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Jumpei Uchiyama, Ryu Shigehisa, Tadahiro Nasukawa, Keijiro Mizukami, Iyo Takemura-Uchiyama, Takako Ujihara, Hironobu Murakami, Ichiro Imanishi, Koji Nishifuji, Masahiro Sakaguchi, Shigenobu Matsuzaki
The combined use of phage and antibiotics can show synergistic antimicrobial effects, so-called phage-antibiotic synergy (PAS). Here, we screened and examined PAS against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro. Testing four different phages infecting P. aeruginosa, phage KPP22 classified within the family Myoviridae genus Pbunavirus showed PAS with the widest range of antibiotics, and showed PAS with anti-Pseudomonas drugs such as piperacillin and ceftazidime. Thus, evidence suggests that the combined use of phage and antibiotics is a promising therapeutic strategy against P...
March 17, 2018: Archives of Virology
Carla D McArdle, Katie M Lagan, David A McDowell
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the resistance of bacteria isolated from diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) to antibiotics frequently used in the management of the diabetic foot infections, at a range of pH values (pH 6.5, 7.5, and 8.5) known to exist in DFU wound fluid. This study aimed to determine whether changes (or atypical stasis) in wound fluid pH modulate the antibiotic resistance of DFU isolates, with potential implications in relation to the suppression/eradication of bacterial infections in DFUs...
January 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Shuhong Zhang, Guangzhu Yang, Qinghua Ye, Qingping Wu, Jumei Zhang, Yuanbin Huang
Klebsiella pneumoniae is not only a major hospital-acquired pathogen but also an important food-borne pathogen that can cause septicaemia, liver abscesses, and diarrhea in humans. The phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of K. pneumoniae in retail foods have not been thoroughly investigated in China. The objective of this study was to characterize K. pneumoniae isolates through biotyping, serotyping, determination of virulence factors, antibiotic resistance testing, enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-polymerase chain reaction (ERIC-PCR), and (GTG)5 -PCR molecular typing...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
R Cantón, E Loza, J Aznar, R Barrón-Adúriz, J Calvo, F J Castillo, E Cercenado, R Cisterna, F González-Romo, J L López-Hontangas, A I Suárez-Barrenechea, F Tubau, B Molloy, D López-Mendoza
OBJECTIVE: The SMART (Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends) surveillance study monitors antimicrobial susceptibility and extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) in Gram-negative bacilli recovered from intra-abdominal infections (IAI). METHODS: Antimicrobial susceptibility of 5,343 isolates from IAI recovered in 11 centres during the 2011-2015 SMART-Spain program was analysed by standard microdilution (EUCAST criteria) and compared with that from 2002-2010...
March 12, 2018: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
Annie W T Lee, Johnson K S Lam, Ricky K W Lam, Wan H Ng, Ella N L Lee, Vicky T Y Lee, Po P Sze, Rahim Rajwani, Kitty S C Fung, Wing K To, Rodney A Lee, Dominic N C Tsang, Gilman K H Siu
Objective: This study evaluated the capability of a MALDI Biotyper system equipped with the newly introduced MBT STAR-BL module to simultaneously perform species identification and β-lactamase-mediated resistance detection in bacteremia -causing bacteria isolated from cultured isolates and patient-derived blood cultures (BCs). Methods: Two hundred retrospective cultured isolates and 153 prospective BCs containing Gram-negative rods (GNR) were collected and subjected to direct bacterial identification, followed by the measurement of β-lactamase activities against ampicillin, piperacillin, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, and meropenem using the MBT STAR-BL module...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Aliakbar Rezaei, Hossein Fazeli, Mehdi Moghadampour, Mehrdad Halaji, Jamshid Faghri
Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most important bacterial species with the ability to produce OXA-type carbapenemases. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of OXA-type carbapenemases among clinical isolates of A. baumannii in three major hospitals of Isfahan. In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 153 non-repeated strains of A. baumannii were isolated from various clinical samples of hospitalized patients in Al-Zahra, Imam Mousa Kazem, and Shariati hospitals from October 2015 to October 2016. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing for imipenem, meropenem, ertapenem, cefepime, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, piperacillin-tazobactam, gentamicin, amikacin, ciprofloxacin, and tetracycline was performed using the disk diffusion method...
