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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739428/novel-class-1-integrons-and-sequence-types-in-vim-2-and-vim-11-producing-clinical-strains-of-enterobacter-cloacae
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D De Belder, D Faccone, N Tijet, R Melano, M Rapoport, A Petroni, C Lucero, F Pasteran, A Corso, S A Gomez
All VIM-producing Enterobacteriaceae (six Enterobacter cloacae) submitted to the Argentinian Reference Laboratory in Antimicrobial Resistance in the period 2008-13 were characterized. The isolates were referred from 6 nosocomial institutions located in 5 different cities across the country. All isolates showed carbapenem disk diffusion inhibition zones ≤22mm and synergism between a carbapenem disk and EDTA/SMA. The six isolates were PCR positive for blaVIM. Imipenem MICs were ≤1 to 8μg/ml. Typing by PFGE and MLST distinguished six pulsotypes and sequence types with blaVIM located on novel class 1 integron arrays: ECL-1: ST182, In883; ECL-2, ST90, In885; ECL-3, ST88, In346 with blaVIM-11; ECL-4, ST184, In900; ECL-5, ST749-new, In900; ECL-6, ST91 and uncharacterized In...
July 21, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738348/colistin-resistance-in-kpc-2-and-shv-5-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates-in-bulgaria
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Encho Savov, Iva Todorova, Lida Politi, Angelina Trifonova, Maja Borisova, Elena Kioseva, Athanassios Tsakris
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Colistin resistance is increasingly recognized among carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in several European regions. The current study documents the appearance of colistin resistance among KPC-2 and SHV-5-produning K. pneumoniae strains in Bulgaria. METHODS: Four colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates were recovered from 2 patients hospitalized in the anesthesiology and resuscitation clinic of a tertiary care university hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria...
July 22, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736358/-emergence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-sccmec-type-iv-v-epidemic-clones-in-a-large-teaching-hospital-in-china
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Yi-Ming Zhong, Rui Yuan, Jian-Sheng Ding, Fang Yang, Wen-En Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) genotype and molecular epidemiological characteristics of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) in a large teaching hospital in China. METHDOS: From January 2012 to December 2012, a total of 71 nonduplicate HA-MRSA were collected in a teaching hospital in Changsha, China. SCCmec types were determined by multiplex PCR, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene was detected by PCR...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736198/characterization-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-invasive-serotype-19a-isolates-from-argentina-1993-2014
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Paula Gagetti, Diego Faccone, Vanesa Reijtman, Sofia Fossati, Marisa Rodriguez, Omar Veliz, Paola Ceriana, Mabel Regueira, Alejandra Corso
The aim of this study was to characterize Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A isolates causing invasive pneumococcal disease in children, collected in Argentina between 1993 and 2014. A total of 176 isolates serotype 19A were analyzed. There was an increase in the proportion of serotype 19A isolates from 3% in 1993 to 6% in 2011, prior to the introduction of PCV13 in 2012, and from 2012 to 2014 its proportion gradually decreased. Penicillin resistance among serotype 19A isolates throughout the study period was 65...
July 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735323/gas-gangrene-of-different-origin-associated-with-clostridium-perfringens-type-a-in-three-patients-simultaneously-hospitalized-in-a-single-department-of-orthopedics-and-traumatology-in-poland
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Monika Brzychczy-Włoch, Dorota Ochońska, Anna Piotrowska, Małgorzata Bulanda
The objective of the study was to perform a comparative analysis of phenotypic and genetic similarity, determination of resistance profiles, detection of toxin-encoding genes and molecular typing of Clostridium perfringens isolates originating from patients with gas gangrene. The study encompassed three patients with a clinical and microbiological diagnosis of gas gangrene who were hospitalized in one of the hospitals of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie province in the same period of time between 8(th) April 2015 and 20(th) April 2015...
