Genomes and Genes
Summary: The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.
Publications223 found, 100 shown here
- Poor oral hygiene as a risk factor for infective endocarditis-related bacteremiaPeter B Lockhart
Department of Oral Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, P O Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232 2861, USA
J Am Dent Assoc 140:1238-44. 2009..The authors conducted a study to determine if poor oral hygiene or dental disease are risk factors for developing bacteremia after toothbrushing or single-tooth extraction.
- Nasal carriage as a source of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Study GroupC von Eiff
Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Munster, Germany
N Engl J Med 344:11-6. 2001..We examined S. aureus isolates from blood and from nasal specimens to determine whether the organisms in the bloodstream originated from the patient's own flora...
- Nosocomial bloodstream infections in US hospitals: analysis of 24,179 cases from a prospective nationwide surveillance studyHilmar Wisplinghoff
Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
Clin Infect Dis 39:309-17. 2004..CONCLUSION: In this study, one of the largest multicenter studies performed to date, we found that the proportion of nosocomial BSIs due to antibiotic-resistant organisms is increasing in US hospitals...
- Bacteremia causes hippocampal apoptosis in experimental pneumococcal meningitisChristian Østergaard
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev, Herlev, Denmark
BMC Infect Dis 10:1. 2010b>Bacteremia and systemic complications both play important roles in brain pathophysiological alterations and the outcome of pneumococcal meningitis...
- Epidemiology of bacteremia episodes in a single center: increase in Gram-negative isolates, antibiotics resistance, and patient ageD Marchaim
Infectious Diseases Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin 70300, Israel
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:1045-51. 2008Increased resistance among isolates causing bacteremia constitutes a major challenge to medical practitioners and institutions. Variability between institutes is substantial, and requires the individual analysis of local trends...
- Comparison of genotypes and enterotoxin genes between Staphylococcus aureus isolates from blood and nasal colonizers in a Korean hospitalKyong Ran Peck
Division of Infectious Diseases, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
J Korean Med Sci 24:585-91. 2009..In particular, the seb and sec genes were detected exclusively in the MRSA isolates of ST5 or spa-CC002, thereby suggesting the co-adaptation of virulence genes with the genetic background and their contribution to biological fitness...
- Heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate susceptibility phenotype in bloodstream methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from an international cohort of patients with infective endocarditis: prevalence, genotype, and clinical significanceIn Gyu Bae
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA
J Infect Dis 200:1355-66. 2009..Using a multinational collection of isolates from methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infective endocarditis (IE), we characterized patients with IE with and without hVISA, and we genotyped the infecting strains...
- Association between rmpA and magA genes and clinical syndromes caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in TaiwanWen Liang Yu
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Yungkang City, Tainan, Taiwan
Clin Infect Dis 42:1351-8. 2006..However, the association of rmpA with K. pneumoniae clinical syndromes is unreported. We aimed to investigate the clinical correlation between rmpA and primary Klebsiella abscess, focusing on sites other than the liver...
- Inflammatory response and clinical course of adult patients with nosocomial bloodstream infections caused by Candida sppH Wisplinghoff
Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Clin Microbiol Infect 12:170-7. 2006..Clinical course and mortality in patients with Candida BSI were predicted by systemic inflammatory response and APACHE II score, but not by the infecting species...
- Management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis: progresses and challengesWinfried V Kern
Center for Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, and IFB Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency, University Hospital, and Department of Medicine, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
Curr Opin Infect Dis 23:346-58. 2010..aureus is among the leading causes of community-acquired as well as healthcare-associated and hospital-acquired bacteremia and endocarditis...
- Are community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains replacing traditional nosocomial MRSA strains?Kyle J Popovich
Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, and Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:787-94. 2008..We describe the epidemiology of hospital-onset community-associated MRSA bloodstream infections using phenotypic and genotypic analysis...
- Salmonella infections in immunocompromised adultsMelita A Gordon
Division of Gastroenterology, Henry Wellcome Laboratories, Nuffield Building, Crown Street, Liverpool University L69 3GE, UK
J Infect 56:413-22. 2008..This review will describe the presentation and pathogenesis of NTS in different categories of immunocompromised adults, contrasted to typhoid fever...
- Mortality following blood culture in premature infants: increased with Gram-negative bacteremia and candidemia, but not Gram-positive bacteremiaDaniel K Benjamin
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
J Perinatol 24:175-80. 2004..Mortality prior to discharge was 19% in the 161 infants with Gram-negative rod (GNR) bacteremia, 8% in the 854 neonates with coagulase negative staphylococcus (CONS), 6% in the 169 infants infected with other ..
- The arginine catabolic mobile element and staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec linkage: convergence of virulence and resistance in the USA300 clone of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusBinh An Diep
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco 94110, USA
J Infect Dis 197:1523-30. 2008..SCCmec and ACME in a USA300 clinical isolate to determine the role played by these elements in a rabbit model of bacteremia. We found that deletion of type IV SCCmec did not affect competitive fitness, whereas deletion of ACME ..
