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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301471/genomic-confirmation-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-transmission-from-deceased-donor-to-liver-transplant-recipient
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Ali Bashir, Oliver Attie, Mitchell Sullivan, Robert Sebra, Kavindra V Singh, Deena Altman, Theodore Pak, Jayeeta Dutta, Kieran Chacko, Elizabeth Webster, Martha Lewis, Camille Hamula, Kristin W Delli Carpini, Barbara E Murray, Andrew Kasarskis, Harm van Bakel, Shirish Huprikar
In a liver transplant recipient with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) surgical site and bloodstream infection, a combination of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, multilocus sequence typing, and whole genome sequencing identified that donor and recipient VRE isolates were highly similar when compared to time-matched hospital isolates. Comparison of de novo assembled isolate genomes was highly suggestive of transplant transmission rather than hospital-acquired transmission and also identified subtle internal rearrangements between donor and recipient missed by other genomic approaches...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295441/fosfomycin-for-the-treatment-of-cystitis-in-the-abdominal-solid-organ-transplant-population
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A A Loethen, L Kerstenetzky, J L Descourouez, G E Leverson, J A Smith, M R Jorgenson
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the use of fosfomycin (FOS) at the FDA-approved single-dose regimen as well as off-label multidose regimens for the treatment of cystitis after abdominal solid organ transplant (aSOT). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS: Adult inpatients with history of aSOT receiving FOS between 1/1/2009-4/30/2015 for the treatment of cystitis. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Seventy-six courses of FOS were identified in 64 patients...
March 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288575/lactobacillus-derived-extracellular-vesicles-enhance-host-immune-responses-against-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci
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Ming Li, Kiho Lee, Min Hsu, Gerard Nau, Eleftherios Mylonakis, Bharat Ramratnam
BACKGROUND: Probiotic bacteria are known to modulate host immune responses against various pathogens. Recently, extracellular vesicles (EVs) have emerged as potentially important mediators of host-pathogen interactions. In this study, we explored the role of L. plantarum derived EVs in modulating host responses to vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) using both Caenorhabditis elegans and human cells. RESULTS: Our previous work has shown that probiotic conditioning C...
March 14, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278065/ultraviolet-uv-reflective-paint-with-ultraviolet-germicidal-irradiation-uvgi-improves-decontamination-of-nosocomial-bacteria-on-hospital-room-surfaces
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Katelyn C Jelden, Shawn G Gibbs, Philip W Smith, Angela L Hewlett, Peter C Iwen, Kendra K Schmid, John J Lowe
An ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) generator (the TORCH™, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc.) was used to compare the disinfection of surface coupons (plastic from a bedrail, stainless steel, and chrome-plated light switch cover) in a hospital room with walls coated with ultraviolet (UV)-reflective paint (Lumacept) or standard paint. Each surface coupon was inoculated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), placed at 6 different sites within a hospital room coated with UV-reflective paint or standard paint, and treated by 10 minute UVC exposure (UVC dose of 0-688 mJ/cm(2) between sites with standard paint and 0-553 mJ/cm(2) with UV-reflective paint) in 8 total trials...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273381/role-of-combination-antimicrobial-therapy-for-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-infections-review-of-the-current-evidence
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Juwon Yim, Jordan R Smith, Michael J Rybak
Enterococcus species are the second most common cause of nosocomial infections in the United States and are particularly concerning in critically ill patients with preexisting comorbid conditions. Rising resistance to antimicrobials that were historically used as front-line agents for treatment of enterococcal infections, such as ampicillin, vancomycin, and aminoglycosides, further complicates the treatment of these infections. Of particular concern are Enterococcus faecium strains that are associated with the highest rate of vancomycin resistance...
March 8, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272077/changing-trend-in-bacterial-etiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-sepsis-of-intramural-neonates-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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M P Roy, M Bhatt, V Maurya, S Arya, R Gaind, H K Chellani
BACKGROUND: Septicemia is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, organized data on causative organisms and their resistant pattern are scanty from developing countries. The changing trend in causative organisms and their antibiotic resistance is yet to be documented in India. The present study examines the trends in bacterial profile and antibiotic resistance of the organisms causing sepsis in hospitalized neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective laboratory-based analysis of blood cultures obtained from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital in New Delhi was done for the period of 1999-2014, divided into five phases...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267981/healthcare-associated-infections-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-with-prolonged-intensive-care-unit-stay
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Michael Mazzeffi, James Gammie, Bradley Taylor, Sarah Cardillo, Nicholina Haldane-Lutterodt, Anthony Amoroso, Anthony Harris, Kerri Thom
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are responsible for many deaths of hospitalized patients each year. Patients with prolonged hospitalization are at high risk for HAIs. Increased efforts have been made to decrease these infections, but a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control suggests that some HAIs may be increasing. We hypothesized that HAIs would remain frequent among cardiac surgery patients with prolonged intensive care unit stay and would be associated with increased mortality...