January 2, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735048/emergence-of-different-acinetobacter-baumannii-clones-in-a-croatian-hospital-and-correlation-with-antibiotic-susceptibility
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Ranko Ladavac, Branka Bedenić, Mirna Vranić-Ladavac, Nada Barišić, Natalie Karčić, Karoline Pompe, Antun Ferenčić, Aleksandar Stojanović, Harald Seifert, Stjepan Katić, Paul G Higgins
OBJECTIVES: During routine diagnostic laboratory work, the clinical microbiologist observed an increase of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates with three different carbapenem susceptibility patterns: susceptible, intermediate and resistant. Isolates belonging to the same carbapenem susceptibility phenotype exhibited identical susceptibility/resistance patterns to non-β-lactam antibiotics. This prompted us to analyze the mechanisms of carbapenem-resistance and the molecular epidemiology of the isolates...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734506/phenotypic-and-genetic-characteristics-of-fluoroquinolone-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Antonio Moreno-Flores, Carmen Potel-Alvarellos, Susana Otero-Varela, Maximiliano Álvarez-Fernández
INTRODUCTION: Fluoroquinolone resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has increased in recent years. The objective of this study was to characterise two MRSA populations, one susceptible to fluoroquinolones and other resistant identifying the clonal types and the differential characteristics of both MRSA populations. METHODS: Molecular typing using PFGE, MLST, spa and SSCmec was performed on 192 MRSA strains isolated from 2009 to 2011, 49 only oxacillin-resistant (OX-R) and 143 oxacillin and levofloxacin-resistant (OX-R-LEV-R)...
July 19, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733409/using-pulsed-field-gel-electrophoresis-to-analyze-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-chromosomes-and-chromosomal-elements
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Chen-Chun Pai, Carol Walker, Timothy Humphrey
Pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) uses alternatively oriented pulsed electrical fields to separate large DNA molecules. Here, we describe PFGE protocols and conditions for separating and visualizing chromosomes between 0.5 and 6 Mb (optimal for analyzing the endogenous fission yeast chromosomes of 5.7, 4.6, and 3.5 Mb), and for shorter chromosomal elements of between 50 and 600 kb, such as the 530 kb Ch(16) minichromosome. In addition to determining chromosome size, this technique has a wide range of applications, including determining whether DNA replication or repair is complete, defining the molecular karyotype of cells, analyzing chromosomal rearrangements, assigning genes or constructs to particular chromosomes, and isolating DNA from specific chromosomes...
July 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733402/analysis-of-dna-metabolism-in-fission-yeast
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Francisco Antequera, Timothy C Humphrey
The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe is an excellent model organism to study DNA metabolism, in which the DNA replication and repair mechanisms are evolutionarily conserved. In this introduction we describe a range of methods commonly used to study aspects of DNA metabolism in fission yeast, focusing on approaches used for the analysis of genome stability, DNA replication, and DNA repair. We describe the use of a minichromosome, Ch(16), for monitoring different aspects of genome stability. We introduce two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and immunofluorescent visualization of combed DNA molecules for the analysis of DNA replication...
July 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732564/desiccation-and-ethanol-resistances-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-embedded-in-biofilm-the-favorable-antiseptic-efficacy-of-combination-chlorhexidine-gluconate-and-ethanol
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Shyh-Ren Chiang, Fang Jung, Hung-Jen Tang, Chung-Hua Chen, Chi-Chung Chen, Hsiu-Yin Chou, Yin-Ching Chuang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Globally, multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDRAB) has emerged as an important pathogen in nosocomial outbreaks. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between the biofilm formation and survival of MDRABs, and to investigate the antiseptic efficacy of hand sanitizers for the MDRABs, embedded with biofilm (MDRAB-Bs). METHODS: The MDRABs were selected randomly after pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and their biofilm formation was analyzed...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730371/idiomarina-andamanensis-sp-nov-an-alkalitolerant-bacterium-isolated-from-andaman-sea-water
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Sherin Zachariah, Subrata K Das
Two closely related aerobic, Gram-negative rod shaped bacteria (strain W5(T) and W3) were isolated from Andaman Sea. Heterotrophic growth on marine agar was observed at 15-45 °C and pH 6-10. Strain W5(T) showed maximum 16S rRNA sequence similarity of 99.58% with Idiomarina marina JCM 15083(T). DNA fingerprinting analysis by ERIC-REP PCR, PFGE and MLSA revealed differences in banding patterns, also DNA-DNA hybridization values were well below 70% confirming W5(T) to be a new species. DNA G+C content was 46...