March 1, 2018: Le Infezioni in Medicina
Mohammed Frikh, Lemnouer Abdelhay, Kasouati Jalal, Yaagoubi Imad, Benlahlou Yassine, Belfquih Bouchra, Maleb Adil, Elouennass Mostafa
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cross-sectional study is to assess the epidemiological profile and antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria isolates in burn patients hospitalized from 2007 to 2015 in a Moroccan hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 627 samples, 451 wounds, 126 blood cultures, and 50 catheter samples were analyzed. A total of 610 microorganisms were isolated from a total of 108 patients. RESULTS: The most prevalent isolates were Pseudomonas aeruginosa (18...
January 26, 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Whittney A Warren, Domingo Franco-Palacios, Christopher S King, Oksana A Shlobin, Steven D Nathan, Shalika B Katugaha, Haresh Mani, A Whitney Brown
A 24-year-old woman with ΔF508/Y1092X cystic fibrosis (CF) complicated by severe obstructive lung disease (FEV1 of 30% predicted) was admitted for IV antibiotics for planned sinus surgery resulting from severe chronic sinusitis causing frequent exacerbations and declining lung function. She had persistent airway infection with multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and growth of a fungus presumed to be an airway colonizer, identified as Stephanoascus ciferrii 1 year before presentation...
March 2018: Chest
Jonathan C Cho, Monika T Zmarlicka, Kristy M Shaeer, Joe Pardo
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, spectrum of activity, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety, efficacy, administration, and considerations for clinical use of meropenem/vaborbactam (M/V). DATA SOURCES: A literature search using PubMed and (June 2013 to December 2017) was conducted using the search terms meropenem, vaborbactam, RPX7009, biapenem, RPX2003, and carbavance. References from relevant articles and conference abstracts were also reviewed...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Zachary I Willis, Ravi Jhaveri
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March 5, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
Kevin J Downes, Benjamin L Laskin, Brian T Fisher
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March 5, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
Maria Goul Andersen, Anders Thorsted, Merete Storgaard, Anders N Kristoffersson, Lena E Friberg, Kristina Öbrink-Hansen
Sufficient antibiotic dosing in septic patients is essential for reducing mortality. Piperacillin/tazobactam is often used for empiric treatment but due to the pharmacokinetic (PK) variability seen in septic patients, optimal dosing may be a challenge. We determined the PK profile for piperacillin 4g every 8h in 22 septic patients admitted to a medical ward. Piperacillin concentrations were compared to clinical breakpoint MIC for Pseudomonas aeruginosa (16 mg/L) and the following PK/PD targets were evaluated: 50% f T>MIC and 100% f T>MIC...
March 5, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Mahipal G Sinnollareddy, Michael S Roberts, Jeffrey Lipman, Sandra L Peake, Jason A Roberts
Background: Piperacillin is a β-lactam penicillin antibiotic commonly used for the empirical therapy of sepsis and other hospital-acquired infections. However, knowledge regarding the effect of sustained low-efficiency diafiltration (SLED-f), a technique increasingly being used in ICUs, on piperacillin pharmacokinetics (PK) and dosing in critically ill patients is lacking. Objectives: To describe the PK of piperacillin during SLED-f and compare the results with those reported for other forms of renal replacement therapies...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
J Islam, D Ashiru-Oredope, E Budd, P Howard, A S Walker, S Hopkins, M J Llewelyn
Background: In 2016/2017, a financially linked antibiotic prescribing quality improvement initiative Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (AMR-CQUIN) was introduced across acute hospitals in England. This aimed for >1% reductions in DDDs/1000 admissions of total antibiotics, piperacillin/tazobactam and carbapenems compared with 2013/2014 and improved review of empirical antibiotic prescriptions. Objectives: To assess perceptions of staff leading antimicrobial stewardship activity regarding the AMR-CQUIN, the investments made by hospitals to achieve it and how these related to achieving reductions in antibiotic use...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Natalia D Popowicz, Sean J O'Halloran, Deirdre Fitzgerald, Y C Gary Lee, David A Joyce