March 4, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267763/molecular-characterization-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-isolates-from-bermuda
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Patrick Eberechi Akpaka, Shivnarine Kissoon, Clyde Wilson, Padman Jayaratne, Ashley Smith, George R Golding
Molecular characteristics of vancomycin resistant enterococci isolates from Bermuda Island is currently unknown. This study was conducted to investigate phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of VRE isolates from Bermuda Island using the chromogenic agar, E-tests, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). Eighteen E. faecium isolates were completely analyzed and were all resistant to vancomycin, susceptible to linezolid and quinupristin/dalfopristin, positive for vanA and esp genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265870/correlation-between-antibiotic-consumption-and-resistance-of-bloodstream-bacteria-in-a-university-hospital-in-north-eastern-italy-2008-2014
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Marta Mascarello, Omar Simonetti, Anna Knezevich, Ludovica Ilaria Carniel, Jacopo Monticelli, Marina Busetti, Paolo Schincariol, Lucio Torelli, Roberto Luzzati
PURPOSE: The spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria is a worrisome problem worldwide. This study investigated the correlation between antibiotic consumption and antimicrobial resistance trends of the most important bacteria causing bacteremia at the University hospital of Trieste, Italy, from 2008 to 2014. METHODS: Antibiotic consumption (Defined Daily Dose-DDD-per 100 patient/days) and antibiotic resistance (percentage of antibiotic intermediate o resistant isolates) were analyzed independently with linear correlation by year...
March 6, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264856/effect-of-continuous-and-sequential-therapy-among-veterans-receiving-daptomycin-or-linezolid-for-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-bacteremia
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Nicholas S Britt, Emily M Potter, Nimish Patel, Molly E Steed
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bloodstream infections (VREF-BSI) cause significant mortality, highlighting the need to optimize treatment. We compared the effectiveness and safety of daptomycin (DAP) and linezolid (LZD) as continuous or sequential therapy for VREF-BSI in a national, retrospective, propensity score (PS) matched cohort study of hospitalized Veterans Affairs patients (2004-2014). We compared clinical outcomes and adverse events among patients treated with continuous LZD, continuous DAP, or sequential LZD followed by DAP (LZD-DAP)...
March 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262046/inhibition-of-mrsa-and-of-clostridium-difficile-by-durancin-61a-synergy-with-bacteriocins-and-antibiotics
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Hasna Hanchi, Riadh Hammami, Hélène Gingras, Rim Kourda, Michel G Bergeron, Jeannette Ben Hamida, Marc Ouellette, Ismail Fliss
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of durancin 61A alone or in combination with nisin, pediocin PA-1, reuterin, microcin J25, vancomycin or tetracycline as an inhibitor of resistant clinical pathogens and to shed light on its mode of action. RESULTS: Durancin and reuterin were effective inhibitors of Clostridium difficile, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The combination of durancin and reuterin was highly synergistic against C...
March 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228089/genotypic-characterization-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-spp-in-tertiary-center-iran
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Shervin Shokouhi, Ilad Alavi Darazam, Matin Rouhani, Mahdiyeh Ghasemnejad
BACKGROUND: Enterococci infection rate, mortality and morbidity has been increased in recent decades accompanied by progressive emerging antimicrobial resistance. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), important pathogen in hospitalized patients, have distinct antibiotic susceptibility to glycopeptides that varied genetically and can influence in choosing therapeutic agents. In this study, we aimed to determine the patterns of antimicrobial resistance according to the genotypic variations in VREs...
