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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088766/staphylococcus-aureus-cc395-harbours-a-novel-composite-staphylococcal-cassette-chromosome-mec-element
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Jesper Larsen, Paal S Andersen, Volker Winstel, Andreas Peschel
BACKGROUND: CoNS species are likely reservoirs of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) in Staphylococcus aureus S aureus CC395 is unique as it is capable of exchanging DNA with CoNS via bacteriophages, which are also known to mediate transfer of SCCmec OBJECTIVES: To analyse the structure and putative origin of the SCCmec element in S aureus CC395. METHODS: The only MRSA CC395 strain described in the literature, JS395, was subjected to WGS, and its SCCmec element was compared with those found in CoNS species and other S...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087612/biofilm-formation-and-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-isolated-from-cows-with-mastitis-in-argentina
#2
Mariela E Srednik, Yannick D N Tremblay, Josée Labrie, Marie Archambault, Mario Jacques, Fernández Cirelli Alicia, Elida R Gentilini
Mastitis affects the health and welfare of dairy cows worldwide. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are known to form biofilms and are increasingly recognized as a cause of persistent bovine intramammary infections. A total of 90 CNS isolated from cows with clinical and subclinical mastitis in Argentina from 2008-2014 were identified by PCR-RFLP using the gap gene. Standard microtiter plate assays were used to assess CNS biofilm formation and Staphylococcus haemolyticus species formed the strongest biofilms...
January 12, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087406/erythrocyte-membrane-coated-nanogel-for-combinatorial-antivirulence-and-responsive-antimicrobial-delivery-against-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
#3
Yue Zhang, Jianhua Zhang, Wangsong Chen, Pavimol Angsantikul, Kevin A Spiekermann, Ronnie H Fang, Weiwei Gao, Liangfang Zhang
We reported an erythrocyte membrane-coated nanogel (RBC-nanogel) system with combinatorial antivirulence and responsive antibiotic delivery for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. RBC membrane was coated onto the nanogel via a membrane vesicle templated in situ gelation process, whereas the redox-responsiveness was achieved by using a disulfide bond-based crosslinker. We demonstrated that the RBC-nanogels effectively neutralized MRSA-associated toxins in extracellular environment and the toxin neutralization in turn promoted bacterial uptake by macrophages...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085966/a-cross-sectional-study-of-colonization-rates-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-and-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-esbl-and-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-four-swiss-refugee-centres
#4
Rein Jan Piso, Roman Käch, Roxana Pop, Daniela Zillig, Urs Schibli, Stefano Bassetti, Dominik Meinel, Adrian Egli
BACKGROUND: The recent crisis of refugees seeking asylum in European countries challenges public health on many levels. Most refugees currently arrive from Syria, Afghanistan, or Eritrea. Data about multidrug resistant bacteria (MDR) prevalence are not present for these countries. However, when entering the European heath care systems, data about colonisation rates regarding highly resistant bacterial pathogens are important. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional screening in four Swiss refugee centres to determine the colonization rates for MRSA and ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085576/contact-isolation-precautions-in-trauma-patients-an-analysis-of-infectious-complications
#5
Mark E Hamill, Christopher R Reed, Sandy L Fogel, Eric H Bradburn, Kinga A Powers, Katie M Love, Christopher C Baker, Bryan R Collier
BACKGROUND: Victims of traumatic injuries represent a population at risk for a wide variety of complications. Contact isolation (CI) is a set of restrictions designed to help prevent the transmission of medically significant organisms in the healthcare setting. A growing body of literature demonstrates that CI can have significant implications for the individual isolated patient. Our goal was to characterize the use of contact isolation at our Level I trauma center and investigate the association of CI with infectious complications...
January 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083787/two-cases-of-serious-rhabdomyolysis-during-linezolid-treatment
#6
Arno M Lechner, Eva Past, Ulla Porsche, Jan M Kern, Uta Hoppe, Ingrid Pretsch
Linezolid is an oxazolidinone antibiotic with activity against gram-positive organisms, particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). To the best of our knowledge, there are only two case reports on rhabdomyolysis in patients treated with linezolid. Here, we describe two cases of serious rhabdomyolysis: one in a patient with septic community-acquired (CA)-MRSA pneumonia and a second case in a patient with suspected catheter-related blood stream infection.
January 12, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081583/-early-results-of-adjuvant-topical-treatment-of-recurrent-osteomyelitis-with-absorbable-antibiotic-carriers
#7
Y Gramlich, G Walter, J Gils, R Hoffmann
Background Treatment of musculoskeletal infections principally consists of radical surgical debridement and systemic administration of antibiotics. Additional local antibiotic therapy is not yet generally established, and lacks evidence-based proof of efficacy. Nonetheless, there are a variety of practical approaches, as most specialised departments are unwilling to forego this option. The established polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA) carrier system has a number of practical disadvantages. This has led to the increased use of absorbable carrier systems, and those based on calcium sulphate have given particularly encouraging results...
