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Zabost A. - N-acetyltranserase 2 gene mutations and bioavailability of isoniazid in tuberculosis patients
Zaeimi Yazdi J. - Carriage of group B streptococcus in pregnant women from Tehran, Iran
Zafiraki A. - Prevalence of and risk factors for colonisation with meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at the time of hospital admission
Zafiropoulou A. - Frequency of isolation of anaerobic bacteria from surgical infections and their antimicrobial resistance pattern
Zahar J.R. - Infective endocarditis in children: a single cohort study of 51 cases in a French university hospital
Zaharia C. - Comparison between proliferation intensity of S. aureus on unmodified and new C60-modified polymers
Zahn M. - Membrane biogenesis in the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii and its significance as a novel chemotherapeutic target
Zaires A. - Resistance to carbapenems and phenotypic detection of metallo-b-lactamases in P. aeruginosa clinical isolates
Zajaczkowska M. - Intestinal Oxalobacter formigenes colonisation in children with calcium oxalate urolithiasis. A study from southeastern Poland.
Zajkowska J. - Apoptosis of T lymphocytes in the culture of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with late Lyme arthritis
Zakerbostanabad S. - Multiple-mutations in the katG gene of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates correlate with high-level of resistance to isoniazid in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis in Belarus
Zaki S. - Detection of Helicobacter pylori DNA in liver tissue samples from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
  - Genetic diversity of metallo-b-lactamases produced by carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Zali N. - Genetic variability of hepatitis B virus "a" determinant in Iranian isolates
Zali M.R. - Genetic variability of hepatitis B virus "a" determinant in Iranian isolates
Zali M. - Phylogenetic analysis of genus salmonella based on polyphasic and numerical taxonomy
  - Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibilities of Yersinia enterocolitica and other Yersinia species recovered from meat and chicken in Tehran, Iran
Zali MR. - CagA and other key genes in the cag pathogenicity island of Helicobacter pylori isolated from dyspepsia patients
Zaloudikova B. - Multiplex PCR for specific detection of meticillin-resistant staphylococci in a group of patients with infective endocarditis
Zalounina A. - Performance of the TREAT decision support system in an environment with low prevalence of resistant pathogens
Zaman A. - The serotype-specific efficacy and immunogenicity of a 9-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine determined during an efficacy trial in The Gambia, West Africa
Zamanzad B. - Identification and genotyping of uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains isolated from patients with urinary tract infection based on papC and papG genes using PCR
Zamarron P. - Description of travel characteristics and diagnosis of the main syndromes in travellers attending a tropical medicine unit
  - Travel characteristics and main diagnoses observed in ill returned travellers
Zambon J. - Microbiological effects of a triclosan dentifrice and tongue cleaner in the treatment of oral malodour
  - Antimicrobial efficacy of commercial dentifrices with triclosan or stannous fluoride
  - 15-year survey of triclosan efficacy on supragingival plaque
Zambou A. - Frequency of isolation of anaerobic bacteria from surgical infections and their antimicrobial resistance pattern
Zamudio-Maueira L. - Efficient automated purification and accurate quantification of cytomegalovirus DNA
Zanc V. - Epidemiological and bacteriological profile of community-acquired infective endocarditis
  - Early pattern of IL-6, TNF-alpha, IL-12 and IFN-gamma levels in septic patients
  - Clinical epidemiology and microbiological spectrum of nosocomial endocarditis
  - Risk factors for meticillin-resistance among patients with Staphylococcus aureus sepsis
  - Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory findings in human Leptospirosis
Zanetti G. - Double locus sequence typing: a high through-put molecular typing method for meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  - Enterobacteriaceae producing extended-spectrum b-lactamase: duration of carriage and implication for surveillance
  - Investigation of epidemiological links between patients harbouring identical, non-predominant MRSA genotypes as defined by double-locus sequence typing
  - Investigation of an outbreak of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteraemia in an haemato-oncology unit: unexpected genetic diversity of isolates
