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Acanthamoeba castellanii is a model for eukaryote-prokaryote interaction and a human pathogen
Abd H., Saeed A., Advinsson B., Sandström G.
 
Acinetobacter infections: a growing threat for critically ill patients
Falagas M.E., Karveli E., Siempos I., Vardakas K.
 
Arcanobacterium haemolyticum as a cause of pharyngotonsillitis in Santander (Spain): incidence, clinical features and antimicrobial susceptibility
Garcia C., Campo-Esquisabel A.B., Unda F., Ruiz de Alegría C., Agüero J.
 
Aspergillus fumigatus biofilms are refractory to antifungal challenge
Mowat E., Butcher J., Williams C., Ramage G.
 
Aspergillus endophthalmitis in an immunocompetent woman: intra-ocular penetration of oral voriconazole
Logan S., Graham E., Rajan M., Johnson E., Klein J.
 
Aspergillus keratomycosis at an eye hospital in south India: a retrospective study
Kredics L., Manikandan P., Kocsubé S., Dóczi I., Narendran V., Varga J., Antal Z., Vágvölgyi C., Revathi R., Nagy E.
 
A CA-MRSA strain with decreased vancomycin susceptibility as a cause of serious invasive infection in an immunocompetent adolescent
Tronci M., Parisi G., Pantosti A., Monaco M., Valentini P.
 
A case of Ralstonia paucula septicaemia in an intensive care patient following blood transfusion via a level-1 fast flow fluid warmer, successfully treated with meropenem
Clark B.M., Townsend R., Norman P.
 
A child with endocarditis due to Enterobacter cloacae responded to long-term antibiotic treatment without cardiac surgery
Klont R.R., Noordzij J.G., Bot P., Schülin-Casonato T., Warris A.
 
A comparative study for the determination of IgG avidity during a toxoplasmosis infection in pregnancy
Krispenz U., Wassenberg D., Becker W., Pfrepper K.
 
A comparative study of the new Access® HBs Ag assay and the HBs Ag confirmatory assay from Beckman Coulter
Duburcq X., Pouzet A., Marant L., Clément A., Duhamel D., Leirens Y., Margotteau F., Falcou-Briatte R., Bouniort F., Taskar S., Flecheux O.
 
A comparative study of treatment outcome in cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients during period before versus after implementation of treatment guidelines for management of increased intracranial pressure
Putcharoen O., Kulwichit W., Tantawichien T., Hanvanich M., Suankratay C.
 
A comparative study on the antibiotic consumption of two Hungarian county hospitals
Almási I., Ternák G., Rozgonyi F.
 
A comparative study on the frequency of genes encoding cytotoxins in Austrian, Hungarian and Macedonian methicillin-resistant and sensitive Staphylococcus aureus strains
Kocsis E., Pesti N., Kristóf K., Nagy K., Cekovska Z., Lagler H., Stich K., Graninger W., Rozgonyi F.
 
A comparison of antimicrobial susceptibility in non-clinical and clinical isolates of Escherichia coli
Sjölund M., Bonnedahl J., Bengtsson S., Kahlmeter G.
 
A comparison of the CLSI (formerly NCCLS), EUCAST and various EU country standard methods for the susceptibility testing of retapamulin, a novel pleuromutilin
Williams L., Colclough A., Felmingham D.
 
A cost-effective study of VRE surveillance in a Greek university hospital
Charalambakis N., Pantelaki M., Chatzigeorgiou K., Kapi M., Siafakas N., Galani L., Zerva L.
 
A decade of levofloxacin: summary of the cumulative clinical trial safety database
Peterson J., Fisher A., Khashab M., Kahn J.
 
A four-year epidemiological study of aetiological agents of yeast infections and antifungal susceptibility profiles in the centre of Portugal
Paulo C., Marques J., Mourão C., Meliço-Silvestre A., Florindo A., Gonçalves T.
 
A low nurse-to-patient ratio is an independent risk factor for late-onset VAP
Uçkay I., Hugonnet S., Sax H., Pittet D.
 
A meta-analysis of risk factors for mortality in patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis
Falagas M.E., Alexiou V.G., Giannopoulou K.P., Siempos I.I.
 
A multicentre, double-blind, randomised clinical trial of parenteral cefepime in the treatment of acute bacterial infections
Lu X.J.
 
A multiplex microsphere-based assay for the simultaneous detection of C. parvum, E. histolytica and G. lamblia antigen in human faecal sample
Groen J., Huwe A., Su X., Cox S., Truong H., Nguyen P., Laderman E.
 
A new automated magnetic bead based nucleic acid sample preparation directly from nasal swabs for MRSA diagnostics
Kolpus T.E., Høidal Berthelsen H.K., Lorentzen M., Refseth U.H.
 
A new chromogenic agar medium, chromID VRE®, to screen for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis
Ledeboer N., Tibbetts R., Dunne M.
 
A new fast automated magnetic bead based nucleic acid sample preparation for STI diagnostics combined with BD ProbeTecTM ET
Engen T., Anglès d'Auriac M., Harja S., Tauvo-Kallio M., Rantakokko-Jalava K., Refseth U.
 
A new mass-spectrometric approach to antibacterial susceptibility testing
Vereshchagin V., Ilina E., Atroshkina M., Serebryakova M., Maier T., Kostrzewa M., Govorun V.
 
A new metallo-b-lactamase gene (blaIMP-22) harboured in class 1 integron from Pseudomonas fluorescens
Pellegrini C., Celenza G., Mercuri P., Galleni M., Segatore B., Amicosante G., Perilli M.
 
A new protein conjugate vaccine for polymicrobial diseases: a case study (POET)
Hausdorff W.P.
 
