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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919044/susceptibility-of-colistin-resistant-pathogens-to-predatory-bacteria
#1
Sonal Dharani, Dong Hyun Kim, Robert M Q Shanks, Yohei Doi, Daniel E Kadouri
The increase in multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections has forced the reintroduction of antibiotics such as colistin. However, the spread of plasmid-borne mcr-1 colistin resistance genes have moved us closer to an era of untreatable Gram-negative infections. To evaluate whether predatory bacteria could be used as a potential therapeutic to treat this upcoming threat, the ability of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus and Micavibrio aeruginosavorus to prey on several clinically relevant mcr-1-positive, colistin-resistant isolates was evaluated...
September 14, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#2
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878746/inhibition-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-ndm-1-producing-escherichia-coli-ir-6-by-selected-plant-extracts-and-their-synergistic-actions-with-antibiotics
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Brinda Chandar, Sundar Poovitha, Kaliappan Ilango, Ramasamy MohanKumar, Madasamy Parani
Improper use of antibiotics has led to a great concern in the development of pathogenic microbial resistance. New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) producing bacteria are resistant to most of the β-lactam antibiotics, and so far, no new compounds have been clinically tested against these bacteria. In this study, ethanol extracts from the leaves of 240 medicinal plant species were screened for antibacterial activity against an NDM-1 Escherichia coli strain. The extracts that showed antibacterial activity were then tested for minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and zones of inhibition...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874470/inhibition-of-the-atp-synthase-eliminates-the-intrinsic-resistance-of-staphylococcus-aureus-towards-polymyxins
#4
Martin Vestergaard, Katrine Nøhr-Meldgaard, Martin Saxtorph Bojer, Christina Krogsgård Nielsen, Rikke Louise Meyer, Christoph Slavetinsky, Andreas Peschel, Hanne Ingmer
Staphylococcus aureus is intrinsically resistant to polymyxins (polymyxin B and colistin), an important class of cationic antimicrobial peptides used in treatment of Gram-negative bacterial infections. To understand the mechanisms underlying intrinsic polymyxin resistance in S. aureus, we screened the Nebraska Transposon Mutant Library established in S. aureus strain JE2 for increased susceptibility to polymyxin B. Nineteen mutants displayed at least 2-fold reductions in MIC, while the greatest reductions (8-fold) were observed for mutants with inactivation of either graS, graR, vraF, or vraG or the subunits of the ATP synthase (atpA, atpB, atpG, or atpH), which during respiration is the main source of energy...
September 5, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874369/transcriptional-and-mutational-profiling-of-an-aminoglycoside-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-small-colony-variant
#5
Monika Schniederjans, Michal Koska, Susanne Häussler
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major causative agent of both acute and chronic infections. Although aminoglycoside antibiotics are very potent drugs to fight such infections, antibiotic failure is steadily increasing mainly due to increasing resistance of the bacteria. Many molecular mechanisms that determine resistance such as acquisition of genes encoding for aminoglycoside-inactivating enzymes or overexpression of efflux pumps have been elucidated. However, there are additional, less-well described mechanisms of aminoglycoside resistance...
September 5, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872282/changes-in-bacterial-flora-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-clinical-samples-isolated-from-patients-hospitalized-in-the-military-institute-of-medicine-in-warsaw-poland-between-2005-2012
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Aneta Guzek, Zbigniew Rybicki, Dariusz Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: Hospital infections have become an important problem. Knowledge of microbiological situations both helps in ensuring that the optimal choice of antibacterial treatment is made, and in improving the results of the selected therapy. OBJECTIVE: In this paper, both the changes in the bacterial flora of patients hospitalized in the Military Institute of Medicine, and the bacterial resistance to antimicrobials were analyzed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were collected between 2005 and 2012...
2017: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870092/emergence-of-arma-and-rmtb-genes-among-vim-ndm-and-imp-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-pathogens
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Sangeetha Gopalakrishnan, Arunagiri Kamalanathan, Sivaranjani Rajan, Vijay Manohar Bhagat, M K Showkath Ali
In the recent years, it has been noted that microorganisms with acquired resistance to almost all available potent antibiotics are increasing worldwide. Hence, the use of antibiotics in every clinical setup has to be organized to avoid irrational use of antibiotics. This study was aimed to establish the pattern of antibiotic sensitivity and relevance of antimicrobial resistance in aerobic Gram-negative bacilli. A total of 103 aerobic Gram-negative bacteria namely Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter spp...
