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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792989/novel-genotypes-and-multilocus-genotypes-of-enterocytozoon-bieneusi-in-pigs-in-northwestern-china-a-public-health-concern
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Sha-Sha Wang, Jun-Qiang Li, Yun-Hui Li, Xiang-Wei Wang, Xian-Chen Fan, Xin Liu, Zi-Juan Li, Jun-Ke Song, Long-Xian Zhang, Guang-Hui Zhao
Enterocytozoon bieneusi, the most important and common microsporidian species, inhabits in most animals and humans causing diarrhea and systemic diseases. The objectives of the present study were to examine the prevalence and genetic variability of E. bieneusi in pigs in Shaanxi province, northwestern China. A total of 560 pig faecal samples were collected from five different farms in Shaanxi province and molecularly characterized using multilocus genotyping (MLST) technology. High E. bieneusi infection rate (78...
May 21, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789190/use-of-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-to-identify-mlst-clade-4-clostridium-difficile-isolates
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Jing-Wei Cheng, Chang Liu, Timothy Kudinha, Meng Xiao, Shu-Ying Yu, Chun-Xia Yang, Ming Wei, Guo-Wei Liang, Dong-Hua Shao, Fanrong Kong, Zhao-Hui Tong, Ying-Chun Xu
Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of health care-associated infections. Previous studies suggest that C. difficile MLST clade 4 strains with higher drug resistance rates constitute the major clone spreading in China. Thus development of a rapid and accurate typing method for these strains is needed to monitor the epidemiology of this clone and to guide clinical treatment. A total of 160 non-duplicate C. difficile isolates recovered from three large teaching hospitals in Beijing were studied. All the 41 clade 4 C...
April 26, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782493/dissecting-the-phyloepidemiology-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-i-tci-in-brazil-by-the-use-of-high-resolution-genetic-markers
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Fabiola Roman, Samanta das Chagas Xavier, Louisa A Messenger, Márcio G Pavan, Michael A Miles, Ana María Jansen, Matthew Yeo
BACKGROUND: Trypanosoma cruzi, the causal agent of Chagas disease, is monophyletic but genetically heterogeneous. It is currently represented by six genetic lineages (Discrete Typing Units, DTUs) designated TcI-TcVI. TcI is the most geographically widespread and genetically heterogeneous lineage, this as is evidenced by a wide range of genetic markers applied to isolates spanning a vast geographic range in Latin America. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In total, 78 TcI isolated from hosts and vectors distributed in 5 different biomes of Brazil, were analyzed using 6 nuclear housekeeping genes, 25 microsatellite loci and one mitochondrial marker...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781594/-monoclonal-spread-of-multi-drug-resistant-ctx-m-15-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-impact-of-measures-to-control-the-outbreak
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M A Asencio Egea, M Huertas Vaquero, C Muñoz-Cuevas, J Gaitán Pitera, O Herráez Carrera, P Alcázar Carmona, H D Patiño Ortega, M Franco Huerta, C Román Ortiz, M C Conde García, R Carranza González, J R Barberá, V Bautista Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To describe an outbreak of multi-drug resistant extended-spectrum β-lactamases-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (MDR-ESBL-KPN) and the impact of measures for its control. METHODS: We reviewed the patients´ clinical records with MDR-ESBL-KPN isolation during 2013-2016 with resistance to fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides, fosfomycin, and nitrofurantoin; susceptible to imipenem, meropenem, colistin, and tigecycline and variable to ertapenem and cotrimoxazole (Vitek-2)...