A new type of TT virus in eastern Taiwanese indigenes
Liu H.-F., Hsiao K.-L., Lee H.-H., Lin C.-L., Lee Y.-J., Wang L.-Y.
 
A nosocomial outbreak due to Serratia marcescens in a West-Tallinn hospital
Zolotuhhina I., Voiko R., Albri P., Adamson V., Allik K.
 
A novel antimicrobial peptide with anti-MRSA activity
Aunpad R., Na-Bangchang K.
 
A novel chromogenic medium for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis detection
Cuzon G., Naas T., Fortineau N., Nordmann P.
 
A novel method for the detection of extended-spectrum b-lactamases, metallo-b-lactamases and AmpC producing Gram-negative bacilli in a single test: the CICA beta-test
M'Zali F., Arpin C., Dubois V., Andre C., Quentin C.
 
A novel not b-lactam inhibitor of DD-peptidase 64–575
Solecka J., Rajnisz A., Laudy A., Kurzatkowski W.
 
A pharmacodynamic analysis of resistance trends in pathogens from patients with infection in intensive care units in the USA between 1993 and 2004
Eagye K., Nicolau D., Heilmann K., Quinn J., Doern G., Gallagher G., Abramson M.
 
A planned dramatic drop in trimethoprim consumption in a 180,000 population did not result in a related decrease in trimethoprim resistance in Escherichia coli
Andersson D.I., Sundqvist M., Sjölund M., Runehagen A., Cars H., Abelson-Storby K., Cars O., Kahlmeter G.
 
A practical approach to post-discharge surveillance of surgical site infections
Knaust A., Moussa A., Eikmann T., Herr C.
 
A proposed mechanism of action of glucocorticosteroids in severe sepsis
Giamarellos-Bourboulis E., Orfanos S., Pelekanou A., Kotanidou A., Tzepi I., Armaganidis A., Spyridaki E., Dimopoulou I.
 
A prospective study of bloodstream infection in HIV-positive patients during a 15-year period
García Rodríguez J., Álvarez H., Buño B., Mariño A., Rodríguez M., Sesma P.
 
A prospective study of tigecycline susceptibility of bacteria isolated from complicated intra-abdominal as well as skin and soft tissue infections in a large UK hospital
Oliver L., Watson E., Hovenden J., Budai I., Marodi C.
 
A proteomics approach to understanding the pathogenesis mechanisms of the obligate intracellular pathogen Coxiella burnetii
Samoilis G., Psaroulaki A., Vougas K., Gikas A., Tselentis Y., Tsiotis G.
 
A pseudo-outbreak of a Citrobacter with an extended-spectrum b-lactamase in a haemato-oncology ward
Jansen L., Bakkers J., Wulf M.
 
A pseudo-outbreak with Mycobacterium intracellulare
Van De Vyvere M., Vanpellicom J., Verschueren M., Camps K., Winnepenninckx L., Bomans P.
 
A quantitative analysis of clincal nasal swab samples testing positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Mermel L., Lonks J., Gordon S., Perl T., Fadem S., Acharya M., Dacus D., Eells S., Maxey G., Cartony J., Morse D.J., Wood M.E., Mach P.A., Jacobson C.J.
 
A randomised trial of 2% chlorhexidine in 70% alcohol compared with 10% povidone-iodine for venipuncture site disinfection: effects on blood culture contamination rates
Suwanpimolkul G., Pongkumpai M., Kulwichit W., Suankratay C.
 
A real-time PCR assay for detection of six common species of Candida from blood, validated in adult critically ill patients
McMullan R., Metwally L., Coyle P., Hedderwick S., McCloskey B., O'Neill H., Webb H., Hay R.
 
A real-time PCR assay for typing emerging pneumococcal serotypes
Tarrago D., Fenoll A., Obando I., Sanchez-Tatay D., Arroyo L., Casal J.
 
A real-time PCR protocol to detect Neisseria meningitidis in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues
Fernandez-Rodriguez A., Alcala B., Vallejo G., Gómez J., Alvarez-Lafuente R.
 
A retrospective study of 230 consecutive patients hospitalised after transcontinental travel
Leroy H., Arvieux C., Biziragusenyuka J., Chapplain J., Guiguen C., Michelet C., Tattevin P.
 
A review of the safety of micafungin compared with liposomal amphotericin B in a large, phase III trial in patients with invasive candidiasis and candidaemia
Ullmann A.J., De Waele J., Betts R., Rotstein C., Nucci M., Cornely O.A.
 
A risk of tuberculosis persists in patients treated with anti TNF-a antagonist therapy despite prophylactic guidelines: identification of main risk factors
Mariette X., Lortholary on behalf of RATIO O., Salmon D., Tubach F., Ravaud P., Chiche Manian R., Michelet C., Dellamonica P., Benammar N.
 
A risk score for unfavourable outcome in adults with bacterial meningitis
Weisfelt M., van de Beek D., Spanjaard L., Reitsma J.B., de Gans J.
 
A semi-automated procedure for monitoring of cytomegalovirus
Törmänen V., Prieto J., Finnström N., Jansson B.
 
A serological survey of measles among a group of adults receiving measles, rubella booster mass vaccination in Iran, 2003. A preliminary report
Emami Naeini A., Rostami M.
 
A single-tube real-time PCR and melting-curve analysis for detection and characterisation of TEM-type extended-spectrum b-lactamases
Nikulin A., Alexeev Y., Edelstein M.
 
A six-year surveillance of the epidemiology and aetiology of the bacteriaemias at a Milan hospital. The clinical relevance of haemoculture
Cainarca M., Tarricone C., Ranieri R., Erba C., D'Arminio Monforte A., Melzi d'Eril G.
 
A study on Candida blood stream infection at university hospitals, Leicester, UK
Hardman S.C., Perera N.
 