September 5, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859500/emergence-of-ndm-1-among-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-iraqi-hospitals
#8
Nadheema Hammood Hussein
Carbapenems are the last drugs of choice apart from colistin against serious infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria. However, there are increasing number of reports indicating prevailing emergence of metallo-β-lactamase (MBL)-producing clinical isolates worldwide and among them New Delhi MBL (NDM) is the most prevalent one. This study reports NDM-1 for the first time among Klebsiella pneumoniae from hospitalized patients in Baghdad, Iraq. Fifty-five clinical isolates of K. pneumoniae resistant to carbapenem were investigated from burned wounds, sputum, and blood samples...
September 1, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758635/cluster-distinguishing-genotypic-and-phenotypic-diversity-of-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-in-solid-organ-transplantation-patients-a-comparative-study
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Theodoros Karampatakis, Anastasia Geladari, Lida Politi, Charalampos Antachopoulos, Elias Iosifidis, Olga Tsiatsiou, Aggeliki Karyoti, Vasileios Papanikolaou, Athanassios Tsakris, Emmanuel Roilides
PURPOSE: Solid-organ transplant recipients may display high rates of colonization and/or infection by multidrug-resistant bacteria. We analysed and compared the phenotypic and genotypic diversity of carbapenem-resistant (CR) strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from patients in the Solid Organ Transplantation department of our hospital. METHODOLOGY: Between March 2012 and August 2013, 56 CR strains from various biological fluids underwent antimicrobial susceptibility testing with VITEK 2, molecular analysis by PCR amplification and genotypic analysis with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748397/activity-of-the-novel-siderophore-cephalosporin-cefiderocol-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-pathogens
#10
J Dobias, V Dénervaud-Tendon, L Poirel, P Nordmann
The novel siderophore cephalosporin cefiderocol (S-649266) with potent activity against Gram-negative pathogens was recently developed (Shionogi & Co., Ltd.). Here, we evaluated the activity of this new molecule and comparators against a collection of previously characterized Gram-negative isolates using broth microdilution panels. A total of 753 clinical multidrug-resistant Gram-negative isolates collected from hospitals worldwide were tested against cefiderocol and antibiotic comparators (ceftolozane-tazobactam [CT], meropenem [MEM], ceftazidime [CAZ], ceftazidime-avibactam [CZA], colistin [CST], aztreonam [ATM], amikacin [AMK], ciprofloxacin [CIP], cefepime [FEP], and tigecycline [TGC]) for their susceptibility...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671537/the-distribution-of-carbapenem-and-colistin-resistance-in-gram-negative-bacteria-from-the-tamil-nadu-region-in-india
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Prasanth Manohar, Thamaraiselvan Shanthini, Ramankannan Ayyanar, Bulent Bozdogan, Aruni Wilson, Ashok J Tamhankar, Ramesh Nachimuthu, Bruno S Lopes
PURPOSE: The occurrence of carbapenem- and colistin-resistance among Gram-negative bacteria is increasing worldwide. The aim of this study was to understand the distribution of carbapenem- and colistin-resistance in two areas in Tamil Nadu, India. METHODOLOGY: The clinical isolates (n=89) used in this study were collected from two diagnostic centres in Tamil Nadu, India. The bacterial isolates were screened for meropenem- and colistin-resistance. Further, resistance genes blaNDM-1, blaOXA-48-like, blaIMP, blaVIM, blaKPC, mcr-1 and mcr-2 and integrons were studied...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671522/molecular-epidemiology-of-beta-lactamase-producing-nosocomial-gram-negative-pathogens-from-north-and-south-indian-hospitals
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Surbhi Khurana, Purva Mathur, Arti Kapil, Chithra Valsan, Bijayini Behera
PURPOSE: Resistant Gram-negative bacterial (GNB) infections, apart from tremendously escalating the cost of treatment, are a cause for substantial morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. Such bacteria are rapidly acquiring resistance to many antimicrobial agents, especially the beta-lactams which are the most frequently prescribed antimicrobials in hospital and community patient care settings, and now also to colistin; a last-line drug to treat infections with such bacteria...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668680/antimicrobial-activities-of-lcb10-0200-a-novel-siderophore-cephalosporin-against-the-clinical-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-other-pathogens
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Sang-Hun Oh, Hee-Soo Park, Hye-Shin Kim, Jeong-Yul Yun, Kyuman Oh, Young-Lag Cho, Jin-Hwan Kwak
Infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, are threating public health worldwide. Therefore, a novel antibacterial agent is needed for treating these infections. Here, we investigated the in vitro and in vivo activities of a novel siderophore-conjugated cephalosporin LCB10-0200 against the clinical isolates of Gram-negative baeria, including multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa. In vitro susceptibility to LCB10-0200 was assessed by performing a two-fold agar dilution method, as described by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666753/first-report-of-an-escherichia-coli-strain-from-swine-carrying-an-oxa-181-carbapenemase-and-the-colistin-resistance-determinant-mcr-1
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Sandra Pulss, Torsten Semmler, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff, Rolf Bauerfeind, Christa Ewers