- Glycolipids are involved in biofilm accumulation and prolonged bacteraemia in Enterococcus faecalisChristian Theilacker
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
Mol Microbiol 71:1055-69. 2009..In summary, BgsA is a glycosyltransferase synthetizing DGlcDAG, a glycolipid and lipoteichoic acid precursor involved in biofilm accumulation, adherence to host cells, and virulence in vivo...
- Changing molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates from a teaching hospital in Northern TaiwanYhu Chering Huang
Division of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, Chang Gung Children s Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
J Clin Microbiol 44:2268-70. 2006..The changing epidemiology is due to the introduction of a new epidemic clone (sequence type 5) and a local community clone (sequence type 59) of MRSA into the hospital...
- Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: risk factors, outcomes, and the influence of methicillin resistance in Calgary, Canada, 2000-2006Kevin B Laupland
Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J Infect Dis 198:336-43. 2008..We sought to describe the epidemiological profile of S. aureus bacteremia and to assess whether the incidence and severity of and the antimicrobial resistance rates associated with this ..
- Health care--associated bloodstream infections in adults: a reason to change the accepted definition of community-acquired infectionsN Deborah Friedman
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center and Durham Regional Hospital, Box 3605, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Ann Intern Med 137:791-7. 2002..A separate category for health care-associated bloodstream infections is justified, and this new category will have obvious implications for choices about empirical therapy and infection-control surveillance...
- Different bacterial gene expression patterns and attenuated host immune responses are associated with the evolution of low-level vancomycin resistance during persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemiaBenjamin P Howden
Australian Bacterial Pathogenesis Program, Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
BMC Microbiol 8:39. 2008..Based on the transcriptome results multiple genes were sequenced and innate immune system stimulation was assessed in the VSSA and hVISA/VISA pairs...
- Laribacter hongkongensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel gram-negative bacterium isolated from a cirrhotic patient with bacteremia and empyemaK Y Yuen
Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
J Clin Microbiol 39:4227-32. 2001..nov., sp. nov., is proposed, for which HKU1 is the type strain. Further studies should be performed to ascertain the potential of this bacterium to become an emerging pathogen...
- Bacteraemia in patients admitted to an urban hospital in West AfricaPhilip C Hill
Bacterial Diseases Programme, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
BMC Infect Dis 7:2. 2007..Few studies on bacteraemia in Africa have been published. We aimed to prospectively identify the causative organisms of bacteraemia in The Gambia and their relation to clinical diagnoses, outcome and antimicrobial susceptibility...
- Clinical features of heteroresistant vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia versus those of methicillin-resistant S. aureus bacteremiaYasmin Maor
Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
J Infect Dis 199:619-24. 2009..Our objective was to compare patients who had hVISA bacteremia with patients who had methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) bacteremia.
- The lineage-c-Kit+Sca-1+ cell response to Escherichia coli bacteremia in Balb/c micePing Zhang
Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 1393, USA
Stem Cells 26:1778-86. 2008..To investigate the hematopoietic precursor cell response to bacterial infection, bacteremia was established in Balb/c mice by i.v. injection of Escherichia coli...
- Proteus mirabilis bloodstream infections: risk factors and treatment outcome related to the expression of extended-spectrum beta-lactamasesAndrea Endimiani
Laboratorio di Microbiologia, , Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:2598-605. 2005..mirabilis isolates. Thus, recognition of ESBL-positive strains appears to be critical for the clinical management of patients with systemic P. mirabilis infections...
- Streptococcus suis in Hong KongMargaret Ip
Department of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:15-20. 2007..suis strains isolated from pork in this study. These methods may serve as useful tools in studying and enhancing our understanding of these infections in Hong Kong...
- Bloodstream infection due to Acinetobacter spp: epidemiology, risk factors and impact of multi-drug resistanceD W Wareham
Division of Infection, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London, UK
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:607-12. 2008..A descriptive retrospective observational study was undertaken of all episodes of Acinetobacter bacteremia occurring in a UK tertiary care centre from 1998-2006...
- Clinical and molecular characteristics of extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli causing bacteremia in the Rotterdam Area, NetherlandsAkke K van der Bij
1Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:3576-8. 2011We investigated the clinical and molecular characteristics of bacteremia caused by extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli over a 2-year period (2008 to 2009) in the Rotterdam region (including 1 teaching hospital ..
- Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis bacteremia in type 1 diabetes mellitus: an infectious trigger?Leonardo A Sechi
Clin Infect Dis 46:148-9. 2008
- Contribution of cell surface protein antigen PAc of Streptococcus mutans to bacteremiaKazuhiko Nakano
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Microbes Infect 8:114-21. 2006Streptococcus mutans, a major cariogenic bacterium, is occasionally isolated from the blood of patients with bacteremia and infective endocarditis. Mutant strains of S...