A surgeons perspective on staphylococcal infection
Morgan-Jones R., Kluytmans J., Bonten M.
 
A survey of multi-drug resistance clinical pathogens in Turkey – T.E.S.T. Program, 2006
Bouchillon S., Badal R., Hackel M., Johnson J., Hoban D., Johnson B., Dowzicky M.
 
A teicoplanin-resistant mutant of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus exhibits increased uptake and improved survival in non-professional phagocytes
Renzoni A., Huggler E., Lew D., Kelley W., Vaudaux P.
 
A two-year study of antibiotic resistance in Enterococci isolated from food, abattoirs and farms in Scotland and its link to hospital-acquired infections
Vali L., Hamouda A., Mateus A., Walker D.J., Dave J., Gibb A., Amyes S.G.B.
 
Ability of Iranian microbiology laboratories for detection and susceptibility testing of unknown micro-organisms: survey results of 2149 laboratories
Rahbar M., Saremi M., Sabourian R., Hekmat yazdi S.
 
Accuracy of b-lactam susceptibility testing results from VITEK and VITEK 2 systems when testing Pseudomonas aeruginosa
LaBombardi V., Rekasius V., Schreckenberger P., Jones R.
 
Accuracy of the VITEK 2 system to identify coagulase-negative staphylococci
Sáez A., Ruiz del Castillo B., Agüero J., Martínez-Martínez L.
 
Activity of cefditoren versus seven other antimicrobials against amoxicillin non-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae
Perez-Trallero E., Marimon J., Erzibengoa M., Gimenez M., Coronel P., Aguilar L.
 
Activity of ceftobiprole against Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates from Europe collected in 2005–2006
Davies T., Sahm D., Flamm R., Bush K.
 
Activity of ceftobiprole against US clinical S. pneumoniae isolates that are ceftriaxone non-susceptible
Davies T., Bush K., Appelbaum P.
 
Activity of ceftobiprole tested against contemporary European Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2005–2006)
Fritsche T., Sader H., Strabala P., Jones R.
 
Activity of ceftobiprole tested against staphylococcal and streptococcal isolates recovered from patients in European medical centres (2005–2006)
Fritsche T., Sader H., Strabala P., Jones R.
 
Activity of daptomycin against coryneform bacteria isolated from clinical samples
Salas C., Calvo J., Martínez-Martínez L.
 
Activity of daptomycin and selected antimicrobial agents tested against Gram-positive organisms isolated from European patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections
Sader H., Fritsche T., Strabala P., Jones R.
 
Activity of daptomycin on biofilms produced on plastic support by Staphylococcus species
Roveta S., Marchese A., Schito G.
 
Activity of human b-defensin 3 against metallo-b-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains
Kazakos E., Bisiklis A., Alexiou-Daniel S., Bajaj-Elliott M.
 
Activity of linezolid against a worldwide collection of uncommonly isolated Gram-positive organisms (3,251 strains)
Jones R., Ross J., Stilwell M.
 
Activity of moxifloxacin and cefuroxime against MSSA in time-kill and in vitro PK/PD studies
Endermann R., Weskott G., Pickbrenner A., Schuhmacher J., Kne[zcaron]evic I.
 
Activity of posaconazole against clinical isolates of Candida albicans with decreased sensitivity to fluconazole from autoimmune polyendocrinopathy–candidiasis–ectodermal dystrophy patients
Rautemaa-Richardson R., Richardson M., Pfaller M., Koukila-Kähkölä P., Perheentupa J., Saxen H.
 
Activity of telavancin against Staphylococcus aureus isolates carrying the Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene in the ATLAS studies
Fowler Jr V.G., Rude T., Nelson C., Stryjewski M.E., Kitt M.M., Barriere S.L., Friedland D., Corey G.R.
 
Activity of tigecycline against ESBL-producing enterobacteria spreading in Italy
Luzzaro F., Mugnaioli C., Gualandris S., Pallecchi L., Brigante G., Pini B., Rossolini G.M., Toniolo A.
 
Activity of tigecycline versus carbapenem-resistant strains of Acinetobacter spp.
Khanna P., Krahe D., Bean D., Wareham D.
 
Acute hepatitis B virus infection by genotype F despite successful vaccination in an immune-competent German patient
Amini-Bavil-Olyaee S., Heim A., Luedde T., Manns M., Trautwein C., Tacke F.
 
Adequacy and efficacy of initial empiric antibiotic treatments in severe nosocomial infections in ICU departments: results of multicentre randomised study
Yakovlev S., Beloborodov V., Sidorenko S., Ovechkin A., Yakovlev V.
 
Adherence to surgical site infection guidelines in Italian heart surgery units
Pan A., Ambrosini L., Lorenzotti S., Soavi L., Signorini on behalf of the GIS-INFCARD investigators L.
 
Adhesion of Staphylococcus epidermidis to a modified cellulose triacetate membrane
Extremina C.I., Granja P.L., Freitas da Fonseca A., Fonseca A.P.
 
Administration of DNA vaccine containing E6 gene of HPV16 in order to evaluate cellular immunity
Soleimanjahi H., Hassan Z., Poorpak Z., Meshkat Z., Mirshahabi H., Meshkat M.
 
Administration of TNF-a did not inhibit Mycobacterium avium infection in the mouse lung
Fujita M., Ikegame S., Harada E., Ouchi H., Inoshima I., Nakanishi Y.
 
Adverse events and b-lactam trough plasma concentrations during the treatment of endocarditis
Tattevin P., Tribut O., Polard E., Gouaillier F., Mercier M., Kervegant C., Chapplain J., Arvieux C., Michelet C.
 
Adverse reactions to imipenem therapy in adult patients with sepsis
Ciubotariu D., Ghiciuc C., Luca V., Nechifor M.
 
