Author Index

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Aabenhus R. - Campylobacter concisus infection in mice
Abbate I. - Comparative analysis of intra-hepatic mRNA levels for IFNs and IFN-related genes in HCV mono-infected and in HCV/HIV co-infected patients
Abd H. - Can free-living amoebae be an environmental niche for Vibrio cholerae?
Aboud A R. - Transferrable beta-lactamase with extended-spectrum produced by multi-resistant Gram-negative bacilli
Abu-Aitta A.S. - Detection of methicillin resistance in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus isolates: a comparative study between rapid PBP-2a test, conventional phenotypic tests and mec A gene detection by PCR
Achour W. - High prevalence of macrolide resistance in Streptococcus mitis from neutropenic patients
Ackermann G. - Risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection during an outbreak situation on a geriatric ward
Adamson V. - Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis – adherence to local hospital guidelines
Adlan A. - Adherence factors of ocular isolates of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae from Saudi Arabia
Adler H. - Comparison of the MB/BacT ALERT 3D system, the Lowenstein-Jensen medium and the Middlebrook 7H10/7H11 plate for recovery of mycobacteria
Agacfidan A. - Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in Istanbul among men with urethritis
Agalar C. - Two vs. four weeks ceftriaxone + metranidazol treatment in percutaneously drained pyogenic liver absecess: preliminary report
Agathocleous X. - Sorbitol non-fermenting (SNF) E. coli strains in children with acute diarrhoea
Agelatou A. - Adenoviruses as causative agents of infections in children
Agreda M. - Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms-II
Aguado J.M. - Voriconazole for the treatment of drug-resistant fungal infections: experience from a Compassionate-Use Programme in Spain
Aguilar J. - Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in a general hospital: characteristics and resistance profiles
Ahmad S. - Detection of mutations at embB codons 306 and 497 and iniA codon 501 by PCR-RFLP for rapidly determining resistance to ethambutol in ethambutol-resistant clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates
  - Identification and characterisation of clinical isolates of Trichosporon species from Kuwait
Aires de M. - Genetic portraits of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones in hospitals and in the community
Aisenberg G. - Achromobacter (Alcaligenes) bacteraemia: a 14-year retrospective analysis at a comprehensive cancer centre in the United States
Akan O.A. - Comparison of the effect of delayed entry into two different blood culture systems (Bactec 9240 and BacT/Alert 3D) on culture positivity
Akan H. - Tuberculosis and stem cell transplantation
Akbarzadeh K. - First report of human myiasis caused by Chrysomya bezziana Villeneuve (Diptera; Calliphoridae) in Iran, May 2002
Akbulut D. - Application of real-time PCR assay to detect fragments of the Clostridium botulinum types A, B and E neurotoxin genes for public health microbiology
Akinci E. - Risk factors for ICU-acquired imipenem-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections
Akova M. - Epidemiology of multidrug resistance in Acinetobacter, Stenotrophomonas and Pseudomonas
Aksözek A. - Comparison of three commercial glycoprotein G-based enzyme immunoassays for detection of HSV-1/HSV-2 IgG antibodies in pregnant women and sex workers
Aksaray S. - Association of Chlamydia pneumoniae seropositivity and lung cancer
Aktas A.E. - Seroprevalance of Toxoplasma gondii infection among some risk groups in Erzurum, Turkey
  - Seroprevalence of rubella antibodies among university female students
Al Masri A.S. - Phenotyping by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy versus restriction- and amplification-based genotyping of Candida tropicalis isolates: a comparison
Alós J.-I. - Antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli from community-acquired urinary tract infections considering demographic and clinical data
Al-Agamy M.H.M. - Phenotypic and genotypic characterisation of antimicrobial resistance in Egyptian Escherichia coli isolates
Alarcón T. - Real-time PCR for Staphylococcus aureus: identification at species level and detection of mecA gene
Albertí S. - Streptococcus pyogenes isolates resistant to ciprofloxacin in Spain: clonal diversity and appearance of ciprofloxacin-resistant epidemic clones
Alborzi S. - Determination of the quantity of aflatoxin M1 in pasteurised milk in Shiraz
  - Fungal contamination in a cheese factory in Iran
Alcaide F. - Mycobacterium kansasii infection in Spain: results from an epidemiologic national survey (2000–2003)
Alcalá J. - Simple method to evaluate the in vitro activity of several antimicrobial agents against bacterial biofilms
Alcalá L. - In vitro activity of 12 anti-anaerobic agents against clinical Bacteroides fragilis group strains isolated over a 7-month period
Aldridge K. - In vitro spectrum of linezolid and other agents against clinical isolates of anaerobes
