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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169223/comparison-of-pfge-is6110-rflp-and-24-locus-miru-vntr-for-molecular-epidemiologic-typing-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-with-known-epidemic-connections
#1
Semi Jeon, Nara Lim, Sanghee Park, Misun Park, Seonghan Kim
Two molecular epidemiologic methods, IS6110 restriction fragment length polymorphism (IS6110-RFLP) and 24-locus mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit-variable-number tandem repeat (MIRU-VNTR), are used worldwide in studies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Conversely, because of its poor resolution, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) is not widely used for MTB. In this study, we improved 24-locus MIRU-VNTR and PFGE protocols and compared the effectiveness of these approaches for the molecular typing of MTB using 75 clinical isolates obtained from a cohort investigation of high-risk populations infected with MTB...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167743/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-st131-clone-among-unselected-clinical-escherichia-coli-in-a-chinese-university-hospital
#2
Bin Li, Yanfang Lu, Fangjun Lan, Qingwen He, Chen Li, Yingping Cao
Background: Escherichia coli clinical sequence type 131 (ST131) has emerged as an extensively antimicrobial resistant E. coli clonal group in recent years throughout the world. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and molecular characteristics of ST131 among unselected E. coli clinical isolates in a Chinese university hospital. Methods: Seven hundred consecutive E. coli isolates were collected at a Chinese university hospital between 2014 and 2015...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163422/a-novel-inca-c1-group-conjugative-plasmid-encoding-vim-1-metallo-beta-lactamase-mediates-the-acquisition-of-carbapenem-resistance-in-st104-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-neonates-in-the-intensive-care-unit-of-v-monaldi-hospital-in-naples
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Eliana P Esposito, Stefano Gaiarsa, Mariateresa Del Franco, Valeria Crivaro, Mariano Bernardo, Susanna Cuccurullo, Francesca Pennino, Maria Triassi, Piero Marone, Davide Sassera, Raffaele Zarrilli
The emergence of carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae has raised major public health concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular epidemiology and the mechanism of carbapenem resistance acquisition of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from 20 neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the V. Monaldi Hospital in Naples, Italy, from April 2015 to March 2016. Genotype analysis by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) identified PFGE type A and subtypes A1 and A2 in 17, 2, and 1 isolates, respectively, and assigned all isolates to sequence type (ST) 104...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150510/characterization-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-and-vibrio-vulnificus-recovered-from-oysters-during-an-oyster-relay-study
#4
Sara Elmahdi, Salina Parveen, Sylvia Ossai, Ligia V DaSilva, Michael Jahncke, John Bowers, John Jacobs
Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) and Vibrio vulnificus (Vv) are naturally occurring estuarine bacteria and are the leading causes of seafood-associated infections and mortality in the USA. Though multiple-antibiotic resistant Vp and Vv have been reported resistance patterns in vibrios are not as well documented as other food-borne bacterial pathogens. Salinity relaying (SR) is a Post-Harvest Processing (PHP) treatment to reduce the abundance of these pathogens in shellfish harvested during the warmer months. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility (AMS), pathogenicity and genetic profiles of Vp and Vv recovered from oysters during an oyster relay study...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150371/emergence-of-polymyxin-b-resistance-in-a-polymyxin-b-susceptible-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-causing-bloodstream-infection-in-a-neutropenic-patient-during-polymyxin-b-therapy
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Alexandre P Zavascki, Raquel Girardello, Cibele M Magagnin, Laura C Antochevis, Rafael A Maciel, Jussara K Palmeiro, Ana C Gales
The emergence of resistance to polymyxins in KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates has been a major clinical problem. This study evaluated the molecular mechanisms associated with polymyxin B (PMB) resistance that emerged in a previously PMB-susceptible KPC-2-producing K. pneumoniae during PMB therapy for a bloodstream infection in a neutropenic patient. The first isolate (PMB-susceptible) was obtained while the patient was receiving meropenem and other isolates were recovered from 2 sets of blood cultures in different dates while the patient was receiving PMB therapy (4 of 6 blood cultures bottles yielded isolates with full PMB resistance)...