July 20, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729209/clonal-spread-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-t6065-cc5-sccmecv-agrii-in-a-libyan-hospital
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Monia Khemiri, Ali Akrout Alhusain, Mohamed Salah Abbassi, Houyem El Ghaieb, Sofia Santos Costa, Adriana Belas, Constança Pomba, Salah Hammami
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize 32 MRSA isolates recovered from wound specimens of patients in a Hospital in Tripoli, Libya, during 2013. METHODS: MRSA isolates were characterized by determining their antibiotic susceptibilities, genes encoding antibiotic resistance and virulence factors, the SCCmec class, agr type, spa typing, PFGE and MLST. RESULTS: PFGE and MLST revealed that all isolates were clonal and belonged to the Clonal Complex 5 (CC5)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721851/development-and-evaluation-of-a-multiple-locus-variable-number-tandem-repeats-analysis-assay-for-subtyping-salmonella-typhi-strains-from-sub-saharan-africa
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Nomsa P Tau, Anthony M Smith, John R Wain, Andrew Tarupiwa, Kalpy J Coulibaly, Karen H Keddy, Germs-Sa
PURPOSE: Molecular epidemiological investigations of the highly clonal Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) are important in outbreak detection and in tracking disease transmission. In this study, we developed and evaluated a multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeats (VNTR) analysis (MLVA) assay for characterization of S. Typhi isolates from sub-Saharan Africa. METHODOLOGY: Twelve previously reported VNTR loci were evaluated and an MLVA assay consisting of five polymorphic loci was adopted...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713357/extensively-drug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-causing-nosocomial-bloodstream-infections-in-china-molecular-investigation-of-antibiotic-resistance-determinants-informing-therapy-and-clinical-outcomes
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Wenzi Bi, Haiyang Liu, Rhys A Dunstan, Bin Li, Von Vergel L Torres, Jianming Cao, Lijiang Chen, Jonathan J Wilksch, Richard A Strugnell, Trevor Lithgow, Tieli Zhou
The rise in diversity of antimicrobial resistance phenotypes seen in Klebsiella pneumoniae is becoming a serious antibiotic management problem. We sought to investigate the molecular characteristics and clinical implications of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) K. pneumoniae isolated from different nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs) patients from July 2013 to November 2015. Even in combination treatment, meropenem did not protect against mortality of BSIs patients (P = 0.015). In contrast, tigecycline in combination with other antimicrobial agents significantly protected against mortality (P = 0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711559/outbreak-of-colistin-resistant-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-tunisia
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Wejdène Mansour, Marisa Haenni, Estelle Saras, Raoudha Grami, Yosra Mani, Anis Ben Haj Khalifa, Souhail El Atrouss, Mohamed Kheder, Mohamed Fekih Hassen, Noureddine Boujâafar, Olfa Bouallegue, Jean-Yves Madec
OBJECTIVES: Mechanisms of colistin and carbapenem resistance among a collection of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates recovered in a university hospital in Tunisia were studied. METHODS: In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing, S1 nuclease pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (S1-PFGE), Southern blotting and PCR-based replicon typing (PBRT) were performed. Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), carbapenemases, AmpC-type enzymes and mgrB genes were detected by PCR and sequencing...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711441/emergence-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-st787-in-clinical-isolates-from-blood-in-a-tertiary-teaching-hospital-in-northern-taiwan
#16
