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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993143/ceftolozane-tazobactam-activity-against-drug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-causing-health-care-associated-infections-in-the-asia-pacific-region-apac-minus-china-australia-and-new-zealand-report-from-an-antimicrobial-surveillance-program
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M A Pfaller, D Shortridge, H S Sader, M Castanheira, R K Flamm
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the in vitro activity of ceftolozane-tazobactam and comparator agents tested against Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) with health care associated infections (HAI). Ceftolozane-tazobactam is an antipseudomonal cephalosporin combined with a well-established β-lactamase inhibitor. METHODS: A total of 1,963 gram-negative organisms (489 P. aeruginosa and 1,474 Enterobacteriaceae) were consecutively collected using a prevalence-based approach from 14 medical centers in the APAC region...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991315/-impact-of-rational-use-of-antibiotics-in-a-third-level-clinic-in-colombia
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Christian J Pallares, Juan C Cataño
BACKGROUND: The increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics threatens the survival of patients and health costs. AIM: To determine the impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program in bacterial resistance and antibiotic consumption. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Quasi experimental study in a third level clinic in the city of Medellin, that evaluate in two time periods (pre-intervention between October 2012 and September 2013 and post intervention between October 2013 and September 2014) the impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program in terms of antibiotic consumption and bacterial ecology...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966493/clinical-manifestations-of-nocardiosis-study-of-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Teena Wadhwa, Usha Baveja, Navin Kumar, Deepak Govil, Sharmila Sengupta
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the predisposing risk factors, clinical presentations, laboratory parameters, and treatments taken and outcomes in patients of nocardiosis in the span of 5 years in a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patients whose specimens showed Nocardia like organism in Gram-staining, Kinyoun staining and characteristic colonies in culture were included in the retrospective analysis study. Retrospective analysis of associated risk factors, clinical presentations, and radiological findings was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961864/biological-evaluation-of-diphenyleneiodonium-chloride-dpic-as-a-potential-drug-candidate-for-treatment-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-infections
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Alok Kumar Singh, Ritesh Thakare, Pratiksha Karaulia, Swetarka Das, Isha Soni, Manitosh Pandey, Amit Kumar Pandey, Sidharth Chopra, Arunava Dasgupta
Background: Novel drug discovery against non-tuberculous mycobacteria is beset with a large number of challenges including the existence of myriad innate drug resistance mechanisms as well as a lack of suitable animal models, which hinders effective translation. In order to identify molecules acting via novel mechanisms of action, we screened the Library of Pharmacologically Active Compounds against non-tuberculous mycobacteria to identify such compounds. Methods: Whole-cell growth inhibition assays were used to screen and identify novel inhibitors...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956539/appropriateness-of-antibiotic-prescription-for-targeted-therapy-of-infections-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-assessment-of-the-most-common-improper-uses-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-southern-italy
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Giulio Viceconte, Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Vita Dora Iula, Maria Rosaria Catania, Grazia Tosone, Raffaele Orlando
A huge proportion of antibiotic therapies for infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDR) are inappropriate. In this study, we described the most common causes of inappropriateness of definitive antibiotic regimes in a large university hospital in southern Italy and we evaluated the impact on microbial eradication, length of stay, 30-day readmission and mortality. We retrospectively assessed 45 patients who received a definitive antibiotic therapy after isolation of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus spp...
September 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951106/in-vitro-interaction-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-in-combination-with-different-antimicrobials-against-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates
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Paolo Gaibani, Russell E Lewis, Silvia L Volpe, Maddalena Giannella, Caterina Campoli, Maria Paola Landini, PierLuigi Viale, Maria Carla Re, Simone Ambretti
OBJECTIVES: Combination therapy has been recommended when using ceftazidime-avibactam (CAZ-AVI) for the treatment of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-Kp), but the optimal combination is unknown. Six common antimicrobial agents (ertapenem, imipenem, meropenem, gentamicin, tigecycline, and ciprofloxacin) were evaluated for synergy with the recently approved cephalosporin-β-lactamase inhibitor combination CAZ-AVI in this study. METHODS: Different antimicrobial combinations were tested against 13 KPC-Kp, including CAZ-AVI-susceptible (n=11) and resistant (n=2) clinical isolates...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941394/ceftolozane-tazobactam-activity-against-drug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-causing-healthcare-associated-infections-in-latin-america-report-from-an-antimicrobial-surveillance-program-2013-2015
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Michael A Pfaller, Dee Shortridge, Helio S Sader, Ana Gales, Mariana Castanheira, Robert K Flamm
This study evaluated the in vitro activity of ceftolozane-tazobactam and comparator agents tested against Latin American isolates of Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa from patients with healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Ceftolozane-tazobactam is an antipseudomonal cephalosporin combined with a well-established β-lactamase inhibitor. A total of 2415 Gram-negative organisms (537 P. aeruginosa and 1878 Enterobacteriaceae) were consecutively collected in 12 medical centers located in four Latin American countries...