October 19, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149293/distribution-of-putative-virulence-markers-in-enterococcus-faecium-towards-a-safety-profile-review
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Ana R Freitas, Ana P Tedim, Carla Novais, Teresa M Coque, Luísa Peixe
Objectives: The criteria for identification of Enterococcus faecium (Efm) with the ability to cause human infections are currently being debated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Strains that have an MIC of ampicillin of ≤ 2 mg/L and lack IS16/esp/hyl genes should be regarded as safe for use as feed additives in animal nutrition, despite the lack of knowledge about putative virulence marker (PVM) distribution in community Efm. We analysed the distribution of major PVM and ampicillin phenotypes in large Efm collections to investigate further the safety of strains from a public health perspective...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148379/characterization-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-from-animal-clinical-specimens-spain
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Ana Isabel Vela, Pilar Villalón, Juan Antonio Sáez-Nieto, Gema Chacón, Lucas Domínguez, José Francisco Fernández-Garayzábal
Streptococcus pyogenes appears to be almost exclusively restricted to humans, with few reports on isolation from animals. We provide a detailed characterization (emm typing, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis [PFGE], and multilocus sequence typing [MLST]) of 15 S. pyogenes isolates from animals associated with different clinical backgrounds. We also investigated erythromycin resistance mechanisms and phenotypes and virulence genes. We observed 2 emm types: emm12 (11 isolates) and emm77 (4 isolates). Similarly, we observed 2 genetic linages, sequence type (ST) 26 and ST63...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141347/-antimicrobial-resistance-and-molecular-subtypes-of-salmonella-typhi-and-salmonella-paratyphoid-isolates-from-jiangsu-province-2012-2015
#8
X X Kong, C Dong, H Ji, Y Wang, C C Bao, X Huo, H M Qian
Objective: To retrospectively analyze the antimicrobial resistance phenotype and molecular typing characteristics of Salmonella (S.) typhi and S. paratyphi in Jiangsu province from 2012 to 2015. Methods: The samples were collected from typhoid and paratyphoid patients in Jiangsu province. The biochemical identification and serotyping were carried out after isolation and culture. Kirby-Bauer (K-B) testing was used to detect the drug susceptibility of the strains. The molecular typing characteristics of S. typhi and S...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141346/-etiologic-characteristics-of-shigella-sonnei-strains-isolated-from-some-areas-of-guangdong-province-and-guangxi-zhuang-autonomous-region-of-china-2014-2016
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B S Li, L J Chen, B X Ke, J M Lin, L Q Xu, H L Tan, D M He, Y H Liang, C W Ke, Y H Zhang
Objective: To investigated the etiologic characteristics of Shigella (S.) sonnei strains causing outbreaks and sporadic cases in some areas of Guangdong province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region during 2014-2016. Methods: Fourteen S. sonnei strains isolated from outbreaks and 6 S. sonnei strains from sporadic cases from Guangdong and Liuzhou of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region were tested for antimicrobial resistance and analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Six typical strains were selected for whole genome sequencing typing and compared with 51 strains isolated both at home and abroad from NCBI genome database...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130766/molecular-characterization-of-salmonella-from-beef-carcasses-and-fecal-samples-from-an-integrated-feedlot-and-abattoir-in-mexico
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Diana Ayala, Kendra Nightingale, Claudia Narvaez-Bravo, Mindy M Brashears
Nontyphoid Salmonella strains are some of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses worldwide; however, there is very limited information on the presence and characteristics of Salmonella in the food production chain in developing countries. In this study, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was used for molecular subtyping and for monitoring the ecology and transmission of Salmonella isolates in a slaughter facility in Mexico in an attempt to determine specific steps that need to be improved to reduce Salmonella contamination in beef carcasses...