Plasmid-mediated resistance to carbapenems and colistin in Enterobacteriaceae represents an emerging public health threat. Although animals have been identified as a relevant source of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, there are only a few reports on the presence of carbapenemases in animal isolates. In this study, 7850 faecal Escherichia coli isolates obtained from 2160 pigs were screened for carbapenem non-susceptibility using Mueller-Hinton agar supplemented with meropenem. Eleven isolates showed growth on meropenem-containing agar but only two proved positive by PCR for a carbapenemase gene, namely blaOXA-48-like...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663698/efficacy-of-mastoparan-af-alone-and-in-combination-with-clinically-used-antibiotics-on-nosocomial-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
#15
Chun-Hsien Lin, Mong-Chuan Lee, Jason T C Tzen, Hsien-Ming Lee, Sam-Min Chang, Wu-Chun Tu, Chuen-Fu Lin
Emergence of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDRAB) has become a critical clinical problem worldwide and limited therapeutic options for infectious diseases caused by MDRAB. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the development of new antimicrobial agents or alternative therapy to combat MDRAB infection. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of Mastoparan-AF (MP-AF), an amphipathic peptide isolated from the hornet venom of Vespa affinis with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, on MDRAB...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655818/novel-plasmid-mediated-colistin-resistance-gene-mcr-3-in-escherichia-coli
#16
Wenjuan Yin, Hui Li, Yingbo Shen, Zhihai Liu, Shaolin Wang, Zhangqi Shen, Rong Zhang, Timothy R Walsh, Jianzhong Shen, Yang Wang
The mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1 has attracted global attention, as it heralds the breach of polymyxins, one of the last-resort antibiotics for the treatment of severe clinical infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. To date, six slightly different variants of mcr-1, and a second mobile colistin resistance gene, mcr-2, have been reported or annotated in the GenBank database. Here, we characterized a third mobile colistin resistance gene, mcr-3 The gene coexisted with 18 additional resistance determinants in the 261-kb IncHI2-type plasmid pWJ1 from porcine Escherichia colimcr-3 showed 45...
June 27, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638248/evaluation-of-microorganisms-causing-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#17
Ayse Betul Ergul, Serife Cetin, Yasemin Ay Altintop, Sefika Elmas Bozdemir, Alper Ozcan, Umit Altug, Hasan Samsa, Yasemin Altuner Torun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify microorganisms causing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and also study the antibiotic resistance/susceptibility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively assessed microorganisms isolated from patients diagnosed with VAP in a pediatric intensive care unit between January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2016. RESULTS: We included 44 patients diagnosed with VAP. The prevalence thereof was 8.6 patients per 1,000 ventilator days...
June 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626539/resistance-to-colistin-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-a-4-0-strain
#18
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Guido Granata, Nicola Petrosillo
The global rise of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria represents an increasing threat to patient safety. From the first observation of a carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria a global spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and carbapenemases producing Klebsiella pneumoniae has been observed. Treatment options for multidrug-resistant K. pneumoniae are actually limited to combination therapy with some aminoglycosides, tigecycline and to older antimicrobial agents. Unfortunately, the prevalence of colistin-resistant and tigecycline-resistant K...
May 31, 2017: Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623298/constraint-based-modeling-identifies-new-putative-targets-to-fight-colistin-resistant-a-baumannii-infections
#19
Luana Presta, Emanuele Bosi, Leila Mansouri, Lenie Dijkshoorn, Renato Fani, Marco Fondi
Acinetobacter baumannii is a clinical threat to human health, causing major infection outbreaks worldwide. As new drugs against Gram-negative bacteria do not seem to be forthcoming, and due to the microbial capability of acquiring multi-resistance, there is an urgent need for novel therapeutic targets. Here we have derived a list of new potential targets by means of metabolic reconstruction and modelling of A. baumannii ATCC 19606. By integrating constraint-based modelling with gene expression data, we simulated microbial growth in normal and stressful conditions (i...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616507/the-first-report-of-escherichia-fergusonii-isolated-from-non-human-primates-in-africa
#20
Barbara Glover, Jeanette Wentzel, Akinbowale Jenkins, Moritz Van Vuuren
The aim of this study was to determine the resistance phenotypes of selected enteric bacteria isolated from non-human primates at a wildlife-human interface. Bacterial isolates from faecal samples of non-human primates at two wildlife rehabilitation centres in South Africa were screened for the presence of Escherichia coli. The biochemical characterisation of E. coli and E. coli-like bacteria revealed both adonitol positive and sorbitol negative strains - a unique characteristic of Escherichia fergusonii and Escherichia coli K99...
June 2017: One Health
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