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In vitro activity of tigecycline and comparators against Gram-positive and Gram-negative isolates collected from the Middle East and Africa between 2004 and 2011
The Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (T.E.S.T.) was established in 2004 to monitor longitudinal changes in bacterial susceptibility to numerous antimicrobial agents, specifically tigecycline. In this study, ...
National sentinel site surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in South Africa, 2010-2012
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-08)
Background. The increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance observed in the nosocomial pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae are of major public health concern worldwide. Objectives. To describe the antibiotic susceptibility ...
Molecular investigation of the chlorine and antibiotic resistance mechanisms of Escherichia coli isolated from natural water sources in the Western Cape
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
Water is used for various purposes and contamination can have severe implications if untreated. One of the most common and cost effective water disinfectants, especially used in developing countries, is chlorine. However, ...
Antibiotic-resistant Serratia marcescens infection in a hospital
Over a 12-month period, 74 isolates of Serratia marcescens were obtained from various sources at Tygerberg Hospital. The majority of these isolates were from catheterized patients with urinary tract infections, and ...
The carriage of antimicrobial resistance in community children – a TB-CHAMP sub-study.
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University., 2019-12)
Introduction: The world-wide rise in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is threatening the effectivity of antibiotics and the control of infectious diseases. The challenge of AMR is considerably exacerbated by the presence ...