Thean Yen Tan

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There are currently no standardized phenotypic methods for the screening and detection of AmpC enzymes. This study aimed to evaluate different methods to detect AmpC enzymes in Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., and Proteus spp., comparing the results from two disk-based methods and an agar dilution method. AmpC activity was determined for 255 clinical(More)
Resistance rates amongst Gram-negative pathogens are increasing in the Asia-Pacific region. The Comparative Activity of Carbapenem Testing (COMPACT) II study surveyed the carbapenem susceptibility and minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of doripenem, imipenem and meropenem against 1260 major Gram-negative pathogens isolated from hospitalised patients(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the epidemiology, yield of investigations and proportion of patients who develop systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) among the subsets of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (LE) in the Singapore Asian population. One hundred and twenty-five patients were diagnosed with cutaneous LE on clinico-pathological(More)
AIM The present study was undertaken to assess patients' knowledge of anaesthesia and perioperative care as well as their perception of anaesthetics and their role. METHODOLOGY A questionnaire survey of 23 items was developed and completed pre-operatively by 132 patients. Included in this study were 45 men and 87 women; 80% with at least secondary(More)
Laboratory criteria were used to select coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from nonsterile body sites for further investigation. Fifty-seven percent of the study isolates were clinically significant, predominantly causing community-acquired soft tissue infections. There were species-related differences in virulence, with 91% of Staphylococcus(More)
We compared concurrent combination chemotherapy and radiotherapy with surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy in patients with stage III/IV nonmetastatic squamous cell head and neck cancer. Patients with non-nasopharyngeal and nonsalivary resectable squamous cell head and neck cancer were randomised to receive either surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy (60(More)
This study examined the in vitro effects of polymyxin B, tigecycline, and rifampin combinations on 16 isolates of extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, including four polymyxin-resistant strains. In vitro synergy was demonstrated in 19 (40%) of a possible 48 isolate-antibiotic combinations by time-kill methods, 8 (17%) by checkerboard methods,(More)
OBJECTIVES The study investigated the effect of colistin and minocycline when tested singly and in combination against Acinetobacter baumannii. METHODS Thirteen unrelated imipenem-resistant A. baumannii clinical isolates were included in the study. MICs of colistin sulphate and minocycline were determined by broth macrodilution and Etest. Organisms were(More)
A multicentre resistance surveillance study [Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infection Pathogen Surveillance (CARTIPS)] investigating the susceptibilities of 2963 clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and Streptococcus spp.(More)
This study set out to investigate whether there was an association between antibiotic susceptibility reporting from microbiology laboratories and antibiotic prescribing for urinary tract infections in the community. Data were collected over a 3 month period using a prospective questionnaire survey of general practitioners, who submitted and received a(More)