Zanfi C. - Virological and immunological monitoring of human cytomegalovirus infection in heart and small bowel/multivisceral transplantation
Zangeneh M. - The application of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B outer membrane vesicle as an adjuvant to induce specific antibody against the LPS of Brucella abortus S-99 in animal model
  - The evaluation of three pro-inflammatory cytokines
Zangi M. - Changes in serum lipid profile during and after pegylated IFN and ribavirin therapy in chronic hepatitis C
Zanini S. - In vivo fluoroquinolone concentrations and in vitro selection of resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae
  - In vitro selection of resistance by in vivo concentrations of fluoroquinolones in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus
Zaniratti M.S. - Use of a molecular panel in acute viral respiratory infections
Zannou M. - Anti-R7V antibodies prevalence in HIV-infected patients followed in the ambulatory care centre of a university hospital, Cotonou, Benin
Zaoutis T. - Prospective, multicentre study of caspofungin for treatment of documented fungal infections in paediatric patients
Zappa A. - Viability of live-attenuated vaccine strains in a pharmaceutical dump
  - Human Metapneumovirus and human Bocavirus in hospitalised children with acute respiratory infections
Zappacosta R. - Adhesion to and biofilm formation on IB3–1 bronchial cells by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: implications in cystic fibrosis
  - Novel methods for the diagnosis of HPV infection
Zaragoza R. - Influence of the method for detecting reduced vancomycin susceptibility in meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. A 14-year study
  - Clinical and management utility of Candida albicans germ tube antibody detection in critically ill patients. Influence on mortality
Zarazaga M. - Characterisation of an unusual class 1 integron in Escherichia coli isolates of animal origin
  - Characterisation of extended-spectrum b-lactamases in clinical Escherichia coli isolates in a Spanish hospital
  - High prevalence and diversity of extended-spectrum b-lactamases in faecal Escherichia coli isolates of healthy humans
  - Phenotypic and genotypic characterisation of antimicrobial resistance in faecal enterococci of healthy humans and animals
Zare Maivan H. - Antimycobacterial activity of two Berberis species used as traditional medicine in Iran
Zarfel G. - Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in southeastern Austria: distribution to spa-types and first occurrence of USA300
Zarkadoulia E. - Factors associated with suboptimal compliance to vaccinations
Zarkotou O. - In vitro activity of tigecycline against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative clinical isolates
Zaro T. - Use of disinfectable needleless mechanical valve connectors and catheter-related bloodstream infection rates in a polyvalent intensive care unit
Zarrilli R. - Molecular epidemiology of Acinetobacter baumannii in hospitals in the Mediterranean area using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and sequence-based typing
Zasmeta S. - Ertapenem, imipenem, meropenem, tigecycline and fosfomycin activity against extended-spectrum b-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae in Austria
  - Fosfomycin and tigecycline activity in extended-spectrum b-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae with reduced carbapenem susceptibility
Zavaran Hosseinee A. - Immunological evaluation of recombinant human serum albumin–L7/L12 (Brucella abortus ribosomal protein) fusion protein in animal model
Zavgorodniy A. - Study of Chernobyl catastrophe influence on bovine TB epizootic process intensity in radioactive polluted and ``clean'' territories of Ukraine in 1983–2007
Zazzeron L. - Immunological diagnosis of early Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients
Zdovc I. - A case of cutaneous listeriosis in a man
Zecheru T. - Comparison between proliferation intensity of S. aureus on unmodified and new C60-modified polymers
Zeighami H. - Association of Ureaplasma urealyticum infection with varicocele-related infertility
Zeinali M. - Laboratory diagnosis of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Iran in the year 2007
Zeitlberger E. - In vitro activity of mecillinam in combination with aminopenicillin/b-lactamase-inhibitor – Combinations against ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae
Zeitlinger M. - Efficacy of antibiotics in cerebrospinal fluid
  - Immunmodulatory potencies of linezolid in a LPS model of human whole blood
  - Efflux pump inhibitors may overcome antibiotic resistance in multi-resistant bacteria by increasing intracellular drug concentration
Zelenik K. - A case of cutaneous listeriosis in a man
