|Year : 2012 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 441-442
V Thati, CT Shivannavar, SM Gaddad
Department of P.G. Studies & Research in Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585 106, Karnataka, India
|Date of Web Publication||3-May-2012|
S M Gaddad
Department of P.G. Studies & Research in Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585 106, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Thati V, Shivannavar C T, Gaddad S M. Authors' response. Indian J Med Res 2012;135:441-2
We thank the author to point out certain queries on our article  and would like to present the following clarifications:
- MRSA were isolated and confirmed by both phenotypic and genotypic methods as per CLSI guidelines. Since, MRSA is not the main topic of our paper, we did not mention MRSA screening in detail. Oxacillin and methicillin have not been tested together.
- The PCR work was done at Bio-serve Biotechnologies, Hyderabad. They have isolated DNA by using standard kit methods.
- The primers used by us were of Biswajit et al . They have validated the primers.
- True, but we have tested the antibiogram of the isolates using different antibiotics and reported the same.
- True, no new methods were followed for inducible clindamycin test for Ery resistance isolates.
- mecA has been detected by PCR.
- True, but we have not concentrated on the treatment aspects. We agree, suggestions could have been made.
- We have not carried out MIC 90 and MIC 50 .
- True, we have not mentioned MIC 50 and 90 .
- This is another aspect.
- One VISA strain was isolated; however, it was not used for PCR. The same has been mentioned in the paper.
- The clinical source of VRSA isolates has been mentioned in the Table.
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|1.||Thati V, Shivannavar CT, Gaddad SM. Vancomycin resistance among methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from intensive care units of tertiary care hospitals in Hyderabad. Indian J Med Res 2011; 134 : 704-8. |
|2.||Biswajit S, Anil KS, Abhrajyoti G, Manjusri B. Identification & characterization of a vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Kolkata (South Asia). J Med Microbiol 2008; 57 : 72-9. |