December 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127419/bacteremic-and-non-bacteremic-pneumonia-caused-by-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-icus-of-south-china-a-clinical-and-microbiological-study
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Yunfang Tan, Kai Zhou, Xiang Tang, Timothy Kudinha, Luxia Wang, Zhenghui Guo, Murat Akova, Chao Zhuo
Acinetobacter baumannii has been a dreadful problem for ICU physicians for a long time. Bacteremic pneumonia (BP) caused by this organism has a higher mortality compared to other organisms. Between 2012 and 2015, 86 BP and 89 non-bacteremic pneumonia (NBP) patients from five ICUs were enrolled into the study. The 7-day and 14-day mortality rates were higher in BP patients than in NBP patients (P < 0.001). Procalcitonin elevation, high APACHEII score and recent surgery, were independently associated with BP episodes...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117078/prevalence-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-clonal-diversity-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-chronic-wounds
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Fernanda Pessanha de Oliveira, Bruna Maiara Ferreira Barreto Pires, Keila de Cássia Ferreira de Almeida Silva, Bernadete Teixeira Ferreira de Carvalho, Lenise Arneiro Teixeira, Geraldo Renato de Paula, Beatriz Guitton Renaud Baptista de Oliveira
PURPOSE: Our purposes in this study were to (1) identify Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains collected from swabs of chronic wounds, (2) evaluate the susceptibility of P. aeruginosa strains to various antimicrobials, (3) detect the presence of virulence factors exoenzyme S (exoS) and exoenzyme U (exoU) in P. aeruginosa strains, and (4) evaluate wound colonization by P. aeruginosa via pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). DESIGN: Descriptive research using a quantitative approach...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114396/molecular-evidence-of-listeria-monocytogenes-infection-relapse-in-a-severe-case-of-endocarditis
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Giulia Ciceri, Maria Gori, Silvia Bianchi, Giovanni Corrado, Paolo Panisi, Angela Papa, Elisabetta Tanzi, Mirella Pontello
Introduction. Endocarditis is a rare complication of bacteraemia due to Listeria monocytogenes and is characterized by a high fatality rate (37-50 %). Recurrent infection by Listeria monocytogenes occurs even more rarely. Case presentation. We report a case of recurrent Listeria monocytogenes infection that resulted in severe endocarditis in a 66-year-old patient with an aortic valve prosthesis. Relapse was confirmed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). Conclusion...
September 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113933/spread-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st395-non-susceptible-to-carbapenems-and-resistant-to-fluoroquinolones-in-north-eastern-france
#14
Anaëlle Muggeo, Thomas Guillard, Frédéric Klein, Fany Reffuveille, Caroline François, Anamaria Babosan, Odile Bajolet, Xavier Bertrand, Christophe de Champs
Fluoroquinolones (FQ) are potential treatments to treat infections from extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing-Enterobacteriaceae susceptible to FQ. Due to increasing non-susceptibility to carbapenems among Enterobacteriaceae, we characterized FQ resistance mechanisms in 36 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates that are non-susceptible to ertapenem in North-Eastern France in 2012 and described the population structure by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). Among them, 36% (13/36) carried a carbapenemase encoding-gene...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112784/clinical-and-genetic-features-of-patients-with-facial-sparing-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy
#15
J-J He, X-D Lin, F Lin, G-R Xu, L-Q Xu, W Hu, D-N Wang, H-X Lin, M-T Lin, N Wang, Z-Q Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Facial-sparing scapular myopathy (SHD) is the most common atypical form of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), clinically defined as those without apparent facial muscle weakness on neurologic examination. The clinical profiles and genetic features of SHD are limited. METHODS: A cohort of 21 Chinese patients with SHD were confirmed by PFGE-based molecular genetic analysis. The clinical assessments and methylation analysis were noted...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102775/blandm-1-producing-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-a-companion-dog-in-china
#16
Lanqing Cui, Lei Lei, Yuan Lv, Rongmin Zhang, Xiaoyu Liu, Mei Li, Fan Zhang, Yang Wang
OBJECTIVES: This sudy aimed to characterize a blaNDM-1-producing Escherichia coli from a companion dog. METHODS: This strain was isolated from a surveillance study of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria and the specie was identified by API 20E system and MALDI-TOF MS. MICs of various antimicrobial agents were determined by agar dilution. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and various carbapenemase genes including blaNDM, blaIMP, blaVIM, blaSME, blaIMI, blaKPC, blaGES, blaSPM, blaGIM, blaNMC, blaDIM, blaSIM, blaOXA-23, blaOXA-24, blaOXA-48, blaOXA-51 and blaOXA-58 were screened by PCR...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102103/frequency-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-clonal-distribution-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-in-canine-clinical-samples-submitted-to-a-veterinary-diagnostic-laboratory-in-italy-a-3-year-retrospective-investigation
#17
G Ventrella, A Moodley, E Grandolfo, A Parisi, M Corrente, D Buonavoglia, L Guardabassi
In the last decade there has been a rapid global spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) clones displaying multidrug resistance in dogs. We investigated prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility and clonal distribution of MRSP isolated from clinical canine samples between during 2011-2014. Following species identification by nuc PCR, MRSP were confirmed by the presence of mecA and characterized by antimicrobial susceptibility testing, Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE), SCCmec typing, and Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (MLST) of a few isolates having distinct PFGE profiles...
