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Resistance, Susceptibility Testing and Therapy (Coordinator: J.C. Palomino)

click here to read the paper Fluit A.C., Visser M.R., Schmitz F.J. Molecular detection of antimicrobial resistance. Clin.Microbiol.Rev. 14:836-871, 2001.

click here to read the paper Martin A, Camacho M, Portaels F, Palomino JC. Resazurin microtiter assay plate testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis susceptibilities to second-line drugs: rapid, simple, and inexpensive method. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother. 47:3616-9, 2003.

click here to read the paper Martin A, Montoro E, Lemus D, Simboli N, Morcillo N, Velasco M, Chauca J, Barrera L, Ritacco V, Portaels F, Palomino JC. Multicenter evaluation of the nitrate reductase assay for drug resistance detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J.Microbiol.Methods. 63:145-50, 2005.

click here to read the paper  Moore DA, Evans CA, Gilman RH, Caviedes L, Coronel J, Vivar A, Sanchez E, Pinedo Y, Saravia JC, Salazar C, Oberhelman R, Hollm-Delgado MG, La Chira D, Escombe AR, Friedland JS. Microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility assay for the diagnosis of TB. N.Engl.J.Med. 355:1539-50, 2006.

 click here to read the paper Morgan M., Kalantri S., Flores L., Pai M. A commercial line probe assay for the rapid detection of rifampicin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect.Dis. 5:62, 2005.

click here to read the paper Musser J.M. Antimicrobial agent resistance in mycobacteria: molecular genetic insights. Clin.Microbiol.Rev. 8:496-514, 1995.

click here to read the paper Pai M., Kalantri S., Pascopella L., Riley L.W., Reingold A.L. Bacteriophage-based assays for the rapid detection of rifampicin resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a meta-analysis. J.Infect. 51:175-187, 2005.

click here to read the paper Palomino JC, Martin A, Camacho M, Guerra H, Swings J, Portaels F. Resazurin microtiter assay plate: simple and inexpensive method for detection of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2002 Aug;46(8):2720-2.

click here to read the paper Warner D.F., Mizrahi V. Tuberculosis chemotherapy: the influence of bacillary stress and damage response pathways on drug efficacy. Clin.Microbiol.Rev. 19:558-570, 2006.