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Elizabeth A Neuner, Andrea M Pallotta, Simon W Lam, David Stowe, Steven M Gordon, Gary W Procop, Sandra S Richter
OBJECTIVE To describe the impact of rapid diagnostic microarray technology and antimicrobial stewardship for patients with Gram-positive blood cultures. DESIGN Retrospective pre-intervention/post-intervention study. SETTING A 1,200-bed academic medical center. PATIENTS Inpatients with blood cultures positive for Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, E. faecium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. agalactiae, S. anginosus, Streptococcus spp., and Listeria monocytogenes during the 6 months before and after implementation of Verigene Gram-positive blood culture microarray (BC-GP) with an antimicrobial stewardship intervention...
November 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Reuben Olaniyi, Clarissa Pozzi, Luca Grimaldi, Fabio Bagnoli
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are among the most common infections worldwide. They range in severity from minor, self-limiting, superficial infections to life-threatening diseases requiring all the resources of modern medicine. Community (CA) and healthcare (HA) acquired SSTIs are most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus . They have variable presentations ranging from impetigo and folliculitis to surgical site infections (SSIs). Superficial SSTIs may lead to even more invasive infections such as bacteraemia and osteomyelitis...
October 16, 2016: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Shlomo Chamny, Dan Miron, Nadia Lumelsky, Hana Shalev, Elana Gazal, Rita Keynan, Avner Shemer, Dov Tamarkin
BACKGROUND: Currently available treatment options for impetigo are limited by either systemic side effects (for oral therapy) or lack of ease of use (for topical ointment). A novel foam formulation of minocycline for topical use may improve convenience and treatment utilization for pediatric patients with impetigo. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of topically applied minocycline foam (FMX-102 1% and 4%) in the treatment of impetigo and to determine the optimal therapeutic active ingredient concentration...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Mahsa Mohiti-Asli, Casey Molina, Thamonwan Diteepeng, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Elizabeth Loboa
Bone infection, also called osteomyelitis, can result when bacteria invade a bone. Treatment of osteomyelitis usually requires surgical debridement and prolonged antimicrobial therapy. The rising incidence of infection with multidrug-resistant bacteria, in particular methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), however, limits the antimicrobial treatment options available. Silver is well known for its antimicrobial properties and is highly toxic to a wide range of microorganisms. We previously reported our development of biocompatible, biodegradable nanofibrous scaffolds that released silver ions in a controlled manner...
September 27, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Sarah C Mansour, Daniel Pletzer, César de la Fuente-Núñez, Paul Kim, Gordon Y C Cheung, Hwang-Soo Joo, Michael Otto, Robert E W Hancock
Cutaneous abscess infections are difficult to treat with current therapies and alternatives to conventional antibiotics are needed. Understanding the regulatory mechanisms that govern abscess pathology should reveal therapeutic interventions for these recalcitrant infections. Here we demonstrated that the stringent stress response employed by bacteria to cope and adapt to environmental stressors was essential for the formation of lesions, but not bacterial growth, in a methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cutaneous abscess mouse model...
September 17, 2016: EBioMedicine
Nichole Suzzanne Zuccarini, Tariq Yousuf, Daniel Wozniczka, Anis Abdul Rauf
Lactic acidosis is common and most often associated with disturbed acid-base balance. Rarely, it can be a life-threatening medication side effect. Hence, determining the etiology of lactic acidosis early in patients is paramount in choosing the correct therapeutic intervention. Although lactic acidosis as an adverse drug reaction of linezolid is a well-recognized and documented clinical entity, the occurrence of such mimicking an acute intracranial bleed has not been reported to our knowledge. The following case is presented as an example of such an occurrence...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Tae-Hee Kim, Bel Seap, Soo Ah Kim, Gyeong-Eun Heo
Infections of the vulva can present a complex differential to the gynecologist, ranging from superficial skin infections to lifethreatening necrotizing fasciitis. Recognition and timely treatment remain universal to skin and soft-tissue infections as the subcutaneous anatomy of the vulva can facilitate rapid spread to other tissues with significant morbidity and mortality. Employing a multidisciplinary team approach to care for vulvar cellulitis and abscess can guide treatment from antibiotic therapies to more aggressive surgical debridement...
