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Identification of a novel plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance gene, mcr-2, in Escherichia coli, Belgium, June 2016.
We identified a novel plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance gene in porcine and bovine colistin-resistant Escherichia coli that did not contain mcr-1. The gene, termed mcr-2, a 1,617 bpExpand
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European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC): outpatient antibiotic use in Europe.
BACKGROUND The ESAC project, granted by DG SANCO of the European Commission, is an international network of surveillance systems, aiming to collect comparable and reliable data on antibiotic use inExpand
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Interventions to reduce colonisation and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in intensive care units: an interrupted time series study and cluster randomised trial
Summary Background Intensive care units (ICUs) are high-risk areas for transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, but no controlled study has tested the effect of rapid screening and isolationExpand
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Multiplex PCR for Simultaneous Detection of Macrolide and Tetracycline Resistance Determinants in Streptococci
ABSTRACT Resistance to macrolides and tetracyclines is increasing among streptococci and co-occurs as their resistance determinants are carried on the same mobile element. We developed a multiplexExpand
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Colistin-resistant Escherichia coli harbouring mcr-1 isolated from food animals in Hanoi, Vietnam.
286 www.thelancet.com/infection Vol 16 March 2016 consistent with it being nested within an ISApl1 composite transposon (figure). IS1294 uses a one-ended, rolling circle transposition mechanismExpand
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Current Trends in Rapid Diagnostics for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Glycopeptide-Resistant Enterococcus Species
Hospital-acquired (HA) infections are an increasing global problem. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and glycopeptide-resistant Enterococcus (GRE) are multidrugresistant organismsExpand
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In vivo and In vitro Interactions between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus spp.
The significance of polymicrobial infections is increasingly being recognized especially in a biofilm context wherein multiple bacterial species—including both potential pathogens and members of theExpand
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Dissemination of an NDM-2-Producing Acinetobacter baumannii Clone in an Israeli Rehabilitation Center
ABSTRACT New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) was initially identified in various Enterobacteriaceae and recently in Acinetobacter baumannii. This study described the clonal dissemination of anExpand
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Effect of azithromycin and clarithromycin therapy on pharyngeal carriage of macrolide-resistant streptococci in healthy volunteers: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
BACKGROUND Resistance to antibiotics is a major public-health problem, and studies that link antibiotic use and resistance have shown an association but not a causal effect. We used the macrolidesExpand
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Colistin resistance gene mcr-1 harboured on a multidrug resistant plasmid.
Reference: Malhotra Surbhi, Xavier Basil Britto, Das Anupam, Lammens Christine, Butaye Patrick, Goossens Herman.Colistin resistance gene mcr-1 harboured on a multidrug resistant plasmid The lancetExpand
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