Vany Elisa Pagnussatti

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Bacterial persistence is a feature that allows susceptible bacteria to survive extreme concentrations of antibiotics and it has been verified in a number of species, such as Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus spp., Mycobacterium spp. However, even though Acinetobacter baumannii is an important nosocomial pathogen, data regarding its(More)
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging nosocomial pathogen responsible for several infections in immunocompromised patients. To characterize the antimicrobial resistance and virulence potential of this microorganism in a Brazilian hospital, a total of 936 samples were collected from a nosocomial environment and medical devices, and 100 isolates from(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease on peritoneal dialysis (PD) are susceptible to infections, with peritonitis being the primary cause of dropout. Peritoneal fluid culture is one of the essential elements for proper diagnosis and peritonitis treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the time required to obtain a positive culture using different(More)
Diagnostic methods of TB, nowadays, are prone to delay in diagnosis, increased false negative results and are not sensitive to many forms of paucibacillary disease. The aims of this study were to implement a quantitative nucleic acid-based diagnostic test for paucibacillary tuberculosis, enabling the identification and quantification of viable Mycobacterium(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare different disinfection techniques for the peritoneal dialysis bag medication port (MP). METHODS An experimental study was conducted testing different cleaning agents (70% alcohol vs 2% chlorhexidine) and time periods (5, 10 and 60 seconds) for disinfection of the MP. Five microorganisms (S. aureus, E.coli, A. baumannii and C.(More)
AIM To evaluate the influence of meropenem in the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii (ACB) persister levels. METHODS Persister levels in planktonic and biofilm cultures from ACB isolates were evaluated after exposure to different meropenem concentrations. RESULTS A high variability of persister fractions was observed among the isolates cultured under(More)
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