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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898030/assessment-of-the-activity-of-tigecycline-against-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-organisms-collected-from-italy-between-2012-and-2014-as-part-of-the-tigecycline-evaluation-and-surveillance-trial-t-e-s-t
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Stefania Stefani, Michael J Dowzicky
As part of the Tigecycline Evaluation and Surveillance Trial (T.E.S.T) we report the in vitro activity of tigecycline and its comparators against Gram-negative and Gram-positive organisms collected from Italian centers between 2012 and 2014. Minimum inhibitory concentrations were determined according to the broth microdilution methodology of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, and antimicrobial resistance was determined using the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing interpretive criteria...
November 26, 2016: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873451/a-prospective-randomized-trial-comparing-piperacillin-tazobactam-with-meropenem-as-empirical-antibiotic-treatment-of-febrile-neutropenic-children-and-adolescents-with-hematologic-and-malignant-disorders
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Hirozumi Sano, Ryoji Kobayashi, Daisuke Suzuki, Daiki Hori, Kenji Kishimoto, Kunihiko Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: This randomized prospective study was designed to assess whether piperacillin/tazobactam (PIPC/TAZ) is as effective as meropenem (MEPM) as a first-line antibiotic treatment for febrile neutropenia (FN). PROCEDURE: FN episodes were randomly assigned to receive either PIPC/TAZ (337.5 mg/kg per day in three doses, 1-hr DIV, maximum 13.5 g per day) or MEPM (120 mg/kg per day in three doses, 1-hr DIV, maximum 3 g per day). Clinical responses were evaluated 120 hr after the DIV...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872078/polymyxin-b-in-combination-with-rifampin-and-meropenem-against-polymyxin-b-resistant-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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John Diep, David M Jacobs, Rajnikant Sharma, Jenna Covelli, Dana R Bowers, Thomas A Russo, Gauri G Rao
Safe and effective therapies are urgently needed to treat polymyxin-resistant KPC-producing K. pneumoniae and suppress the emergence of resistance. We investigated the pharmacodynamics of polymyxin B, rifampin, and meropenem alone and as polymyxin B-based double and triple combinations against KPC-producing K. pneumoniae The rate and extent of killing with polymyxin B (1-128mg/L), rifampin (2-16mg/L), and meropenem (10-120mg/L) were evaluated against polymyxin B-susceptible (PB(S)) and -resistant (PB(R)) clinical isolates using 48h static time-kills...
November 21, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867128/evaluation-of-meropenem-penetration-into-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-patients-with-meningitis-after-neurosurgery
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Yuyi Zhang, Jing Zhang, Yuancheng Chen, Jicheng Yu, Guoying Cao, Xiaojie Wu, Mingyu Chen, Jufang Wu, Xu Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Meropenem is important for management of post-neurosurgical meningitis, but the data about its penetration into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are inadequate. This prospective, open-label study investigated the pharmacokinetic profile of meropenem in patients with post-neurosurgical meningitis, especially its CSF penetration. METHODS: A total of 82 patients with post-neurosurgical meningitis were included to receive meropenem intravenously according to regimen of 2g q8h, 1g q8h or 1g q6h...
