through in situ formation(More)