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Iacobiciu I. - Evolutive pattern of trichinellosis in patients of a Roma community
  - The campaign for malaria eradication in Romania, 19231963
  - A Romanian winter outbreak of trichinellosis due to consumption of pork contaminated with Trichinella spiralis
Iacono M. - Genome comparison of Acinetobacter baumannii: evaluation of drug resistance, adherence, haemolysis and other potential virulence factors
  - Tn1806, the erm(TR)-carrying genetic element of Streptococcus pneumoniae
Iancu L.S. - Atypical serological pattern in chronic hepatitisB virus infection: a real problem or a sensitivity default of the analytical kit?
  - Comparison of the in vitro activity of linezolid with erythromycin against coagulase-negative staphylococci isolates
Iannelli F. - Tn1806, the erm(TR)-carrying genetic element of Streptococcus pneumoniae
  - Sialic acid: a preventable signal for pneumococcal biofilm, colonisation and invasion of the host
Iborra A. - Emergence of a clone of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A in children in Murcia, Spain
Ibrahem S. - First nationwide estimates on incidence and case fatality of Clostridium difficile-associated infections
  - First results of hospital-based surveillance of Clostridium difficile-associated infections in Finnish acute care hospitals
Icardi G. - Outbreak of Ralstonia pickettii bacteraemia in patients with haematological malignancies and haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
Ichiishi T. - A study on bacteria isolated from intra-abdominal infections in Japan and their antimicrobial susceptibility
Ide L. - BEL2, an expanded-spectrum lactamase with increased activity toward broad-spectrum cephalosporins in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Idowu O.A. - Awareness, possession and use of insecticide-treated net for prevention of malaria in children under five in Abeokuta, Nigeria
  - The effectiveness of different window mesh sizes in the prevention of mosquitohuman contact
Ieiri T. - Streptococcus milleri group sepsis: abdominal infections and macrolide resistance
Ierodiakonou V. - NA Antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery: an international survey
Ieven M. - The role of respiratory viruses and M.pneumoniae in lower respiratory tract infections in primary care
  - Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae EQA Pilot Study
  - Application of an expanded gold standard and latent class analysis to decide on the strategy for the diagnosis of M.pneumoniae infections
  - Assessment of sputum Gram stain and culture for S.pneumoniae and Haemophilus spp. in the aetiologic diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections in the European GRACE study
  - Correlation of Sedimax (Menarini) versus reverse light microscopy for the examination of urine sediment
  - Performance of monoplex and multiplex nucleic acid amplification tests for the detection of a range of respiratory pathogens
Ifantidou A. - Epidemiological changes in the human brucellosis
Iglesias Hernández T.M. - Dermafinder: a new approach for fast and sensitive detection of dermatophyte skin infections
Iglezos I. - Prevalence of MRSA and staphylococcal toxins among cystic fibrosis adult patients
Ignatyeva O. - Dominance of Beijing family strains in XDR tuberculosis in Samara Oblast, Russian Federation
Igrejas G. - Prevalence of extended-spectrum lactamases in Escherichia coli obtained from faecal samples of captive ostrich in Portugal
Ihongbe J. - Prevalence of quinolone susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus in delayed-healing diabetic foot ulcers in Ekpoma, Nigeria
IJzerman E.P.F. - Evaluation of the Oxoid XpectLegionella test kit for detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup1 antigen in urine
Ikonomidis A. - Association of accessory gene regulator locus with biofilm formation and methicillin-resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
  - Investigation of carbapenem heteroresistance among susceptible Acinetobacter baumannii
  - Outbreak of multiple clones of linezolid and vancomycin-resistant enterococci in the intensive care unit of a Greek university hospital
Ilbäck N.G. - Viral RNA replication is associated with changes in selenium in target organs of Coxsackie virus B3 infection
Iliadou C. - Epidemiology of Moraxella catarrhalis infections in children and resistance phenotypes
  - Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility among Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated in a paediatric hospital
