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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345222/development-and-implementation-of-multilocus-sequence-typing-to-study-the-diversity-of-the-yeast-kluyveromyces-marxianus-in-italian-cheeses
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Fabrizia Tittarelli, Javier A Varela, Loughlin Gethins, Catherine Stanton, R P Ross, Giovanna Suzzi, Luigi Grazia, Rosanna Tofalo, John P Morrissey
The yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus possesses advantageous traits like rapid growth, GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status and thermotolerance that make it very suitable for diverse biotechnological applications. Although physiological studies demonstrate wide phenotypic variation within the species, there is only limited information available on the genetic diversity of K. marxianus. The aim of this work was to develop a multilocus sequence typing (MLST) method for K. marxianus to improve strain classification and selection...
January 18, 2018: Microbial Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344351/endemic-carbapenem-nonsusceptible-acinetobacter-baumannii-calcoaceticus-complex-in-intensive-care-units-of-the-national-referral-hospital-in-jakarta-indonesia
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Yulia Rosa Saharman, Anis Karuniawati, Rudyanto Sedono, Dita Aditianingsih, Pratiwi Sudarmono, Wil H F Goessens, Corné H W Klaassen, Henri A Verbrugh, Juliëtte A Severin
Background: Carbapenem-nonsusceptible A. baumannii-calcoaceticus complex have emerged worldwide, but the epidemiology in Indonesian hospitals has not been studied. Methods: A prospective observational study was performed on the intensive care units (ICUs) of the national referral hospital in Jakarta-Indonesia, in 2013 and 2014. All consecutive adult patients admitted and hospitalized for >48 h in ICUs were included. Basic and clinical data at admission were recorded...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340602/emergence-of-blactx-m-55-associated-with-fosa-rmtb-and-mcr-gene-variants-in-escherichia-coli-from-various-animal-species-in-france
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Agnese Lupo, Estelle Saras, Jean-Yves Madec, Marisa Haenni
Objectives: In Asian countries, blaCTX-M-55 is the second most common ESBL-encoding gene. blaCTX-M-55 frequently co-localizes with fosA and rmtB genes on epidemic plasmids, which remain sporadic outside Asia. During 2010-13, we investigated CTX-M-55-producing Escherichia coli isolates and their co-resistance to fosfomycin, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones and colistin as part of a global survey of ESBLs in animals in France. Methods: blaCTX-M-55, fosA, rmtB and plasmidic quinolone and colistin resistance genes were characterized by PCR, sequencing and hybridization experiments...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339049/genotype-and-homology-analysis-of-pathogenic-and-colonization-strains-of-candida-albicans-from-hospitalized-neonates
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Jin-Zhen Su, Yu-Lan Yang, Rong Rong, Ben-Qing Wu
BACKGROUND: To detect the genotypes of pathogenic and colonization Candida albicans strains and to reveal whether there was a homologous relationship between these strains. METHODS: Pathogenic and colonization isolates were collected from infants in the NICU of Shenzhen People's Hospital (Shenzhen, People's Republic of China). rDNA identification, multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and multi-loci variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) were used for species confirmation, strain identification, phylogenetic tree clustering, and assessment of homology among the pathogenic and colonization strains...
December 26, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338812/comprehensive-assessment-of-the-quality-of-salmonella-whole-genome-sequence-data-available-in-public-sequence-databases-using-the-salmonella-in-silico-typing-resource-sistr
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James Robertson, Catherine Yoshida, Peter Kruczkiewicz, Celine Nadon, Anil Nichani, Eduardo N Taboada, John Howard Eagles Nash
Public health and food safety institutions around the world are adopting whole genome sequencing (WGS) to replace conventional methods for characterizing Salmonella for use in surveillance and outbreak response. Falling costs and increased throughput of WGS have resulted in an explosion of data, but questions remain as to the reliability and robustness of the data. Due to the critical importance of serovar information to public health, it is essential to have reliable serovar assignments available for all of the Salmonella records...