  - Antibiotic resistance markers (ARMS) in the Bacteroides fragilis group (Bfg): Clindamycin (CL), Cefoxitin (FOX), and Trovafloxacin (TV) alone and in combination
  - Evidence for an efflux pump affecting carbapenem susceptibility in Bacteroides fragilis
  - Comparison of in vitro activity of gatifloxacin, moxifloxacin, trovafloxacin and clindamycin against clinically significant anaerobes
Alecu S. - Candida Non-albicans oral isolates susceptibility patterns to various antifungal agents
Alferova I. - Comparative pharmacodynamics of telithromycin and clarithromycin against differentially susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae in an in vitro dynamic model
Alhambra Mosquera A. - Susceptibility to ertapenem and other antibiotics of Amp-C producing enterobacteria isolated from urine samples
  - In vitro susceptibility of antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli from urine samples to ertapenem and twelve other antibiotics
Alikadic N. - Linezolid in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Aliouat E.M. - Anti-pneumocystis activity of iclaprim, a reliable therapeutic alternative against Pneumocystis pneumonia
Allegranzi B. - Partial reduction of antimicrobial resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa following new antibiotic strategies in an intensive care unit in Italy
  - Increasing antimicrobial resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an intensive care unit in Italy
Aller A.I. - Evaluation of total HCV core antigen detection in haemodialysis patients
Allewelt M. - Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a risk factor in acute exacerbations of COPD
Alonso R. - A PCR-RFLP assay for detection of parC, and gyrA mutations in fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes
  - Comparative in vitro activity of fluoroquinolones against clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae
  - Outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae causing fulminant sepsis in a neonatal unit
Alp E. - Incidence, risk factors and mortality of nosocomial pneumonia in intensive care units: a prospective study
Alshami I. - The stability of mecA genes and MIC values of methicillin in passage-selected vancomycin-resistant EMRSA strains isolated in the UK
Al-Tawfiq J.A. - Penicillin-resistant pneumococci in a hospital in Saudi Arabia
Altun S. - Diagnostic accuracy of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  - Is there any relationship between Chlamydophilia pneumoniae infection and juvenile idiopathic arthritis?
Alvar J. - Imported and autochthonous Leishmaniasis
Alvarez-Lerma F. - Linezolid vs. glycopeptides for the treatment of suspected or known Gram-positive infections in critical patients
Amani F. - Application of SIR (susceptible infectious recovery) epidemiological model in determination of measles epidemics
Ambrasiene D. - The first study of identification of Borrelia, Ehrlichia and Babesia in Ixodes ricinus ticks from Lithuania using molecular methods
Ambrozov H. - Typhoid and paratyphoid fever in the Czech Republic, 1993–2003
Amel Z. - Epidemiology of syphilis in a hospital in Tunis
Amini Afshar S. - Serum total adenosine deaminase level in active pulmonary tuberculosis in comparison to other infectious diseases in Iran
Amsden G. - Macrolides and inflammation modulation in the treatment of respiratory tract infections
Anastasakou E. - Detection of IgG and IgM antibodies vs. West Nile virus
Andersen B.M. - Disinfection of surfaces in hospital isolation rooms with ultraviolet C (UVC) light, compared with chloramine
Andersson R. - Process costs of intravenous antibiotic therapy for community-acquired intra-abdominal infections
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Andrade S.S. - Frequency and antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial pathogens isolated from bloodstream infections in haematology–oncology patients: results from the Latin America SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program (1997–2002)
Andreeva I. - Analysis of urgency and effectiveness of post-graduate distance education on antimicrobial therapy in Russia
Andrzejewska E. - The application of two disc methods and the Etest for detecting extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) in clinical strains of K. pneumoniae and E. coli
Antachopoulos C. - Development of a paediatric daily defined dose system for the measurement of antibiotic consumption in paediatric units
  - Risk factors for candidiasis in the neonatal unit: a matched case–control study
Antal Z. - Investigation of reidentified Trichoderma longibrachiatum strains
Anthony R.M. - Detecting the response of Staphylococcus aureus to antimicrobial agents by measuring changes in mRNA levels using a flow through microarray
Antic S. - Surveillance of erythromycin resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Nis, Serbia in the last 5 years
Antonaki G. - Viral aetiology of acute lower respiratory infections among hospitalised children in Greece
Antoniadou A. - Epidemiology of Candida strains in a Greek university infectious diseases (ID) centre
