Pierre-Olivier Lebel

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PCR primers corresponding to the adhesin genes of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Mycoplasma genitalium were shown to detect the corresponding organisms specifically. Absence of cross-reaction with seven other mollicute species and six unrelated bacterial species commonly found in humans was demonstrated. Positive control primers directed against human(More)
Thirty-five Escherichia coli isolates from young children and women with pyelonephritis, cystitis, or asymptomatic bacteriuria were characterized genotypically and phenotypically. The isolates were examined genotypically by using DNA probes specific for the hemolysis gene and for the pap, sfa, and afa adhesin systems. Genes for the adhesin systems were also(More)
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique was compared with culture for the detection ofUreaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis, andMycoplasma genitalium in clinical samples (vaginal secretions, throat and endotracheal secretions, and skin swabs) obtained from 47 high-risk pregnant women peripartum and eight newborn infants. Detection using PCR with(More)
The presence of Enterococcus-associated vancomycin resistance genes vanA, vanB, vanD, vanE, and vanG in rectal swabs was investigated in two hospitals using PCR. All vanA genes detected were associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), whereas VRE-associated vanB genes were detected in only one hospital (4.7%). However, in both hospitals, high(More)
The lipoprotein I gene (oprI) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 was cloned and sequenced. A high degree of homology was found between our cloned PAO1 gene sequence and two published oprI sequences. Specific oligonucleotides were designed to amplify the oprI gene by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The potential of either the complete gene sequence or the(More)
Feed characteristics may influence the bacterial community composition and metabolic activities in the pig gastrointestinal tract, known to be associated with positive effects on the gut. Use of mash feed is associated with reduced excretion, but little is known of its effect on the population or of the mechanism of action. Our objectives were to assess the(More)
Feed characteristics may influence the bacterial community composition and metabolic activities in the pig gastrointestinal tract, known to be associated with positive effects on the gut. Use of mash feed is associated with reduced Salmonella excretion, but little is known of its effect on the Escherichia coli population or of the mechanism of action. Our(More)
A Case of an Infectious Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Presenting Twelve Years after an Acute Q-Fever Infection Pierre-Olivier Lebel1, Stefan Luu1, Mathieu Pelletier1*, Nicolas Aubree2, Jean-Francois Boisvert3 1Unité de Médecine Familiale du Nord de Lanaudière, Université Laval, St-Charles-Borromée, Qc, Canada 2Department of Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Régional(More)
Factors affecting the sterility of the work area in barrier isolators and a biological safety cabinet (BSC) were studied. A study in a mother-and-child tertiary care teaching hospital in Canada examined the effects of a range of variables on the sterility of work areas in four barrier isolators and a standard BSC. The variables consisted of type of(More)
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