January 17, 2018: Microbial Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338017/comparative-genomics-identifies-distinct-lineages-of-s-enteritidis-from-queensland-australia
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Rikki M A Graham, Lester Hiley, Irani U Rathnayake, Amy V Jennison
Salmonella enterica is a major cause of gastroenteritis and foodborne illness in Australia where notification rates in the state of Queensland are the highest in the country. S. Enteritidis is among the five most common serotypes reported in Queensland and it is a priority for epidemiological surveillance due to concerns regarding its emergence in Australia. Using whole genome sequencing, we have analysed the genomic epidemiology of 217 S. Enteritidis isolates from Queensland, and observed that they fall into three distinct clades, which we have differentiated as Clades A, B and C...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337862/therapeutic-management-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bloodstream-infection-non-susceptible-to-carbapenems-but-susceptible-to-old-cephalosporins-and-or-to-penicillins
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Ronit Zaidenstein, Asaf Miller, Ruthy Tal-Jasper, Hadas Ofer-Friedman, Menachem Sklarz, David E Katz, Tsillia Lazarovitch, Paul R Lephart, Bethlehem Mengesha, Oran Tzuman, Mor Dadon, Chen Daniel, Jacob Moran-Gilad, Dror Marchaim
It is unknown as to whether other beta-lactams can be used for bloodstream infections (BSI) resulting from Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) which are non-susceptible to one or more carbapenem. We conducted a retrospective cohort study at the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center (AHMC) from January 2010 to August 2014. Adult patients with PA-BSI non-susceptible to a group 2 carbapenem but susceptible to ceftazidime or piperacillin (with or without tazobactam), were enrolled. We compared the outcomes of patients who received an appropriate beta-lactam antibiotic ("cases") to those who received an appropriate non-beta-lactam antibiotic ("controls")...
January 16, 2018: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326011/neonatal-intestinal-colonization-with-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-a-five-year-follow-up-study
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V Nordberg, K Jonsson, C G Giske, A Iversen, O Aspevall, B Jonsson, A Camporeale, M Norman, L Navér
OBJECTIVE: To analyse Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) isolates from an outbreak of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL)-producing KP and Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) among infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and to determine the duration of the intestinal colonization. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of intestinal ESBL-KP/ ESBL-EC colonized neonates after a five-month outbreak in two NICUs. Whole genome sequencing (WGS), multilocus sequence typing (MLST), core genome MLST, pulsed-field electrophoresis (PFGE) and PCR for blaCTX-M were performed on the first isolates...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324785/phylogenetic-diversity-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-virulence-gene-profiles-of-brachyspira-hyodysenteriae-isolates-from-pigs-in-germany
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Jessica Joerling, Stefanie A Barth, Karen Schlez, Hermann Willems, Werner Herbst, Christa Ewers
Swine dysentery (SD) is an economically important diarrheal disease in pigs caused by different strongly hemolytic Brachyspira (B.) species, such as B. hyodysenteriae, B. suanatina and B. hampsonii. Possible associations of epidemiologic data, such as multilocus sequence types (STs) to virulence gene profiles and antimicrobial susceptibility are rather scarce, particularly for B. hyodysenteriae isolates from Germany. In this study, B. hyodysenteriae (n = 116) isolated from diarrheic pigs between 1990 and 2016 in Germany were investigated for their STs, susceptibility to the major drugs used for treatment of SD (tiamulin and valnemulin) and genes that were previously linked with virulence and encode for hemolysins (tlyA, tlyB, tlyC, hlyA, BHWA1_RS02885, BHWA1_RS09085, BHWA1_RS04705, and BHWA1_RS02195), outer membrane proteins (OMPs) (bhlp16, bhlp17...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321027/the-role-of-transportation-in-the-spread-of-brachyspira-hyodysenteriae-in-fattening-farms
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Enrico Giacomini, Sara Gasparrini, Massimiliano Lazzaro, Federico Scali, Maria Beatrice Boniotti, Attilio Corradi, Paolo Pasquali, Giovanni Loris Alborali
BACKGROUND: Direct and indirect contact among animals and holdings are important in the spread of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of slaughterhouse vehicles in spreading B. hyodysenteriae between unconnected farms. RESULTS: Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and Multiple Locus Variable number tandem repeat Analysis (MLVA) were used to characterize B. hyodysenteriae strains isolated from trucks. Before cleaning, 976 batches of finishing pigs transported by 174 trucks from 540 herds were sampled...
