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Epidemiology of Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci Isolated from Clinical Blood Specimens at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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170–3
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This report is on the prevalence and significance of coagulase negative Staphylococci isolated from blood cultures of patients seen at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, over a six month period.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Coagulase Negative Staphylococci from Blood Cultures Contaminantes o Patógenos?

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174–82
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Seventy-three percent of coagulase negative Staphylococci (CoNS) Isolated from blood cultures were contaminants and 34% of patients with contaminating CoNS were treated with specific anti-staphylococcal antibiotics including vancomycin. This paper underlines the need for careful evaluation of CoNS from blood culture before instituting therapy.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Resistance in Clinical Isolates of Enterococcus faecalis Encountered at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

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194–6
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Enterococcus faecalis isolates were examined by an automated system. Almost all isolates were ampicillin susceptible and tetracycline resistant. About a third showed high lever aminoglycoside resistance and these isolates were usually ciprofloxacin, resistance. Seven isolates were vancomycin resistant.

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