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Iacob S. - The diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis before and after antituberculous treatment using nested PCR
Iacobiciu I. - Bursts of trichinellosis in a Romanian industrial area
Iacobino A. - Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolated from patients affected by cystic fibrosis: genotyping analysis and molecular characterisation of virulence determinants
Iacomi F. - Case report: chronic hepatitis B infection susceptible to adefovir despite the rtI233V mutation
  - HBV lamivudine resistance mutations in a cohort of mono-infected and HIV-co-infected patients
Iacono M. - Whole genome pyrosequencing of the epidemic multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii European clone II
Iannelli F. - Conjugative transposon Tn5253 of Streptococcus pneumoniae
Iannotti N. - Infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria diagnosed at hospital admission. Incidence and risk factors
Ibañez Z.B. - Is Bartonella bacilliformis, endemic pathogen of the Andean areas, intrinsically resistant to quinolones?
Icart R. - Incidence of central venous catheter-related infection in a community hospital
Ieiri T. - Efficacy of combination therapy of antifungal agents against Aspergillus: in vitro evaluation with electron microscope
Ieven M. - Should PCR replace the indirect fluorescence antigen test for detection of Varicella zoster on skin swabs?
  - Evaluation of two chromogenic Candida agars: need for additional training to optimise results
  - Fungaemia in the university hospital of Antwerp: species distribution and antifungal susceptibility of isolates
  - Comparison of NucliSens easyMAG and Qiagen nucleic acid extraction using respiratory specimens
  - Comparison of direct and standardised antimicrobial disc susceptibility testing on positive blood cultures
Ifesan B.O.T. - Antistaphylococcal activity of semi-purified fractions from Eleutherine americana
Igan H. - Colonisation with meticillin-resistant staphylococci and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli in hospitalised patients: prevalence and risk factors
  - Drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains by using two different methods
Ihongbe J.C. - High co-trimoxazole resistance by bacteria associated with oral lesions in a population of Ugandan HIV-infected and AIDS patients
Iida K. - Cerebrospinal fluid penetration and pharmacodynamic exposure of meropenem prophylactically administered to neurosurgical patients
Ikawa K. - Cerebrospinal fluid penetration and pharmacodynamic exposure of meropenem prophylactically administered to neurosurgical patients
Ikeda K. - Cerebrospinal fluid penetration and pharmacodynamic exposure of meropenem prophylactically administered to neurosurgical patients
  - Tissue penetration and clinical efficacy of gatifloxacin, a respiratory quinolone, in adult patients with penicillin-intermediate Streptococcus pneumoniae and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae sinusitis
Ikonomidis A. - Investigation of imipenem efficacy against carbapenem-susceptible but heteroresistant Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates by experimental pneumonia
  - Prevalence of the plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance determinant qnrS among ciprofloxacin-resistant Escherichia coli genotypes in Greece
  - Dissemination of VIM-1- and VIM-4-producing Acinetobacter baumannii clones in an intensive care unit
Ilhan-sungur E. - Isolation of sulfate reducing bacteria from dental unit waterlines
  - Pioneer coloniser bacteria in biofilm formation on galvanised steel in a model cooling tower system
Iliadou H. - Prevalence of multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in children with community-acquired pneumonia
  - Enterococcal urinary tract infections in children
  - Evaluation of VITEK 2 ID NH for identification of fastidious organisms in a paediatric hospital
Ilina E. - MIRU-VNTR genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from central region of Russia
  - A mass spectrometry-based approach for Neisseria gonorrhoeae species identification
Iliopoulos D. - Biofilm-production is strongly correlated with the presence of accumulation associated protein
Ilmoja M. - The association between mucosal colonisation with opportunistic pathogens and bloodstream infections in the two neonatal intensive care units in Estonia
  - Genotypic relatedness of Candida spp. in neonatal intensive care unit
Imbert C. - In vitro anti-biofilm activity of micafungin in a lock strategy
  - Relationships between Candida albicans and free-living amoebae
  - Fusarium oxysporum and free-living amoebae
Imhof A. - Eleven-year postmortem analysis of filamentous fungal infections in intensive care unit patients in a tertiary care hospital
Imperi F. - Whole genome pyrosequencing of the epidemic multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii European clone II
Inal A.S. - Antimicrobial susceptibility of Gram-negative bacteria causing nosocomial infections from 2003–2005 in a university hospital in Turkey
Inan L.E. - Brucellosis: a cause of peripheral neuropathy
Indra A. - Mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units typing reveals high genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Austria
  - Clinical-epidemiological characterisation of Clostridium difficile – ribotype 053
Ingebretsen A. - Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in a comprehensive cancer and transplantation centre
Ingenhoven E. - Arthroscopic knee surgery: postoperative wound infections, antibiotic prophylaxis and preoperative hair removal. Data from AMBU-KISS
Ingham C. - The culture and antifungal sensitivity testing of pathogenic fungi on a highly porous ceramic
Iñigo J. - Decrease in incidence of tuberculosis in Madrid is associated to declining rates of recent transmission: an epidemiological and molecular study between 1997 and 2004
Insa R. - Evolution of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of aerobic and facultative Gram-negative bacilli causing intra-abdominal infections: results from the SMART studies, 2003–2007
Inskeep P. - Plasma protein binding of anidulafungin is similar to other major Echinocandins
  - Lack of anidulafungin interactions with CYP enzymes and transporters in in vivo and in vitro systems