November 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843749/mortality-markers-in-nosocomial-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bloodstream-infection
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Bulent Durdu, Ismail Necati Hakyemez, Sibel Bolukcu, Gulay Okay, Bilge Gultepe, Turan Aslan
PURPOSE: Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most common endogen agent for nosocomial infections. In this study, mortality markers were investigated in patients with nosocomial K. pneumoniae blood stream infection (NKp BSI). METHODS: The characteristics of patients >16 years who had NKp BSI diagnosis by daily active surveillance between January 2012 and January 2016 were retrospectively evaluated. Patients who died until 28th day of the clinical follow up and those who survived until this time were statistically compared in terms of various risk factors...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836633/evaluation-of-automated-time-lapse-microscopy-for-assessment-of-in-vitro-activity-of-antibiotics
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Wanchana Ungphakorn, Christer Malmberg, Pernilla Lagerbäck, Otto Cars, Elisabet I Nielsen, Thomas Tängdén
This study aimed to evaluate the potential of a new time-lapse microscopy based method (oCelloScope) to efficiently assess the in vitro antibacterial effects of antibiotics. Two E. coli and one P. aeruginosa strain were exposed to ciprofloxacin, colistin, ertapenem and meropenem in 24-h experiments. Background corrected absorption (BCA) derived from the oCelloScope was used to detect bacterial growth. The data obtained with the oCelloScope were compared with those of the automated Bioscreen C method and standard time-kill experiments and a good agreement in results was observed during 6-24h of experiments...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788502/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-pharmacodynamics-of-colistin-and-aztreonam-alone-and-in-combination-against-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Yuka Yamagishi, Mao Hagihara, Hideo Kato, Jun Hirai, Naoya Nishiyama, Yusuke Koizumi, Daisuke Sakanashi, Hiroyuki Suematsu, Hazuki Nakai, Hiroshige Mikamo
BACKGROUND: Reports of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with high antimicrobial resistance have steadily emerged, threatening the utility of a mainstay in antipseudomonal therapy. This study evaluated the antimicrobial activities of various combination therapies against P. aeruginosa with high antimicrobial resistance, including multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa (MDRP) using an in vitro and in vivo study. METHODS: We evaluated 24 combination therapies, including colistin, aztreonam, meropenem, ceftazidime, ciprofloxacin, amikacin, rifampicin, arbekacin and piperacillin against 15 MDRP isolates detected at Aichi Medical University Hospital with the break-point checkerboard method...
October 28, 2016: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782860/evaluation-of-therapeutic-potentials-of-plant-extracts-against-poultry-bacteria-threatening-public-health
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Moses Abiala, John Olayiwola, Oluwatoyin Babatunde, Olapeju Aiyelaagbe, Sunday Akinyemi
BACKGROUND: Plant extracts were evaluated on poultry bacteria known to be threatening public health. This is to develop better bio-therapeutic agents from plant origin. METHODS: Bacteria were isolated from water, feed, crop, gizzard and faeces of layer chicken. Isolates of interest (Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella oxytoca) were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility test. Resistant strains were further evaluated against different plant extracts in comparison to Meropenem (control) using agar diffusion method...
October 26, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776537/cerebrospinal-fluid-penetration-of-meropenem-in-neurocritical-care-patients-with-proven-or-suspected-ventriculitis-a-prospective-observational-study
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Ute Blassmann, Anka C Roehr, Otto R Frey, Cornelia Vetter-Kerkhoff, Niklas Thon, William Hope, Josef Briegel, Volker Huge
BACKGROUND: Ventriculitis is a complication of temporary intraventricular drains. The limited penetration of meropenem into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is well known. However, ventricular CSF pharmacokinetic data in patients with ventriculitis are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate meropenem pharmacokinetics in the serum and CSF of neurocritical care patients with proven or suspected ventriculitis. METHODS: We conducted an observational pharmacokinetic study of neurocritical care patients with proven or suspected ventriculitis receiving meropenem...
October 24, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769180/comparison-of-antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-esbl-and-non-esbl-bacterial-isolates-among-patients-with-secondary-peritonitis-at-bugando-medical-centre-mwanza-tanzania
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Jeremiah Seni, Enock Sweya, Amri Mabewa, Stephen E Mshana, Japhet M Gilyoma
BACKGROUND: Secondary peritonitis is a common surgical emergence with deadly outcomes when not timely and promptly intervened. The emergence of Extended spectrum beta lactamase producing bacteria (ESBL) poses treatment challenge at Bugando Medical Centre (BMC); hence a need to evaluate the magnitude of ESBL so as to guide specific therapy. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study conducted at BMC from May 2014 to April 2015 involving patients with secondary peritonitis...