May 18, 2018: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778209/ovine-mannheimia-haemolytica-isolates-from-lungs-with-and-without-pneumonic-lesions-belong-to-similar-genotypes
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Andrés García-Alvarez, José Francisco Fernández-Garayzábal, Fernando Chaves, Chris Pinto, Dolores Cid
This study investigated the genetic characteristics of 121 ovine Mannheimia haemolytica isolates from lungs with (n = 75) and without pneumonic lesions (n = 46) using multilocus sequence typing (MLST), virulence-associated gene typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Twelve STs were identified with most isolates (81%) belonged to ST16, ST28 and ST8. Analysis of the M. haemolytica MLST Database indicate a wide distribution of these genotypes in small ruminants, never reported in bovine isolates...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765909/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-infection-in-j%C3%A3-nk%C3%A3-ping-county-sweden-occurrence-and-molecular-characteristics-in-correlation-with-clinical-symptoms-and-duration-of-stx-shedding
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Xiangning Bai, Sara Mernelius, Cecilia Jernberg, Ing-Marie Einemo, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht, Sture Löfgren, Andreas Matussek
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) cause bloody diarrhea (BD), hemorrhagic colitis (HC), and even hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). In Nordic countries, STEC are widely spread and usually associated with gastrointestinal symptoms and HUS. The objective of this study was to investigate the occurrence of STEC in Swedish patients over 10 years of age from 2003 through 2015, and to analyze the correlation of critical STEC virulence factors with clinical symptoms and duration of stx shedding. Diarrheal stool samples were screened for presence of stx by real-time PCR...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763630/clinical-and-molecular-epidemiologic-characteristics-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-colonization-among-neonates-in-china
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Dandan Yin, Lei Zhang, Aimin Wang, Leiyan He, Yun Cao, Fupin Hu, Chuanqing Wang
BACKGROUND: The spread of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-KPN) is a major concern, but data on CR-KPN infection/colonization in paediatric populations are limited. AIM: This study aimed to analyze epidemiologic and clinical characteristics, therapeutic options of CR-KPN infections in neonates in China. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University, including 88 neonates with CR-KPN admitted between November 2015 and October 2016...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762748/molecular-type-specific-multiplex-pcr-produces-a-distinct-vnii-pcr-pattern-among-cryptococcus-neoformans-species-complex
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Massimo Cogliati, Mala Rakoto Andrianarivelo, Mohamed Ellabib, Emmanuel N Nnadi, Muriel Cornet
Prevalence of molecular type VNII among Cryptococcus neoformans species complex is probably underestimated since it can be distinguished from VNI only using molecular typing methods such as URA5-RFLP, AFLP, MLST, or whole genome sequencing. Previously, we described a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method able to identify VNI, VNIV, and VNIII hybrids, but, at that time, VNII molecular type was not described yet. In this study, 16 VNII global isolates were analyzed by our multiplex PCR method, and results showed that it was able to produce a specific pattern for all the studied VNII isolates, which was different from those of VNI, VNIV, and VNIII...
May 14, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760687/molecular-characterization-of-clostridium-difficil-e-isolates-in-china-from-2010-to-2015
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Xiao-Shu Liu, Wen-Ge Li, Wen-Zhu Zhang, Yuan Wu, Jin-Xing Lu
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has become a worldwide public health problem causing high mortality and a large disease burden. Molecular typing and analysis is important for surveillance and infection control of CDI. However, molecular characterization of C . difficile across China is extremely rare. Here, we report on the toxin profiles, molecular subtyping with multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and PCR ribotyping, and epidemiological characteristics of 199 C. difficile isolates collected between 2010 through 2015 from 13 participating centers across China...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753135/daptomycin-and-vancomycin-heteroresistance-revealed-among-cc5-sccmecii-mrsa-clone-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-treatment-alternatives