- The association of Streptococcus bovis bacteremia and gastrointestinal diseases: a retrospective analysisWaleed Alazmi
Division of Gastroenterology, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
Dig Dis Sci 51:732-6. 2006There is a well-established association between Streptococcus bovis bacteremia (SBB) and colorectal cancer. However, SBB is also frequently associated with chronic liver disease and has been described with other gastrointestinal disorders...
- Species distribution and susceptibility to azole antifungals of Candida bloodstream isolates from eight university hospitals in KoreaJin Sol Lee
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, 8 Hak Dong, Dong Gu, Gwangju 501 757, Korea
Yonsei Med J 48:779-86. 2007....
- Predictors of 30-day mortality among patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infections: impact of delayed appropriate antibiotic selectionThomas P Lodise
Albany College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, NY 12208 3492, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51:3510-5. 2007..elapsed time associated with an increased risk of 30-day mortality among patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia. The retrospective cohort study was conducted among immunocompetent, adult patients with P...
- Bacteremia in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia is associated with increased mortality: A study comparing bacteremic vs. nonbacteremic ventilator-associated pneumoniaKemal Agbaht
Critical Care Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, University Rovira i Virgili, Institut Pere Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Crit Care Med 35:2064-70. 2007..To assess whether bacteremic ventilator-associated pneumonia (B-VAP) differs in terms of risk factors, organisms, and outcomes from nonbacteremic VAP (NB-VAP)...
- An intervention to decrease catheter-related bloodstream infections in the ICUPeter Pronovost
School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
N Engl J Med 355:2725-32. 2006..50) at 16 to 18 months. CONCLUSIONS: An evidence-based intervention resulted in a large and sustained reduction (up to 66%) in rates of catheter-related bloodstream infection that was maintained throughout the 18-month study period...
- Vancomycin MIC plus heteroresistance and outcome of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: trends over 11 yearsAdina C Musta
Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, St John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA
J Clin Microbiol 47:1640-4. 2009..6%; P = 0.03). However, the impact of V-MIC and hVISA status on mortality or persistent (> or = 7 days) bacteremia was not substantiated by multivariate analysis...
- Association of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) USA300 genotype with mortality in MRSA bacteremiaRussell R Kempker
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr Dr Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
J Infect 61:372-81. 2010To evaluate the association of USA300 genotype with outcomes in persons with MRSA bacteremia and examine the epidemiology of MRSA bacteremia over time.
- Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: definitions and treatmentG Ralph Corey
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Clin Infect Dis 48:S254-9. 2009b>Bacteremia caused by Staphylococcus aureus is a serious infection associated with high morbidity and mortality and often results in metastatic infections such as infective endocarditis, which have a negative impact on patient outcomes...
- Heterogeneity of the humoral immune response following Staphylococcus aureus bacteremiaN J Verkaik
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus MC, s Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:509-18. 2010..Here, we present novel insights into the antibody responses following S. aureus bacteremia. Fifteen bacteremic patients were followed extensively from diagnosis onwards (median 29 days, range 9-74). S...
- TLR2 mediates recognition of live Staphylococcus epidermidis and clearance of bacteremiaTobias Strunk
School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
PLoS ONE 5:e10111. 2010Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE) is a nosocomial pathogen that causes catheter-associated bacteremia in the immunocompromised, including those at the extremes of age, motivating study of host clearance mechanisms...
- A decline in the incidence of invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella infection in The Gambia temporally associated with a decline in malaria infectionGrant Mackenzie
Medical Research Council United Kingdom The Gambia, Fajara, The Gambia
PLoS ONE 5:e10568. 2010..Malaria is a risk factor for invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) infection in children. In the last 10 years, indices of malaria infection in The Gambia have fallen substantially...
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia: resistance to antibiotics, risk factors, and patient mortalityAstra Vitkauskiene
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kaunas University of Medicine, Eiveniu 2, 50028 Kaunas, Lithuania
Medicina (Kaunas) 46:490-5. 2010The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia, risk factors, and outcome of patients treated at the Hospital of Kaunas University of Medicine.
- Impact of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia on patient outcomesVincent H Tam
University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 1441 Moursund Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:3717-22. 2010..aeruginosa bacteremia on patient outcomes. We performed a retrospective cohort study of adult patients with P...
- A sustained hospital outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia due to emergence of vanB E. faecium sequence type 203Paul D R Johnson
Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Austin Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
J Infect Dis 202:1278-86. 2010A significant increase in the rate of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) bacteremia at our health service, despite improved infection control, prompted us to investigate the cause.
- In vitro activity of tigecycline and comparators on Acinetobacter spp. isolates collected from patients with bacteremia and MIC change during the Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial, 2004 to 2008Yun F Wayne Wang
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 68:73-9. 2010..Tigecycline creep was noted between 2004 and 2007, corresponding closely to changes in MIC(90)...