January 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081265/the-plasmin-sensitive-protein-pls-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-is-a-glycoprotein
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Isabelle Bleiziffer, Julian Eikmeier, Gottfried Pohlentz, Kathryn McAulay, Guoqing Xia, Muzaffar Hussain, Andreas Peschel, Simon Foster, Georg Peters, Christine Heilmann
Most bacterial glycoproteins identified to date are virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria, i.e. adhesins and invasins. However, the impact of protein glycosylation on the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus remains incompletely understood. To study protein glycosylation in staphylococci, we analyzed lysostaphin lysates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains by SDS-PAGE and subsequent periodic acid-Schiff's staining. We detected four (>300, ∼250, ∼165, and ∼120 kDa) and two (>300 and ∼175 kDa) glycosylated surface proteins with strain COL and strain 1061, respectively...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079631/the-role-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
#9
Matteo Bassetti, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a major public health issue worldwide over the last years. MRSA is frequently implicated in the development of skin and soft tissue infections, leading to significant increases in morbidity, mortality and overall healthcare costs. RECENT FINDINGS: In order to face the threat of MRSA, major changes in clinical management of skin and soft tissue infections are required. The identification of populations at risk for the acquisition of infections due to MRSA, together with the improvement of the diagnostic techniques, is paramount...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078661/role-of-cytokines-in-host-defense-against-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-infection
#10
REVIEW
Guosheng Wu, Banghui Zhu, Xudong Hong, Pengfei Luo, Zhaofan Xia
Wound infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a critical clinical problem due to long hospitalization times, significant morbidity and mortality, as well as considerable medical resource consumption. With the emergence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains, current antibiotic treatments are becoming ineffective in combatting S. aureus infection. Thus, a novel therapeutic strategy is required. Recent studies discovered that several cytokines in the infected wound area play protective roles against S...
January 12, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077615/treatment-decisions-for-mrsa-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-cf-when-is-enough-enough
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EDITORIAL
Scott C Bell, Patrick A Flume
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077586/redeploying-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-as-a-novel-antivirulence-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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Elaine M Waters, Justine K Rudkin, Simone Coughlan, Geremy C Clair, Joshua N Adkins, Suzanna Gore, Guoqing Xia, Nikki S Black, Tim Downing, Eoghan O'Neill, Aras Kadioglu, James P O'Gara
Innovative approaches to the use of existing antibiotics is an important strategy in efforts to address the escalating antimicrobial resistance crisis. We report a new approach to the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections by demonstrating that oxacillin can be used to significantly attenuate the virulence of MRSA despite the pathogen being resistant to this drug. Using mechanistic in vitro assays and in vivo models of invasive pneumonia and sepsis, we show that oxacillin-treated MRSA strains are significantly attenuated in virulence...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076471/genomic-information-on-multidrug-resistant-livestock-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-st398-isolated-from-a-brazilian-patient-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Danielle F Lima, Renata Wf Cohen, Géssica A Rocha, Rodolpho M Albano, Elizabeth A Marques, Robson S Leão
Alarmingly, the isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been increasing among patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). During a previous molecular characterisation of MRSA isolates obtained from patients with CF from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one isolate was identified as the ST398 clone, a livestock-associated (LA) MRSA. In this study, we report the draft genome sequence of an LA-MRSA ST398 clone isolated from a patient with CF.
