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Nomenclature of Major Antimicrobial-Resistant Clones of Streptococcus pneumoniae Defined by the Pneumococcal Molecular Epidemiology Network
ABSTRACT The emergence of disease caused by penicillin-resistant and multidrug-resistant pneumococci has become a global concern, necessitating the identification of the epidemiological spread ofExpand
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Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis
Summary Background Infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria are threatening modern health care. However, estimating their incidence, complications, and attributable mortality is challenging.Expand
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New Method for Typing Staphylococcus aureus Strains: Multiple-Locus Variable-Number Tandem Repeat Analysis of Polymorphism and Genetic Relationships of Clinical Isolates
ABSTRACT The PCR-based methodology applied to multiple-locus variable numbers of tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis was recently shown to be a useful technique for the molecular typing of clinicalExpand
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Emergence and spread of vancomycin resistance among enterococci in Europe
Nowadays, six types of acquired vancomycin resistance in enterococci are known; however, only VanA and to a lesser extent VanB are widely prevalent. Various genes encode acquired vancomycinExpand
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Comparison of Multiple-Locus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Analysis with Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis, spa Typing, and Multilocus Sequence Typing for Clonal Characterization of Staphylococcus
ABSTRACT Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA), a new PCR-based method of typing Staphylococcus aureus, was compared to pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), spa typing, andExpand
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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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Insight into antimicrobial susceptibility and population structure of contemporary human Enterococcus faecalis isolates from Europe.
OBJECTIVES To investigate antimicrobial susceptibility and clonal relatedness of Enterococcus faecalis human isolates recovered recently (2006-09) in six European countries. METHODS AntimicrobialExpand
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Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections with PER-1 Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase in Warsaw, Poland: Further Evidence for an International Clonal Complex
ABSTRACT Forty-one Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates with extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) from a hospital in Warsaw, Poland, were analyzed. Thirty-seven isolates from several wards wereExpand
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Countrywide Spread of CTX-M-3 Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Microorganisms of the Family Enterobacteriaceae in Poland
ABSTRACT Eighty-four clinical isolates of the family Enterobacteriaceae, recovered from 1998 to 2000 in 15 hospitals in 10 Polish cities, were analyzed. All the isolates produced β-lactamases withExpand
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High Genetic Diversity among Community-Associated Staphylococcus aureus in Europe: Results from a Multicenter Study
Background Several studies have addressed the epidemiology of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus (CA-SA) in Europe; nonetheless, a comprehensive perspective remains unclear. In this study, weExpand
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