Monthly Archives: July 2016

Extrapolating key antibiotic susceptibilities for Staphylococcus aureus

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
Indicator antibiotic tested Result Extrapolates to Also susceptible (but not first line) Betalactamase production and/or penicillin susceptibility ? Susceptible ? ? benzylpenicillin ampicillin/ amox dicloxacillin flucloxacillin cephalexin cefazolin Later generation…

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Laboratory assays for diagnosis of tick-borne infections

Excellent overview by the Australian expert, Stephen Graves that is highly relevant to all┬ácountries, not just Australia. Professor Graves has been responsible for ground-breaking discoveries in this area and has much wisdom to impart. The incidence of rickettsial disease and … Continue reading

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