Inverarity D.J. - Molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of pneumococcal cerebral abscesses in Scotland
Ioannidis P. - Evaluation of QuantiFERON TB gold assay in tuberculosis diagnosis
Ioannou A. - Infections in patients with head injury: a 6-year retrospective study
Ionica E. - Relevance of A 2 phospholipases and matrix-metalloproteases in the assessment of the inflammatory process evolution in periodontal disease
Iordache C. - In vitro investigation of the intercellular cross-talk between opportunistic bacteria and eukaryotic cells
Iosifides E. - Biofilm-forming capacity and biofilm antifungal drug resistance of Candida bloodstream isolates
Iosipenco M. - 2007 outbreak of viral meningitis in Romania: cases managed in a national institute of infectious diseases
Ip M. - Viral aetiology of hospitalised patients with community-acquired pneumonia in Hong Kong
Ippolito G. - Phylogenetic analysis of autochthonous and imported Italian Chikungunya virus strains
Iredell J. - qnr genes in ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates from New South Wales, Australia
  - blaVEB-6, a novel ESBL gene in a complex structure
Irimescu N. - 2007 outbreak of viral meningitis in Romania: cases managed in a national institute of infectious diseases
Iriondo M. - Influence of antibiotics during delivery work on early onset sepsis
Iris N. - Investigation of vancomycin-resistant enterococci faecal carriage in intensive care units of a Turkish teaching hospital in a two-year period
Irmak H. - Serum TNF-alpha and interleukin-4 (IL-4) levels in patients with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
  - Evaluation of the in vitro susceptibility of meticillin-reistant staphylococcus strains isolated from nosocomial infection to vancomycin, teicoplanin, linezolid and tigecycline by E-test method
Irmak O. - Antifungal susceptibilities of Candida bloodstream isolates from two different Turkish hospitals
Iruretagoyena J. - Clinical and management utility of Candida albicans germ tube antibody detection in critically ill patients. Influence on mortality
Irwin D. - The economic and service impact of invasive candidiasis in the UK
Ischer F. - Comparison between Isavuconazole and other azoles against characterised clinical isolates and yeast model systems
Iseman M.D. - In only half of the tuberculosis cases diagnosed in Zambia, Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causative agent
Ishibashi M. - Serotype distributions and molecular characteristics of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates in Malaysia
Islam K. - Assessment of safety and tolerability profiles after iclaprim administration in complicated skin and skin structure infection from the ASSIST-2 clinical trial (Arpida's Skin and Skin Structure Infection Study-2)
  - Lack of effect of the novel antibiotic iclaprim on the anticoagulant activity and the pharmacokinetics of warfarin in healthy subjects
  - Bactericidal activity of iclaprim against meticillin-sensitive and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  - The activity of iclaprim against European Streptococcus pyogenes and S. agalactiae
  - Clinical efficacy of iclaprim in complicated skin and skin structure infection: preliminary results from the ASSIST-2 clinical trial
  - Dose linearity and gender-independent pharmacokinetics of intravenous iclaprim assessed in two randomised, double-blind and controlled cross-over studies
  - Analysis of the effect of iclaprim on the QT interval in the ASSIST-2 clinical trial
  - Preliminary results of the microbiological efficacy of iclaprim in complicated skin and skin structure infection from the ASSIST-2 clinical trial
Ison C. - Evaluation of four nucleic acid amplification tests for Chlamydia trachomatis in urine specimens
  - Audit of laboratory diagnostic methods for syphilis in England and Wales
Israil A.M. - New thioureides of 2-(4-methyl-phenoxymethyl) benzoic acid with antimicrobial activity
Itani K. - Efficacy and safety of linezolid versus vancomycin for the treatment of complicated skin and soft-tissue infections proven to be due to meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Itin P. - Scabies outbreak in an acute care setting involving 1,075 individuals
Itrakjy A.J. - Prospective, randomised clinical trial to compare the efficacy of two 70% (v/v) isopropyl alcohol solutions containing either 0.5% (w/v) chlorhexidine gluconate or 2% (w/v) CHG for skin antisepsis during coronary artery bypass grafting
Iubu R. - Epidemiological and bacteriological profile of community-acquired infective endocarditis
Ivan M. - In vitro susceptibility of respiratory isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes in a twelve-month period
Ivanchik N. - Assessment of capacity of Russian microbiological laboratories to detect ESBL production in Gram-negative bacteria by phenotypic methods
Ivanov I. - Molecular diversity of VEB-1 extended-spectrum b-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Bulgarian hospitals
  - A nosocomial outbreak of CTX-M producing Serratia marcescens in a Bulgarian neonatal hospital unit
  - Molecular diversity among Bulgarian Bacillus anthracis strains: the emergence of novel genotypes
Ivanov I.N. - A common F. tularensis outbreak MLVA genotype in the Balkans
Ivanova Z. - Antifungal susceptibility testing of yeast isolates from nine hospitals in Bulgaria and their species distribution – a two-year study
Ivanova M. - Indigenous amebiasis in hypoendemic area: myth or reality?
Ivens A. - Molecular characterisation of Staphylococcus aureus dialysis associated bacteraemia isolates. Developing microarray analysis towards future rapid typing applications
Iversen G. - Resistance of Bacteroides species in Trondheim, Norway
Iversen A. - Increasing number of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli during the last three years in Stockholm – A challenge for the clinical laboratory
Iversen M. - Surveillance of aspergillosis by galactomannan testing, culture and histopathology in lung transplant recipients
Izadi M. - Prevalence of hydatid cyst in a slaughter-house in Iran: a ten-year survey
  - Epidemiological investigation of hydatidosis infections in Iran
Izopet J. - Laboratory evaluation of UniCel DxI 800 analyser (Beckman Coulter) for HBV and HCV serological markers
Izquierdo C. - Community-acquired pneumonia occurring in immunocompromised older patients: incidence, causative organisms, and outcome