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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923132/characterization-of-environmental-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-using-multilocus-sequence-typing-scheme
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Júlia Radó, Edit Kaszab, Tünde Petrovics, Judit Pászti, Balázs Kriszt, Sándor Szoboszlay
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to examine environmental (hydrocarbon degrading) Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates with Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) and to determine their relevant features, such as serotype, virulence genes, biofilm forming ability and hydrocarbon degrading capacity. METHODOLOGY: The diversity of environmental isolates was assessed with an MLST scheme. Investigation of virulence determinants included serotyping, hemolytic activity test and the detection of virulence genes exoS, exoY, exoT, exoU, exoA...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919197/imported-poultry-meat-as-a-source-of-extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistant-cmy-2-producing-salmonella-heidelberg-and-s-minnesota-in-european-union-2014-2015
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Joana Campos, Joana Mourão, Leonor Silveira, Margarida Saraiva, Cristina Belo Correia, Ana Paula Maçãs, Luísa Peixe, Patrícia Antunes
Extended-spectrum cephalosporin (ESC)-resistant Salmonella has been described at low level in EU, nevertheless the increasing importation of poultry meat could be an important source of epidemic strains carrying ESC-resistant genes. We evaluated ESC resistance and characterized genetic platforms as well as the clonal relatedness of Salmonella isolates from poultry meat products imported into Portugal. All Salmonella isolates recovered from samples of fresh meat destined to be imported into the EU in the scope of Portuguese official border control between 2014 and 2015 were studied...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918585/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-intestinal-carriage-of-ctx-m-type-esbls-in-enterobacteriaceae-from-a-thai-community
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P R Niumsup, U Tansawai, A Na-Udom, D Jantapalaboon, K Assawatheptawee, A Kiddee, T Romgaew, S Lamlertthon, T R Walsh
The incidence of infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Thailand is increasing and human intestinal flora is an important reservoir for these organisms. This study was carried out to determine the intestinal carriage of bla CTX-M extended spectrum ß-lactamase-positive Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL + E) and AmpC-positive Enterobacteriaceae in a community setting in Northern Thailand, and to identify potential risk factors for carriage. A total of 307 fecal samples were collected from healthy volunteers in Phitsanulok province, and cefotaxime-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CtxRE) were isolated using selective media...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912838/phylogenomics-of-colombian-helicobacter-pylori-isolates
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Andrés Julián Gutiérrez-Escobar, Esperanza Trujillo, Orlando Acevedo, María Mercedes Bravo
BACKGROUND: During the Spanish colonisation of South America, African slaves and Europeans arrived in the continent with their corresponding load of pathogens, including Helicobacter pylori. Colombian strains have been clustered with the hpEurope population and with the hspWestAfrica subpopulation in multilocus sequence typing (MLST) studies. However, ancestry studies have revealed the presence of population components specific to H. pylori in Colombia. The aim of this study was to perform a thorough phylogenomic analysis to describe the evolution of the Colombian urban H...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906179/multi-locus-sequence-types-of-mycoplasma-bovis-isolated-from-ontario-canada-in-the-past-three-decades-have-a-temporal-distribution
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Patricia Bell-Rogers, Lois Parker, Hugh Y Cai
A total of 217 Mycoplasma bovis isolates cultured from clinical cases in Ontario, Canada, over the past 30 y were selected to be characterized by a multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) method. Eleven housekeeping genes were evaluated for suitability for MLST; 2 loci that had been used in prior MLST schemes, dnaN and metS, along with hsp70 were chosen for further sequence analysis. The remaining loci- adk, efp, gmk, gyrB, polC, rpoB, tpiA, and uvrC genes-were not used because they had little to no sequence variation...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904264/zoonotic-potential-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-in-neonatal-calves-in-uruguay
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Ana Umpiérrez, Inés Bado, Martín Oliver, Sofía Acquistapace, Analía Etcheverría, Nora Lía Padola, Rafael Vignoli, Pablo Zunino
Escherichia coli is one of the main etiological agents of neonatal calf diarrhea (NCD). The objective of this study was to assess the presence of virulence genes, genetic diversity, and antibiotic resistance mechanisms in E. coli associated with NCD in Uruguay. PCR was used to assess the presence of intimin, Shiga-like toxin, and stable and labile enterotoxin genes. Resistance to fluoroquinolones and oxyimino-cephalosporins was estimated on Müller-Hinton agar plates. Further antibiotic disc-diffusion tests were performed to assess bacterial multi-resistance...