Aetiology of withdrawal lopinavir/ritonavir in a group of HIV-infected patients and evolution of subjects changed to other treatments in a simplification strategy
Moreno V., Valencia E., Jiménez-Nácher I., González Lahoz J.
 
Affect of length of hospitalisation on susceptibility patterns of Gram-negative bacilli isolated from intra-abdominal infections: SMART 2005
Gallagher G., Rossi F., Hsueh P.R., Báez-Villaseñor J., Wilson H.M., Abramson M.
 
Alert pathogens in blood of haematological patients from 2004 through 2005
Marchel H., Wróblewska M., Kamola R., Majewska A., Luczak M.
 
Alterations of serum lipoproteins in patients with acute brucellosis
Apostolou F., Kostoula A., Liberopoulos E., Gazi I., Spyrou A., Tsianos E., Bairaktari E., Tselepis A., Elisaf M.
 
Altered outer membrane protein profiles of Pseudomonas aeruginosa highly susceptible to the efflux pump inhibitor Phe-Arg-b-naphthylamide
Campo-Esquisabel A.B., Martí S., Sierra J.M., Martinez-Martinez L., Vila J.
 
Alveolar macrophage phagocytosis and respiratory burst activity is regulated by Lyn–PI3Kinase–Akt pathway
Kannan S., Audet A., Huang H., Wu M.
 
Ambulatory care self-medication with antibiotics within countries in the south-eastern Mediterranean region: results from the ARMed project
Scicluna E.A., Borg M.A., Collaborators ARMed Project
 
Aminoglycoside-induced apoptosis in cultured renal (LLC-PK1) and non-renal (J774 macrophages) cells: comparison between gentamicin and amikacin
Denamur S., Van Bambeke F., Mingeot-Leclercq M.-P., Tulkens P.
 
Aminoglycosides, mortality and increase of serum-creatinine in patients with bacteraemia given appropriate empirical therapy. A Danish hospital-based cohort study
Schønheyder H., Freundlich M., Pedersen L., West H., Thomsen R.
 
Amoebae as a second host for Vibrio cholerae
Sandström G., Saeed A., Edvinsson B., Weintraub A., Abd H.
 
Amphotericin B does not affect the pharmacokinetics of micafungin (FK463)
Undre N., Stevenson P., Wilbraham D.
 
Amplification and sequencing of a 190bp segment containing nucleotide 6240 from prototype human papillomavirus16 L1 gene and 10 clinical isolates from the UK
Al Zoubi H., Vallely P., Turner A., Guiver M.
 
An analysis of the efficacy of micafungin in Candida infections caused by non-albicansCandida species in phase III trials
Cornely O.A., De Waele J., Betts R., Rotstein C., Nucci M., Kovanda L., Wu C., Ullmann A.J.
 
An epidemiological analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in outpatient acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
Weber P., Anzueto A., Garau J., Guillemot D., Gaillat J., Sethi S.
 
An evaluation of MicroScan WalkAway results for broad-spectrum b-lactams when testing Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Lerner S., Salimnia H., Steed L., Bosso J., Jones R.
 
An evaluation of the rapid transport of BacT/ALERT blood culture bottles via a vacuum sample transport system at a UK regional hospital
Joslin L.
 
An investigation of a cluster of parapoxvirus cases in Missouri, February–May 2006
Lederman E., Tao M., Pue H., Reynolds M., Smith S., Li Y., Zhao H., Sitler L., Mahmutovic A., Emerson G., Hutson C., Bensyl D., Regnery R., Zhu B., Damon I.
 
An IS6110-targeting fluorescent amplified fragment length polymorphism DNA fingerprinting alternative to IS6110 RFLP: a pilot study
Thorne N., Evans J., Smith E.G., Hawkey P., Gharbia S., Arnold C.
 
An open-label, randomised, comparative study of the patient compliance, efficacy and safety of treatment with clarithromycin extended-release versus clarithromycin immediate-release for the treatment of acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
Kardas P.
 
An outbreak of fungaemia in a neonatal intensive care unit in Kuwait caused by Candida haemulonii resistant to amphotericin B, itraconazole and fluconazole
Khan Z., Al-Sweih N., Ahmad S., Al-Kazemi N., Khan S., Joseph L., Chandy R.
 
An outbreak of pneumonia caused by S. pneumoniae at a military training facility in Finland in 2006
Vainio A., Lyytikäinen O., Skyttä R., Kaijalainen T., Virolainen A.
 
An unusual presentation of acute brucellosis with thrombocytopenia and maculopapular rash
Alici O., Kasapoglu B., Alkan R., Sarifakioglu E., Akgedik R., Bozalan R., Kosar A., Sahin H.
 
Anaerobic microbiology of peritoneal cavity specimens in childhood
Vlachou M., Garantziotou D., Kaleyias J., Galanopoulou L., Rouli V., Apostolaki T., Koureli O., Spiliopoulou A., Gatopoulou A.
 
Analysis of antimicrobial susceptibility and virulence factors in Helicobacter pylori clinical isolates in the United Arab Emirates
Alfaresi M., Elkouch A., Abdulsalam A.
 
Analysis of AtheNA Multi-Lyte HIV-1 Test for confirmation of HIV-1 infection
Wang Y., Suantio A., Pogue Y.
 
Analysis of clinical characteristics in 53 patients with Crypotococcus neoformans meningitis
Lu X.J.
 
Analysis of essential gene changes in MRSA and non-MRSA strains inhibited by methanolic extract correlated to membrane permeabilising peptide
Shamsudin M., Alipiah N., Vasantha N., Yusoff F., Arshad A.
 
Analysis of IgG and IgM in patients pre-diagnosed with toxoplasmosis
Sönmez Tamer G., Mutlu B., Willke A.
 