  - Anaerobic bacteriology and antibiotic susceptibility of intra-abdominal community-acquired infections in children
  - Colonisation of intravascular catheters in the intensive care unit of a paediatric hospital during a ten-year period (19992008)
Ilina E. - Bacterial species identification directly from urine samples by MALDI-TOF MS fingerprinting
  - Clonal diversity of penicillin non-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Moscow, Russia
  - Application of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for Helicobacter pylori study
  - Genetic characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, isolated among Moscow residents
Illmer T. - Clinical applicability of a diagnostic DNA-microarray for the simultaneous detection of herpesviruses and adenovirus co-infections in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation
Illnait-Zaragozi M.T. - Dermafinder: a new approach for fast and sensitive detection of dermatophyte skin infections
Ilmoja M.L. - Ampicillin or penicillin for empiric treatment of early-onset neonatal sepsis: influence on bowel colonisation by aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria
Il'yasov Y. - Inactivation of DNA-binding response regulator Sak189 abrogates antigen expression and affects virulence of Streptococcus agalactiae
Imaz M. - Genotyping of Chlamydia trachomatis in Bilbao, Spain
Imboden M.A. - Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and safety profile of a fully human IgM anti-Pseudomonas aeruginosa serotypeO11 monoclonal antibody KBPA 101 in healthy volunteers
Imhof A. - 12-year post-mortem analysis of invasive mould infections in intensive care units in a tertiary care hospital
Imöhl M. - Invasive pneumococcal disease among adults in Germany after the start of the National Immunisation Programme for the 7valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children
  - Adult invasive pneumococcal disease in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, 20032006: serotype distribution before recommendation of general pneumococcal conjugate vaccination for children <2years of age
Imperi F. - Genome comparison of Acinetobacter baumannii: evaluation of drug resistance, adherence, haemolysis and other potential virulence factors
Inal A.S. - Tuberculous meningitis in adults: evaluation of 38cases
Inan A. - In vitro susceptibility of quinolone-resistant Escherichia coli isolates with and without producing extended-spectrum lactamase to fosfomycin trometamol
  - A one-day prevalence study: the evaluation of antibiotic use and cost in a training hospital
  - Brucellosis: a retrospective evaluation of clinical, laboratory and therapeutic features of 101cases
Inan L. - The evaluation of catheter-related bloodstream infections in neurology and neurosurgery intensive care units
  - Device-associated nosocomial infection rates in three different intensive care units in a training and research hospital, Ankara
Indinnimeo M. - Prevalence and type specific papillomavirus load in female anal infection
Infante A. - Prevalence of hepatitisB genotypes and resistance mutations in patients with chronic hepatitisB infection
Ingold A. - Regional study of the genetic context of class 1 integron harbouring blaCTX-M2 linked to ISCR1 in nosocomial Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from Uruguay, Argentina and Chile
Inoue M. - One tube RT-PCR for Chikungunya and Dengue, including Dengue serotype, with bead-bound probes in a liquid array detected on a Luminex instrument
Insa R. - Present prevalence of Panton-Valentine leukocidine-positive methicillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in Spain
  - Genotypic characterisation of binary-toxin-producing Clostridium difficile strains
  - Evaluation of direct Etest on lower respiratory tract samples using a chromogenic agar medium: a rapid procedure for antimicrobial susceptibility testing
Inverarity D. - Penicillin resistance in Scottish invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates, between 1999 and 2007
Invernizzi R. - Invasive aspergillosis in acute myeloid leukaemia: report of Seifem-2008 multi-centre survey
Inyang N. - Prevalence of quinolone susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus in delayed-healing diabetic foot ulcers in Ekpoma, Nigeria
Ioakimidou A. - Prevalence of syphilis in volunteer blood donors in a defined area of northern Greece: a retrospective study (19982008)
Ioannidis P. - QuantiFERON TB Gold assay in tuberculosis diagnosis in patients from areas with high and low TBincidence
