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Between February 2005 and January 2006 in Srinagarind Hospital, Thailand, 44 from 1730 isolates (2.5%) of Escherichia coli and 8 from 982 isolates (0.8%) of Klebsiella pneumoniae were found to produce plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamases (pAmpCs) as detected by a cefoxitin-Hodge test followed by a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. Fifteen(More)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is responsible for seafood-borne gastroenteritis worldwide. Isolates of V. parahaemolyticus from clinical samples (n=74) and cockles (Anadara granosa) (n=74) in Thailand were analyzed by serotyping, determination of virulence and related marker genes present, response to antimicrobial agents, and genetic relatedness. Serological(More)
Opisthorchis viverrini requires Bithynia snails as the first intermediate host and cyprinid fish as the second intermediate host. Very low natural infection rates have been reported in Bithynia snails, but very high rates have been found in cyprinid fish in the same endemic region. This study investigated the effect of light intensity, the most important(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Helicobacter pylori isolated from the antrum and corpus of dyspeptic patients in Khon Kaen, Thailand, and to compare the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of H. pylori isolated from the antrum and corpus in individual patients. Antimicrobial susceptibility was(More)
Human herpesvirus infection of immunocompromised hosts may lead to central nervous system (CNS) infection and diseases. In this study, a single tube multiplex real-time PCR was developed for the detection of five herpesviruses (HSV-1, HSV-2, VZV, EBV and CMV) in clinical cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens. Two primer pairs specific for the herpesvirus(More)
Opisthorchis viverrini, a carcinogenic liver fluke, requires Bithynia snails as the first intermediate host, which release cercariae after ingesting fluke eggs from contaminated water. Fecal bacterial contamination and O. viverrini-infected Bithynia snails were investigated in samples collected from natural water reservoirs in Ban Phai, Chonnabot and Muang(More)
This study presents updates on molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae from Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. All isolates were screened for the presence of ESBL genes, bla(TEM), bla(SHV), bla(VEB) and bla(CTX-M), using PCR followed by nucleotide sequence(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has spread worldwide. It is a major cause of hospital-acquired infections in most hospitals for nearly half century. The present study was conducted to examine the antimicrobial susceptibilities and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec)-type for MRSA isolates from 237 patients treated at(More)
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are life threatening and associated with a high mortality rate. Here, we describe the distribution of pathogens, host risk factors, and significance of fungi isolated from patients with IFIs. The study included 861 fungal isolates recovered between 2006 and 2011 from 802 patients at Srinagarind Hospital, Thailand. Based on(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) is a causative agent of tuberculosis, a worldwide public health problem. In recent years, the incidence of human mycobacterial infection due to species other than M. tb has increased. However, the lack of specific, rapid, and inexpensive methods for identification of mycobacterial species remains a pressing problem. A(More)