Antonios V. - Malnutrition in multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients in the Philippines
Antunes P. - Characterisation of beta-lactamase production in Salmonella from Portugal
  - Dissemination of sulphonamide resistance genes: first sul3 found in Salmonella from Portugal
Anvari Tafti M.H. - A decade of malaria in Yazd Province (near to endemic areas of Iran)
  - Survey of intestinal parasitic infections among physical and mental retardees in a maintenance centre, Taft
Apostolou I. - The effect of short-time microwave exposures on Escherichia coli O157:H7 inoculated into hamburgers
Appelbaum P. - Antistaphylococcal activity of NVP-PDF713, a new peptide deformylase inhibitor compared with other agents
  - MIC determination of the anti-pneumococcal activity of BAL 9141 compared with other agents
  - Time-kill study of antistaphylococcal activity of NVP PDF-713 compared with other agents
  - Time-kill study of the antipneumococcal activity of NVP PDF-713, a new peptide deformylase inhibitor, compared with 13 other agents
  - Introduction: resistance, surveillance and beyond
  - Surveillance hotspots: the highs and lows of regional resistance. Central and Eastern Europe
  - Antipneumococcal activity of NVP-PDF713 compared with 18 other agents
Araújo R. - Susceptibility of Aspergillus fumigatus to voriconazole by flow cytometry
Arda B. - Nosocomial meningitis due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): review of eight cases
Arena A. - Exopolysaccharides from marine thermophilic bacilli induce a Th1 cytokine profile in human PBMC
Arenillas L. - Acquired Shapiros syndrome (recurrent hypothermia) due to human herpesvirus 6 after stem cell transplantation
Arizcorreta A. - Evolution of haematimetric parameters during the treatment of chronic virus C infection with interferon and ribavirine in HIV-coinfected patients
Arlukowicz E. - Fatal acute infectious purpura fulminans in a child caused by Haemophilus influenzae– a case report
Arnold C. - Pyrosequencing at the Health Protection Agency, UK
Arroyo D. - Genotype-guided treatment change in previously heavily antiretroviral treatment HIV patients
Arroyo E. - Comparative in vitro resistance of the new fluoroquinolones among aerobic Gram-negative bacilli-resistant to amikacin in a hospital setting: a 3-year study
Arslan H. - In vitro activities of non-traditional antimicrobials against multiresistant strains of P. aeruginosa and A. baumanii isolated from intensive care units
  - In vitro activity of daptomycin against a range of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus isolates: first results from Turkey
Arslan U. - Antibiotic susceptibility of the Acinetobacter species isolated from clinical specimens
Artero A. - Severe bacteraemic infections in patients with diabetes mellitus
Aslan M. - Seroprevalence of Chlamydophilia pneumoniae infection in patients with chronic stable asthma
Aster V. - Results of vaccination against VHB and VHA in HIV-positive patients
  - Prevalence of GBV-c/HGV in HIV-infected patients and potential influence of co-infection on the course of the disease
Asticcioli S. - Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis: prevalence, antifungal susceptibility patterns and genotyping of different species
Ataei B. - Comparison of two different therapeutic regimens of DOT strategy in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis
Ateba C.N. - Bacterial evaluation of supermarket bought chickens in the Mafikeng area (RSA)
Athamna A. - Is antibiotic combination more effective than single drug therapy in anthrax?
Athanassiou K. - In vitro elution of moxifloxacin by two types of cement: norian versus acrylic bone cement
Atrasheuskaya A.V. - Measles virus genotypes in Belarus
Avdeliodi K. - Incidence of simultaneous chlamydial and Mycoplasma infection in women of reproductive age
Avison M. - Differentiation of Citrobacter koseri and Citrobacter amalonaticus isolates using beta-lactamase gene sequences
  - The Stenotrophomonas maltophilia K279a genome sequence project
Awad S.A.H. - Evaluation of Multiplex PCR Assay to discriminate Staphylococcus aureus from coagulase-negative staphylococci and determine methicillin resistance from culture
Ayaz C. - Dexamethasone therapy for bacterial meningitis in south-eastern Anatolia region of Turkey
Ayberkin E. - Bacteraemia due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strains in children
Aydin D. - Susceptibilities of Neisseria gonorrhoea and Ureaplasma urealyticum isolates from male patients with urethritis to several antibiotics including telithromycin
Ayyildiz A. - Survey of brucellosis seroprevalence in risk groups in Erzurum, Turkey
Azap A. - Occupational sharp injuries and exposure to body fluids among health care workers
  - The impact of a nationwide antibiotic restriction policy on antibiotic usage and cost
Azevedo A. - Herpes virusR2289
Cytomegalovirus infection in a Portuguese hospital: January 2000–September 2003
Aznar E. - Community-acquired urinary tract infection caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis clinical isolate