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Volunteered Geographic Information and Crowdsourcing Disaster Relief: A Case Study of the Haitian Earthquake
This paper outlines the ways in which information technologies (ITs) were used in the Haiti relief effort, especially with respect to web-based mapping services. Although there were numerous ways in
Clinical relevance of the ESKAPE pathogens
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This review aims to consolidate clinically relevant background information on the ESKAPE pathogens and provide a contemporary summary of bacterial resistance, alongside pertinent microbiological considerations necessary to face the mounting threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Detection of Prosthetic Hip Infection at Revision Arthroplasty by Immunofluorescence Microscopy and PCR Amplification of the Bacterial 16S rRNA Gene
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The results indicate that the incidence of prosthetic joint infection is grossly underestimated by current culture detection methods and it is therefore imperative that current clinical practice with regard to the detection and subsequent treatment of prosthetics joint infection be reassessed in the light of these results.
Implications of endotracheal tube biofilm for ventilator-associated pneumonia
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Susceptibility data for these pairs show that the ET acts as a reservoir for infecting microorganisms which exhibit significantly greater antibiotic resistance than their tracheal counterparts.
Recent advances in bacteriophage therapy: how delivery routes, formulation, concentration and timing influence the success of phage therapy
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This paper reviewed recent in‐vivo phage therapy studies, with a distinct focus on the effect of delivery routes, phage concentration and timing of administration on the success of the therapy.
Pharmaceutical Microbiology
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This project seeks to demonstrate the importance of protease involvement in biofilm formation by S. epidermidis and to identify the proteases involved in the post-translational modification of Aap during this process.
Eradication of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms by Atmospheric Pressure Non-Thermal Plasma
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The activity of a kilohertz-driven atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma jet against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro biofilms was evaluated and excellent anti-biofilm activity of the plasma jet was demonstrated.
Staphylococcus epidermidis device-related infections: pathogenesis and clinical management.
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This review will examine the pathogenesis of the clinically significant S. epidermidis and provide an overview of the conventional and emerging antibiofilm approaches in the management of medical device-associated infections related to this important nosocomial pathogen.
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