Piperacillin, in combination with tazobactam is a common first-line antibiotic used for the treatment of pleural infection, however its pleural pharmacokinetics and penetration has not previously been reported. The objective of this work was to develop and validate a rapid and sensitive liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) assay for quantification of piperacillin (PIP) and tazobactam (TAZ). PIP and TAZ were extracted from both human plasma and pleural fluid samples by protein precipitation in methanol containing the internal standards (IS) piperacillin-d5 (PIP-d5 ) and sulbactam (SUL)...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Juan Rojas De la Vega, Dona Benadof, Abigail Veas, Mirta Acuña
INTRODUCTION: Enterobacteriaceae are a group of gram-negative rods that can cause serious infections in humans. A susceptibility in Klebsiella pneumoniae of 79.4% to piperacillin/tazobactam (PIP/TAZO) is reported in pediatric hospitals in Chile. There is no published data published to date regarding PIP/TAZO susceptibility to other Enterobacteriaceae species in this population. AIM: To measure the in vitro PIP/TAZO susceptibility in Enterobacteriaceae isolates from patients in a pediatric hospital in Chile...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Elisa Jiménez, Nicolás Valls, Patricio Astudillo, Cristian Valls, Gabriel Cavada, Alejandra Sandoval, Angélica Alegría, Gabriela Ortega, Daniela Núñez, Patricia Mena
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics (ATB) are drugs widely used in hospitalized newborns. The indiscriminate use of ATBs promote the rise of resistant bacteria to the most commonly indicated antimicrobials. In addition, ATB prescription presents associations to morbidity, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, necrotizing enterocolitis, late sepsis and even death. All of the above leads to an increase in health care costs. AIM: To record and to evaluate trends of antibiotic use over time in hospitalized NB in the Neonatology Unit at Dr...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Flavio G Lipari, Abel H Zárate, Juan J García, Ana L Basquíera, Juan P Caeiro
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infection is a common complication, which can be life-threatening for hematopoietic stem cells transplant recipients. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of bloodstream infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational, retrospective study. We reviewed the records of 451 patients (autologous and allogeneic transplants) from January 2009 to October 2015. RESULTS: 99 positive blood cultures in 73 patients with bloodstream infection (16%) were found...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Dae Woon Song, Byung Kwan Park, Suk Won Suh, Seung Eun Lee, Jong Won Kim, Joong-Min Park, Hye Ryoun Kim, Mi-Kyung Lee, Yoo Shin Choi, Beom Gyu Kim, Yong Gum Park
PURPOSE: Essential treatment of acute appendicitis is surgical resection with the use of appropriate antibiotics. In order to effectively treat acute appendicitis, it is important to identify the microorganism of acute appendicitis and evaluate the effective antibiotics. METHODS: A total of 694 patients who underwent appendectomy for acute appendicitis and had positive microbial result between 2006 and 2015 were recruited. For microbial assessment, luminal contents of the appendix were swabbed after appendectomy...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Keith S Kaye, Tanaya Bhowmick, Symeon Metallidis, Susan C Bleasdale, Olexiy S Sagan, Viktor Stus, Jose Vazquez, Valerii Zaitsev, Mohamed Bidair, Erik Chorvat, Petru Octavian Dragoescu, Elena Fedosiuk, Juan P Horcajada, Claudia Murta, Yaroslav Sarychev, Ventsislav Stoev, Elizabeth Morgan, Karen Fusaro, David Griffith, Olga Lomovskaya, Elizabeth L Alexander, Jeffery Loutit, Michael N Dudley, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis
Importance: Meropenem-vaborbactam is a combination carbapenem/beta-lactamase inhibitor and a potential treatment for severe drug-resistant gram-negative infections. Objective: To evaluate efficacy and adverse events of meropenem-vaborbactam in complicated urinary tract infection (UTI), including acute pyelonephritis. Design, Setting, and Participants: Phase 3, multicenter, multinational, randomized clinical trial (TANGO I) conducted November 2014 to April 2016 and enrolling patients (≥18 years) with complicated UTI, stratified by infection type and geographic region...
February 27, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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