September 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855980/pseudomonas-endocarditis-with-an-unstable-phenotype-the-challenges-of-isolate-characterization-and-carbapenem-stewardship-with-a-partial-review-of-the-literature
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Emil Lesho, Erik Snesrud, Yoon Kwak, Ana Ong, Rosslyn Maybank, Maryrose Laguio-Vila, Ann R Falsey, Mary Hinkle
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas endocarditis is exceedingly rare, especially in patients without predisposing risks. We present such a case that included unexpected switches in antibacterial resistance profiles in two Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) strains with the same whole-genome sequence. The case also involved diagnostic and treatment challenges, such as issues with automated testing platforms, choosing the optimal aminoglycoside, minimizing unnecessary carbapenem exposure, and the need for faster, more informative laboratory tests...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840370/clinical-and-microbiological-profile-of-chronic-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-infections-in-a-cystic-fibrosis-reference-hospital-in-brazil
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C P da Costa Capizzani, N C Caçador, L A G M M Torres, L Tonani, P Vandamme, A L da Costa Darini
Burkholderia sp. infections are extremely complex in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, especially considering the lack of knowledge regarding its behavior, its relationship with prognosis, as well as its transmissibility and multidrug resistance features. This study evaluated the frequency of chronic infection by Burkholderia, using microbiological and clinical data. Ninety-eight patients with CF attended from July 2011 to April 2014 in a Brazilian reference hospital were included. Antimicrobial activity, molecular epidemiology, Shwachman score, body mass index, exacerbations, and lung function were analyzed...
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827495/the-north-wind-and-the-sun-pediatric-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-combining-restrictive-and-persuasive-approaches-in-hematology-oncology-ward-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-unit
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Yuho Horikoshi, Tetsuji Kaneko, Yoshihiko Morikawa, Mihoko Isogai, Junichi Suwa, Hiroshi Higuchi, Yuki Yuza, Takayo Shoji, Kenta Ito
OBJECTIVE: The Japanese government's goal for the reduction of antimicrobial consumption is two-thirds of the 2013 rate by 2020. While the antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are essential in health care facilities, ASP data on pediatric hematology-oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients are limited. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of restrictive and persuasive ASP on immunocompromised children. DESIGN: The ASP for hematology-oncology and HSCT patients at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center was assessed...
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792697/the-first-enterobacter-cloacae-co-producing-ndm-and-oxa-48-carbapenemases-and-interhospital-spread-of-oxa-48-and-ndm-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-turkey
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Demet Haciseyitoglu, Aysegul Dokutan, Ayham Abulaila, Fatma Erdem, Yasemin Cag, Serdar Ozer, Zerrin Aktas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. METHODS: A total of 54 carbapenem nonsusceptible Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolates were recovered from clinical samples sent to the Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital from the period 2011 through 2014. Forty-four isolates were Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) and the other 10 were Enterobacter cloacae (CREC).The isolate identifications and antibiotic sensitivity tests were performed using a Vitek2 automatic system...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771141/risk-factors-and-molecular-mechanisms-associated-with-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-resistance-in-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-in-mexico
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Sandra Abril Herrera-Heredia, César Pezina-Cantú, Elvira Garza-González, Paola Bocanegra-Ibarias, Soraya Mendoza-Olazarán, Rayo Morfín-Otero, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz, Licet Villarreal-Treviño, Eduardo Rodríguez-Noriega, Laura Paláu-Davila, Héctor Jesús Maldonado-Garza, Samantha Flores-Treviño
PURPOSE: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a multidrug-resistant opportunistic pathogen causing an increasing number of nosocomial infections. Our aim was to evaluate the risk factors and mechanisms associated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT) resistance in S. maltophilia infections in Mexico. METHODOLOGY: Clinical isolates and patients' demographic and clinical data were collected from February 2007 to August 2015 in two tertiary-care hospitals in Mexico. Antimicrobial susceptibility and analysis of sul and SmeABC and SmeDEF efflux pump overexpression were performed in all isolates...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760891/influence-of-%C3%AE-lactam-infusion-strategy-on-acute-kidney-injury
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Sarah E Cotner, W Cliff Rutter, Donna R Burgess, Katie L Wallace, Craig A Martin, David S Burgess
Limited literature is available assessing nephrotoxicity with prolonged β-lactam infusions. This study compared the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with a prolonged β-lactam infusion or an intermittent infusion. This was a retrospective, matched-cohort study at an academic medical center from July 2006 to September 2015. Adult patients who received piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP), cefepime (FEP), or meropenem (MEM) for at least 48 h were evaluated. Patients were excluded for preexisting renal dysfunction or pregnancy...
