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Molecular Detection and Epidemiology of Extended-Spectrum Beta-lactamase Genes Prevalent in Clinical Isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and E coli from Trinidad and Tobago

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591–6
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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.

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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.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Comparison of Techniques of Detecting Immunoglobulin-binding Protein Reactivity to Immunoglobulin Produced by Different Avian and Mammalian Species

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10.7727/wimj.2012.206
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12–20
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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.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

Evaluation of Methods and Costs for Detecting Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Clinical Specimens at Regional Hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago

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24–7
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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.
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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.
 
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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013

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

Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin Resistant Coagulase-negative Staphylococci Isolates from Blood Specimens at a Tertiary Hospital in the Caribbean

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464–5
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Molecular epidemiological studies of Methicillin resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococci provide important information on its spread in healthcare facilities and the clinical significance in individual patients.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Pathogens Isolated from Patients with Juvenile Periodontitis in Jamaica: A Prospective Multi-centre Study of 15 Cases over a 15-year Period

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235–9
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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.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013
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