September 12, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903876/persistence-of-mycoplasma-hyopneumoniae-sequence-types-in-spite-of-a-control-program-for-enzootic-pneumonia-in-pigs
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Gudrun Overesch, Peter Kuhnert
Enzootic pneumonia (EP) in pigs caused by Mycoplasma (M.) hyopneumoniae has successfully been combatted in Switzerland. A control program was fully implemented in 2004 which is based on total depopulation strategies of affected fattening farms as well as partial depopulation on breeding farms. Thereby, the number of cases has dropped drastically from more than 200 in 2003 to two cases in 2013. Currently monitoring is done based on clinical observation and subsequent diagnostic of coughing pigs. Moreover, in case of more than 10% gross pathological lesions per slaughter batch laboratory confirmation for EP is compulsory...
September 15, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894437/evolution-of-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-in-cystic-fibrosis-lung-over-chronic-infection-a-genomic-and-phenotypic-population-study
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Alfonso Esposito, Arianna Pompilio, Clotilde Bettua, Valentina Crocetta, Elisabetta Giacobazzi, Ersilia Fiscarelli, Olivier Jousson, Giovanni Di Bonaventura
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia has been recognized as an emerging multi-drug resistant opportunistic pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. We report a comparative genomic and phenotypic analysis of 91 S. maltophilia strains from 10 CF patients over a 12-year period. Draft genome analyses included in silico Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (MLST), Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), and pangenome characterization. Growth rate, biofilm formation, motility, mutation frequency, in vivo virulence, and in vitro antibiotic susceptibility were determined and compared with population structure over time...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893775/a-nosocomial-outbreak-of-extensively-drug-resistant-xdr-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates-containing-blaoxa-237-encoded-on-a-plasmid
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Andrea M Hujer, Paul G Higgins, Susan D Rudin, Genevieve L Buser, Steven H Marshall, Kyriaki Xanthopoulou, Harald Seifert, Laura J Rojas, T Nicholas Domitrovic, P Maureen Cassidy, Margaret C Cunningham, Robert Vega, Jon P Furuno, Christopher D Pfeiffer, Zintars G Beldavs, Meredith S Wright, Michael R Jacobs, Mark D Adams, Robert A Bonomo
Carbapenem antibiotics are among the mainstay for treating infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii, especially in the Northwest United States where carbapenem resistant A. baumannii remain relatively rare. However, between June 2012 and October 2014, an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii occurred in 16 patients from 5 healthcare facilities in the state of Oregon. All isolates were defined as extensively-drug resistant (XDR). MLST revealed that the isolates belonged to sequence type 2 (international clone 2, IC2), and were greater than 95% similar by rep-PCR analysis...
September 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893646/whole-genome-sequence-of-a-carbapenem-resistant-hypermucoviscous-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolate-swu01-with-capsular-serotype-k47-that-belongs-to-st11-from-a-patient-in-china
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Luhua Zhang, Ying Li, Wei Shen, Guangxi Wang, Yingshun Zhou
OBJECTIVES: In recent years, Klebsiella pneumoniae is emerging as a leading cause of nosocomial infection due to the rapid prevalence of multidrug resistant strains, particularly the carbapenem resistant isolates. In this study, we completed the genome sequence of a carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae SWU01. METHODS: Antimicrobial susceptibilities and hypermucoviscous phenotype were determined by the disk diffusion method and a positive string test, respectively...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888624/changes-in-the-population-structure-of-canine-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-in-poland
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Magdalena Kizerwetter-Świda, Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, Magdalena Rzewuska, Marian Binek
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) is being reported with an increasing frequency in small animal veterinary practice. The molecular typing of MRSP isolates revealed that the dominating European multidrug-resistant lineage is the sequence type 71 (ST71), associated with staphylococcal chromosomal cassette SCCmec type II-III. However, the recent reports indicated the emergence of other clones. The study aimed to determine the genetic properties of MRSP isolates obtained from dogs in Poland over a ten-year period...
