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Performance of a matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry system for the identification of bacterial isolates in the clinical routine laboratory.
BACKGROUND Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has emerged as a new tool for the fast and reliable identification of microorganisms. WeExpand
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Spread of ampicillin/vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium of the epidemic-virulent clonal complex-17 carrying the genes esp and hyl in German hospitals
The incidence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolation was low (≤5%) in German hospitals before 2003. Within the second half of 2003 and the first half of 2004, however, increasingExpand
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Two-Center Collaborative Evaluation of Performance of the BD Phoenix Automated Microbiology System for Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Gram-Negative Bacteria
ABSTRACT The performance of the BD Phoenix Automated Microbiology System (BD Diagnostic Systems, Sparks, MD) was assessed for identification (ID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of theExpand
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High Interlaboratory Reproducibility of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry-Based Species Identification of Nonfermenting Bacteria
ABSTRACT Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry has emerged as a rapid, cost-effective alternative for bacterial species identification. Identifying 60Expand
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Evaluation of the FluoroType MTB assay for the rapid and reliable detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in respiratory tract specimens.
We performed the first evaluation study of the new FluoroType MTB assay, a HyBeacon based nucleic acid amplification test for the direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in respiratory tractExpand
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Analysis of the Comparative Workflow and Performance Characteristics of the VITEK 2 and Phoenix Systems
ABSTRACT The VITEK 2 (bioMérieux, Marcy L′Ètoile, France) and the Phoenix systems (BD Diagnostic Systems, Sparks, Md.) are automated instruments for rapid organism identification and susceptibilityExpand
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Two-Center Collaborative Evaluation of the Performance of the BD Phoenix Automated Microbiology System for Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Enterococcus spp. and
ABSTRACT The performance of the BD Phoenix Automated Microbiology System (BD Diagnostic Systems, Sparks, Md.) was assessed for identification (ID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) forExpand
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Direct detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in clinical specimens by a nucleic acid-based hybridisation assay.
The occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is still increasing worldwide and is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and hospital costs. Screening for MRSA playsExpand
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Evaluation of a New Chromogenic Medium for the Isolation and Presumptive Identification of Salmonella Species from Stool Specimens
The performance of BBL CHROMagar Salmonella (Becton Dickinson, France), a new selective chromogenic medium for the isolation and presumptive identification of Salmonella spp., was evaluated. On thisExpand
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O21 Evaluation of a rapid molecular dipstick assay for the direct detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in clinical specimens
Objectives Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes increasing healthcare problems worldwide. Rapid and sensitive screening methods for direct detection of MRSA are essential toExpand
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