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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
#2
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
#3
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
#5
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
#6
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
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139519/emergence-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-at-a-teaching-hospital-saudi-arabia
#9
Fawzia E Alotaibi, Elham E Bukhari
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are a major and emerging hospital-acquired pathogen associated with high mortality, particularly among the critically ill and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) patients. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and demographic and clinical characteristics of VRE among patients admitted to a university hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A study was conducted during the period from September 2014 to November 2015 at King Khalid University Hospital, a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, including in-patients with VRE infection...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128649/effect-of-vancomycin-tylosin-and-chlortetracycline-on-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-colonization-of-broiler-chickens-during-grow-out
#10
Michael E Hume, Curtis J Donskey
Broiler chickens may serve as reservoirs for human colonization by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). We examined the effects of vancomycin and two commonly used antimicrobial feed additives on VRE colonization in broiler chickens during grow-out. Chicks received unsupplemented feed or feed containing vancomycin, chlortetracycline, or tylosin from day of hatch to grow-out at 6 weeks. At 3 days of age, chicks received by crop gavage 10(7) colony-forming units (CFUs) of a human or poultry VRE isolate. Cecal contents were monitored weekly for VRE, short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), and bacterial denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) profile methods...
January 27, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109554/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-bloodstream-infections-among-patients-with-haematological-malignancies-with-and-without-neutropenia-at-a-medical-centre-in-northern-taiwan-2008-2013
#11
Chien-Yuan Chen, Feng-Ming Tien, Wang-Huei Sheng, Shang-Yi Huang, Ming Yao, Jih-Luh Tang, Woei Tsay, Hwei-Fang Tien, Po-Ren Hsueh
This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology and microbiology of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in patients with haematological malignancies. Clinical characteristics and microbiology of 2083 patients with haematological malignancy who were treated for BSI from 2008 to 2013 at a medical centre in Taiwan were retrospectively reviewed. Lymphoma (38.1%) was the most common, followed by acute myeloid leukaemia (30.9%). Of the 2090 non-duplicate BSI isolates, 1310 (62.7%) were recovered from patients with neutropenia...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107695/antibacterial-activity-computational-analysis-and-host-toxicity-study-of-thymol-sulfonamide-conjugates
#12
Shasank S Swain, Sudhir K Paidesetty, Rabindra N Padhy
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) are notorious pathogenic multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria in both hospital and community sectors, and today the first antibacterial drug sulfamethoxazole is ineffective. The monoterpene phenol, thymol was conjugated with seven sulfa drug derivatives individually, adopting the dye-azo synthesis protocol, and conjugates were characterized using spectral analysis techniques such as, UV, FTIR, MS, HPLC, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and SEM...
January 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093424/strongyloides-hyperinfection-syndrome-and-vre-pneumonia
#13
Mohannad Abu Omar, Mouhanna Abu Ghanimeh, Sola Kim, Gregory Howell
Immunocompromised patients have high risk of infections from bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. One of these infections is those caused by Strongyloides stercoralis Immunocompromised patients are at risk of hyperinfection syndrome which is characterised with more systemic manifestation and a higher risk of morbidity and mortality. This can be complicated by coinfection with enteric organisms, specifically Gram-negative. Enterococci are Gram-positive cocci which are inhabitants of the human gastrointestinal tract...
January 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089736/antibacterial-activity-of-limonium-brasiliense-baicuru-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-using-a-statistical-mixture-design
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Andressa Blainski, Barbara Gionco, Admilton G Oliveira, Galdino Andrade, Ieda S Scarminio, Denise B Silva, Norberto P Lopes, João C P Mello
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Limonium brasiliense (Boiss.) Kuntze (Plumbaginaceae) is commonly known as "baicuru" or "guaicuru" and preparations of its dried rhizomes have been populary used in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome and menstrual disorder, and as an antiseptic in genito-urinary infections. This study evaluated the potential antibacterial activity of rhizome extracts against multidrug-resistant bacterial strains using statistical mixture design. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The statistical design of four components (water, methanol, acetone and ethanol) produced 15 different extracts and also a confirmatory experiment, which was performed using water:acetone (3:7, v/v)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057656/epidemiology-and-control-measures-of-outbreaks-due-to-antibiotic-resistant-organisms-in-europe-embargo-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Nithya Babu Rajendran, Beryl Primrose Gladstone, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Frangiscos Sifakis, Andreas Voss, Yehuda Carmeli, Francesco Robert Burkert, Panagiota Gkolia, Evelina Tacconelli
INTRODUCTION: Improving our understanding of outbreaks due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and their control is critical in the current public health scenario. The threat of outbreaks due to ARB requires multifaceted efforts. However, a global overview of epidemiological characteristics of outbreaks due to ARB and effective infection control measures is missing. In this paper, we describe the protocol of a systematic review aimed at mapping and characterising the epidemiological aspects of outbreaks due to ARB and infection control measures in European countries...