- [Clinical relevance of time-to-positivity in BACTEC9240 blood culture system]Sang Hyuk Park
Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Korean J Lab Med 30:276-83. 2010..Continuous monitoring systems have allowed determination of the time-to-positivity (TTP). We evaluated the clinical relevance of TTP in the BACTEC9240 system (Becton-Dickinson, USA)...
- Tropheryma whipplei bacteremia during fever in rural West AfricaFlorence Fenollar
Unite de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine, 1Marseille, France
Clin Infect Dis 51:515-21. 2010..We investigated the role of T. whipplei in febrile patients from rural Senegal who had a negative test result for malaria...
- Clinical outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infections: study of a 2-state monoclonal outbreakL Silvia Munoz-Price
University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:1057-62. 2010..To characterize the clinical outcomes of patients with bloodstream infection caused by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii during a 2-state monoclonal outbreak...
- Bacteremia in Kenyan children presenting with malariaT Were
University of New Mexico Kenya Medical Research Institute, Laboratories of Parasitic and Viral Diseases, Centre for Global Health Research, Kisumu, Kenya
J Clin Microbiol 49:671-6. 2011Since the etiologies and clinical outcomes of bacteremia in children with Plasmodium falciparum infections, particularly in areas of holoendemic malaria transmission, are largely unexplored, blood cultures and comprehensive clinical, ..
- Genetic determinants of resistance to fusidic acid among clinical bacteremia isolates of Staphylococcus aureusJonas Lannergård
Microbiology Programme, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Box 596, Biomedical Center, Uppsala University, S 75124 Uppsala, Sweden
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53:2059-65. 2009..We analyzed a phylogenetically diverse collection of fusidic acid-resistant bacteremia isolates to determine which resistance classes were prevalent and whether these were associated with particular ..
- Orientia tsutsugamushi bacteremia and cytokine levels in Vietnamese scrub typhus patientsStefanie Kramme
Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany
J Clin Microbiol 47:586-9. 2009..In conclusion, proinflammatory cytokines and IL-10 were differentially related to human bacteremia. They may thus be induced by different constituents of O. tsutsugamushi...
- Initial low-dose gentamicin for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis is nephrotoxicSara E Cosgrove
Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
Clin Infect Dis 48:713-21. 2009..This study evaluated the association between this practice and nephrotoxicity...
- Antibiotic use in Thailand: quantifying impact on blood culture yield and estimates of pneumococcal bacteremia incidenceJulia Rhodes
Thailand Ministry of Public Health United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:301-6. 2010..01). Pre-culture antibiotic use by serum antimicrobial activity reduced pneumococcal bacteremia incidence by 32% overall and 39% in children < 5 years of age...
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus central line-associated bloodstream infections in US intensive care units, 1997-2007Deron C Burton
Surveillance Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
JAMA 301:727-36. 2009..Concerns about rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) health care-associated infections have prompted calls for mandatory screening or reporting in efforts to reduce MRSA infections...
- Streptococcus bovis endocarditis, a silent sign for colonic tumourA Gupta
Department of Surgery, Whittington NHS Trust Hospital, University College London, UK
Colorectal Dis 12:164-71. 2010..The aim of this article was to review the evidence available in the literature and explore the pathophysiology behind this association...
- Serodiversity of opsonic antibodies against Enterococcus faecalis--glycans of the cell wall revisitedChristian Theilacker
University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
PLoS ONE 6:e17839. 2011..faecalis strains. These cell-wall associated polymers are promising candidates for active and passive vaccination and add to our armamentarium to fight this important nosocomial pathogen...
- Comparison of the Brucella Standard Agglutination Test with the ELISA IgG and IgM in patients with Brucella bacteremiaZ A Memish
Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 44:129-32. 2002..value of SAT with Brucella Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) IgG and IgM tests in patients with Brucella bacteremia. Over a one-year period, we had 68 patients with clinical features suggestive of Brucellosis who had positive ..
- Population-based incidence and characteristics of community-onset Staphylococcus aureus infections with bacteremia in 4 metropolitan Connecticut areas, 1998C A Morin
Epidemiology Program, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134-0308, USA
J Infect Dis 184:1029-34. 2001..1 million). The study looked at hospital medical records of persons admitted with S. aureus bacteremia in 1998...
- Recurrent bacteremia caused by Rhodococcus equi in a non-neutropenic patient with acute myeloid leukemia in complete remissionAna Cid
Haematology, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Services, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Av. Campanar 21, 46009 Valencia, Spain
Haematologica 87:ECR03. 2002
- Genotypic and phenotypic analysis of type III secretion system in a cohort of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia isolates: evidence for a possible association between O serotypes and exo genesPhilippe Berthelot
Microbiology Laboratory, , University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
J Infect Dis 188:512-8. 2003..001). Our results demonstrate correlations among exoU or exoS genotype, TTSS phenotype, and O serotype in bacteremic P. aeruginosa isolates...
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infection: importance of appropriate initial antimicrobial treatmentScott T Micek
Department of Pharmacy, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8052, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:1306-11. 2005..aeruginosa bloodstream infection. Inappropriate antimicrobial treatment of P. aeruginosa bloodstream infections may be minimized by increased use of combination antimicrobial treatment until susceptibility results become known...
- Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia in adults: four years' experience in a medical center in northern TaiwanWei-sheng Wang
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
J Microbiol Immunol Infect 37:359-65. 2004..S. maltophilia bacteremia has a mortality rate of up to 62% if appropriate antibiotics are not instituted early...
- Problems in identification of Francisella philomiragia associated with fatal bacteremia in a patient with chronic granulomatous diseaseA Friis-Møller
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark
J Clin Microbiol 42:1840-2. 2004..A case of F. philomiragia bacteremia in a 24-year-old patient with chronic granulomatous disease is reported. Identification of F...
- Gram-positive cocci infections in intensive care: guide to antibacterial selectionFrancisco Alvarez-Lerma
Intensive Care Medicine Service, Hospital del Mar, , Barcelona, Spain
Drugs 66:751-68. 2006....
- Development of Daptomycin resistance in vivo in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusM K Hayden
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Clin Microbiol 43:5285-7. 2005..aureus. Disk diffusion susceptibility testing failed to detect resistance. Daptomycin at high concentration retained bactericidal activity against resistant isolates...
- Fusidic acid and heparin lock solution for the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections in critically ill neonates: a retrospective study and a prospective, randomized trialLuca Filippi
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
Pediatr Crit Care Med 8:556-62. 2007..Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are one of the main morbidities in critically ill neonates. The objective of the present study was to assess the efficacy of a fusidic acid-heparin lock in the prevention of CRBSIs...
- Study of the synergism between carbapenems and vancomycin or teicoplanin against MRSA, focusing on S-4661, a carbapenem newly developed in JapanYoshio Kobayashi
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Clinical Laboratories, Keio University Hospital, 35 Shinano machi, Tokyo 160 8582, Japan
J Infect Chemother 11:259-61. 2005..The results of our study suggest that combination therapy of vancomycin or teicoplanin with any of S-4661, panipenem, meropenem, or imipenem would be effective for severe infections due to MRSA strains that are resistant to carbapenems...
- Staphylococcus aureus septicemia in non-neutropenic adult patients hospitalized in internal medicine unitsF Gallucci
Department of Internal Medicine, Cardarelli Hospital, Napoli, Italy
Rocz Akad Med Bialymst 50:216-9. 2005..SA isolated-strains were methicillin-resistant in 7 patients (36.8%). Complications of bacteremia were: pneumonia in 4, endocarditis in 3, vertebral osteomyelytis in 2, septic splenic embolization in 1 and ..
- Multidrug-resistant bacteria isolated from patients hospitalised in Intensive Care UnitsMarta M Wroblewska
Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Warsaw, 5 Chalubinskiego Street, 02 004 Warsaw, Poland
Int J Antimicrob Agents 27:285-9. 2006..In both wards, multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains of Gram-negative bacilli were more prevalent among blood isolates than among strains cultured from other specimens. Longer stay in ICU-A promoted selection of MDR Gram-negative rods...
- Risk factors for ICU-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infectionsNefise Oztoprak
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Turkey
Am J Infect Control 34:1-5. 2006..Detection of these factors helps to decrease the rate of MRSA infections in the ICUs...
- RNAIII-inhibiting peptide significantly reduces bacterial load and enhances the effect of antibiotics in the treatment of central venous catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus infectionsOscar Cirioni
Institute of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
J Infect Dis 193:180-6. 2006..Medical devices used in clinical practice are often associated with biofilm-associated staphylococcal infections...
- New strategies to identify patients harbouring antibiotic-resistant bacteria at hospital admissionE Tacconelli
Department of Infectious Diseases, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
Clin Microbiol Infect 12:102-9. 2006..Current studies are analysing risk-factors for harbouring multiresistant Gram-negative bacteria at hospital admission...
- Emergence of a clinical daptomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolate during treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and osteomyelitisFrancisco M Marty
Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, PBB A4, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Clin Microbiol 44:595-7. 2006..aureus bacteremia and probable vertebral osteomyelitis...
- Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in children and neonates: a 10 year retrospective reviewSarah Denniston
Department of Paediatrics, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B4 5SS, United Kingdom
J Infect 53:387-93. 2006..Most SA in blood cultures are not due to contamination. Prospective studies are needed to determine appropriate investigation and treatment...
- Mortality after Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in two hospitals in Oxfordshire, 1997-2003: cohort studyDavid H Wyllie
Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU
BMJ 333:281. 2006..To determine the incidence of methicillin resistant and methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA) bacteraemia in inpatients and associated mortality within 30 days after diagnosis...
- Bacteremias in patients with severe burn traumaKristina Vostrugina
Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kaunas University of Medicine Hospital, Kaunas, Lithuania
Medicina (Kaunas) 42:576-9. 2006The aim of the study was to investigate the causative agents of bacteremia in burned patients during 1999-2003.