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Jessica Baleiro Okado, Juliana Sposto Avaca-Crusca, Alexandre Lima Oliveira, Andrei Nicoli Gebieluca Dabul, Ilana Lopes Baratella da Cunha Camargo
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a threat to clinical treatment. Besides high resistance, presence of heterogeneous vancomycin intermediate S. aureus (hVISA) and heterogeneous daptomycin non-susceptible S. aureus (hDNSSA) in the hospital environment are underestimated and associated with treatment failure. OBJECTIVES: To investigate a MRSA dissemination in a Brazilian hospital and to evaluate the efficacy of some treatment options in vitro...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753133/unraveling-the-mechanisms-of-nitrofurantoin-resistance-and-epidemiological-characteristics-among-escherichia-coli-clinical-isolates
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Xiaoxiao Zhang, Yizhi Zhang, Fang Wang, Chong Wang, Lijiang Chen, Haiyang Liu, Hong Lu, Hong Wen, Tieli Zhou
To investigate the mechanisms of nitrofurantoin resistance and epidemiological characteristics in E. coli clinical isolates, 18 (1.2%, 18/1444) nitrofurantoin-resistant E. coli strains were identified from a total of 1444 E. coli clinical strains collected from our hospital. The present study indicated that the minimum inhibitory concentration of nitrofurantoin to nitrofurantoin-resistant strains were in a range of 128 - ≥512 μg /ml. The prevalence of nfsA gene in resistant, intermediate and sensitive strains were 88...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751087/population-genetic-and-evolution-analysis-of-controversial-genus-edwardsiella-by-multilocus-sequence-typing
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Noemí Buján, Sabela Balboa, Jesús L Romalde, Alicia E Toranzo, Beatriz Magariños
At present, the genus Edwardsiella compiles five species: E. tarda, E. hoshinae, E. ictaluri, E. piscicida and E. anguillarum. Some species of this genus such us E. ictaluri and E. piscicida are important pathogens of numerous fish species. With the description of the two latter species, the phylogeny of Edwardsiella became more complicated. With the aim to clarify the relationships among all species in the genus, a multilocus sequence typing (MLST) approach was developed and applied to characterize 56 isolates and 6 reference strains belonging to the five Edwardsiella species...
May 8, 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750595/long-term-low-frequency-cluster-of-a-german-imipenemase-1-producing-enterobacter-hormaechei-ssp-steigerwaltii-st89-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-germany
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Andreas F Wendel, Sebastian Meyer, René Deenen, Karl Köhrer, Susanne Kolbe-Busch, Klaus Pfeffer, Matthias Willmann, Achim J Kaasch, Colin R MacKenzie
Enterobacter cloacae complex is a common cause of hospital outbreaks. A retrospective and prospective molecular analysis of carbapenem-resistant clinical isolates in a tertiary care center demonstrated an outbreak of a German-imipenemase-1 (GIM-1) metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacter hormaechei ssp. steigerwaltii affecting 23 patients between 2009 and 2016. Thirty-three isolates were sequence type 89 by conventional multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and displayed a maximum difference of 49 out of 3,643 targets in the ad-hoc core-genome MLST (cgMLST) scheme (SeqSphere+ software; Ridom, Münster, Germany)...
May 11, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744260/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-community-residents-of-japan
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Fumi Yamasaki, Seisho Takeuchi, Yoshio Uehara, Masahide Matsushita, Kazumi Arise, Norihito Morimoto, Hiromi Seo
Background: To implement effective precautions to avoid methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nosocomial infections, it is important to clarify when, how, and from whom MRSA was transmitted to the patients. However, MRSA strains obtained from outpatient population were not analyzed, and the transmission routes of MRSA in the community are not completely understood. The purpose of this study was to clarify whether MRSA is spreading in community settings or whether MRSA transmission still occurs only in healthcare institutions...