5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049149/rela-mutant-enterococcus-faecium-with-multiantibiotic-tolerance-arising-in-an-immunocompromised-host
#16
Erin S Honsa, Vaughn S Cooper, Mohammed N Mhaissen, Matthew Frank, Jessica Shaker, Amy Iverson, Jeffrey Rubnitz, Randall T Hayden, Richard E Lee, Charles O Rock, Elaine I Tuomanen, Joshua Wolf, Jason W Rosch
: Serious bacterial infections in immunocompromised patients require highly effective antibacterial therapy for cure, and thus, this setting may reveal novel mechanisms by which bacteria circumvent antibiotics in the absence of immune pressure. Here, an infant with leukemia developed vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) bacteremia that persisted for 26 days despite appropriate antibiotic therapy. Sequencing of 22 consecutive VRE isolates identified the emergence of a single missense mutation (L152F) in relA, which constitutively activated the stringent response, resulting in elevated baseline levels of the alarmone guanosine tetraphosphate (ppGpp)...
January 3, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040891/quantification-of-the-d-ala-d-lac-terminated-peptidoglycan-structure-in-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-using-a-combined-solid-state-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-and-mass-spectrometry-analysis
#17
James D Chang, Erin E Foster, Hao Yang, Sung Joon Kim
Induction of vancomycin resistance in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) involves replacement of the d-Ala-d-Ala terminus of peptidoglycan (PG) stems with d-Ala-d-Lac, dramatically reducing the binding affinity of vancomycin for lipid II. Effects from vancomycin resistance induction in Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 51299) were characterized using a combined solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis. Solid-state NMR directly measured the total amounts of d-Lac and l,d-Ala metabolized from [2-(13)C]pyruvate, accumulated Park's nucleotide, and changes to the PG bridge-linking density during the early exponential growth phase (OD660 = 0...
January 17, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039075/comparative-genome-analysis-of-multiple-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-isolated-from-two-fatal-cases
#18
Shu Yong Lim, Kien-Pong Yap, Cindy Shuan Ju Teh, Kartini Abdul Jabar, Kwai Lin Thong
Enterococcus faecium is both a commensal of the human intestinal tract and an opportunistic pathogen. The increasing incidence of enterococcal infections is mainly due to the ability of this organism to develop resistance to multiple antibiotics, including vancomycin. The aim of this study was to perform comparative genome analyses on four vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) strains isolated from two fatal cases in a tertiary hospital in Malaysia. Two sequence types, ST80 and ST203, were identified which belong to the clinically important clonal complex (CC) 17...
December 28, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031673/conservative-treatment-of-an-infected-aortic-graft-with-antibiotic-irrigation
#19
M Akhtar, L Meecham, R Birkett, A D P Pherwani, J F Fairhead
Conservative management of an aortic graft infection is defined as "the nonresectional treatment of an aortic graft that has an established infection." Incidence of aortic graft infections is 0.5 to 5% and the estimated mortality rate from aortic graft infections ranges from 8 to 27%. We present the case of a 73-year-old male patient with an infected abdominal aortic graft following an emergency ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Postemergency repair, he developed ischemic colitis with sigmoid colon perforation leading to fecal peritonitis and secondary sepsis...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031272/polyclonal-emergence-of-vana-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-in-australia
#20
Sebastiaan J van Hal, Björn A Espedido, Geoffrey W Coombs, Benjamin P Howden, Tony M Korman, Graeme R Nimmo, Iain B Gosbell, Slade O Jensen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the genetic context associated with the emergence of vanA VRE in Australia. METHODS: The whole genomes of 18 randomly selected vanA-positive Enterococcus faecium patient isolates, collected between 2011 and 2013 from hospitals in four Australian capitals, were sequenced and analysed. RESULTS: In silico typing and transposon/plasmid assembly revealed that the sequenced isolates represented (in most cases) different hospital-adapted STs and were associated with a variety of different Tn1546 variants and plasmid backbone structures...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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