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Meningococcal disease is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality among children in many parts of the world. Main reservoir of carriage and site of meningococcal dissemination appears to be the upper respiratory tract. Colonization of Neisseria meningitidis and lactamica and factors affecting this carriage were determined in a group of(More)
A prospective study of throat cultures and maxillary sinus aspirates from children with chronic sinusitis (n = 21), acute sinusitis (n = 28) or a clinical diagnosis of chronic adenoiditis (n = 41) was performed. Seventy-two bacterial pathogens were isolated from sinus aspirates from 52% of the study population. Haemophilus influenzae was most common(More)
BACKGROUND An absence of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease surveillance and epidemiological data on the pharyngeal carriage of Turkish children causes delay in the introduction of conjugated Hib vaccination into proposed national vaccination programs. METHODS Oropharyngeal cultures were obtained from 1404 healthy infants and children. Six(More)
We conducted three prospective studies of Haemophilus influenzae in different groups of children. Pharyngeal swab samples were taken (i). from 1382 healthy infants and children between 0 and 10 years of age (group 1), attending well child clinics (n=438), day care centres (n=440) and elementary schools (n=504), and (ii). from 322 children aged 2-10 years(More)
This study evaluated the impact of the Uro-Quick (UQ) screening system (Alifax, Italy) for a rapid and accurate reporting of urine cultures, and whether it can provide bacterial yield to be used in identification and susceptibility testing. A total of 1480 urine samples collected between October 2006 and July 2008 were tested by conventional culture (CC)(More)
Among nosocomial infections in the newborns, the incidence of fungal infections has been rising over the last decades. Fluconazole has been a new option for treatment however, expanded use of the drug brought up the development of resistance. In this study, species of the Candida isolates from neonates with candida infections, their antifungal(More)
Toxigenic Clostridium difficile strains cause a spectrum of antibiotic-associated diseases ranging from self-limited diarrhea to severe life-threatening colitis. Pathogenesis primarily involves the action of two important cytotoxins, namely toxin A and toxin B. However, epidemics of C.difficile-associated disease due to the novel, highly virulent strains of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of selected cements, or their combination with titanium, on the growth of two periodontopathic bacteria: Prevotella intermedia (Pi) and Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn). MATERIAL AND METHODS This study was comprised of several experimental groups: 1) Dental luting cements (glass ionomer cement,(More)
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