  - QuantiFERON TB Gold in tube assay for TB diagnosis: atwoyear experience
  - QuantiFERON-TB Gold assay for diagnosis of active tuberculosis
  - QuantiFERON-TB gold cut-off values significance in the diagnosis of active pulmonary M.tuberculosis infection
Ioannou A. - Associations between operative site microbial counts and procedure classification in neurosurgery
Iordache C. - The investigation of the correlations between antibiotics and host immune effectors on virulence and antibiotic resistance of some Escherichia coli strains
Iosifidis E. - Nosocomial bloodstream infections in neurosurgical patients. A5year study
Iosipenco M. - Significance of QuantiFeron-TB Gold test for patients infected with HIV1
Ip M. - Effectiveness of an antimicrobial stewardship program on broad-spectrum antimicrobials in a Hong Kong tertiary-care hospital
Ipekkan K. - The evaluation of catheter-related bloodstream infections in neurology and neurosurgery intensive care units
Iraurgui P. - Modified sequential multiplex PCR for determining capsular serotypes of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae clinical isolates
Iris N. - In vitro antibacterial activity of Tigecycline against multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates
Irmak H. - The hand hygiene compliance of healthcare workers and detection of MRSA hand colonisation by using CHROMagar MRSA
Isaeva G.S. - Genotypes of Helicobacter pylori isolated from the patients with hepato-biliary diseases
Isaksson B. - A national point prevalence measurement of healthcare-associated infections in somatic care in Sweden,2008
Ishii Y. - Molecular characterisation of fluoroquinolone resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Haemophilus influenzae and Escherichia coli clinical isolates collected from 72centres in Japan,2007
  - Susceptibility to levofloxacin-centred fluoroquinolones and other antibiotics of 19species, 12,919clinical isolates collected from 72centres in Japan,2007
Ishmukhametov A. - What determines regional differences in outpatient antimicrobial consumption in the Russian Federation?
Isla G. - In vitro susceptibility of clinical isolates of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Islami P. - Epidemiology and drug resistance pattern of cholera outbreak in summer 2008 in Iran
Istúriz R. - MRSA in Venezuela, 20years of history
Isturiz R. - Travellers and tourists from Latin America
Itani K. - Clinical cures with oral linezolid versus intravenous vancomycin in propensity score-matched subjects with complicated skin and soft-tissue infections proven to be due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Ito T. - Improvement of a latex agglutination assay for specific detection of Panton-Valentine leukocidin
Ito Y. - Efficacy of garenoxacin in a skin infection model caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in diabetic mice
  - A rapid and simple identification of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 by loop-mediated isothermal amplification method
Ivanchik N. - Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus in community settings: first Russian surveillance
  - Ten-year resistance trends of nosocomial Acinetobacter spp. in Russia
  - Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus nosocomial isolates in Russia: five-year trends
Ivanis V. - Seoul hantavirus infection in the far east of Russia
Ivanov L. - Hantaviruses in Microtus fortis and Microtus maximowiczii in far-eastern Russia
Ivanov I. - Comparison between multi-locus variable number of tandem repeats and pulse field gel electrophoresis for typing of nosocomial Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates
Ivanova R. - 120 blood cultures negatives endocarditis in southern Spain
Ivens A. - Transcriptional profiling of Klebsiella pneumoniae genes controlled by the transcription factor, ramA
Iversen A. - Faecal colonisation with extended-spectrum -lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae among patients in nine Swedish nursing homes
Izadi M. - Molecular characterisation of epidemic isolates of Vibrio cholerae O1 recovered from an outbreak occurred in different parts of Iran in 2005
  - Evaluation of anti-measles IgG antibody level in medical students 4years after mass vaccination
Izadi Mobarakeh J. - Serological evaluation of Brucella abortus S99 lipopolysaccharide extracted by an optimised method to be applied as a part of a candidate vaccine
  - Evaluation of antibody response to group 2 outer membrane proteins of Brucella abortus S99 in animal model