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  • A comparison between the anthropological and modern day uses of this indigenous herb 

    Leisegang, Kristian; Campbell, James; Ma, X; De Beer, Sanien (Conference: SA Medical Research Council 6th Annual Research Conference, 2012)
    Sceletium tortuosum (Fig. 1) is a scrambling succulent ground cover indigenous to the Western and Eastern Cape. It has probably been used for centuries as a mood-altering drug, especially by the Khoisan hunters and Nama ...
  • Proteomics of drug-resistant HIV-associated candidiasis 

    Abrantes, Pedro Miguel dos Santos; Bouic, Patrick J.D.; Africa, Charlene W.J. (University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    Candidiasis and HIV co-infection may cause increased patient morbidity and mortality due to oropharyngeal or systemic dissemination. Limited information exists on the prevalence, antifungal susceptibility profiles and drug ...
  • Carbapenem resistance expressed by Gram-negative bacilli isolated from a cohort of Libyan patients 

    Shallouf, Mohamed; Abrantes, Pedro Miguel dos Santos; Africa, Charlene W.J. (BioMed Central, 2016)
    Background and objectives: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other Gram-negative bacteria are among the most common pathogens responsible for both community and hospital acquired infection. The global spread ...
  • Rare fungal species isolated from Libyan diabetic patients 

    Esmaio, Mustafa; Abrantes, Pedro Miguel dos Santos; Africa, Charlene W.J. (Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN), 2016)
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The emerging resistance of Candida species to antifungals routinely used to treat candidiasis in HIV patients and in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) has resulted in the frequent isolation ...
  • Antimicrobial resistant Gram-positive cocci in pregnant mothers with aerobic vaginitis 

    Kaambo, Eveline; Abrantes, Pedro Miguel dos Santos; McArthur, Carole P.; Africa, Charlene W.J. (Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN), 2016)
    The vaginal microbiota of a healthy asymptomatic woman consists of an extensive diversity of anaerobic and aerobic bacterial genera and species dominated by the microaerophilic genus Lactobacillus , known to inhibit the ...
  • Vitek characterisation of type 2 diabetes-associated Candida species 

    Esmaio, Mustafa Hassan Mustafa; Abrantes, Pedro Miguel dos Santos; Africa, Charlene Wilma Joyce (Elsevier, 2017)
    Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) predisposes patients to opportunistic infections, such as invasive candidiasis. Treatment of candidiasis is challenged by the emerging resistance of Candida species. In this ...
  • Colistin, Carbapenem and Cephalosporin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae reported from Misrata, Libya 

    Shallouf, Mohamed; Abrantes, Pedro Miguel dos Santos; Fielding, Burtram Clinton; Africa, Charlene Wilma Joyce (Medpharm Publications, 2017)
    Background: National surveillance of antimicrobial resistance has become a mandatory approach to control the spread of antimicrobial resistance and for the establishment of antibiotic treatment guidelines. In this study, ...
  • Candida species carriage in diabetic patients in Misrata, Libya 

    Esmaio, Mustafa Hassan Mustafa; Abrantes, Pedro Miguel dos Santos; Africa, Charlene Wilma Joyce (Medpharm Publications, 2017)
    Background: There is a paucity of studies describing the prevalence and antimicrobial profiles of Candida in Libya. Limited treatment choices in the antifungal armamentarium in public healthcare settings in Africa require ...
  • Maternal and Neonatal Group B Streptococcus colonisation in a cohort of Libyan women 

    Elmahaishi, Lubna M S; Abrantes, Pedro M D S; Africa, Charlene W J (2021-01-18)
    Background: Group B streptococcus (GBS) may be vertically transmitted from mother to infant during labour and cause life threatening neonatal sepsis. The objective of this study was to determine the risk and prevalence ...
  • Real-time assessment of Candida biofilm formation 

    Abrantes, Pedro Miguel dos Santos; Behardien, Kauthar; Africa, Charlene Wilma Joyce (Elsevier, 2021-09)
    Background: Candida infections are responsible for increased morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients, particularly when the Candida biofilm is composed of drug-resistant species. Although the biofilm formation ...