Analysis of in vitro Streptococcus pneumoniae non-susceptibility to several antimicrobial agents in a children's hospital in Turkey (1997–2005)
Gur D., Guciz Dogan B.
 
Analysis of mixed microbial species in clinically relevant biofilms using denaturing HPLC
Jury F., Bueid A., Ollier W., Fox A., Upton M.
 
Analysis of plasmids from multi-resistant and multi-plasmid clinical E. coli strain CZD1527
Wolinowska R., Strzezek K., Zaleski P., Chodnicka J., Lakomy A., Demianczuk A., Plucienniczak A.
 
Analysis of reports of Clostridium difficile infection in phase 2 and 3 studies of tigecycline
Wilcox M., Freeman J.
 
Analysis of the comparative work-flow and accuracy of the VITEK 2 Compact and the combination mini-API/Agar diffusion SIRSCAN method
Doat V., Roubille M.
 
Analysis of the effect of selected antiseptics and antibiotics on the survival of planktonic celles and biofilm cells
Bartoszewicz M., Rygiel A., Przondo-Mordarska A.
 
Analysis of tigecycline activity against Acinetobacter spp. and Enterobacteriaceae based on clinical specimen source
Draghi D., Dowzicky M., Jones M., Brown N., Thornsberry C., Sahm D.
 
Analysis of tigecycline activity against Staphylococcus aureus based on clinical specimen source
Draghi D., Dowzicky M., Brown N., Jones M., Thornsberry C., Sahm D.
 
Antagonistic activity of Lactobacillus acidophilus toward clinical strains of Helicobacter pylori
Andrzejewska E., Szkaradkiewicz A.
 
Antibacterial activity of tigecycline against H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae (2004–06) Global Population – T.E.S.T. Program, 2006
Bouchillon S., Hackel M., Johnson J., Badal R., Hoban D., Johnson B., Dowzicky M.
 
Antibiotic consumption in three hospitals, Latvia, 2005
Berzina S., Ferech M., Saule L., Umbrasko D., Jekabsone I., Goosens for ESAC H.
 
Antibiotic diffusion in pseudoarthrosic infected bone: glycopeptides, fluoroquinolones and carbapenems
Garazzino S., Aprato A., Aloj D., De Rosa F.G., D'Avolio A., Massé A., Di Perri G.
 
Antibiotic resistance among Gram-negative bacilli causing meningitis in an adult neurosurgical centre in Manchester, UK: implications for effective antibiotic therapy
Doshi N., Wilson T., Subudhi C.
 
Antibiotic resistance amongst cutaneous propionibacteria from Egyptian acne patients
El-Mahdy T.S.M., Abd-Elaziz M.M., El-Sayed M.H., Ross J.I., Abd-Allah S., Radwan H., Snelling A.M.
 
Antibiotic resistance conferred by a class 1 integron and SXT element in different Vibrio cholerae O-serotype isolated in Algeria
Ammari H., Ruimy R., Skurnik D., Andremont A., Mazel D., Guerout A., Assaous F., Rahal K.
 
Antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter pylori strains isolated from gastric biopsy specimens in Iran
Mohabbati Mobares A., Haghi Tomatari F., Amini M., Hosseini Doust R.
 
Antibiotic resistance of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in children with cystic fibrosis to the currently used antibiotics
Alexandrou-Athanasoulis H., Doudounakis S., Samantas K., Papavasiliou J., Baclakou C., Pangalis A.
 
Antibiotic resistance of community-acquired urinary tract infections in south-east Austria. Emergence of E. coli producing extended-spectrum b-lactamase
Badura A., Feierl G., Grisold A., Masoud L., Wagner-Eibel U., Marth E.
 
Antibiotic resistance of enterococci isolated from blood cultures during 2003–2006
Arslan U., Feyzioglu B., Uysal E.B., Tuncer E.I., Findik D.
 
Antibiotic susceptibility of Yersinia strains in Kazakhstan
Nekrassova L., Meka-Mechenko T., Aikimbayev A., Temiralieyva G.
 
Antibiotic usage and resistance development in an intensive care unit
Lapatschek M.S., Hartinger A.
 
Antibiotic usage and resistance patterns in a Saudi tertiary hospital
Al-Jamal M., Al-Barrak A., Elkhizzi N.
 
Antibiotic use in German intensive care units
Meyer E., Schwab F., Gastmeier P., Rueden H., Jonas D.
 
Antibodies against LTA isolated from E. faecalis 12030 recognize LTA from heterologous enterococcal strains but mediate opsonophagocytic killing only to CPS-A and CPS-B strains
Toma I., Theilacker C., Sava I., Kropec A., Hammer F., Huebner J.
 
Antibody decay profiles during Yersinia enterocolitica O:3 infections: a follow-up study of 94 patients
Rasmussen E., Schiellerup P., Dalby T., Krogfelt K.
 
Antibody response in Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, and association between antibodies and clinical outcome
Özkurt Z., Özden K., Kadanali A., Erol S., Yilmaz N., Parlak M.
 
Antifungal activity of human monocytes alone and combined with caspofungin against Candida albicans biofilm and planktonic cells
Katragkou A., Simitsopoulou M., Dalakiouridou M., Diza-Mataftsi E., Tsantali C., Roilides E.
 
Antifungal activity of miconazole against recent clinical isolates of Candida spp., as determined by minimum inhibitory concentration
Ghannoum M.A.
 
Antifungal chemoprophylaxis in the very low birth weight neonates: a prospective randomised controlled study
Klimko N., Kolbin A., Shabalov N.
 
Antifungal drug susceptibility testing of Candida sp. by two methods: CLSI(M27-A2) broth microdilution and the image analyser method Wider-I
Rodriguez-Dominguez M., Ayala G., Fernandez-Olmos A., Mercadillo M., Alvarez M., Sanchez-Sousa A., Espinel-Ingroff A.
 