February 10, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224769/increasing-resistance-to-extended-spectrum-cephalosporins-fluoroquinolone-and-carbapenem-in-gram-negative-bacilli-and-the-emergence-of-carbapenem-non-susceptibility-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-analysis-of-korean-antimicrobial-resistance-monitoring-system-karms
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Dokyun Kim, Ji Young Ahn, Chae Hoon Lee, Sook Jin Jang, Hyukmin Lee, Dongeun Yong, Seok Hoon Jeong, Kyungwon Lee
BACKGROUND: National surveillance of antimicrobial resistance becomes more important for the control of antimicrobial resistance and determination of treatment guidelines. We analyzed Korean Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (KARMS) data collected from 2013 to 2015. METHODS: Of the KARMS participants, 16 secondary or tertiary hospitals consecutively reported antimicrobial resistance rates from 2013 to 2015. Data from duplicate isolates and institutions with fewer than 20 isolates were excluded...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223450/raising-the-alarmone-within-host-evolution-of-antibiotic-tolerant-enterococcus-faecium
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Daria Van Tyne, Michael S Gilmore
Enterococci are ancient commensal bacteria that recently emerged as leading causes of antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infection. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) epitomize why drug-resistant enterococcal infections are a problem: VRE readily colonize the antibiotic-perturbed gastrointestinal (GI) tract where they amplify to large numbers, and from there, they infect other body sites, including the bloodstream, urinary tract, and surgical wounds. VRE are resistant to many antimicrobials and host defenses, which facilitates establishment at the site of infection and confounds therapeutic clearance...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207269/a-biocompatible-injectable-hydrogel-with-potent-wound-healing-and-antibacterial-properties
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Jiaul Hoque, Relekar G Prakash, Krishnamoorthy Paramanandham, Bibek R Shome, Jayanta Haldar
Two component injectable hydrogels that cross-link in-situ have been used as non-invasive wound-filling devices, i.e., sealants. These materials carry a variety of functions at the wound sites such as seal leaks, cease unwanted bleeding, bind tissues together, and assist in wound healing process. However, commonly used sealants typically lack antibacterial properties. Since bacterial infection at the wound site is very common, bioadhesive materials with intrinsic antibacterial properties are urgently required...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203378/screening-for-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-with-xpert%C3%A2-vana-vanb-diagnostic-accuracy-and-impact-on-infection-control-decision-making
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B J Holzknecht, D S Hansen, L Nielsen, A Kailow, J O Jarløv
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are increasingly important nosocomial pathogens and screening for colonization status is a mainstay in infection control. We implemented PCR-based screening during vanA-positive Enterococcus faecium outbreaks in four university hospitals in Copenhagen, Denmark. Xpert(®)vanA/vanB was performed directly on rectal swabs and the vanA PCR result was used to guide infection control measures. Concurrently, all samples were selectively cultured including an overnight enrichment step...
March 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167857/high-frequency-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-in-children-an-alarming-concern
#17
F Sabouni, Z Movahedi, S Mahmoudi, B Pourakbari, S Keshavarz Valian, S Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Enterococcus spp. is considered as important etiological agents of nosocomial infections. However, a little is known about the epidemiology of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VREF). The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of VREF and detecting of two prevalent resistance genes (vanA, vanB) at Children Medical Center Hospital, an Iranian referral pediatric Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During January 2013 to December 2013, 180 E...
December 2016: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165020/a-potent-synthetic-inorganic-antibiotic-with-activity-against-drug-resistant-pathogens
#18
Shelby Hubick, Arumugam Jayaraman, Alexander McKeen, Shelby Reid, Jane Alcorn, John Stavrinides, Brian T Sterenberg
The acronymously named "ESKAPE" pathogens represent a group of bacteria that continue to pose a serious threat to human health, not only due to their propensity for repeated emergence, but also due to their ability to "eskape" antibiotic treatment. The evolution of multi-drug resistance in these pathogens alone has greatly outpaced the development of new therapeutics, necessitating an alternative strategy for antibiotic development that considers the evolutionary mechanisms driving antibiotic resistance. In this study, we synthesize a novel inorganic antibiotic, phosphopyricin, which has antibiotic activity against the Gram-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE)...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149688/evolutionary-origins-of-the-emergent-st796-clone-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium
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Andrew H Buultjens, Margaret M C Lam, Susan Ballard, Ian R Monk, Andrew A Mahony, Elizabeth A Grabsch, M Lindsay Grayson, Stanley Pang, Geoffrey W Coombs, J Owen Robinson, Torsten Seemann, Paul D R Johnson, Benjamin P Howden, Timothy P Stinear
From early 2012, a novel clone of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium (assigned the multi locus sequence type ST796) was simultaneously isolated from geographically separate hospitals in south eastern Australia and New Zealand. Here we describe the complete genome sequence of Ef_aus0233, a representative ST796 E. faecium isolate. We used PacBio single molecule real-time sequencing to establish a high quality, fully assembled genome comprising a circular chromosome of 2,888,087 bp and five plasmids. Comparison of Ef_aus0233 to other E...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144040/lipophilic-teicoplanin-pseudoaglycon-derivatives-are-active-against-vancomycin-and-teicoplanin-resistant-enterococci
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Zsolt Szűcs, Ilona Bereczki, Magdolna Csávás, Erzsébet Rőth, Anikó Borbás, Gyula Batta, Eszter Ostorházi, Réka Szatmári, Pál Herczegh
A selection of nine derivatives of teicoplanin pseudoaglycon were tested in vitro against clinical vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus strains possessing vanA, vanB or both genes. The bacteria were characterized by PCR for the identification of their resistance genes. The tested compounds contain lipoic acid, different carbohydrates and aryl groups as lipophilic moieties. About one-third of the teicoplanin-resistant strains were shown to be susceptible to one or more of the glycopeptide derivatives.The Journal of Antibiotics advance online publication, 1 February 2017; doi:10...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
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