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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765239/the-clinical-significance-of-silent-mutations-with-respect-to-ciprofloxacin-resistance-in-mrsa
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Chih-Cheng Lai, Chi-Chung Chen, Ying-Chen Lu, Yin-Ching Chuang, Hung-Jen Tang
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the genotypic differences between different sequence type MRSA isolates, especially focusing on silent rpoB 474 mutations and the relationship between such mutations and ciprofloxacin resistance. Methods: Seventy-nine MRSA isolates were obtained for antibiotic susceptibility tests and molecular study. Results: Among these isolates, we found that the MIC50 , MIC90 , and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) range of ciprofloxacin were much higher for the isolates without the rpoB 474 mutation than for isolates with the rpoB 474 mutation...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728115/nasal-colonization-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-among-elderly-living-in-nursing-homes-in-brazil-risk-factors-and-molecular-epidemiology
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Monica da Silveira, Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha, Camila Sena Martins de Souza, Adriana Aparecida Feltrin Correa, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus poses a threat to elderly living in nursing homes. Studies focusing on the epidemiology of colonization may help in the design of infection control strategies. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with MRSA colonization and the dissemination of clones among nursing home residents. METHODS: Nasal swabs were collected from 300 persons from nine nursing homes in the city of Bauru, Brazil...
May 4, 2018: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678979/observational-cross-sectional-study-of-nasal-staphylococcal-species-of-medical-students-of-diverse-geographical-origin-prior-to-healthcare-exposure-prevalence-of-scc-mec-fusc-fusb-and-the-arginine-catabolite-mobile-element-acme-in-the-absence-of-selective-antibiotic
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Paulo E Budri, Anna C Shore, David C Coleman, Peter M Kinnevey, Hilary Humpreys, Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate co-located nasal Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) (mainly Staphylococcus epidermidis ), recovered from healthy medical students in their preclinical year, prior to exposure to the healthcare environment, for the carriage of genes and genetic elements common to both species and that may contribute to S. aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) evolution. DESIGN: Prospective observational cross-sectional study...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628385/change-in-genotype-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-affects-the-antibiogram-of-hospital-acquired-mrsa
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Dai Harada, Hidemasa Nakaminami, Eri Miyajima, Taku Sugiyama, Nao Sasai, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Taku Tamura, Takashi Kawakubo, Norihisa Noguchi
Recently, the dissemination of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) into hospitals has frequently been reported worldwide. Hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) strains exhibit high-level resistance to multiple antimicrobial agents, whereas CA-MRSA strains are usually susceptible to non-β-lactams. Thus, it is predicted that the antibiogram of the HA-MRSA population would change along with the change in genotype of MRSA. Here, we investigated the changes in the MRSA population along with the MRSA antibiogram in a hospital between 2010 and 2016...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615254/variability-of-sccmec-elements-in-livestock-associated-cc398-mrsa
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Stefan Monecke, Peter Slickers, Darius Gawlik, Elke Müller, Annett Reissig, Antje Ruppelt-Lorz, Sonia Cortez de Jäckel, Andrea T Feßler, Martina Frank, Helmut Hotzel, Kristina Kadlec, Lutz Jatzwauk, Igor Loncaric, Stefan Schwarz, Katharina Schlotter, Alexander Thürmer, Sarah Wendlandt, Ralf Ehricht
The most common livestock-associated lineage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Western Europe is currently clonal complex (CC) 398. CC398-MRSA spread extensively across livestock populations in several Western European countries, and livestock-derived CC398-MRSA strains can also be detected in humans. Based on their SCCmec elements, different CC398 strains can be distinguished. SCCmec elements of 100 veterinary and human CC398-MRSA isolates from Germany and Austria were examined using DNA microarray-based assays...
April 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567305/novel-sccmec-type-xiii-9a-identified-in-an-st152-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Sharmin Baig, Thor Bech Johannesen, Søren Overballe-Petersen, Jesper Larsen, Anders Rhod Larsen, Marc Stegger
We identified a novel staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) element in an ST152 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolate by combining Illumina and MinION sequencing. The element contains a new ccrC allotype designated ccrC2. The mec complex resembles mec class A, but with an altered organization of the genes. The element was acknowledged as novel by the International Working Group on the Classification of Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome Elements (IWG-SCC) and designated SCCmec type XIII (9A)...