[Zcaron]ele-Starcevic L. - Evaluation of PCR in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens for diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia
Zeman P. - Lack of effect of the novel antibiotic iclaprim on the anticoagulant activity and the pharmacokinetics of warfarin in healthy subjects
Zemlickova H. - In vitro activity of tigecycline against MRSA, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and extended-spectrum b-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates collected in the Czech Republic
[Zcaron]emlicková H. - Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones recovered from bloodstream infections in Czech hospitals in 2000–2007
Zenhorst R. - Point prevalence study of HPV in a high-risk population in Havana, Cuba
Zeni F. - Value of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic in dose management of ceftazidime and imipeneme in ICUs
Zerbini L. - Molecular analysis of Clostridium difficile strains isolated from healthy horses in the area of Parma, Italy
Zeretzke M. - The Toll-like receptor 2 agonist Pam3CSK4 induces microglia-mediated neuronal cell death in vitro
Zerouali K. - Association of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance genes, DHA-1 b-lactamase, and extended-spectrum b-lactamase SHV-12 in Enterobacter cloacae isolated in Moroccco
  - Genetic relatedness between ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella Kentucky isolated from humans and poultry meat
Zerva L. - A rare case of Nocardia puris postoperative endophthalmitis
  - Analysis of pharmacodynamic interactions between antifungal drugs against Aspergillus fumigatus using the fractional inhibitory concentration index
  - Identification and susceptibility testing of Enterococcus casseliflavus and Enterococcus gallinarum by Phoenix 100 system (Becton Dickinson)
  - Colonisation of hospital water distribution system by Legionella pneumophila
Zervos M. - Plasmid characterisation of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis strains from different continents (1989–2004)
Zeybek Z. - Efficacy of a mixture of colloidal silver-hydrogen peroxide and 2-bromo-2-nitropropan, 1,3-diol compounds against different Legionella pneumophila strains
Zgur-Bertok D. - Virulence potential of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli strains isolated from skin, wound and soft tissue infections
Zharkova L. - Unlicensed and off-label antibiotic use in a paediatric city hospital in Russia
Zheng F. - Characterisation of cloning and in vitro expression of enolase from Streptococcus suis 2
Zheng B.J. - Identification of a novel group 1 coronavirus from Chinese horseshoe bats
Zheng X. - Prospective evaluation of rapid antigen tests for diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus infections
Zhu D. - A new plasmid-mediated gene for quinolone resistance, qnrC
Zhuo C. - Molecular epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa producing IMP-9 type metallo-b-lactamase isolated in Guangzhou, China
Ziegler E.L. - Development of a real-time PCR assay for the detection of toxigenic Clostridium difficile
Ziesing S. - Do blood cultures from E. coli overestimate the rate of antimicrobial resistance?
  - Impact of routine surgical and intensive care units admission surveillance cultures on hospital-wide nosocomial MRSA infections in a university hospital
Zijlstra E.E. - Prevalence of and risk factors for anaemia on the medical wards of a central hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
Zika I. - Estimation of tuberculin status among school children on a Greek island
Zilevica A. - Comparison of coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from patients and healthy individuals
Zill E. - Trends of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence in ambulatory care in the Berlin area, 2000–2006
Zilmer M. - Factors involved in combined treatment with probiotic and fluorokinolone in Salmonella typhimurium murine infection
Zimmerli S. - Four-year survey of zygomycosis in the Swiss Posaconazole Named Patient Program
Zimmerli W. - In vitro activity of gallium against meticillin-susceptible and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidis
Zimmermann S. - Quantiferon-TB: a new test for diagnosing tuberculous uveitis
Zindler S. - Costs of nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea
Zinner S. - In vitro enrichment of resistant Staphylococcus aureus at daptomycin subtherapeutic concentrations within the mutant selection window: effect of treatment duration
  - Heterogeneity of the mutant selection window: selection of resistant Staphylococcus aureus at ciprofloxacin constant concentrations simulated close to the MIC or the mutant prevention concentration
  - Selection of daptomycin (DAP)-resistant Staphylococcus aureus mutants with DAP alone and in combination with rifampicin at subtherapeutic concentrations: simulations using an in vitro dynamic model
