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  1. Content type: Research article

    In West Africa, penicillin, macrolide and lincosamide resistance among beta-haemolytic streptococci (BHS) isolates has rarely been described. However, such data are critical to detect and track the emergence o...

    Authors: Ebenezer Foster-Nyarko, Brenda Kwambana, Fatima Ceesay, Kaddijatou Jawneh, Saffiatou Darboe, Sarah N. Mulwa, Buntung Ceesay, Ousman O. Secka, Ifedayo Adetifa and Martin Antonio

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:106

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    Prevailing data on rifampicin-resistant M. tuberculosis is essential for early management of MDR-TB. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculo...

    Authors: Wondemagegn Mulu, Bayeh Abera, Mulat Yimer, Tadesse Hailu, Haimanot Ayele and Dereje Abate

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:8

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    Onychomycosis is an infection of the nail unit by a fungus. This is a very common infection amongst diabetics. Its occurrence among diabetics in Fako division is unknown. In this study we provide information o...

    Authors: Marvlyn Eba, Anna Longdoh Njunda, Rene Njikam Mouliom, Emmanuel Tebit Kwenti, Anold Nsoh Fuh, Gordon Takop Nchanji and Julius Atashili

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:494

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Maternal cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Rubella infections result in adverse neonatal outcomes. Both CMV and Rubella are more widespread in developing countries and in communities with lower socioeconomic status. T...

    Authors: Yeshwondm Mamuye, Balkachew Nigatu, Delayehu Bekele and Mekonen Getahun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:476

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  5. Content type: Case report

    There are increasing reports on nosocomial Mycobacterium massiliense infection, but septic arthritis and osteomyelitis because of that microorganism is rare. This report focuses on the clinical aspects of M. mass...

    Authors: Haekyung Lee, Dohui Hwang, Minchul Jeon, Eunjung Lee, Taehyong Kim, Shi Nae Yu, Yongbeom Kim and Byung-ill Lee

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:443

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Shigella, gram negative bacterium, is responsible for Shigellosis/bacillary dysentery. It is a global concern although it predominates in developing countries. These are Shigella dysen...

    Authors: Atsebaha Gebrekidan Kahsay and Saravanan Muthupandian

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:422

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) causes diarrheal disease. Antigenic and structural heterogeneity among ETEC colonization factors has complicated vaccine development efforts. Identifying and characterizing...

    Authors: Michael P. Hays, Aaron C. Ericsson, Yang Yang and Philip R. Hardwidge

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:401

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    Staphylococcus aureus is a versatile pathogen expressing a number of virulence-associated adhesive molecules. In a previous study, we generated in a secretion-competent Escherichia col...

    Authors: Riikka Kylväjä, Tuomas Ojalehto, Veera Kainulainen, Ritva Virkola and Benita Westerlund-Wikström

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:389

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producing bacteria are present as the serious public health problems due to their resistance to large number of antibiotics. The main aims of this study were to determi...

    Authors: Raju Bhandari, Narayan Dutt Pant, Asia Poudel and Mukunda Sharma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:390

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  10. Content type: Technical Note

    Profiling of 16S rRNA gene sequences is an important tool for testing hypotheses in complex microbial communities, and analysis methods must be updated and validated as sequencing technologies advance. In host...

    Authors: Heather K. Allen, Darrell O. Bayles, Torey Looft, Julian Trachsel, Benjamin E. Bass, David P. Alt, Shawn M. D. Bearson, Tracy Nicholson and Thomas A. Casey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:380

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus, GBS) is the most frequent pathogen isolated from neonates with invasive bacterial disease and responsible for serious infections in new...

    Authors: Abeba Mengist, Hemalatha Kannan and Alemseged Abdissa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:351

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare associated infections (HAI) with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria continue to be a global threat, highlighting an urgent need for novel antibiotics. In this study, we assessed the potential of fre...

    Authors: Annie H. Cheung Lam, Natalie Sandoval, Ritambhara Wadhwa, Janine Gilkes, Thai Q. Do, William Ernst, Su-Ming Chiang, Suzanne Kosina, H. Howard Xu, Gary Fujii and Edith Porter

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:337

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  13. Content type: Technical Note

    Nucleic acid purification methods are of importance when performing microbiota studies and especially when analysing the intestinal microbiota as we here find a wide range of different microbes. Various consid...

    Authors: Aina E. F. Moen, Tone M. Tannæs, Simen Vatn, Petr Ricanek, Morten Harald Vatn and Jørgen Jahnsen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:328

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Clinical diagnoses of fungal infections often rely upon culture techniques followed by microscopic examination of positive cultures and histopathological specimens. Culturing of microorganisms is prone to fals...

    Authors: Farida Sidiq, Matt Hoostal and Scott O. Rogers

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:293

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Streptococcus suis is a swine pathogen that causes pneumonia, septicemia and meningitis. It is also an important zoonotic agent responsible of several outbreaks in China. S. suis strai...

    Authors: Léa Gauthier-Levesque, Laetitia Bonifait, Nathalie Turgeon, Marc Veillette, Phillipa Perrott, Daniel Grenier and Caroline Duchaine

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:273

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a normal flora of nasal cavity, can cause minor to life threatening invasive diseases and nosocomial infections. Methicillin resistant strains of S. ...

    Authors: Shamshul Ansari, Rajendra Gautam, Sony Shrestha, Safiur Rahman Ansari, Shankar Nanda Subedi and Muni Raj Chhetri

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:214

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