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Frequency of isolation of various subtypes and antimicrobial resistance of Shigella from urban slums of Karachi, Pakistan.
OBJECTIVES Shigellosis remains a major public health problem in developing countries. Antimicrobial resistance has complicated the empirical treatment. Knowledge of serotypes is crucial in vaccineExpand
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Antimicrobial resistance and Neisseria gonorrhoeae multiantigen sequence typing (NG-MAST) genotypes in N. gonorrhoeae during 2012–2014 in Karachi, Pakistan
BackgroundGlobally, increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Neisseria gonorrhoea has led to decreased treatment options for gonorrhoea. Continuous monitoring of resistance is crucial toExpand
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Validation and impact of the use of automated urine culture streak system in a diagnostic laboratory on surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections at a tertiary care setting
Background: Quantitative urine culture reporting on plates inoculated by automated streaking system (PREVI® Isola) demonstrates maximum growth only equivalent up to 104 colony-forming unit (CFU)\ml,Expand
Evaluation of semi-quantitative compared to quantitative cultures of tracheal aspirates for the yield of culturable respiratory pathogens – a cross-sectional study
Background Diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) depends on the presence of clinical, radiological and microbiological findings. Endotracheal suction aspirate (ETSA) is the commonestExpand
Polymicrobial Cerebral Abscess in a Child with Uncorrected Tetralogy of Fallot.
Aggregatibacter aphrophilus and Beta haemolytic Streptococci Lancefield group F are part of the normal oral flora and are known to cause endocarditis, sinusitis, empyema, meningitis and septicExpand
Sick parathyroid in patients having cirrhosis of liver with hypovitaminosis D
The metabolic bone diseases are frequently reported in cirrhosis ofliver worldover. Cirrhotic patients have amplified risk for osteoporosis andfractures (hepatic osteodystrophy). Pakistan being aExpand