October 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749392/evaluation-of-evidence-for-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-based-dose-optimization-of-antimicrobials-for-treating-gram-negative-infections-in-neonates
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Nusrat Shafiq, Samir Malhotra, Vikas Gautam, Harpreet Kaur, Pravin Kumar, Sourabh Dutta, Pallab Ray, Nilima A Kshirsagar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Neonates present a special subgroup of population in whom optimization of antimicrobial dosing can be particularly challenging. Gram-negative infections are common in neonates, and inpatient treatment along with critical care is needed for the management of these infections. Dosing recommendations are often extrapolated from evidence generated in older patient populations. This systematic review was done to identify the knowledge gaps in the pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics (PK-PD)-based optimized dosing schedule for parenteral antimicrobials for Gram-negative neonatal infections...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748397/activity-of-the-novel-siderophore-cephalosporin-cefiderocol-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-pathogens
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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/28742000/high-prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-children-with-and-without-diarrhoea-and-their-susceptibility-to-the-antibacterial-activity-of-extracts-fractions-of-fruits-native-to-mexico
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Magdalena de Jesús Uribe-Beltrán, Yesmi Patricia Ahumada-Santos, Sylvia Páz Díaz-Camacho, Carlos Alberto Eslava-Campos, Jesús Ernesto Reyes-Valenzuela, María Elena Báez-Flores, Ignacio Osuna-Ramírez, Francisco Delgado-Vargas
PURPOSE: This paper aims to evaluate the antimicrobial resistance of Esherichia coli isolates from children under 5 years old, with and without diarrhoea, who were hospital outpatients in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. It also looks at the antimicrobial activity of fruit extracts against selected multidrug-resistant (MDR) E. coli strains. METHODOLOGY: A total of 205 E. coli isolates from stool samples were collected from 94 children under 5 years old who were outpatients from two hospitals in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, during the autumn/winter of 2003/04; their resistance profiles to 19 commercial antimicrobials were investigated using the Kirby-Bauer method...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739780/multicenter-evaluation-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-and-ceftolozane-tazobactam-inhibitory-activity-against-meropenem-nonsusceptible-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-from-blood-respiratory-tract-and-wounds
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Mordechai Grupper, Christina Sutherland, David P Nicolau
The recent escalation of occurrences of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been recognized globally and threatens to erode the widespread clinical utility of the carbapenem class of compounds for this prevalent health care-associated pathogen. Here, we compared the in vitro inhibitory activity of ceftazidime-avibactam and ceftolozane-tazobactam against 290 meropenem-nonsusceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa nonduplicate clinical isolates from 34 U.S. hospitals using reference broth microdilution methods...
October 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735046/ceftolozane-tazobactam-activity-against-drug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-causing-healthcare-associated-infections-in-australia-and-new-zealand-report-from-an-antimicrobial-surveillance-program-2013-2015
#18
M A Pfaller, D Shortridge, H S Sader, R K Flamm, M Castanheira
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the in vitro activity of ceftolozane-tazobactam and comparator agents tested against isolates of Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa from patients in Australia and New Zealand with healthcare-associated infection. METHODS: A total of 1459 gram-negative organisms (440 P. aeruginosa and 1019 Enterobacteriaceae) were consecutively collected from 11 medical centers located in Australia and New Zealand. The organisms were tested for susceptibility by broth microdilution methods as described by the CLSI M07-A10 document and the results interpreted according to EUCAST and CLSI breakpoint criteria...
September 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716360/comparison-of-synergism-between-colistin-fosfomycin-and-tigecycline-against-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-or-with-carbapenem-resistance
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Yee-Huang Ku, Chi-Chung Chen, Mei-Feng Lee, Yin-Ching Chuang, Hung-Jen Tang, Wen-Liang Yu
PURPOSE: To investigate the synergistic and bactericidal effects of antimicrobial combinations of any two of colistin, fosfomycin and tigecycline against the nine extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) clinical isolates, including 4 carbapenem-susceptible strains and five imipenem and/or meropenem-resistant strains. METHODS: In vitro synergism and bactericidal activity of combination of colistin, fosfomycin and tigecycline were evaluated by time-kill studies in standard inoculum of bacterial densities of a suspension containing 5 × 10(5) CFU/mL by using 1/2× MIC for each alone, and both 1/2× and 1/4× MIC for any two drugs...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711560/interaction-of-carbapenems-and-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitors-towards-ctx-m-15-and-ctx-m-15-g238c-mutant
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Alessia Sabatini, Fabrizia Brisdelli, Giuseppe Celenza, Francesca Marcoccia, Martina Colapietro, María M Tavío, Alessandra Piccirilli, Gianfranco Amicosante, Mariagrazia Perilli
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of residue 238 in CTX-M-15 and CTX-M-15(G238C) mutant with respect to carbapenems and various β-lactamase inhibitors. METHODS: A CTX-M-15(G238C) laboratory mutant was generated by site-directed mutagenesis from CTX-M-15 enzyme by replacing glycine 238 with cysteine. Thiol titration and p-chloromercuribenzoate (PCMB) inactivation assays were used to ascertain the presence of a disulfide bridge in the active site of CTX-M-15(G238C)...
September 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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