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Application of loop-mediated isothermal amplification technique to rapid and direct detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in blood cultures
Staphylococcus aureus is the most important pathogen in nosocomial infections, including bloodstream infections. Prompt identification of S. aureus from blood cultures and detection of methicillinExpand
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Multi-azole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus harboring Cyp51A TR46/Y121F/T289A isolated in Japan.
Multi-azole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus carrying TR46/Y121F/T289A was isolated from a patient in Japan in Dec 2013. This strain grouped into the same clade of the ones which were clinicallyExpand
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Chemical modification of erythromycins. VI. Structure and antibacterial activity of acid degradation products of 6-O-methylerythromycins A.
We describe the structure and antibacterial activity of the degradation products of 6-O-methylerythromycin A and its derivatives under acidic conditions.
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Synthesis and antibacterial activity of acylides (3-O-acyl-erythromycin derivatives): a novel class of macrolide antibiotics.
Introduction of an acyl group to the 3-O-position of erythromycin A derivatives instead of L-cladinose led to a novel class of macrolide antibiotics that we named "acylides". TheExpand
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Development and evaluation of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for rapid detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for the rapid detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae was developed and evaluated. The assay specifically amplified only M. pneumoniae sequences, andExpand
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Characterization of the structure and biological functions of a capsular polysaccharide produced by Staphylococcus saprophyticus.
Staphylococcus saprophyticus is a common cause of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women. S. saprophyticus strain ATCC 15305 carries two staphylococcal cassette chromosome genetic elements,Expand
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Catheter-related bloodstream infection caused by Kodamaea ohmeri: A case report and literature review.
Kodamaea ohmeri is a rare yeast pathogen that has recently emerged as an important cause of fungemia in immunocompromised patients. However, appropriate therapy for this infection remains unclear. WeExpand
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Scedosporium prolificans Endocarditis: Case Report and Literature Review.
Scedosporium prolificans, a hyaline filamentous fungus, is widely distributed in the environment and is currently an emerging human pathogen, especially among immunocompromised patients. However, S.Expand
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Chemical modification of erythromycins. II. Synthesis and antibacterial activity of O-alkyl derivatives of erythromycin A.
A series of O-alkyl erythromycin A derivatives have been synthesized and their antibacterial activities compared with those of erythromycin A (1) and 6-O-methylerythromycin A (3). Methylation of theExpand
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Interaction of endothelial cells and triglyceride-rich lipoproteins with apolipoprotein E (Arg-->Cys) from a patient with lipoprotein glomerulopathy.
We saw a patient with proteinuria and characteristics of lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG). Histologic analysis of renal biopsy showed a thrombus-like substance in the markedly dilated glomerularExpand
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