March 19, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535697/the-changing-pattern-of-population-structure-of-staphylococcus-aureus-from-bacteremia-in-china-from-2013-to-2016-st239-030-mrsa-replaced-by-st59-t437
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Shuguang Li, Shijun Sun, Chentao Yang, Hongbin Chen, Yuyao Yin, Henan Li, Chunjiang Zhao, Hui Wang
To investigate the epidemiology and genetic structure of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in China, a total of 416 isolates from 22 teaching hospitals in 12 cities from 2013 and 2016 were characterized by antibiogram analysis, multilocus sequence typing (MLST), spa typing and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCC mec ) typing. The predominant meticillin-susceptible (MSSA) genotypes in 2013 were ST188 (19.1%), ST7 (8.7%), and ST398 (7.8%), respectively, and they continued to be the main genotypes in 2016...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503574/emergence-and-spread-of-worldwide-staphylococcus-aureus-clones-among-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Katarzyna Garbacz, Lidia Piechowicz, Magdalena Podkowik, Aneta Mroczkowska, Joanna Empel, Jacek Bania
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the relatedness of molecular types of Staphylococcus aureus isolates colonizing cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with their antimicrobial resistance and prevalence of toxin genes. Methods: A total of 215 isolates from the airways of 107 patients with CF were tested for spa and SCC mec type, antimicrobial resistance and carriage of toxin genes. Results: t015, t084, t091, t700 and t002 were the largest group (approximately 25%) among all 69 identified spa types...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468193/scc-mec-finder-a-web-based-tool-for-typing-of-staphylococcal-cassette-chromosome-mec-in-staphylococcus-aureus-using-whole-genome-sequence-data
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Hülya Kaya, Henrik Hasman, Jesper Larsen, Marc Stegger, Thor Bech Johannesen, Rosa Lundbye Allesøe, Camilla Koldbæk Lemvigh, Frank Møller Aarestrup, Ole Lund, Anders Rhod Larsen
Typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is important in infection control and surveillance. The current nomenclature of MRSA includes the genetic background of the S. aureus strain determined by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) or equivalent methods like spa typing and typing of the mobile genetic element staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCC mec ), which carries the mecA or mecC gene. Whereas MLST and spa typing are relatively simple, typing of SCC mec is less trivial because of its heterogeneity...
January 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456814/ascorbic-acid-augments-colony-spreading-by-reducing-biofilm-formation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Zulfiqar Ali Mirani, Muhammad Naseem Khan, Anila Siddiqui, Fouzia Khan, Mubashir Aziz, Shagufta Naz, Ayaz Ahmed, Seema Ismat Khan
Objectives: Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive pathogen, well known for its resistance and versatile lifestyle. Under unfavourable conditions, it adapts biofilm mode of growth. For staphylococcal biofilm formation, production of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) is a pre-requisite, which is regulated by ica operon-encoded enzymes. This study was designed to know the impact of ascorbic acid on biofilm formation and colony spreading processes of S. aureus and MRSA. Materials and Methods: The isolates of methicillin-resistant S...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454850/dissemination-of-panton-valentine-leukocidin-positive-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-usa300-clone-in-multiple-hospitals-in-tokyo-japan
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S Takadama, H Nakaminami, A Sato, M Shoshi, T Fujii, N Noguchi
OBJECTIVES: Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene (lukS/F-PV)-positive community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), particularly the USA300 clone, is a health concern worldwide. Recently, community-acquired MRSA clones have been found to spread and persist in hospital settings. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and molecular epidemiologic features of lukS/F-PV-positive MRSA in Japanese hospitals. METHODS: A total of 3433 MRSA isolated from nine hospitals in 2011-2015 were assessed...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042801/investigating-a-rare-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-strain-first-description-of-genome-sequencing-and-molecular-characterization-of-cc15-mrsa
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Abiola C Senok, Ali M Somily, Peter Slickers, Muhabat A Raji, Ghada Garaween, Atef Shibl, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht
PURPOSE: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC15 strains (CC15-MRSA) have only been sporadically described in literature. This study was carried out to describe the genetic make-up for this rare MRSA strain. METHODS: Four CC15-MRSA isolates collected in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between 2013 and 2014 were studied. Two isolates were from clinical infection and 2 from retail meat products. Whole genome sequencing was carried out using Illumina HiSeq2500 genome analyzer...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818651/genomic-characterization-of-a-paediatric-mrsa-outbreak-by-next-generation-sequencing
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E Ugolotti, E Di Marco, R Bandettini, R Biassoni
INTRODUCTION: Twelve strains of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated during a suspected outbreak in a paediatric intensive care unit were analysed by whole-genome sequencing (WGS). AIM: To define the clonality of MRSA strains to a high discriminative power, and to evaluate the presence of genetic determinants responsible for antibiotic resistance and virulence. RESULTS: Ten out of 12 strains belonged to multi-locus sequence type ST2625, while the other two strains were ST8...