January 1, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073963/in-vitro-activity-of-daptomycin-combined-with-dalbavancin-and-linezolid-and-dalbavancin-with-linezolid-against-mrsa-strains
#14
Gulseren Aktas, Sengul Derbentli
OBJECTIVES: Combination therapies have a distinct advantage over monotherapies in terms of their broad spectrum, synergistic effect and prevention of the emergence of drug resistance. In the present study, the in vitro antibacterial activity of daptomycin combinations with linezolid and dalbavancin, and dalbavancin with linezolid were evaluated against 30 clinical MRSA strains. METHODS: The MICs of all antibiotics were determined using microbroth dilution as described by the CLSI...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071679/novel-long-chain-compounds-with-both-immunomodulatory-and-mena-inhibitory-activities-against-staphylococcus-aureus-and-its-biofilm
#15
Seoung-Ryoung Choi, Joel Frandsen, Prabagaran Narayanasamy
Menaquinone (MK) biosynthesis pathway is a potential target for evaluating antimicrobials in gram-positive bacteria. Here, 1,4-dihydroxy-2-naphthoate prenyltransferase (MenA) was targeted to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) growth. MenA inhibiting, long chain-based compounds were designed, synthesized and evaluated against MRSA and menaquinone utilizing bacteria in aerobic conditions. The results showed that these bacteria were susceptible to most of the compounds. Menaquinone (MK-4) supplementation rescued MRSA growth, suggesting these compounds inhibit MK biosynthesis...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070570/variable-coordination-and-c-s-bond-cleavage-activity-of-n-substituted-imidazolidine-2-thiones-towards-copper-synthesis-spectroscopy-structures-esi-mass-and-antimicrobial-studies
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Jaspreet K Aulakh, Tarlok S Lobana, Henna Sood, Daljit S Arora, Isabel Garcia-Santos, Geeta Hundal, Manpreet Kaur, Victoria A Smolenski, Jerry P Jasinski
An equimolar reaction of copper(i) iodide with N-ethyl-imidazolidine-2-thione (l-Et) in acetonitrile formed black prismatic crystals over a period of three weeks. The X-ray structure determination of black crystals revealed that the thio-ligand l-Et has transformed into a new thio-ligand, 1-ethyl-3-(1-ethyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)imidazolidine-2-thione (l-NEt), through C-S rupture/C-N bond formation which was coordinated in the unusual 2D polymer, {(Cu(II)(κ(2)-N,S-l-NEt)2)·(CuI4)·(CuI2)}n1. An ESR spectrum supported the presence of divalent Cu(II) in the polymer...
January 10, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069659/mrsa-strains-carrying-the-novel-mecc-gene-full-genome-sequencing-identifies-in-the-genetic-background-several-determinants-that-modulate-the-resistant-phenotype
#17
Catarina Milheiriço, Hermínia de Lencastre, Alexander Tomasz
Most MRSA strains are resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics due to the presence of the mecA gene encoding an extra penicillin-binding protein (PBP2A) that has low affinity to virtually all beta-lactam antibiotics. Recently, a new resistance determinant - the mecC gene - was identified in S. aureus isolates recovered from humans and dairy cattle. Although having typically low MICs to beta-lactam antibiotics, MRSA strains with the mecC determinant are also capable of expressing high levels of oxacillin resistance when in an optimal genetic background...
January 9, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068600/design-synthesis-and-antibacterial-evaluation-of-novel-pleuromutilin-derivatives-possessing-piperazine-linker
#18
Mei-Ling Gao, Jie Zeng, Xi Fang, Jian Luo, Zhen Jin, Ya-Hong Liu, You-Zhi Tang
A series of pleuromutilin derivatives bearing piperazine ring have been reported. The in vitro antibacterial activities of the synthetic derivatives against MRSA (ATCC 43300), Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213), Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212), Enterococcus faecium (ATCC35667) and Escherichia coli (ATCC25922) were evaluated by the broth dilution method. Most of the synthesized derivatives displayed potent activities. Compounds 11c, 12a and 12c were found to be the most active antibacterial derivatives against MRSA (minimum inhibitory concentration = 0...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068356/mrsa-prevalence-and-risk-factors-among-health-personnel-and-residents-in-nursing-homes-in-hamburg-germany-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Claudia Peters, Madeleine Dulon, Olaf Kleinmüller, Albert Nienhaus, Anja Schablon
INTRODUCTION: The increase of multidrug-resistant organisms in hospitals causes problems in nursing homes. Staff in geriatric nursing homes are at greater risk of MRSA colonisation. The aim of the study was to describe the occupational exposure to MRSA among health personnel in geriatric nursing. METHODS: A point prevalence survey was conducted among health personnel and residents of geriatric nursing homes within the greater Hamburg district. Nasal swabs and, where relevant, wound swabs were collected for the screening survey...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067286/a-novel-chimeric-lysin-with-robust-antibacterial-activity-against-planktonic-and-biofilm-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#20
Hang Yang, Huaidong Zhang, Jing Wang, Junping Yu, Hongping Wei
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most threatening pathogens due to its multi-drug resistance (MDR) and strong biofilm-forming capacity. Here, we described the screening of a novel chimeolysin (ClyF) that was active against planktonic and biofilm MRSA. Biochemical tests showed that ClyF was active against all S. aureus clinical isolates tested under planktonic and biofilm conditions. Structure analysis revealed that ClyF has an enhanced thermostability and pH tolerance than its parental lysin Pc by forming a hydrophobic cleft in the catalytic domain and an Ig-like structure in the cell-wall binding domain...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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