September 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887291/molecular-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-xiangyang-china
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Yi-Tong Tang, Rui Cao, Na Xiao, Zhi-Shan Li, Rong Wang, Jiu-Ming Zou, Jiao Pei
OBJECTIVES: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a public health problem worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the antimicrobial susceptibilities and molecular epidemiological characteristics of MRSA strains in Xiangyang, China, during 2012-2014. METHODS: Eighty non-duplicate S. aureus isolates from clinical specimens were collected from four tertiary hospitals. MRSA strains were identified and tested for antibacterial susceptibility. Staphylococcus cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing, Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) and spa typing were performed to explore molecular characteristics...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878890/key-features-of-mcr-1-bearing-plasmids-from-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-humans-and-food
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Katrin Zurfluh, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Jochen Klumpp, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann, Roger Stephan
BACKGROUND: Mcr-1-harboring Enterobacteriaceae are reported worldwide since their first discovery in 2015. However, a limited number of studies are available that compared full-length plasmid sequences of human and animal origins. METHODS: In this study, mcr-1-bearing plasmids from seven Escherichia coli isolates recovered from patients (n = 3), poultry meat (n = 2) and turkey meat (n = 2) in Switzerland were further analyzed and compared. Isolates were characterized by multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876169/ndm-1-hazard-in-the-balkan-states-evidence-of-the-first-outbreak-of-ndm-1-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-bulgaria
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Encho Savov, Lida Politi, Nicholas Spanakis, Angelina Trifonova, Elena Kioseva, Athanasios Tsakris
New Delhi MBL (NDM) carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae has become one of the most concerning multidrug-resistant pathogens. The Balkan counties are considered a reservoir for the spread of such strains based on several reports documenting NDM infections after hospitalization in this region. Nevertheless, NDM-producing K. pneumoniae have been only occasionally documented from Balkans. The current study documents the first polyclonal outbreak caused by NDM-1-producing K. pneumoniae in Bulgaria. From July 2015 to April 2016, all 25 single-patient carbapenem-nonsusceptible K...
September 6, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874376/genomics-and-susceptibility-profiles-of-extensively-drug-resistant-xdr-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-from-spain
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Ester Del Barrio-Tofiño, Carla López-Causapé, Gabriel Cabot, Alba Rivera, Natividad Benito, Concepción Segura, María Milagro Montero, Luisa Sorlí, Fe Tubau, Silvia Gómez-Zorrilla, Nuria Tormo, Raquel Durá-Navarro, Esther Viedma, Elena Resino-Foz, Marta Fernández-Martínez, Claudia González-Rico, Izaskun Alejo-Cancho, Jose Antonio Martínez, Cristina Labayru-Echverria, Carlos Dueñas, Ignacio Ayestarán, Laura Zamorano, Luis Martinez-Martinez, Juan Pablo Horcajada, Antonio Oliver
This study assessed the molecular epidemiology, resistance mechanisms and susceptibility profiles of a collection of 150 XDR P. aeruginosa clinical isolates obtained from a 2015 Spanish multicenter study, with a particular focus on resistome analysis in relation to ceftolozane/tazobactam susceptibility. Broth microdilution MICs revealed that nearly all (>95%) of the isolates were nonsusceptible to piperacillin/tazobactam, ceftazidime, cefepime, aztreonam, imipenem, meropenem and ciprofloxacin. Most of them were also resistant to tobramycin (77%), whereas nonsusceptibility rates were lower for ceftolozane/tazobactam (31%), amikacin (7%) and colistin (2%)...
