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Development of selective medium for IMP-type carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in stool specimens

  • Norihisa Yamamoto1, 2,
  • Ryuji Kawahara3,
  • Yukihiro Akeda1, 2Email author,
  • Rathina Kumar Shanmugakani1, 2,
  • Hisao Yoshida1, 2,
  • Hideharu Hagiya1, 2,
  • Naohiro Hara1,
  • Isao Nishi4,
  • Satomi Yukawa1,
  • Rumiko Asada5,
  • Yumi Sasaki6,
  • Kazuhiro Maeda6,
  • Noriko Sakamoto2,
  • Shigeyuki Hamada2 and
  • Kazunori Tomono1
Contributed equally
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:229

Received: 17 December 2016

Accepted: 8 March 2017

Published: 24 March 2017

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Original Submission
17 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Delphine Girlich
22 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Irfan Mirza
8 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Norihisa Yamamoto
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
24 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2312-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Department of Bacteriology, Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan
Laboratory for Clinical Investigation, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan
Ibaraki Public Health Center, Osaka, Japan
Clinical Laboratory Department Section 1, The Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University, Osaka, Japan