- Clinical aspects and risk factors of nosocomial Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia episodes in a Turkish intensive care unitO Tunger
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
J Chemother 19:658-64. 2007..The aim of this study is to describe the characteristics of 35 episodes of S. maltophilia bacteremia at Celal Bayar University hospital in Turkey over a 3-year period from January 2003 to December 2005...
- Nosocomial bloodstream infection in a pediatric intensive care unitSunit Singhi
Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Indian J Pediatr 75:25-30. 2008..To study the incidence of nosocomial blood stream infections (BSI) in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a tertiary care teaching hospital, identify the organisms responsible and the pattern of antibiotic resistance over one decade...
- The deadly toll of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in community hospitalsKeith S Kaye
Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:1568-77. 2008..Data regarding the epidemiology, treatment, and outcomes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in rural and community hospitals are limited...
- Epidemiology and outcomes for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian hospitals, 2005-06: report from the Australian Group on Antimicrobial ResistanceJohn D Turnidge
Division of Laboratory Medicine, Women s and Children s Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia
Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 31:398-403. 2007..A nationally co-ordinated program documenting the incidence and outcomes of this disease would likely lead to measures designed to reduce the incidence and improve outcomes of this disease...
- Cost of the meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus search and destroy policy in a Dutch university hospitalE Nulens
Medical Microbiology, Algemeen Ziekenhuis Sint Jan, Brugge, Belgium
J Hosp Infect 68:301-7. 2008..At an MRSA prevalence of <or=8% the search and destroy policy remains cost-effective. From an economic point of view, the search and destroy policy is the best alternative at maintaining an endemic MRSA level at <1%...
- Staphylococcus aureus: the new adventures of a legendary pathogenSusan J Rehm
Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 75:177-80, 183-6, 190-2. 2008..Another worrisome trend is increasing resistance to vancomycin (Vancocin)...
- Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates in urban DetroitThea Chua
Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
J Clin Microbiol 46:2345-52. 2008..Most methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains causing bacteremia are health care associated, commonly have MICs of vancomycin that are high within the susceptible range are not ..
- Activities of antistaphylococcal antibiotics towards the extracellular and intraphagocytic forms of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a patient with persistent bacteraemia and endocarditisS Lemaire
Unité de Pharmacologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
Clin Microbiol Infect 14:766-77. 2008..Determination of the intracellular susceptibility of S. aureus, combined with improved methods of diagnosis, could be useful when dealing with persistent staphylococcal infections and could improve therapy...
- Bacteremia and infective endocarditis caused by a non-daptomycin-susceptible, vancomycin-intermediate, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain in TaiwanYu Tsung Huang
Department of Internal Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei County, Taiwan
J Clin Microbiol 46:1132-6. 2008..to daptomycin and vancomycin during treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia associated with infective endocarditis and probable septic thrombophlebitis in a uremic patient...
- Inhibitory activities of 11 antimicrobial agents and bactericidal activities of vancomycin and daptomycin against invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates obtained from 1999 through 2006Robert L Holmes
Infectious Disease Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort San Houston, Texas 78234, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:757-60. 2008..No vancomycin, daptomycin, or linezolid resistance was observed. Clindamycin, gentamicin, and ciprofloxacin resistance decreased significantly. No tolerance to vancomycin or daptomycin was observed, nor was MIC creep seen...
- Comparison of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia to other staphylococcal species in a neonatal intensive care unitJacob Kuint
Neonatal Department, The Edmond and Lili Safra Children s Hospital, Sheba Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Eur J Pediatr 166:319-25. 2007..The clinical and laboratory characteristics of all neonates with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia during an 11-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Three groups of patients were compared: 1...
- Clinical and molecular epidemiology of nursing home-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremiaAlan J Lesse
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
Am J Infect Control 34:642-50. 2006Although nursing home residents who have Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) have been included in large studies of this infection, there are no published descriptions of SAB solely in nursing home residents...
- Evaluation of routine microbiological techniques for establishing the diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection caused by coagulase-negative staphylococciAnna L Casey
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK
J Med Microbiol 56:172-6. 2007..Multiple colonies should be studied using a rapid genotypic characterization method to confirm or refute the diagnosis of CR-BSI...
- Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from bloodstream infections changed significantly in 2006Nathalie van der Mee-Marquet
EA 3854, IFR 136, UFR Médecine Université François Rabelais, 2 bis boulevard Tonnelé, 37032 Tours Cedex, France
J Clin Microbiol 45:851-7. 2007..These antibiotics are widely used in France, so our findings raise the issue of whether their use has contributed to the acquisition of mecA and tst genes by S. aureus strains...
- Topical antimicrobials in combination with admission screening and barrier precautions to control endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an Intensive Care UnitIan M Gould
Medical Microbiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK
Int J Antimicrob Agents 29:536-43. 2007..001), as did the trend in glycopeptide use (P=0.014). An inexpensive and easy to implement intervention to control MRSA in the ICU was highly successful without compromising antimicrobial susceptibility...
- Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Majorcan hospitals: high prevalence of the epidemic clone EMRSA-15E Alcoceba
Hospital Universitari Son Dureta, Mallorca, Balleares, Spain
Clin Microbiol Infect 13:599-605. 2007..001) with bacteraemia, and positive blood cultures were documented for 21% of the patients infected by this clone, compared with only 10% and 7% of patients infected with clones A and B, respectively...
- A febrile neutropenic patient with Enterococcus gallinarum sepsis treated with daptomycin and gentamicinGerard R Barber
Department of Pharmacy Services, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA
Pharmacotherapy 27:927-32. 2007..We describe a septic, neutropenic patient with bacteremia due to Enterococcus gallinarum...
- Identification and control of an outbreak of ciprofloxacin-susceptible EMRSA-15 on a neonatal unitJ A Otter
Infection and Immunology Delivery Unit, St Thomas Hospital and King s College London, London, UK
J Hosp Infect 67:232-9. 2007..Ciprofloxacin-containing media should be used with caution for MRSA screening in settings where ciprofloxacin-susceptible strains (including community-associated MRSA) are increasing in prevalence...
- Clonal dissemination of Staphylococcus epidermidis in an oncology wardKenneth L Muldrew
Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Clin Microbiol 46:3391-6. 2008..identification and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), we sought to identify possible clonal isolates of bacteremia in patients with central lines in an oncology ward (OW), with comparison to isolates that were recovered by ..
- Simulation of antibiotic pharmacodynamic exposure for the empiric treatment of nosocomial bloodstream infections: a report from the OPTAMA programDana Maglio
Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital, CT 06102, USA
Clin Ther 27:1032-42. 2005..When MRSA rates are > or =10%, therapy with an antibiotic that has activity against this phenotype should be empirically initiated...
- Outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in patients with eradicable foci versus noneradicable fociSung-Han Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Clin Infect Dis 37:794-9. 2003To determine the outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) on mortality, including the impact of methicillin resistance and an initial delay (< or =48 h) of appropriate antibiotics, a retrospective cohort study including 238 ..
- Vancomycin therapy and the progression of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus vertebral osteomyelitisMichael S Gelfand
Methodist University Hospital of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
South Med J 97:593-7. 2004..MRSA), the most common cause of vertebral osteomyelitis, an increasingly frequent complication of nosocomial bacteremia. We report five recent cases suggesting that, while giving the appearance of success by conventional clinical ..
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in neonatal intensive care units: an analysis of 90 episodesY Y Chuang
Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Acta Paediatr 93:786-90. 2004..In uncomplicated MRSA bacteraemia, treatment with vancomycin for < or = 14 d seems to be adequate...
- [Staphylococcus aureus sepsis in hospitalized non neutropenic patients: retrospective clinical and microbiological analysis]Marco Falcone
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Divisione di Clinica Medica III,
Ann Ital Med Int 17:166-72. 2002..46 vs 1.15 days, p < 0.03), persistent Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia during antibiotic therapy (3.56 vs 1.51 days, p = 0.01), septic shock (58.6 vs 3.7%, p < 0...
- Neonatal sepsis in hospital-born babiesTariq Butt
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 14:125; author reply 125-6. 2004
- Antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of clinically relevant blood culture isolates from nine surgical intensive care units, 1996-2000O Assadian
Clinical Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, University of Vienna Division of Hospital Hygiene, University Hospital Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18 20, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:743-7. 2002In order to elucidate trends in the incidence and susceptibility profiles of causative agents of bacteremia/fungemia in nine surgical intensive care units, a total of 744 isolates obtained during a 5-year period (1996-2000) were studied...
- Pacific-Southwest Ctr for Biodefense & Emerg Infect Dis*Alan Barbour; Fiscal Year: 2007..R.) PROJECT 1 Disseminated anthrax is characterized by both a massive bacteremia and toxemia...
- LISTERIA USES HOST CELL ACTIN TO SPREAD CELL TO CELLFrederick Southwick; Fiscal Year: 1993Listeria monocytogenes is an intracellular parasite which causes bacteremia and meningitis in immunocompromised patients. The incidence of listeriosis in AIDS is 100-250 times higher than the normal population...
- Hemin Receptor Gene Family of Bartonella quintanaMICHAEL MINNICK; Fiscal Year: 2006..Life-threatening complications of bartonellosis can include endocarditis, peliosis hepatis, relapsing bacteremia, encephelopathy and neuroretinitis...
- Hemin Receptor Gene Family of Bartonella quintanaMICHAEL MINNICK; Fiscal Year: 2003..Life-threatening complications of bartonellosis can include endocarditis, peliosis hepatis, relapsing bacteremia, encephelopathy and neuroretinitis...
- LISTERIA AND SHIGELLA USE ACTIN TO SPREAD CELL TO CELLFrederick Southwick; Fiscal Year: 2010The gram positive bacillus Listeria monocytogenes causes bacteremia and meningitis, while the gram negative bacillus Shigella flexneri causes severe diarrhea and dehydration...