November 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099921/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-minas-frescal-cheese-evaluation-of-classic-enterotoxin-genes-antimicrobial-resistance-and-clonal-diversity
#18
Alice Gonçalves Martins Gonzalez, Leila Márcia Peres Marques, Marcel da Silva Amorim Gomes, JhonathanCampos do Couto Beltrão, Marcos Gabriel Pinheiro, Luciana Maria Ramires Esper, Geraldo Renato de Paula, Lenise Arneiro Teixeira, Fábio Aguiar-Alves
This study aimed to investigate classical enterotoxin (sea to see) and mecA genes, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and anitimicrobial susceptibility, by disc diffusion test of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from minas frescal cheese (MFC). All methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates were investigated for the presence of PVL genes and clonal diversity. Thirty-one S. aureus were isolated from four MFC samples. Seven (22.6%) S. aureus carried mecA gene and two of them carried enterotoxin genes seb/sec and sea/seb...
November 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095142/high-mortality-of-bloodstream-infection-outbreak-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-p-aeruginosa-producing-spm-1-in-a-bone-marrow-transplant-unit
#19
Lucas Chaves, Lísia Moura Tomich, Matias Salomão, Gleice Cristina Leite, Jessica Ramos, Roberta Ruedas Martins, Camila Rizek, Patricia Neves, Marjorie Vieira Batista, Ulysses Amigo, Thais Guimaraes, Anna Sara Levin, Silvia Figueiredo Costa
PURPOSE: Carbapenem resistance in P. aeruginosa is increasing worldwide. In Brazil, SPM-1 is the main P. aeruginosa carbapenemase identified. Little is known about the virulence factor in SPM-1 clones.Methodolgy. We describe a carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa bloodstream infection (CRPa-BSI) outbreak in a bone marrow transplant Unit (BMT). Twenty-nine CRPa-BSI cases were compared to 58 controls. Microbiological characteristics of isolates, such as sensitivity, carbapenemase gene PCR for P...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081769/characterization-of-oqxab-in-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-animals-retail-meat-and-human-patients-in-guangzhou-china
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Jing Wang, Chan-Ping Zhi, Xiao-Jie Chen, Ze-Wen Guo, Wu-Ling Liu, Juan Luo, Xin-Yi Huang, Li Zeng, Jia-Wei Huang, Ying-Bi Xia, Meng-Ying Yi, Teng Huang, Zhen-Ling Zeng, Jian-Hua Liu
The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and genetic elements of oqxAB among Escherichia coli isolates from animals, retail meat, and humans (patients with infection or colonization) in Guangzhou, China. A total of 1,354 E. coli isolates were screened for oqxAB by PCR. Fifty oqxAB-positive isolates were further characterized by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), multilocus sequence typing (MLST), S1-PFGE, genetic environment analysis, plasmid replicon typing, and plasmid sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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