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Multiresistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in intensive care units in Greece
One hundred and twenty-one clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii recovered from the intensive care units (ICUs) of nine tertiary-care hospitals in Athens, Greece were studied in order to determine whether the ...
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the hospitals of Central Greece
A total of 250 consecutive Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates were collected during the period 1999-2000 from the five major hospitals of the district of Thessaly (Central Greece). Thirty seven (14.8%) of the isolates ...
Outbreak of multiple clones of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates expressing OXA-58 carbapenemase in an intensive care unit
Objectives: To investigate the resistance mechanisms and the genetic relationship of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates recovered in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care hospital. Methods: ...
Persistence of a clone of glycopeptide-resistant Enterococcus faecalis among patients in an intensive care unit of a Greek hospital
Objectives: To investigate an outbreak of glycopeptide-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (GREF) in the intensive care unit (ICU) of 'G. Gennimatas' General Hospital, Athens, Greece. Materials and methods: Between August 2000 ...
Characterization of clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa heterogeneously resistant to carbapenems
Fourteen apparently carbapenem-susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates that exhibited colonies within the inhibition zone around carbapenem discs were analysed. MICs of carbapenems were determined and the ...
VIM-1 metallo-β-lactamase in Acinetobacter baumannii
In 2004 and 2005, 5 metallo-β-lactamase (MBL)-positive Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were found in 2 Greek hospitals. Isolates were unrelated and carried blaVIM-1 in a class 1 integron; blaOXA-51- and blaOXA-58-like ...