August 2016: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Shivani Chopra, Kusum Harjai, Sanjay Chhibber
MRSA is the predominant pathogen responsible for fatal burn wound infection in patients. Antibiotic resistance and its ability to form biofilms on the surface of burn wounds limit the use of antibiotics to contain this pathogen. The results of present study have shown that single dose of combination therapy of endolysin MR-10 (50μg/s.c) and minocycline (50mg/kg/orally) resulted in 100% survival of group of mice with systemic MRSA infection. Maximum reduction in bacterial load in various organs was observed in the group that received combination therapy...
September 1, 2016: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
Stephanie E Giancola, Ai Thi Nguyen, Binh Le, Omar Ahmed, Catherine Higgins, James A Sizemore, Kara W Orwig
This retrospective study aimed to validate the concordance between nasal swab methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and respiratory culture and to determine the number of potentially preventable days of anti-MRSA therapy in patients with pneumonia. Two hundred adult inpatients in the intensive and intermediate care units were included. The nasal swab MRSA PCR test was positive in 55 (27.5%) patients. MRSA was isolated from respiratory culture in 21 (10.5%) patients...
November 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Y Z Long, Z X Zhu, Y Yu, S M Zhang
Chronic osteomyelitis (COM) is an infectious disease caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the main characteristics of COM including local dead bone formation, soft tissue infection, and repeatedly attacks. As a sensitive antibiotic, vancomycin plays an important role in the therapy of COM caused by MRSA. Currently, drug treatment is divided into systemic and topical, systemic medication is given priority to intravenous drug delivery; local drug application including local delivery device and local antibiotics lavage and regional arterial perfusion...
September 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
William R Miller, Arnold S Bayer, Cesar A Arias
Lipopeptides are natural product antibiotics that consist of a peptide core with a lipid tail with a diverse array of target organisms and mechanisms of action. Daptomycin (DAP) is an example of these compounds with specific activity against Gram-positive organisms. DAP has become increasingly important to combat infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria because of the presence of multidrug resistance in these organisms, particularly in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)...
August 31, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
Bahija Serray, Salwa Oufrid, Imane Hannaoui, Fatna Bourjilate, Nabila Soraa, Mostafa Mliji, Mohammed Sobh, Abderrahmane Hammoumi, Mohammed Timinouni, Mohamed El Azhari
INTRODUCTION: Infections involving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remain a serious threat to hospitalized patients worldwide. MRSA is characterized by recalcitrance to antimicrobial therapy, which is a function not only of widespread antimicrobial resistance, but also the capacity to form biofilms. The present study evaluated the presence of genes encoding adhesion factors and the biofilm-forming capacity in MRSA. METHODOLOGY: In this study, 53 isolates of MRSA, recovered from December 2010 to May 2014 in a mother and child hospital, CHU Mohamed VI in Marrakech, Morocco, were screened for the presence of bap and ica genes associated with biofilm formation, and for bbp, cna, ebpS, eno, fib, fnbA, fnbB, clfA, and clfB genes that encode microbial surface components recognizing adhesive matrix molecules (MSCRAMMs)...
2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
George Sakoulas, Joshua Olson, Juwon Yim, Niedita B Singh, Monika Kumaraswamy, Diana T Quach, Michael J Rybak, Joseph Pogliano, Victor Nizet
BACKGROUND: Ertapenem and cefazolin were used in combination to successfully clear refractory methicillin-susceptible Staphylcoccus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia. In addition, recent work has demonstrated acitivity of combination beta-lactam therapy from different classes against MRSA. METHODS: Ertapenem plus cefazolin combination was evaluated for synergy in vitro and in vivo in a murine skin infection model using an index MSSA bloodstream isolate from a patient in whom persistent bacteremia was cleared with this combination, and against a cadre of well-described research strains and clinical strains of MSSA and MRSA...
August 29, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Kelly R Reveles, Bryson M Duhon, Robert J Moore, Elizabeth O Hand, Crystal K Howell
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) are the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States. Antimicrobials active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are recommended in patients with associated risk factors; however, limited data exist to support these recommendations. Due to the changing epidemiology of MRSA, and the consequences of unnecessary antibiotic therapy, guidance regarding the necessity of empirical MRSA coverage in DFIs is needed...
