This first report of molecular characterization and epidemiology of ESBL subtypes in E coli and K
pneumoniae isolates in Trinidad and Tobago shows that the CTX-M, mainly phylogenetically group 1 type, was most predominant. Most ESBL producing isolates were still susceptible to carbapenems and aminoglycosides and their spread appears to be polyclonal and clonally unrelated.
Objective: The epidemiology of Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing E coli and K pneumoniae is complex and varies among hospitals and countries. This study aimed at describing the molecular detection and epidemiology of ESBL subtypes prevalent in clinical isolates of K pneumonia and E coli in Trinidad and Tobago.
Several immunological assays can be used to investigate
the reactivity of immunoglobulin binding protein
(IBP) to immunoglobulins from various avian and
mammalian species. The results of these assays suggest
that IBP can be used for the detection of immunoglobulin
and this is important for the diagnosis of infectious
diseases in animal and bird populations and in the
purification of immunoglobulins.
Conventional and molecular microbiology laboratory
tests were evaluated to determine the most cost
effective, rapid and specific method for detecting
methicillin resistance in clinical isolates of S aureus.
Objectives: To evaluate and determine the most cost effective, rapid and specific method for detection of methicillin resistance in clinical isolates of S aureus in a setting with limited personnel and resources.
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.
Molecular epidemiological studies of Methicillin resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococci provide important information on its spread in healthcare facilities and the clinical significance in individual
The most frequent pathogens encountered in juvenile
periodontitis were different from what has been
previously documented by other authors. Antimicrobial
treatment of juvenile periodontitis should be based on
the result obtained from microbiological investigations.