January 10, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319471/mentalist-a-fast-mlst-caller-for-large-mlst-schemes
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Pedro Feijao, Hua-Ting Yao, Dan Fornika, Jennifer Gardy, William Hsiao, Cedric Chauve, Leonid Chindelevitch
MLST (multi-locus sequence typing) is a classic technique for genotyping bacteria, widely applied for pathogen outbreak surveillance. Traditionally, MLST is based on identifying sequence types from a small number of housekeeping genes. With the increasing availability of whole-genome sequencing data, MLST methods have evolved towards larger typing schemes, based on a few hundred genes [core genome MLST (cgMLST)] to a few thousand genes [whole genome MLST (wgMLST)]. Such large-scale MLST schemes have been shown to provide a finer resolution and are increasingly used in various contexts such as hospital outbreaks or foodborne pathogen outbreaks...
January 10, 2018: Microbial Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317173/identification-of-a-proteomic-biomarker-associated-with-invasive-st1-serotype-vi-group-b-streptococcus-by-maldi-tof-ms
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Hsiao-Chuan Lin, Jang-Jih Lu, Lee-Chung Lin, Cheng-Mao Ho, Kao-Pin Hwang, Yu-Ching Liu, Chao-Jung Chen
BACKGROUND: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is an important invasive pathogen in neonates, pregnant women and the elderly. Serotype VI GBS, which has been rarely reported globally, has emerged as a significant pathogen in Asia. However, traditional serologic latex agglutination (LA) methods may fail to type isolates that lack of or low expression of CPS. METHODS: A total of 104 GBS strains were analyzed by MALDI-TOF MS. Multiplex PCR and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were also performed to confirm their strains...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313474/clinical-bacteriologic-and-geographic-stratification-of-melioidosis-emerges-from-the-sri-lankan-national-surveillance-program
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Harindra D Sathkumara, Adam J Merritt, Enoka M Corea, Shivankari Krishnananthasivam, Mohan Natesan, Timothy J J Inglis, Aruna Dharshan De Silva
Melioidosis, a potentially fatal tropical infection, is said to be underdiagnosed in low-income countries. An increase in melioidosis cases in Sri Lanka allowed us to analyze the relationship among clinical outcome, bacteriology, epidemiology, and geography in the first 108 laboratory-confirmed cases of melioidosis from a nationwide surveillance program. The additional 76 cases of laboratory-confirmed melioidosis confirmed additional associations between Burkholderia pseudomallei multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and infection phenotype; ST1137/unifocal bacteremic infection (χ2 = 3...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311067/molecular-epidemiology-of-emerging-blaoxa-23-like-and-blaoxa-24-like-carrying-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-taiwan
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Shu-Chen Kuo, Wei-Cheng Huang, Tzu-Wen Huang, Hui-Ying Wang, Jui-Fen Lai, Te-Li Chen, Tsai-Ling Lauderdale
Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) has increased significantly in recent decade in Taiwan. This study investigated the molecular epidemiology of CRAB with focus on the mechanisms of resistance and spread in isolates with blaOXA-23-like or blaOXA-24-like All 555 CRAB isolates in our 2002-2010 multi-centered collection were tested for the presence of class A, B and D carbapenemase genes. All isolates with blaOXA-23-like or blaOXA-24-like were subjected to PFGE and 82 isolates (60 blaOXA-23-like and 22 blaOXA-24-like) were selected for MLST to determine sequence type (ST) and clonal group (CG), and detection of additional β-lactamase and aminoglycoside genes...
