Articles by Author: Olga Perovic

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  1. Discrepancies in the identification of methicillin-resistant <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> and the absence of <em>mecC</em> in surveillance isolates in South Africa

    Discrepancies in the identification of methicillin-resistant <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> and the absence of <em>mecC</em> in surveillance isolates in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    We investigated instances of phenotypic and genotypic discrepancies in the identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a reference laboratory in South Africa. Organism identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing were performed using automated systems; and, the detection of mecA, mecC and...
  2. First report of neonatal bacteraemia caused by <em>bla</em><sub>NDM-1</sub> <em>Raoultella ornithinolytica</em>

    First report of neonatal bacteraemia caused by <em>bla</em><sub>NDM-1</sub> <em>Raoultella ornithinolytica</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Raoultella ornitholytica, an environmental organism, has only recently been reported as a cause of infections in humans, and is associated mainly with bacteraemia in elderly patients. Carbapenem resistance is unusual in Raoultella spp. We describe the first paediatric case of...
  3. SASCM guideline for daptomycin use in South Africa – 2017 update

    SASCM guideline for daptomycin use in South Africa – 2017 update

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Daptomycin is currently registered for use in treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. The role of daptomycin in treatment of severe Gram-positive infections needs to be considered outside of these specific and rigid...
  4. Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the South African public sector

    Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the South African public sector

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Electronic surveillance for antimicrobial resistance was established in 2013 for public sector laboratories and released annually. This article reports susceptibility data on ESKAPE pathogens for 2016.
  5. Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the South African private sector report for 2016

    Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the South African private sector report for 2016

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Aim: The relevance of surveillance for antimicrobial resistance is increasingly recognised in the light of a global action plan to combat resistance. This report presents antimicrobial susceptibility testing on ESKAPE pathogens from private sector laboratories in South Africa for 2016.
  6. Can a communitarian concept of African personhood be both relational and gender-neutral?

    Can a communitarian concept of African personhood be both relational and gender-neutral?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    This paper explores the relationship between the African communitarian conception of personhood and gender. Defenders of this conception of personhood generally hold that an individual is defined in reference to the community, or that personhood is something that is acquired...