Phenotipic resitance of enterobacteriaceae to quinolones in university hospital “Mother Tereza “in Tirana, Albania

Evis Nushi; Vjollca Durro*; Irida Ikonomi (Hoxha); Nevila Gjermeni

Background: Resistance to antimicrobials has been reported with a notable frequency in species belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae, among other bacterial families, in sources including animals and food. Quinolones are among the most commonly used antibiotics for oral treatment of community infections. The study aims to highlight the resistance level of Enterobacteriacea isolates to quinolones in Albania, in a tertiary hospital and compare the assessment data with international data.

Rapid microbiological methods. They are rapid! Are they fast?

João Henriques; Catarina Cardoso; Carla Vitorino*

Rapid Microbiological Methods (RMM) are relatively recent methods of microbiology. When compared to traditional microbiological methods, that may take days or even weeks to deliver a result, RMM’s output is given in a timely manner with increased precision and sensitivity. In an industrial environment, this could lead to numerous advantages such as early detection of microbiological contamination and increased control over the manufacture process...

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