January 8, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310577/epidemiology-of-invasive-group-b-streptococcal-disease-in-infants-from-urban-area-of-south-china-2011-2014
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Xiaoshan Guan, Xiaoping Mu, Wenjing Ji, Chunlei Yuan, Ping He, Lian Zhang, Yanfen Huang, Juan Li, Jianfeng Chen, Huamin Zhong, Shuyin Pang, Nan Tan, Qiulian Deng, Kankan Gao, Yu-Ping Huang, Chien-Yi Chang, Haiying Liu
BACKGROUND: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in infants in both developed and developing countries. To our knowledge, only a few studies have been reported the clinical features, treatment and outcomes of the GBS disease in China. The severity of neonatal GBS disease in China remains unclear. Population-based surveillance in China is therefore required. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data of <3 months old infants with culture-positive GBS in sterile samples from three large urban tertiary hospitals in South China from Jan 2011 to Dec 2014...
January 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309948/molecular-characterization-and-epidemiology-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-immunocompromised-patients-in-tunisia
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Farah Ben Tanfous, Wafa Achour, Anis Raddaoui, Assia Ben Hassen
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing K. pneumoniae (ESBL-KP) strains in the National Bone Marrow Transplant Center of Tunis between 2002 and 2011, their associated antibiotics resistance patterns and their molecular features. METHODS: Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined by the disk diffusion method according to CA-SFM guidelines. All the strains were screened for beta-lactamase genes, plasmidic AmpC genes and integrons...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309314/mechanical-traction-for-lumbar-radicular-pain-supine-or-prone-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Meral Bilgilisoy Filiz, Zeynep Kiliç, Alper Uçkun, Tuncay Çakir, Şebnem Koldaş Doğan, Naciye Füsun Toraman
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of mechanical lumbar traction either in the supine or prone position with conventional physical therapy(PT) in patients with chronic low back pain(LBP) and lumbosacral nerve root involvement in terms of disability, pain, and mobility. DESIGN: Participants(n=125) were randomly assingned to receive 15 sessions of PT with additional mechanical lumbar traction either in the supine position(supine traction group), or in the prone position(prone traction group), or only PT without traction(PT only group)...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307862/genetic-characterization-of-tigecycline-resistant-enterobacter-species-in-blood-isolates-causing-bacteremia
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Min Kyeong Cha, Cheol-In Kang, Ga Eun Park, So Hyun Kim, Doo Ryeon Chung, Kyong Ran Peck, Jae-Hoon Song
OBJECTIVES: Tigecycline is one of the most important antimicrobial agents used to treat infection with multidrug-resistant bacteria. However, tigecycline-resistant pathogens have increased recently. This study was conducted to identify the antimicrobial susceptibility profile and to investigate the role of efflux pumps in high-level tigecycline-resistant Enterobacter isolates causing bacteremia. METHODS: A total of 323 Enterobacter species causing bacteremia were collected from eight hospitals in various regions of Korea...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306004/genetic-diversity-and-clonal-characteristics-of-ciprofloxacin-resistant-campylobacter-jejuni-isolated-from-chilean-patients-with-gastroenteritis
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Luis Collado, Nataly Muñoz, Lorena Porte, Sofía Ochoa, Carmen Varela, Ivo Muñoz
Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide. However, it has also been associated with other diseases such as bacteremia and with several post-infection sequelae. Although campylobacteriosis is usually a self-limited infection, antibiotics are indicated for severe and chronic conditions. Unfortunately, several industrialised nations have reported a substantial increase in antibiotic resistance of C. jejuni. However, there is still a lack of knowledge about the epidemiology of resistance developed by this pathogen in the developing world...
January 3, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305512/molecular-epidemiology-of-dairy-cattle-associated-escherichia-coli-carrying-blactx-m-genes-in-washington-state
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Josephine A Afema, Sara Ahmed, Thomas E Besser, Lisa P Jones, William M Sischo, Margaret A Davis
An increase in prevalence of commensal Escherichia coli carrying blaCTX-M genes among dairy cattle was observed between 2008 and 2012 in Washington State. To study the molecular epidemiology of this change, we selected 126 blaCTX-M-positive and 126 blaCTX-M-negative isolates for multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) and antibiotic resistance phenotyping from E. coli obtained during a previous study. For 99 isolates we also determined the blaCTX-M alleles using PCR and sequencing and identified the replicon types of blaCTX-M carrying plasmids...
January 5, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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