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Comparison of Community-Associated and Health Care-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Canada: Results from CANWARD 2007
BACKGROUND: Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) differ from health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) in their genotypic and phenotypic characteristics. The purpose of the present study ...
Prevalence and Characterization of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Isolated in Canadian Hospitals: Results from CANWARD 2007
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae identified from Canadian hospitals in 2007. METHODS: ...
In Vitro Activities of Ceftobiprole and Doripenem Tested against Frequently Encountered Aerobic and Facultative Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacterial Pathogens Isolated from Patients in Canadian Hospitals in 2007
BACKGROUND: In 2008, ceftobiprole was approved by Health Canada for the treatment of patients with complicated skin and skin structure infections including diabetic foot infections; approval of ceftobiprole by the United ...
Prevalence of Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens in Canadian Hospitals: Results of the Canadian Ward Surveillance Study (CANWARD 2007)
BACKGROUND: Canadian hospitals as well as hospitals worldwide are increasingly faced with antibiotic-resistant pathogens, including multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of pathogens, ...
Mutant Prevention Concentrations of Doripenem and Meropenem Alone and in Combination with Colistin (Polymyxin E), Levofloxacin and Tobramycin in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
BACKGROUND: With a limited number of available antimicrobial agents to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, the prevention of emergence of antimicrobial resistance and its subsequent spread is critical. In the present ...
Antimicrobial Susceptibility of 6685 Organisms Isolated from Canadian Hospitals: CANWARD 2007
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in North American hospitals as well as hospitals worldwide. OBJECTIVES: To assess the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of commonly used agents against the 20 ...
Introduction to CANWARD 2007
Antimicrobial-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Canadian Hospitals: Results from the 2007 CANWARD Study
BACKGROUND: The Canadian Ward Surveillance Study (CANWARD 2007) tested isolates collected from January to December 2007 from 12 Canadian hospitals to a range of antimicrobial agents. The present paper focuses on antimicrobial ...
Analysis of 1560 Inpatient and Outpatient Escherichia coli Isolates from across Canada—Results from the CANWARD 2007 Study
OBJECTIVES: Escherichia coli was the most common pathogen isolated in the Canadian Ward Surveillance Study (CANWARD 2007) and remains one of the most common pathogens isolated in all health care settings. An in-depth ...
Characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolates Obtained from Patients in Canadian Hospitals: Results of the CANWARD 2007 Study
INTRODUCTION: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important nosocomial pathogen. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility profile of P aeruginosa isolates obtained from patients in different ...