were confirmed by optochin susceptibility and/or bile solubility and were serotyped by latex agglutination (5).
In the current study, the research team grew biofilms of pneumococci
on top of human epithelial cells, where the bacteria normally grow.
Bacterial pneumonia caused by multi-drug resistant pneumococci
has a significant impact on morbidity and mortality due to high treatment failure rates and subsequently increases in hospitalization and healthcare costs.
Carriage studies have documented the increase in carriage of non-vaccine serotype pneumococci
following vaccination with PCVs, (16) and carriage with these serotypes may extend to their household contacts.
The cell wails of pneumococci
contain special polymers, called teichoic acids, that are equipped with phosphocholine groups and induce a characteristic choline architecture on the cell walls.
In 1974 or 1978 paediatric vaccines were not available against Hib and pneumococci
, but they are today.
resistant to beta-lactams and macrolides occur more frequently among children than adults, (4-6) reflecting both the prolonged duration of carriage of pneumococci
in children compared with adults (7) and the greater per capita use of antibiotics in children compared with adults.
A study presented at the 2006 International Symposium on Pneumococci
and Pneumococcal Diseases by Dr.
Nasopharyngeal carriage of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci
by children in group day care.
Vaccines covered by the Agreement include those for the prevention of diseases caused by Group A streptococci, Group B streptococci, Pneumococci
, Group B meningococci, anthrax bacilli and urinary tract infection (UTI) associated E.
Key Words: aortitis, pneumococci
, Streptococcus pneumoniae
When I was a medical student, one of the absolutes was that pneumococci
were always killed by penicillin.
The vaccine used in this study, a seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, is formulated to protect against the seven strains of pneumococci
that cause approximately 85 percent of the invasive pneumococcal disease in U.
Xylitol is a natural sugar extracted from the silver birch tree which is able to inhibit the growth of the pneumococci
bacteria, a common cause of ear infections.
Xylitol, which is derived from birch trees, has been shown to slow the growth of bacteria called pneumococci
, which are a common cause of ear infections in children.