Zinyowera S. - A water filtration method using river sand and activated carbons for the removal of intestinal protozoan parasites in contaminated drinking water at a point-of-use treatment
Zioga A. - Persistence of pan-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains recovered from blood cultures in an intensive care unit
Ziva K. - Isolation from blood cultures and susceptibility testing of Candida sp. strains during three years in a tertiary hospital in Greece
Ziyade N. - Value of Gram stain and quantitative culture of washed sputum samples in patients with lower respiratory tract infections
Zjevikova A. - Long-term follow-up of new-borns of HBsAg positive mothers vaccinated against hepatitis B
Zohoun I. - Anti-R7V antibodies prevalence in HIV-infected patients followed in the ambulatory care centre of a university hospital, Cotonou, Benin
Zojaji H. - CagA and other key genes in the cag pathogenicity island of Helicobacter pylori isolated from dyspepsia patients
Zolfaghari K. - Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibilities of Yersinia enterocolitica and other Yersinia species recovered from meat and chicken in Tehran, Iran
Zolotuhhina I. - Campylobacter infections in a central hospital, West-Tallinn, Estonia in 2000–2005
Zong Z. - blaVEB-6, a novel ESBL gene in a complex structure
  - qnr genes in ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates from New South Wales, Australia
Zoppelletto M. - Detection of oxacillin resistance in staphylococci: comparison of MicroScan and cefoxitin disc diffusion test
Zorman T. - Prevalence and efflux mechanism of macrolide resistance in Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli from different sources
Zorzano A. - Rapid determination of the antifungal susceptibility of Candida isolates using direct samples of blood from patients with fungaemia: the role of the Etest
Zou M.X. - Study on SHV-type extended-spectrum-b-lactamase in Hunan province
Zouaghui M. - Detection of Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in cerebrospinal fluid in children using PCR
Zoulim F. - Case report: chronic hepatitis B infection susceptible to adefovir despite the rtI233V mutation
Zoumberi M. - Study of community-acquired bacteraemias managed in a medical department
Zoumpouloglou F. - Daptomycin susceptibility testing of linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus cohnii isolates
  - Species distribution and resistance profile to antifungal agents of Candida bloodstream infections in ICU-patients. Emergence of voriconazole resistance
Zouni P. - Bacteraemia due to enteropathogenic bacteria in a paediatric hospital in Athens, Greece
  - Prevalence of gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus and adenovirus in a paediatric population in Athens, Greece
Zourla K. - Surveillance of glycopeptide-resistant enterococci in faecal samples from hospitalised patients during two years in a tertiary hospital
Zuliani M. - Evaluation of a chromogenic agar plate as screening medium for the detection of extended-spectrum b-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
Zulueta-Rodriguez P. - First detection of the plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance in extended-spectrum b-lactamases producing Enterobacteriaceae isolated from in-and out-patients in Switzerland
Zulz T. - International Circumpolar Surveillance of invasive bacterial diseases, 2000–2006
  - The epidemiology of invasive group A streptococcal infection in the North American Arctic, 2000–2006
Zündorf J. - Influence of linezolid on phagocytosis and killing of Gram-negative bacteria by polymorphonuclear neutrophils
Zurek E. - Detection of ESBLs in various Enterobacter cloacae isolates in the Polish External Assurance National Quality Control Scheme POLMICRO 2007
Zvirotic A. - Correlation of adherence and haemagglutination abilities of Staphylococcus saprophyticus strains
Zwolinska K. - Detection of active polyomaviruses JC and BK in HIV-1-infected patients
  - CCR and HERV polymorphism in HIV-1 infection: Polish population analysis
Zwolinski J. - Co-infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Bartonella sp. and Babesia microti in patients suspected of Lyme disease
  - Study on the occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti and Bartonella sp. in ticks from the Roztocze National Park (eastern Poland)
Zwolska Z. - N-acetyltranserase 2 gene mutations and bioavailability of isoniazid in tuberculosis patients
Zwozdziak B. - Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis and cytokine response in inflammatory bowel diseases
Zykov K. - Long-term course of clarithromycin for the treatment of stage II COPD patients with frequent exacerbations