Antifungal prophylaxis for patients undergoing chemotherapy or haematopoeitic stem cell transplantation – meta-analysis
Robenshtok E., Gafter-Gvili A., Paul M., Goldberg E., Vidal L., Leibovici L.
 
Antifungal susceptibility of Candida clinical isolates in Canada: a ten-year review
Fuller J., Sand C., Rennie R.
 
Antifungal susceptibility patterns of Candida isolates recovered from bloodstream infections: a 3-year study
Kopsari K., Zarkotou O., Avramioti V., Chrysos G., Gianneli D.
 
Antifungal susceptibility testing
Rodriguez Tudela J.L.
 
Antifungal utilisation in a haematology unit in Turkey: a part of the FUNGOBASE Study
Azap A., Kumbasar Ö., Akan H.
 
Anti-giardial activity of phenolic essential oils
Cavaleiro C., Gaspar B., Salgueiro L., Poiares-da-Silva J., Sousa M.C.
 
Antimicrobial activity of apidaecin peptides
Czihal P., Nimptsch A., Möllmann U., Zipfel P., Hoffmann R.
 
Antimicrobial activity of ozonised water and 0.9% NaCl
Bocian E., Bialoszewski D., Bukowska B., Czajkowska M., Tyski S.
 
Antimicrobial activity of polymyxin B against non-fermentative Gram-negative bacteria in Georgia
Nanuashvili A., Kereselidze M., Davitashvili T.
 
Antimicrobial activity of tigecycline and daptomycin against Gram-positive cocci: a multicentre study in Greek hospitals
Kolonitsiou F., Pratti A., Spiliopoulou I., Karanika M., Alexiou-Daniel S., Bakola D., Vergi M., Oeconomou M., Koutsia-Karouzou C., Malamou-Lada H., Zerva L., Petinaki E.
 
Antimicrobial activity of tigecycline and other broad-spectrum agents tested against bacterial isolates collected in European hospitals in 2006
Sader H., Fritsche T., Stilwell M., Jones R.
 
Antimicrobial and antioxidant actions of the clubmoss Lycopodium clavatum L.
Özçelik B., Orhan I., Aslan S., Kartal M., Karaoglu T., Sener B., Choudhary M.
 
Antimicrobial biodegradable composition based on high-molecular weight polyvinylpyrrolidone for the prophylaxis of experimental osteomyelitis
Afinogenov G., Tikhilov R., Mironenko A., Bogdanova T., Afinogenova A., Kozlov I., Krasnova M., Anisimova L.
 
Antimicrobial consumption and resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from 47 French hospitals
Rogues A., Dumartin C., Boulestreau H., Venier A., Gachie J., Marty N., Parneix P.
 
Antimicrobial consumption in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean hospitals: final results from the ARMed Project
Zarb P., Borg M.A., Ferech M., Goossens H.
 
Antimicrobial effect of antibacterial essential oils and three common antiseptic products
Karbach J., Königkamp S., Warnke P., Behrens E., Al-Nawas B.
 
Antimicrobial effects of non-antibiotics on resistant Gram-positive bacteria
Hendricks O., Butterworth T., Christensen J., Sahly H., Podschun R., Kristiansen J.
 
Antimicrobial resistance and prevailing resistance mechanisms among problematic clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from the university hospitals in Sofia, Bulgaria
Strateva T., Ouzounova-Raykova V., Markova B., Marteva-Proevska Y., Mitov I.
 
Antimicrobial resistance comparisons amongst extended-spectrum b-lactamase producing Klebsiella spp. phenotypes collected from Brazilian hospitals in 2003 and 2006
Mendes C., Koga P., Sakagami E., Turner P., Kiffer on behalf of the MYSTIC Group Brazil C.
 
Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli from pigs in relation to incidence of post-weaning diarrhoea and antimicrobial use
Andersson U.G., Bengtsson B., Franklin A., Thyselius S.
 
Antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus intermedius from dogs in Norway
Norström M., Tharaldsen H., Solheim H., Mørk T., Bergsjø B., Sunde M.
 
Antimicrobial resistance in strains isolated in 2005 by Romanian National Sentinel System for Nosocomial Infections Surveillance
Codita I., Oprea M., Petrescu A.M., Tatu-Chitoiu D., Ungureanu V., Ghita M., Lemeni D., Oancea R., Brehar-Cioflec D., Romaniuc A.
 
Antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli urinary isolates from primary care patients in Greece
Falagas M.E., Polemis M., Alexiou V.G., Sarantou I., Kremastinou J., Vatopoulos A.C.
 
Antimicrobial resistance of Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum among women with vaginal discharge
Kurti A., Mulliqi-Osmani G., Raka L., Berisha L., Jaka A., Jakupi X., Begolli L.
 
Antimicrobial resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the Russian Federation in 2006
Kubanova A.A., Frigo N.V., Priputnevich T.V., Sidorenko S.V.
 
Antimicrobial resistance of S. aureus strains isolated in 2005 from nosocomial infections in Romania
Dragomirescu C.C., Codita I., Oprea M.
 
Antimicrobial resistance of S. pyogenes in Russia: results of prospective multicentre study PEHASus
Kozlov R., Sivaja O.
 
Antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus nosocomial blood isolates in Russian intensive care units
Dekhnich A., Ryabkova E., Kretchikova O., Ivanchik N.
 
Antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae strains to penicillin and ceftriaxone, isolated in the Ni[scaron] district, Romania during 1999–2006
Mladenovic-Antic S., Kocic B., Stojanovic P., Ivic S., Mladenovic V.
 
