Rosângela Ferraz Cereda

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The antimicrobial susceptibility of 239 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) isolates consecutively collected from blood culture in patients admitted in a 600-bed teaching hospital was evaluated. The isolates were identified to the species level by conventional methods and the MicroScan Positive Combo Panel type 6 system, and their susceptibility to(More)
We report for the first time in Brazil, a patient from whom an Enterococcus faecalis VanA phenotype was isolated. Glycopeptide resistance is not commonly observed in Enterococcus faecalis, so this finding is of great concern since this species is responsible for 90% of enterococcal infections in Brazil. The isolate was recovered from a surveillance rectal(More)
BACKGROUND In developed countries, the use of Hib conjugate vaccines has led to the near disappearance of invasive Hib disease, but costs have limited its use in developing countries. In order to identify more economical vaccination schedules, we carried out a trial to evaluate the immunogenicity of an alternative two-dose PRP-T regimen, based on a previous(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolates and to evaluate the mode of dissemination of this pathogen in Brazil. DESIGN We collected 22 vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolates from 6 medical centers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and 1 isolate from a medical center in Curitiba, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS All Brazilian(More)
The genetic similarity of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated in the Hospital Universitário São Francisco, Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brasil, was evaluated by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). A unique clone was detected among 5 of 7 isolates, suggesting that cross-contamination might have played a role in the spread of(More)
Five VRE isolates were reported from sterile samples. No infections were diagnosed among the patients, who were on different wards. PFGE showed that all five isolates were clonal. All samples were manipulated by the same worker, but the source could not be found. Contamination was probably related to manipulation of a source specimen in the laboratory.
In vitro activity of doripenem and comparator antimicrobial agents was evaluated against Gram-negative bacilli recently isolated from Brazilian private hospitals that were enrolled in the INVITA-A-DORI Brazilian Study. A total of 805 unique Gram-negative bacilli were collected from patients hospitalized at 18 medical centers between May/08 and March/09.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the in vitro susceptibility of gram-positive bacteria isolated in the São Paulo Hospital against five fluoroquinolones, three carbapenems and three cephalosporins. MATERIALS AND METHOD Susceptibility was tested in 77 isolates of streptococci, 38 enterococci, 25 S. aureus and 91 S. epidermidis. The strains were isolated in the São Paulo(More)
Ceftobiprole is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin with potent activity against staphylococci, including those resistant to oxacillin, as well as against most gram-negative bacilli including Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In this study, the in vitro activity of ceftobiprole and comparator agents was tested against bacterial isolates recently collected from Brazilian(More)
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