2016: PloS One
Grzegorz Fila, Kamola Kasimova, Yaxal Arenas, Joanna Nakonieczna, Mariusz Grinholc, Krzysztof P Bielawski, Lothar Lilge
It is generally acknowledged that the age of antibiotics could come to an end, due to their widespread, and inappropriate use. Particularly for chronic wounds alternatives are being thought. Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy (APDT) is a potential candidate, and while approved for some indications, such as periodontitis, chronic sinusitis and other niche indications, its use in chronic wounds is not established. To further facilitate the development of APDT in chronic wounds we present an easy to use animal model exhibiting the key hallmarks of chronic wounds, based on full-thickness skin wounds paired with an optically transparent cover...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Dominique Missiakas, Olaf Schneewind
Staphylococcus aureus, a commensal of the human nasopharynx and skin, also causes invasive disease, most frequently skin and soft tissue infections. Invasive disease caused by drug-resistant strains, designated MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. aureus), is associated with failure of antibiotic therapy and elevated mortality. Here we review polysaccharide-conjugate and subunit vaccines that were designed to prevent S. aureus infection in patients at risk of bacteremia or surgical wound infection but failed to reach their clinical endpoints...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Kavitha Nadesalingam, Mark Goodfield, Paul Emery
We present a follow-up case report of a 33-year-old lady with juvenile onset arthritis who developed halo naevi while on treatment with tocilizumab. This case report describes the development of halo naevi, vitiligo and diffuse alopecia areata associated with tocilizumab therapy following infection with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Panton-Valentine leukocidin positivity. This is the first case that describes these events and supports previous theories on cellular and humoral immunity as causative factors...
August 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
James M Sanders, Jeffrey M Tessier, Robert G Sawyer, Pam A Lipsett, Preston R Miller, Nicholas Namias, Patrick J O'Neill, E P Dellinger, Raul Coimbra, Chris A Guidry, Joseph Cuschieri, Kaysie L Banton, Charles H Cook, Billy J Moore, Therese M Duane
BACKGROUND: Management of complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) includes broad-spectrum antimicrobial coverage and commonly includes vancomycin for the empiric coverage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Ideally, culture-guided de-escalation follows to promote robust antimicrobial stewardship. This study assessed the impact and necessity of vancomycin in cIAI treatment regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A post hoc analysis of the Study to Optimize Peritoneal Infection Therapy (STOP-IT) trial was performed...
August 2, 2016: Surgical Infections
S Emonet, P G Charles, S Harbarth, A J Stewardson, G Renzi, I Uckay, A Cherkaoui, M Rougemont, J Schrenzel
Empiric therapy of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections with vancomycin is associated with poorer outcome than targeted therapy with β-lactams. Our objective was to evaluate whether rapid determination of methicillin resistance shortens the time from Gram stain to targeted antimicrobial therapy in staphylococcal bacteraemia, thereby reducing vancomycin overuse. This was a single-centre open parallel RCT. Gram-positive cocci in clusters in positive blood culture underwent real-time PCR for rapid species and methicillin resistance determination parallel to conventional microbiology...
July 27, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Kimberly C Claeys, Evan J Zasowski, Anthony M Casapao, Abdalhamid M Lagnf, Jerod L Nagel, Cynthia T Nguyen, Jessica A Hallesy, Mathew T Compton, Keith S Kaye, Donald P Levine, Susan L Davis, Michael J Rybak
Vancomycin remains the mainstay treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections (BSIs) despite increased treatment failures. Daptomycin has been shown to improve clinical outcomes in patients with BSIs caused by MRSA isolates with vancomycin MICs of >1 mg/liter, but these studies relied on automated testing systems. We evaluated the outcomes of BSIs caused by MRSA isolates for which vancomycin MICs were determined by standard broth microdilution (BMD). A retrospective, matched cohort of patients with MRSA BSIs treated with vancomycin or daptomycin from January 2010 to March 2015 was completed...
October 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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