- Host Response in S. aureus Infections: Role of T cellsArthur Tzianabos; Fiscal Year: 2006..a diverse spectrum of human and animal diseases, including wound infections, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, and bacteremia leading to secondary abscesses in any of the major organ systems...
- STAPHYLOCOCCAL METHICILLIN RESISTANCE LOCUSGordon Archer; Fiscal Year: 2007Staphylococci are the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, especially nosocomial bacteremia. The two most effective and widely used anti-staphylococcal therapeutic agents are glycopeptides and beta-lactams, both of which target ..
- In Vivo Virulence Gene Expression in Acute Otitis MediaHa Sheng Li Korotky; Fiscal Year: 2007..otitis media (OM) and responsible for over 1 million infant deaths each year from pneumonia, meningitis, and bacteremia. With the emergence and dissemination of antibiotic resistant pneumococcal strains, coupled to changing patterns ..
- CONJUGAL TRANSFER OF BACTEROIDES ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCESAbigail Salyers; Fiscal Year: 1999..genera of bacteria in the human colon and female vaginal tract, is also a common cause of internal abscesses and bacteremia in people with colon cancer or abdominal trauma. Enterotoxin producing strains of B...
- LISTERIA AND SHIGELLA USE HOST CELL ACTINFrederick Southwick; Fiscal Year: 2006The gram-positive bacillus Listeria monocytogenes predominantly infects immunocompromised patients, causing bacteremia and meningitis while the gram-negative bacillus Shigella flexneri infects normal hosts causing severe diarrhea and ..
- INTERACTION OF GROUP A STREP WITH THE PLASMINOGEN SYSTEMMichael Boyle; Fiscal Year: 2001..with a variety of diseases including pharyngitis, impetigo, and invasive infections such as cellulitis and bacteremia. Recently, the incidence and severity of streptococcal disease has increased and the exact nature of the ..
- CHLORHEXIDINE IRRIGATION TO PREVENT INFECTIONDwight Rouse; Fiscal Year: 2001..Chorioamnionitis is a recognized risk factor for bacteremia and septic shock and is associated with a several-fold increase in the risk for cesarean delivery...
- Novel Bioconjugate Vaccines to Prevent Staphylococcus aureus InfectionJEAN CLAIRE LEE; Fiscal Year: 2010..In addition, passive transfer of CP5-EPA antibodies resulted in a 98% reduction in S. aureus bacteremia in mice. These data provide a strong foundation for the proposed studies to determine whether multicomponent S...
- PGA antigenemia for early diagnosis of anthraxThomas Kozel; Fiscal Year: 2007..results showed that the initial presence of detectable PGA in blood coincided with the occurrence of detectable bacteremia. Full bacteremia was accompanied by a massive antigenemia with antigen titers as high as 1/5,000,000 48 h after ..
- A CDSS to Translate Pressure Ulcer Prediction and Prevention to Home Health CareSandra Bergquist Beringer; Fiscal Year: 2007..in mortality, suffer extreme pain, social isolation and many develop complications such as osteomyelitis or bacteremia that require hospitalization. Overall costs for treatment are $9.1 to $11.6 billion per year...
- LIVER LUNG INTERACTIONS DURING GRAM NEGATIVE ENDOTOXEMIAGeorge Matuschak; Fiscal Year: 1999Circulatory shock and critical organ injury during gram-negative bacteremia (GNB) result from inappropriate regulation of a cytokine network involving tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin (IL)-1alpha, IL-1beta, IL4, and ..
- Study of S pneumoniae Virulence Gene RegulationAndrew Camilli; Fiscal Year: 2002..goal of our research is to understand the pathogenicity of Streptococcus pneumoniae, the most common cause of bacteremia, bacterial meningitis, otitis media and community-acquired pneumonia in the U.S.A...
- Role of phase-variable DNA methylase in virulence of Haemophilus influenzaeArnold Smith; Fiscal Year: 2007..of the upper respiratory tract, such as otitis media and bronchitis, and of systemic infections, such as bacteremia and meningitis. Ideally, prevention or treatment of H...
- Physiology and Cloning of B. Fragilis EnterotoxinCYNTHIA SEARS; Fiscal Year: 2005Bacteroides fragillis are the leading causes of anaerobic bacteremia and intraabdominal abscesses. Certain strains of B. fragilis termed enterotoxigenic B...
- Biomechanics of Blood Stream InfectionsJOHN YOUNGER; Fiscal Year: 2009Intravascular device-related blood stream infection is the leading cause of bacteremia in the United States and is a common and life threatening complication among ill and injured patients...
- Characterization of iron transport in GBSKATHRYN CLANCY; Fiscal Year: 2004Group B streptococcus is the predominant etiological agent of neonatal bacteremia, sepsis and meningitis, and has been correlated with preterm membrane rupture and premature birth...