October 21, 2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737785/detection-of-carbapenemase-activity-in-enterobacteriaceae-using-lc-ms-ms-in-comparison-with-the-neo-rapid-carb-kit-using-direct-visual-assessment-and-colorimetry
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Charlotte A Huber, Hanna E Sidjabat, Hosam M Zowawi, David Kvaskoff, Sarah Reed, John F McNamara, Kate L McCarthy, Patrick Harris, Benjamin Toh, Alexander M Wailan, David L Paterson
It has been described that the sensitivity of the Carba NP test may be low in the case of OXA-48-like carbapenamases and mass spectrometry based methods as well as a colorimetry based method have been described as alternatives. We evaluated 84 Enterobacteriaceae isolates including 31 OXA-48-like producing isolates and 13 isolates that produced either an imipenemase (IMP; n=8), New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM; n=3), or Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC; n=2), as well as 40 carbapenemase negative Enterobacteriaceae isolates...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680756/influence-of-different-peritoneal-dialysis-fluids-on-the-in-vitro-activity-of-cefepime-ciprofloxacin-ertapenem-meropenem-and-tobramycin-against-escherichia-coli
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Manuel Kussmann, Linda Schuster, Sarah Wrenger, Petra Pichler, Gottfried Reznicek, Heinz Burgmann, Wolfgang Poeppl, Markus Zeitlinger, Martin Wiesholzer
♦ BACKGROUND: Peritonitis is a major problem among patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). The influence of diverse PD fluids on the activity of frequently used antibiotics has been insufficiently investigated. Thus, the present study set out to investigate the impact of different PD fluids on the activity of cefepime, ciprofloxacin, ertapenem, meropenem, and tobramycin against Escherichia coli. ♦ METHODS: Time-kill curves in 4 different PD fluids (Dianeal PDG4, Extraneal, Nutrineal PD4 and Physioneal 40, all Baxter Healthcare Corp...
November 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659437/a-5-year-surveillance-study-on-antimicrobial-resistance-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-clinical-isolates-from-a-tertiary-greek-hospital
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Sofia Maraki, Elpis Mantadakis, Viktoria Eirini Mavromanolaki, Diamantis P Kofteridis, George Samonis
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as a major cause of nosocomial outbreaks. It is particularly associated with nosocomial pneumonia and bloodstream infections in immunocompromised and debilitated patients with serious underlying pathologies. Over the last two decades, a remarkable rise in the rates of multidrug resistance to most antimicrobial agents that are active against A. baumannii has been noted worldwide. We evaluated the rates of antimicrobial resistance and changes in resistance over a 5-year period (2010-2014) in A...
September 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648056/antimicrobial-stewardship-program-in-a-malaysian-district-hospital-first-year-experience
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Diana Yap Fui Sing, Yang Liang Boo, Roshalina Mukhlis, Pek Woon Chin, Fan Kee Hoo
BACKGROUNDS & OBJECTIVE: Antimicrobial resistance is an alarming public health threat that requires urgent global solution. Implementation of antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) is an essential practice element for healthcare institutions in gate-keeping judicious antimicrobial use. This study highlighted the development, first year experience, and result of the implementation of ASP utilizing persuasive and restrictive approaches in a Malaysian district hospital. METHODS: An observational study was conducted between January 2015 to December 2015 on implementation of ASP among hospitalized inpatients age 12 years old and above...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622627/risk-factors-for-hospital-acquired-bacteremia-due-to-carbapenem-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-a-colombian-hospital
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Sandra Liliana Valderrama, Pedro Felipe González, María Alejandra Caro, Natalia Ardila, Beatriz Ariza, Fabián Gil, Carlos Álvarez
INTRODUCTION: Bacteremia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistant to carbapenems is a public health problem due to the limitations it places on therapeutic options, as well as the increased time patients must spend in hospital, costs and the risk of mortality.  OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk factors for presentation of bacteremia due to carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa acquired in the Hospital Universitario San Ignacio between January 2008 and June 2014.  MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a case control study in which the case patients presented bacteremia due to P...