Antimicrobial resistance of clinical isolates Acinetobacter baumannii in a university hospital
Stoeva T., Savov E., Bojkova K.
 
Antimicrobial resistance patterns and genotypes of Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus dysgalactiae ssp. dysgalactiae from bovine mastitis in Portuguese dairy farms
Rato M., Rolo D., Bexiga R., Nunes S.F., Cavaco L.M., Vilela C.L., Santos-Sanches I.
 
Antimicrobial resistance patterns of Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in a hospital in Algiers, Algeria
Ramdani-Bouguessa N., Djennane F., Neggazi M., Tazir M.
 
Antimicrobial resistance profiles of Acinetobacter baumannii strains isolated in intensive care units
Naim M., Chabani M., Tiouit D.
 
Antimicrobial resistance within Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from eastern and southern Mediterranean countries
Borg M.A., Scicluna E.A., Tiemersma E.W., de Kraker M., van de Sande-Bruinsma N., Monen J., Grundmann H., Collaborators ARMed Project
 
Antimicrobial susceptibilities and prevalence of qnrA in UTI isolates from hospital and the community
Higgins P.G., Lohr M., Wisplinghoff F., Seifert H., Wisplinghoff H.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility among clinical isolates of Haemophilus influenzae in a tertiary hospital in Greece
Kofteridis D., Notas G., Maraki S., Samonis G.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility and AP-PCR typing of Acinetobacter spp. strains isolated from three teaching hospitals, Tehran, Iran
Sadeghifard N., Zaeimi Yazdi J., Ranjbar R., Ahmadi A., Ghasemi A., Rostamzad A.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility and phage types of Salmonella typhimurium human strains isolated during 2002–2005 in the Slovak Republic
Majtánová L., Majtán V.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility of Nocardia spp. – experience in England and Wales
Hill R.L.R., Pike R., Warner M.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility of Peptostreptococcus anaerobius and Peptostreptococcus stomatis
Könönen E., Niemi P., Kanervo-Nordström A.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from lower respiratory tract infections – Therapeutic consequences
Popescu C., Popescu G.A., Benea E., Popoiu M., Ivan M., Gavriliu L., Paise A.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility of 2,254 isolates from different body sites: Tigecycline Evaluation Surveillance Trial (TEST) in South America, 2004–2006
Badal R., Bouchillon S., Johnson B., Hackel M., Johnson J., Hoban D., Dowzicky M.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility of 2,537 bacteraemia causative pathogens: Tigecycline Evaluation Surveillance Trial (TEST) in Europe, 2004–2006
Badal R., Bouchillon S., Johnson B., Hackel M., Johnson J., Hoban D., Dowzicky M.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility of anaerobic and facultative aerobic bacteria isolated from pus specimens of orofacial infections and b-lactamase production
Blandino G., Milazzo I., Fazio D., Puglisi S., Speciale A.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria causing early onset sepsis
Zisovska E., Lazarevska L., Zivkovik J.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility of gonococci isolated in Greece in 2005. Dramatic increase in quinolone resistance rate due to a single serovar
Stathi M., Avgerinou H., Miriagou V., Flemetakis A., Daniilidou M., Kyriakis K., Tzelepi E.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility of the pathogens of bacteraemia in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit in Bogota, Colombia, 2001–2006
Contreras G., Prieto R., Leal A.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of inducible Enterobacteriaceae isolated from intraabdominal infections in Europe: results from SMART 2005
Gallagher G., Baquero F., Rossi F., Báez-Villaseñor J., Wilson H.M., Abramson M.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing for Mycobacterium kansasii in Taiwan
Wu T.S., Lee M.H., Leu H.S., Wu T.L., Chiang P.C., Chiu C.H.
 
Antimicrobial susceptibility to third and fourth generation cephalosporins and the prevalence of extended-spectrum b-lactamase-producing isolates among Enterobacteriaceae from different clinical specimens
Kocic B., Mladenovic-Antic S., Randjelovic G., Stojanovic P., Dinic M.
 
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in severe infection – a neglected association
Morath C., Sis J., Zeier M., Schwenger V., Andrassy K.
 
Antiretroviral drug resistance among drug-naive HIV-infected patients in Korea
Lee S-H., Rheu E-K., Cah D-H., Lee S-J., Rheu H-S., Kim H-H., Cho G-J.
 
Antiretrovirals adverse reactions from a prospective HIV/AIDS cohort study in Bogotá, Colombia
Vesga J.F., Alvarez C., Tamara J.R., Cortes J.A., Guerrero P., Gil F.
 
Application of hybridisation probe-based real-time PCR assay to monitor the Brucella DNA load in patients with brucellosis throughout different stages of the disease
Vrioni G., Priavali E., Pappas G., Gartzonika C., Levidiotou S.
 
Appropriateness of antibiotic therapy on weekends vs weekdays
Bishara J., Hershkovitz D., Pitlik S.
 
Are our mobile phones clean?
Ulger F., Esen S., Dilek A., Yanik K., Gunaydin M., Leblebicioglu H.
 
Are procalcitonin and C-reactive protein accurate prognostic markers in sepsis?
Tsiavos V., Charitos D., Komitopoulou A., Kanavou A., Varsamis E., Komitopoulos N., Giakoymaki E.
 
Are recommendations for antibiotic use related to antibiotic consumption in hospital? Results from a French surveillance network
Miliani K., L'Heriteau F., Arnaud I., Carbonne A., Astagneau P.
 
Are susceptibility testing results for clindamycin from microdilution automated systems reliable for therapeutic decisions?
Treviño M., Moldes L., Garcia-Riestra C., Gómez-Rial M., Jorge M., Regueiro B.
 
Array-based typing of community- and healthcare associated MRSA and occurrence of epidemic strains in eastern Saxony
Monecke S., Jatzwauk L., Weber S., Ehricht R.
 
