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FRED C. TENOVER,* ROBERT D. ARBEIT, RICHARD V. GOERING, PATRICIA A. MICKELSEN, BARBARA E. MURRAY, DAVID H. PERSING, AND BALA SWAMINATHAN National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease… Continue Reading
A travel drive apparatus for a hydraulic drive work vehicle and control method therefor, the apparatus including: a travel hydraulic pump driven by the power of an engine; a hydraulic motor that… Continue Reading
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) PFGE strain type USA300 (multilocus sequence type 8, clonal complex 8, staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type IV) was first reported in the USA… Continue Reading
Strain typing is an integral part of epidemiological investigations of nosocomial infections. Methods for distinguishing among bacterial strains have improved dramatically over the last 5 years, due… Continue Reading
A highly stable strain of Staphylococcus aureus with a pulsed-field gel electrophoresis type of USA300 and multilocus sequence type 8 has been isolated from patients residing in diverse geographic… Continue Reading
CONTEXT Infections caused by ceftazidime sodium-resistant gram-negative bacteria that harbor extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are increasing in frequency in hospitals in the United States.… Continue Reading
A small number of clonal lineages dominates the global population structure of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), resulting in the concept that MRSA has emerged on a few occasions… Continue Reading
We tested 214 Staphylococcus aureus isolates for the arcA locus of the arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME). All USA300 SCCmec IVa isolates, but no isolates containing other SCCmec subtypes, were… Continue Reading
Classification of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) : guidelines for reporting novel SCCmec elements.
Over the years, approaches to the epidemiological analysis of infectious disease have undergone a remarkable evolutionary transition moving from phenotypic to molecular in nature. As discussed here,… Continue Reading