2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609214/impact-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-shortage-on-meropenem-use-implications-for-antimicrobial-stewardship-programs
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Katie E Barber, Allison M Bell, S Travis King, Jason J Parham, Kayla R Stover
Drug shortages pose a clear detriment to antimicrobial stewardship (AS) efforts. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of a piperacillin-tazobactam shortage on meropenem use, related costs, and associated changes in AS activity. A quasi-experimental quality improvement review compared adult patients receiving meropenem ≥72h three months pre-shortage and three months during the shortage. 320 patients were included (pre-shortage: 103; shortage: 217). Baseline characteristics were similar, but the length of stay was slightly longer in pre-shortage [19 (11-32) days] versus shortage [16 (11-32) days] (p=0...
September 5, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600015/-study-on-drug-sensitivity-against-comamonas-testosteroni-by-kirby-bauer-disk-diffusion-method
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Changsheng Kong, Jun Chen, Xiaoyan Zou, Yi Zhang, Lingna Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the drug resistance of Comamonas testosteroni (C. testosteroni) by the Kirby-Bauer (K-B) method without Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) explanation or the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) method with the standard CLSI explanation to evaluate the sensitivity of K-B method in detection of C. testosteroni.
 METHODS: K-B method and MIC method was used to determine the sensitivity of C. testosteroni to Piperacillin, Cefepime, Piperacillin/tazobactam, Imipenem, Meropenem, Amikacin, Gentamicin, Tobramycin, Ceftazidime and Ciprofloxacin...
August 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555844/a-flow-cytometric-and-computational-approaches-to-carbapenems-affinity-to-the-different-types-of-carbapenemases
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Cidália Pina-Vaz, Ana P Silva, Isabel Faria-Ramos, Rita Teixeira-Santos, Daniel Moura, Tatiana F Vieira, Sérgio F Sousa, Sofia Costa-de-Oliveira, Rafael Cantón, Acácio G Rodrigues
The synergy of carbapenem combinations regarding Enterobacteriaceae producing different types of carbapenemases was study through different approaches: flow cytometry and computational analysis. Ten well characterized Enterobacteriaceae (KPC, verona integron-encoded metallo-β-lactamases -VIM and OXA-48-like enzymes) were selected for the study. The cells were incubated with a combination of ertapenem with imipenem, meropenem, or doripenem and killing kinetic curves performed with and without reinforcements of the drugs...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542568/an-overview-of-antibacterial-resistance-patterns-of-pediatric-community-acquired-urinary-infections
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Capan Konca, Mehmet Tekin, Fatih Uckardes, Sadik Akgun, Habip Almis, Ibrahim Hakan Bucak, Yeliz Genc, Mehmet Turgut
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections affecting children. In this study, in order to determine a guide for the empirical antibiotic treatment of community-acquired UTIs, we aimed to investigate the etiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns of uropathogens and to evaluate epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients. METHODS: A total of 158 children with a positive urine culture were included in the study. Antibiotic susceptibility testing was performed by Vitek 2 Compact for twenty eight commonly used antimicrobials...
August 20, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531123/hypogammaglobulinemia-and-poor-performance-status-are-predisposing-factors-for-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-colonization-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
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Elif Gülsüm Ümit, Figen Kuloğlu, Ahmet Muzaffer Demir
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) are common pathogens of hospital-acquired infection. Long hospitalization periods, use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and immunosuppression are major risks for VRE colonization. AIMS: We aimed to evaluate patients' characteristics and factors which may contribute to VRE colonization. METHODS: Data of 66 patients with colonization and 112 patients without colonization who have been hospitalized in the Hematology clinic were collected...
August 16, 2016: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
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