Yi-Fan Hu, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Chien-Feng Kuo, Nai-Yu Wang, Alice Ying-Jung Wu, Ching-Hsiang Leung, Chang-Pan Liu, Hung-I Yeh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the predominant clones of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) in our hospital in Taiwan by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) technique. METHODS: We collected 108 non-duplicate A. baumannii clinical blood isolates from January 2012 to December 2013 in MacKay Memorial Hospital. PFGE and MLST were used for typing the A. baumannii isolates and for investigation of the predominant clones...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711438/citrobacter-freundii-bacteremia-risk-factors-of-mortality-and-prevalence-of-resistance-genes
#17
Li-Hsiang Liu, Nai-Yu Wang, Alice Ying-Jung Wu, Chih-Chen Lin, Chun-Ming Lee, Chang-Pan Liu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Multidrug-resistant strains of Citrobacter have emerged, which carry Amp-C β-lactamase (Amp-C), broad-spectrum β-lactamase, extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL), and other resistance mechanisms. These strains are associated with a higher rate of in-hospital mortality. The object of this study is to determine the mortality risk factors, susceptibility pattern to antibiotics, and prevalence of resistance genes in patients with Citrobacter freundii bacteremia. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2014, blood isolates of C...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711315/characterization-of-mobile-genetic-elements-carrying-vim-1-and-kpc-2-carbapenemases-in-citrobacter-freundii-isolates-in-madrid
#18
Jennifer Villa, David M Arana, Esther Viedma, Dafne Perez-Montarelo, Fernando Chaves
Carbapenemase producing Citrobacter freundii (CPCF) infections are still uncommon in European countries. Here we report a molecular study conducted in a tertiary care facility in southern Madrid, Spain, from 2009 to 2014 to investigate the epidemiology of CPCF. The blaIMP-1,blaIMP-2,blaKPC,blaNDM,blaOXA-48,blaVIM-1 and blaVIM-2 genes were screened by PCR. Molecular typing was carried out by Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was performed to characterize the resistome and the mobile genetic elements associated with the carbapenems resistance of CPCF...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708426/phenotypic-characteristics-and-genetic-diversity-of-salmonella-enterica-serotype-derby-isolated-from-human-patients-and-foods-of-animal-origin
#19
Chenggang Xu, Xingxing Ren, Zhou Feng, Ying Fu, Yanfen Hong, Zujie Shen, Lina Zhang, Ming Liao, Xuebin Xu, Jianmin Zhang
Salmonella enterica serotype Derby is among the three most common serotypes of nontyphoidal Salmonella isolated from patients with diarrhea in China. In this study, 133 Salmonella Derby isolates from human patients (n = 74) and foods of animal origin (n = 59) in Shanghai, China, between September 2013 and December 2014, were selected to study its phenotypic characteristics and genetic diversity. The isolates were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing, plasmid replicon typing, virulence profile determination, and molecular subtyping by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)...
July 14, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705769/the-plasmid-mediated-fosfomycin-resistance-determinants-and-synergy-of-fosfomycin-and-meropenem-in-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-in-taiwan
#20
Sung-Pin Tseng, Sheng-Fan Wang, Ling Ma, Ting-Yin Wang, Tsung-Ying Yang, L Kristopher Siu, Yin-Ching Chuang, Pei-Shan Lee, Jann-Tay Wang, Tsu-Lan Wu, Jung-Chung Lin, Po-Liang Lu
BACKGROUND: Epidemiology of fosfomycin susceptibility and the plasmid-mediated fosfomycinase genes of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) isolates in Taiwan remain unclear. METHODS: 642 CRKP clinical isolates were collected from a nation-wide surveillance study (16 hospitals) in Taiwan in 2012-2013. Antimicrobial susceptibilities were determined. PFGE and MLST determined the clonal relatedness. Carbapenemases and fosfomycinases genes were detected by PCR, and their flanking regions were determined by PCR and sequencing...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
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