Respiratory References

CE Express Course References

Antibiotic Resistance and the Staphylococci, 2nd Edition

Boucher, H., Wilcox, M., Talbot, G., Puttagunta, S., Das, A., & Dunne, M. (2014). Once-weekly dalbavancin versus daily conventional therapy for skin infection. New England Journal of Medicine, 370, 2169-2179.

Bukharie, H. A. (2010). A review of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus for primary care physicians. Journal of Family and Community Medicine, 17(3), 117-120.

Depardieu, F., Podglajen, I., Leclercq, R., Collatz, E., & Courvalin, P. (2007). Modes and modulations of antibiotic resistance gene expression. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 20(1), 79-114.

Djurkovic, Loeffler, & Fischetti. (2005). Synergistic killing of Streptococcus pneumoniae with the bacteriophage lytic enzyme Cpl-1 and penicillin or gentamicin depends on the level of penicillin resistance. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 49(3), 1225-1228.

Evans, R. (2008). The silent epidemic: CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Fischer, K. (2014). FDA approves new drug for MRSA infections, but bacterial threats remain. Retrieved from

Fletcher, J. T., Finlay, J. A., Callow, M. E., Callow, J. A., & Ghadiri, M. R. (2007). A combinatorial approach to the discovery of biocidal six-residue cyclic D,L-alphapeptides against the bacteria methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and E. coli and the biofouling algae Ulva linza and Navicula perminuta. Chemistry, 13(14), 4008- 4013.

Hancock, R. (2005). Mechanisms of action of newer antibiotics for gram-positive pathogens. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 5(4), 209-218.

Huang, S., Yokoe, D., Hinrichsen, V., Spurchise, L., Datta, R., Miroshnik, I., & Platt, R. (2006). Impact of routine intensive care unit surveillance cultures and resultant barrier precautions on hospital-wide methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 43(8), 971-978.

Jian, H., Xiao, X., Yuan, T., Long, P., Long, Z., & Hong, S. (2013). Reduced vancomycin susceptibility found in methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates in northeast China. PLOS ONE. Retrieved from

John, J. F., Jr., Davidson, R. J., & Low, D. E. (2010). Staphylococcus epidermidis and other coagulase-negative staphylococci. Antimicrobe: Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents. Retrieved from

Lebeaux, D., Ghigo, J., & Beloin, C. (2014). Biofilm-related infections: Bridging the gap between clinical management and fundamental aspects of recalcitrance toward antibiotics. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 78(3), 510-543.

Lockhart, P. B., Brennan, M. T., Fox, P. C., Norton, H. J., Jernigan, D. B., Strausbaugh, L. J., & Infectious Diseases Society of America Emerging Infections Network. (2002). Decision-making on the use of antimicrobial prophylaxis for dental procedures: A survey of infectious disease consultants and review. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 34(12), 1621-1626.

Marcinkiewics, J., Strus, M., & Pasich, E. (2011). Antibiotic resistance: A “dark side” of biofilm-associated chronic infections. Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej, 123(6), 309-313.

McNamee, D. (2014). A single shot of antibiotic could be new MRSA treatment. Retrieved from

Musafer, H., Kuchma, S., Naimie, A., Schwartzman, J., Fahad, A., Harith, J., & O’Toole, G. (2013). Investigating the link between imipenem resistance and biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbial Ecology, 68(1), 111-120. doi:10.1007/s00248-013-0361-6

Ng, S., Lim, C., Tan, C., Haron, H., Ahmad, N., & Murugaiyah, V. (2011). Emergence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA). Retrieved from

Oglesby-Sherrouse, A., Djapgne, L., Nguyen, A., Vasil, A., & Vasil, M. (2014). The complex interplay of iron, biofilm formation, and mucoidy affecting antimicrobial resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pathogens and Disease, 70(3), 307-320. doi:10.1111/2049-632X.12132

Vandecandelaere, I., Matthijs, N., van Nieuwerburgh, F., Deforce, D., Vosters, P., de Bus, L., … Coenye, T. (2012). Assessment of microbial diversity in biofilms recovered from endotracheal tubes using culture dependent and independent approaches. PLOS ONE, 7(6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0038401

Walker, T. (2014). FDA approves a new antibiotic to treat MRSA. Retrieved from

Wertheim, H., Melles, D. C., Vos, M. C., van Leeuwen, W., van Belkum, A., Verbrugh, H. A., & Nouwen, J. L. (2005). The role of nasal carriage in Staphylococcus aureus infections. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 5(12), 751-762.