Arthritis and chronic hepatitis C virus infection
Puerto J., Escobar M.A., Garcia-Egido A.A., Fernandez F.J., Gomez-Soto F.M., Bernal J.A., Romero S.P., Gomez F.
 
Aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index for the evaluation of fibrosis in chronic viral hepatitis
Yetkin M.A., Bulut C., Çaydere M., Erdinc F.S., Ertem G., Kinikli S., Tülek N., Üstün H., Demiroz A.P.
 
Assessing Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonisation in a cohort of healthy volunteers
Wood M.E., Morse D.J., Nordby T.M., Olson L.K., Mach P.A., Jacobson C.J.
 
Assessing the biological efficacy and rate of recontamination following hydrogen peroxide vapour decontamination
Otter J., Cummins M., Ahmad F., van Tonder C., Drabu Y.
 
Assessing the in vitro activity of daptomycin against well-characterised methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains representing different spa types
Becker K., Grünastel B., Mellmann A., Peters G., von Eiff C.
 
Assessment and management of tuberculosis infection in patients due to start anti-TNF-a treatment
Casas S., Gasch O., Lora-Tamayo J., Reina D., Joanola X., Gonzalez L., Guerra M., Santin M.
 
Assessment of cefoxitin MICs with the BD Phoenix® system to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates
Morosini M.I., García-Castillo M., Loza E., Baquero F., Cantón R.
 
Assessment of electrocardiograms and garenoxacin plasma concentrations from subjects with acute bacterial infections
Krishna G., Waskin H.
 
Assessment of liver cirrhosis by elastography in HCV/HIV co-infected patients
Castellares C., Martín-Carbonero L., Barreiro P., Ramos B., Sheldon J., Labarga P., Novoa-Rodríguez S., González-Lahoz J., Soriano V.
 
Assessment of risk factors in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis attacks
Yilmaz G.R., Ozturk R., Bulut C., Parpucu H., Irmak H., Kinikli S., Duranay M., Demiroz A.P.
 
Assessment of susceptibilities of a range of antibiotic-resistant clinical isolates to Aloe vera inner gel
Habeeb F.M., Dashti A.A., Morrison D., Gray A.I., Ferro V.A.
 
Assessment of the Immulite systems CMV IgM assays in comparison to the Vidas assay in a clinical evaluation
Vlaspolder F., Singer P.
 
Assessment of the polymyxin B antimicrobial activity tested against 26,921 clinical strains of Gram-negative bacilli collected in Europe: report from 10 years of the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program
Sader H., Fritsche T., Janechek M., Jones R.
 
Assessment of the risk factors for mortality in hospital-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii infections in a teaching hospital
Bulut C., Yetkin M.A., Erdinc F.S., Ataman Hatipoglu C., Onde U., Karakoc E.A., Tülek N.
 
Assessment of tryptophan metabolism and cytokine profile in cerebrospinal fluid samples from patients with bacterial meningitis
Coutinho L.G., Bellac C.L., Grandgirard D., Wittwer M., Coimbra R.S., Christen S., Agnez-Lima L.F., Marinho L.A., Leib S.L.
 
Associated factors and viral DNA in isolated hepatitis B core antibody group among healthcare workers
Chiarakul S., Vuttiopas S., Eunumjitkul K., Kaewkungwal J., Poovorawan Y.
 
Association between antibiotic use and incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in general intensive care unit
Pujate E., Balode A., Oss P., Dumpis U.
 
Association between opaque variants and serotypes in invasive isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae
Serrano I., Melo-Cristino J., Ramirez M.
 
Association between oral candidiasis and immunity level in a population of drug addicts in a centre for prevention and treatment of drug addictions in Rome, Italy
Rocchi L., D'Alessandro D., Fabiani M., Osborn J.F., Leonardi C., Tarsitani G., Grillot R., Vescia N.
 
Association between systemic inflammation and Pneumocystis jirovecii colonisation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Morilla R., Rivero L., Muñoz-Lobato F., Montes-Cano M., Friaza V., Respaldiza N., Medrano F., Varela J., Calderón E., de la Horra C.
 
Association of apolipoprotein E polymorphism with tuberculosis
Farivar T.N., Johari P.
 
Association of FCgamma RIIA polymorphism with brucellosis
Rafiei A., Ghasemian R., Hosseini khah Z., Ajami A.
 
Association of proinflammatory cytokines with fibrinolytic enzymes and biochemical parameters in childhood infectious parapneumonic effusions
Chiu C.Y., Huang J.L., Wong K.S., Tsai M.H., Lin T.Y.
 
ATLAS 1: the first Phase 3 study evaluating the new lipoglycopeptide, telavancin, for the treatment of patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections
Corey G.R., Stryjewski M.E., O'Riordan W.D., Fowler Jr V.G., Ross D.P., Hopkins A., Kitt M.M., Barriere for the ATLAS Study Group S.L.
 
ATLAS 2: a double-blind, randomised, active controlled, multinational Phase 3 study comparing telavancin with vancomycin for the treatment of patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections
Corey G.R., Stryjewski M.E., Fowler Jr V.G., Teglia O., Hopkins A., Kitt M.M., Barriere for the ATLAS Study Group S.L.
 
Attitudes, beliefs and knowledge concerning antibiotic use and self-medication: a comparative European study
Grigoryan L., Birkin J., Burgerhof J., Degener J., Deschepper R., Stålsby Lundborg C., Monnet D., Scicluna E., Haaijer-Ruskamp F., Di Matteo A., Tambi-Andrasevic A., Andrajati R., Edelstein H., Valinteliene R., Mechtler R., Deliens L., Van der Kelen on behalf of the SAR consortium G.