Shahin Najar-Peerayeh

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The adherence ability and biofilm production are the characteristic of enhanced virulence among isolates of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) strains. Although biofilm-forming properties have been well demonstrated in S. aureus, they still remain unclear among the recently emerged types of VISA strains. The aim of this study was to(More)
Chronic infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the main proven perpetrator of lung function decline and ultimate mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Mucoid strains of this bacterium elaborate mucoid exopolysaccharide, also referred to as alginate. Alginate-based immunization of naïve animals elicits opsonic antibodies and leads to clearance of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of virulence-associated genes and enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus PCR (ERIC-PCR) analysis of Campylobacter spp. isolated from children with diarrhea in Iran. METHODS A total of 200 stool specimens were obtained from children under 5 years during July 2012 to July 2013.(More)
Shigella species are a common cause of bacterial diarrhea worldwide and the disease is characterized by seasonality. Shigella has been encountered by widespread resistance to commonly used antibiotics which is a serious concern. The aim of this study was to analyze the epidemiological relatedness of Shigella strains isolated from children during one year(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between Enterobacter cloacae complex subspecies and clusters involved in UTI infections and specific pulsotypes, and to assess the contribution of major curli biogenesis genes (csgD, csgA) expression level to pathogenesis of clusters and genotypes. Based on the PFGE analysis, 37 different profiles(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of multidrug resistance (MDR) in atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) genotypes among 547 diarrheal children. All E. coli isolates with eae+stx1-stx2- genotypes included in this study and atypical property of EPEC was characterized by the absence of Bundle-forming pili (bfpA gene).(More)
BACKGROUND Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), especially Staphylococcus epidermidis, are considered as normal flora of human epithelia and also important opportunistic pathogens for nosocomial infections. S. epidermidis can also act as a reservoir for mecA, responsible for high-level resistance to methicillin and transferring it to S. aureus. (More)
The aims of this study were to determine the genetic relatedness among 20 clinical Campylobacter jejuni samples isolated from children with diarrhea in Iran and to introduce the best method of discrimination based on flagellin gene (flaA) sequence divergence. A total of 400 stool specimens were obtained from children under 5 years of age from July 2012 to(More)
AIM To assess whether multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) could replace pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) for genotyping of Klebsiella pneumoniae, this study was conducted to compare the typeability, discriminatory power, and concordance of these methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS We used the nine variable number tandem repeat(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize antimicrobial resistance determinants in relation to antimicrobial susceptibility and genotyping profile in 20 clinical isolates of Vibrio cholerae. All of the isolates were resistant to streptomycin. The second most prevalent resistance was observed to trimethoprim (75%), co-trimoxazole (60%), tetracycline(More)