February 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655502/genetic-diversity-of-pvl-positive-community-onset-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-at-a-university-hospital-in-japan
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Hidemasa Nakaminami, Ayumu Ito, Daisuke Sakanashi, Hiroyuki Suematsu, Yuka Yamagishi, Hiroshige Mikamo, Norihisa Noguchi
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is pathogenic to healthy individuals and a significant issue throughout the world. Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene (pvl)-positive sequence type (ST) 8-staphylococcal cassette chromosome (SCC) mec type IV (ST8-IV) as represented by the USA300 clone, is the most prevalent CA-MRSA in many countries. However, the prevalence of pvl-positive CA-MRSA was limited in Japan. Here, we report the incidence of pvl-positive community-onset MRSA (CO-MRSA) isolated from 10 patients seen between 2009 and 2014 at a Japanese university hospital...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552322/prevalence-of-skin-infections-caused-by-panton-valentine-leukocidin-positive-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-japan-particularly-in-ishigaki-okinawa
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Shunsuke Takadama, Hidemasa Nakaminami, Sae Aoki, Megumi Akashi, Takeaki Wajima, Masami Ikeda, Atsushi Mochida, Fumiko Shimoe, Kumiko Kimura, Yasushi Matsuzaki, Daisuke Sawamura, Yoichi Inaba, Tomohiro Oishi, Osamu Nemoto, Naoko Baba, Norihisa Noguchi
The prevalence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene (pvl)-positive community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone, which is designated as the ST8-staphylococcal cassette chromosome (SCC) mec type IV (ST8-IV) lineage, is a major public health concern worldwide. Thus, to elucidate the prevalence and characteristics of pvl-positive community-onset MRSA in Japan, we conducted a molecular epidemiological analysis for 854 S. aureus isolates obtained from outpatients with skin infections during 2013 and 2014...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468636/nationwide-molecular-epidemiology-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-responsible-for-horse-infections-in-france
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François Guérin, Marguerite Fines-Guyon, Pierrick Meignen, Géraldine Delente, Caroline Fondrinier, Nancy Bourdon, Vincent Cattoir, Albertine Léon
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated in horse infections is not well documented, especially in France. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of MRSA isolates in horse infections from 2007 to 2013 in France and to characterize phenotypically and genotypically this collection. RESULTS: Out of 1393 S. aureus horse isolates, 85 (6.1%) were confirmed to be MRSA. Interestingly, the prevalence of MRSA significantly increased from 2007-2009 to 2010-2013 (0...
May 3, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088766/staphylococcus-aureus-cc395-harbours-a-novel-composite-staphylococcal-cassette-chromosome-mec-element
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Jesper Larsen, Paal S Andersen, Volker Winstel, Andreas Peschel
Background: CoNS species are likely reservoirs of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCC mec ) in Staphylococcus aureus . S . aureus CC395 is unique as it is capable of exchanging DNA with CoNS via bacteriophages, which are also known to mediate transfer of SCC mec . Objectives: To analyse the structure and putative origin of the SCC mec element in S . aureus CC395. Methods: The only MRSA CC395 strain described in the literature, JS395, was subjected to WGS, and its SCC mec element was compared with those found in CoNS species and other S...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081265/the-plasmin-sensitive-protein-pls-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-is-a-glycoprotein
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Isabelle Bleiziffer, Julian Eikmeier, Gottfried Pohlentz, Kathryn McAulay, Guoqing Xia, Muzaffar Hussain, Andreas Peschel, Simon Foster, Georg Peters, Christine Heilmann
Most bacterial glycoproteins identified to date are virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria, i.e. adhesins and invasins. However, the impact of protein glycosylation on the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus remains incompletely understood. To study protein glycosylation in staphylococci, we analyzed lysostaphin lysates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains by SDS-PAGE and subsequent periodic acid-Schiff's staining. We detected four (>300, ∼250, ∼165, and ∼120 kDa) and two (>300 and ∼175 kDa) glycosylated surface proteins with strain COL and strain 1061, respectively...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808480/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-colonization-among-a-community-based-diabetes-population-in-foshan-china
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Jialing Lin, Ping Xu, Yang Peng, Dongxin Lin, Qianting Ou, Ting Zhang, Chan Bai, Xiaohua Ye, Junli Zhou, Zhenjiang Yao
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Evidence suggests that diabetes might cause an increase in colonization of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in community settings. We carried out a cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence and influencing factors of S. aureus and MRSA nasal colonization among a community-based diabetes population, and to identify the characteristics of the isolated strains. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 956 participants from 11 community settings were included in the study...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708486/typing-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-using-dna-fingerprints-by-pulsed-field-gel-electrophoresis
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Velma Rebic, Ana Budimir, Mufida Aljicevic, Sabaheta Bektas, Sabina Mahmutovic Vranic, Damir Rebic
BACKGROUND: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a wide spectrum of nosocomial and community associated infections worldwide. The aim of this study was to analyze MRSA strains from the general population in Canton Sarajevo, B&H. METHODS: Our investigation including either phenotypic and genotypic markers such as antimicrobial resistance, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), SCC typing, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) detection...
July 16, 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
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