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Antimicrobial Resistance among Clinical Isolates ofStreptococcus pneumoniae in the United States during 1999–2000, Including a Comparison of Resistance Rates since 1994–1995
Overall, antimicrobial resistance was highest among middle ear fluid and sinus isolates of S. pneumoniae; lowest resistance rates were noted with isolates from cerebrospinal fluid and blood. Expand
Neural correlates of distance and congruity effects in a numerical Stroop task: an event-related fMRI study
Investigation of the neural correlates of a number-size congruity task reveals that-compared to congruent trials-incongruent trials led to a stronger activation in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the anterior cingulate cortex, areas associated with attentional control. Expand
Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae in United States since 1994-1995
Comparisons of the MIC frequency distributions of the study drugs against the isolates obtained during the three sampling periods encompassing this investigation revealed no evidence of changes in the in vitro activities of the fluoroquinolones. Expand
Summary trends for the Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection Program: a 10-year experience in the United States (1999-2008).
  • P. Rhomberg, R. Jones
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease
  • 1 December 2009
The Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection (MYSTIC) Program was a global, longitudinal antimicrobial resistance surveillance network of more than 100 medical centers worldwideExpand
Emergence of serine carbapenemases (KPC and SME) among clinical strains of Enterobacteriaceae isolated in the United States Medical Centers: report from the MYSTIC Program (1999-2005).
The results indicate that bla(KPC-2/3) has emerged widely among Enterobacteriaceae isolated in the MYSTIC Program participant sites and continues to be isolated from multiple species, as a result of clonal expansion and horizontal gene transfer. Expand
Antimicrobial Resistance with Streptococcus pneumoniae in the United States, 1997–98
Penicillin resistance rates were highest in isolates from middle ear fluid and sinus aspirates of children <5 years of age and from patients in ambulatory-care settings, and increases were observed with rates of resistance to other antimicrobial drugs. Expand
Does caffeine modulate verbal working memory processes? An fMRI study
It is suggested that caffeine modulates neuronal activity as evidenced by fMRI signal changes in a network of brain areas associated with executive and attentional functions during working memory processes. Expand
Evaluation of the in vitro activity of six broad-spectrum beta-lactam antimicrobial agents tested against recent clinical isolates from India: a survey of ten medical center laboratories.
Collaborative studies, such as those presented here, can accurately detect changes in resistance patterns, and their continued use may help limit the further development and spread of bacterial resistances in India. Expand
Evaluation of Vancomycin Susceptibility Testing for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Comparison of Etest and Three Automated Testing Methods
The ability to correctly identify vancomycin MIC values of 1 and 2 has clinical implications and requires further evaluation. Expand
Antimicrobial usage and resistance trend relationships from the MYSTIC Programme in North America (1999-2001).
The availability of aggregate USA medical centre antimicrobial usage data enabled us to identify several important trends in the incidence of resistance among P. aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae and require a continued search for other monitoring methods that can better identify antimicrobial/environmental factors that lead to resistance. Expand