September 5, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869541/spread-of-tst-positive-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-belonging-to-st30-clone-among-patients-and-healthcare-workers-in-two-intensive-care-units
#16
Matthaios Papadimitriou-Olivgeris, Eleanna Drougka, Fotini Fligou, Vasiliki Dodou, Fevronia Kolonitsiou, Kriton S Filos, Evangelos D Anastassiou, Efthimia Petinaki, Markos Marangos, Iris Spiliopoulou
Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of infections. Toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSST-1) and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) are associated with severe clinical syndromes. S. aureus colonizing isolates recovered from healthcare workers and patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital comprising Group A were compared with those from adult non-ICU carriers (Group B). mecA, lukS/lukF-PV (Panton-Valentine leukocidin, PVL), and tst (toxic shock syndrome toxin) gene carriage was detected by PCR...
September 4, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867594/serotype-and-mlst-based-inference-of-population-structure-of-clinical-streptococcus-pneumoniae-from-invasive-and-noninvasive-pneumococcal-disease
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Haijian Zhou, Jiayin Guo, Tian Qin, Hongyu Ren, Yang Xu, Chuanqing Wang, Xuebin Xu
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important human pathogen causing various diseases. In this study, S. pneumoniae from invasive (IPD) and noninvasive pneumococcal disease (NIPD) were studied by serotype and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for population structure characteristics. A total of 169 clinical S. pneumoniae, containing 63 IPD and 106 NIPD strains, were analyzed. 19F, 19A, 6A, 6B, 1, 14 and 23F were the dominant serotypes in both IPD and NIPD strains. By MLST, 169 strains were divided into 85 sequence types (STs) with an index of discrimination (IOD) value of 0...
September 1, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867593/brucella-suis-biovar-2-multi-locus-sequence-type-st16-in-wild-boars-sus-scrofa-from-abruzzi-region-italy-introduction-from-central-eastern-europe
#18
D Di Sabatino, G Garofolo, A Di Provvido, K Zilli, G Foschi, E Di Giannatale, M Ciuffetelli, F De Massis
Porcine brucellosis occurs in many countries where pigs are farmed, often representing an underrated problem. B. suis biovar 2 is the most common isolate in Europe, with high prevalence reported in wild boars in which it is generally isolated in the absence of gross lesions. In the last five years, we tested for Brucella spp. 389 lymph nodes of wild boars collected during hunting seasons or during necropsy procedures. In this paper, we describe the first case of isolation of B. suis biovar 2 from a wild boar aborted foetus, and we analyse the genomic relationships with B...
September 1, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866136/major-globally-disseminated-clonal-complexes-of-antimicrobial-resistant-enterococci-associated-with-infections-in-cancer-patients-in-brazil
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Barbara A Santos, Jéssica S Oliveira, Nayara T Cardoso, André V Barbosa, Silvana V Superti, Lúcia M Teixeira, Felipe P G Neves
Cancer and hematological malignancies constitute major comorbidities in enterococcal infections, but little is known about the characteristics of enterococci affecting cancer patients. The aim of this study was to characterize 132 enterococcal clinical isolates obtained from cancer patients attending a Cancer Reference Center in Brazil between April 2013 and March 2014. Susceptibility to 17 antimicrobial agents was assessed by disk diffusion method. Resistance and virulence genes were investigated by PCR. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was performed for selected Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium isolates...
September 1, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864154/novel-avian-oropharyngeal-trichomonads-isolated-from-european-turtle-doves-streptopelia-turtur-and-racing-pigeons-columba-livia-genetic-and-morphometric-characterisation-of-clonal-cultures
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M C Martínez-Herrero, M M Garijo-Toledo, D Liebhart, P Ganas, R A Martínez-Díaz, F Ponce-Gordo, A Carrero-Ruiz, M Hess, M T Gómez-Muñoz
Extensive diversity has been described within the avian oropharyngeal trichomonad complex in recent years. In this study we developed clonal cultures from four isolates selected by their different ITS1/5.8S/ITS2 (ITS) genotype and their association with gross lesions of avian trichomonosis. Isolates were obtained from an adult racing pigeon and a nestling of Eurasian eagle owl with macroscopic lesions, and from a juvenile wood pigeon and an European turtle dove without clinical signs. Multi-locus sequence typing analysis of the ITS, small subunit of ribosomal rRNA (SSUrRNA) and Fe-hydrogenase (Fe-hyd) genes together with a morphological study by optical and scanning electron microscopy was performed...
August 31, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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