Renata Tejkalová

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detection introduced the possibility of early targeted antimicrobial treatment that, in turn, may improve the outcome of patients with sepsis [1]. We retrospectively evaluated 54 results of the SeptiFast test from patients with solid malignancy admitted to the ICU between June 2009 and August 2011. Specimens from suspected bloodstream infection were(More)
The ability of C. parapsilosis (an important cause of nosocomial infections) to produce biofilm was evaluated in 32 bloodstream isolates and 85 strains isolated from skin. The biofilm formation was found in 19 (59%) blood isolates and only in 33 (39%) isolates from skin. The antifungal susceptibility was assessed for amphotericin B, itraconazole and(More)
The ability of Staphylococcus epidermidis to produce biofilm was compared in 147 clinically significant strains repeatedly isolated from blood cultures of patients with bloodstream infection and in 147 strains isolated from skin. The strains were examined for the presence of ica operone, for the ability to form biofilm by Christensen's test-tube method and(More)
BACKGROUND Rhodococcus equi (formerly Corynebacterium) has been long considered an exclusively zoopathogenic microbe causing mainly granulomatous pneumonias and lung abscesses in young foals. The aim of this paper was to analyse substantial features of R, equi infections hitherto reported in man. METHODS AND RESULTS MEDLINE database was searched for(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the most important threats of current medicine is the spread of multiresistant Gram-negative bacteria. We report here data from a six-month prevalence study on carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae and E. coli performed in Czech hospitals participating on European Survey on Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE). METHODS Ten(More)
AIM To perform a retrospective analysis of the high occurrence of Clostridium difficile infection in the surgical department of a Czech tertiary care hospital and to identify weaknesses in C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention and control policies. METHODS Clinical and epidemiological data on eleven CDI cases were collected. C. difficile isolates were(More)
Nosocomial infections caused by biofilm-positive microorganisms are a serious therapeutic problem. In the biofilm, microorganisms are protected against adverse effects of the external environment, including the action of antibiotics. It is well known that the values of minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) determined for planktonic forms do not correspond(More)
The aim of the study was to provide an update on the epidemiology of C. difficile infection (CDI) in a representative number of hospitals within the Czech Republic in 2015. In 2015, twenty-eight Czech hospitals were invited to participate in a CDI study. Laboratories sent the first 20 consecutive C. difficile isolates for characterization by(More)
The review informs about substantial features of Rhodococcus equi with emphasis on the analysis of 115 as yet published and still expanding reports on the isolation of this zoopathogenic nocardioform actinomycete from man. Microbiological laboratories of human medicine have to learn not only how to identify R. equi but also recognize it as an opportunistic(More)