May 2018: Journal of General and Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744043/genome-based-analysis-of-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-german-hospital-patients-2008-2014
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Laura Becker, Martin Kaase, Yvonne Pfeifer, Stephan Fuchs, Annicka Reuss, Anja von Laer, Muna Abu Sin, Miriam Korte-Berwanger, Sören Gatermann, Guido Werner
Background: By using whole genome sequence data we aimed at describing a population snapshot of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae isolated from hospitalized patients in Germany between 2008 and 2014. Methods: We selected a representative subset of 107 carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae clinical isolates possessing the four most prevalent carbapenemase types in Germany (KPC-2, KPC-3, OXA-48, NDM-1). Isolates were processed via illumina NGS. Data were analysed using different SNP-based mapping and de-novo assembly approaches...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742151/genetic-diversity-and-virulence-profiles-of-listeria-monocytogenes-recovered-from-bulk-tank-milk-milk-filters-and-milking-equipment-from-dairies-in-the-united-states-2002-to-2014
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Seon Woo Kim, Julie Haendiges, Eric N Keller, Robert Myers, Alexander Kim, Jason E Lombard, Jeffrey S Karns, Jo Ann S Van Kessel, Bradd J Haley
Unpasteurized dairy products are known to occasionally harbor Listeria monocytogenes and have been implicated in recent listeriosis outbreaks and numerous sporadic cases of listeriosis. However, the diversity and virulence profiles of L. monocytogenes isolates recovered from these products have not been fully described. Here we report a genomic analysis of 121 L. monocytogenes isolates recovered from milk, milk filters, and milking equipment collected from bovine dairy farms in 19 states over a 12-year period...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740480/estimating-the-intra-taxa-diversity-population-genetic-structure-and-evolutionary-pathways-of-cryptococcus-neoformans-and-cryptococcus-gattii
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Marina Muñoz, Milena Camargo, Juan D Ramírez
Members of the Cryptococcus complex, includes Cryptococcus neoformans (most common fungal infection of the brain) and Cryptococcus gattii (high-impact emerging pathogen worldwide). Currently, the fungal multilocus sequence typing database (Fungal MLST Database) constitutes a valuable data repository of the genes used for molecular typing of these pathogens. We analyzed the data available in the Fungal MLST Database for seven housekeeping genes, with the aim to evaluate its contribution in the description of intra-taxa diversity, population genetic structure, and evolutionary patterns...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739475/an-outbreak-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-in-a-mental-health-facility-advantage-of-well-timed-whole-genome-sequencing-over-emm-typing
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Sarah M Bergin, Balamurugan Periaswamy, Timothy Barkham, Hong Choon Chua, Yee Ming Mok, Daniel Shuen Sheng Fung, Alex Hsin Chuan Su, Yen Ling Lee, Ming Lai Ivan Chua, Poh Yong Ng, Wei Jia Wendy Soon, Collins Wenhan Chu, Siyun Lucinda Tan, Mary Meehan, Brenda Sze Peng Ang, Yee Sin Leo, Matthew T G Holden, Partha De, Li Yang Hsu, Swaine L Chen, Paola Florez de Sessions, Kalisvar Marimuthu
OBJECTIVEWe report the utility of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) conducted in a clinically relevant time frame (ie, sufficient for guiding management decision), in managing a Streptococcus pyogenes outbreak, and present a comparison of its performance with emm typing.SETTINGA 2,000-bed tertiary-care psychiatric hospital.METHODSActive surveillance was conducted to identify new cases of S. pyogenes. WGS guided targeted epidemiological investigations, and infection control measures were implemented. Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based genome phylogeny, emm typing, and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were performed...
May 9, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735825/high-level-aminoglycoside-resistance-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-recovered-from-intensive-care-unit-patients-in-northeastern-india
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Supriya Upadhyay, Annie Bakorlin Khyriem, Prithwis Bhattacharya, Amitabha Bhattacharjee, Santa Ram Joshi
Background: Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen, its ability to acquire resistance to carbapenems and aminoglycosides, has complicated their treatment regimen. The present study investigates the prevalence and diversity of aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes and 16S methyltransferases in A. baumannii isolates recovered from patients admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a tertiary referral hospital in Northeastern India. Materials and Methods: We investigated the high-level aminoglycoside-resistance (HLAR) (gentamicin and amikacin minimum inhibitory concentration ≥ 512 μg/ml) among 164 multidrug-resistant A...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734665/pediatric-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-osteoarticular-infections
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Ashlesha Kaushik, Helen Kest
Osteoarticular infections (OSI) are a significant cause of hospitalizations and morbidity in young children. The pediatric patient with OSI presents unique challenges in diagnosis and management due to higher morbidity, effect on growth plate with associated long-lasting sequelae, and challenges in early identification and management. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), first described in the 1960s, has evolved rapidly to emerge as a predominant cause of OSI in children, and therefore empiric treatment for OSI should include an antibiotic effective against MRSA...
May 4, 2018: Microorganisms
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