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Zhijie Pan, Rong Liu, Pei Zhang, Hua Zhou, Yiqi Fu, Jianying Zhou
Raoultella planticola is a gram-negative bacterium that rarely causes diseases in humans. Here, we present a case of hospital-acquired pneumonia caused by R. planticola that likely originated in the gastrointestinal tract. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second report describing the detection of the gene New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase-1 (blaNDM-1) in multidrug-resistant R. planticola. Clinical samples were collected for bacterial culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing from a patient during hospitalization...
October 18, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
Jing Yu, Kun Tan, Zhihui Rong, Yue Wang, Zhongju Chen, Xuhui Zhu, Li Wu, Li Tan, Wei Xiong, Ziyong Sun, Ling Chen
BACKGROUND: The spread of resistance to carbapenems among Enterobacteriaceae has become a major public health problem in recent years. In this study, we describe an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae in the neonatal ward. First, we aimed to study the drug resistance, genetic relatedness, and transmission mechanism of carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae; second, we implemented infection control measures to contain the outbreak. METHODS: We investigated 27 non-repetitive strains isolated from neonates and five strains cultured from around the neonatal ward...
October 12, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
D N Tran, H H Tran, M Matsui, M Suzuki, S Suzuki, K Shibayama, T D Pham, T T Van Phuong, D A Dang, H S Trinh, C T Loan, L T V Nga, H R van Doorn, H F L Wertheim
Acinetobacter baumannii is an important cause of multidrug-resistant hospital acquired infections in the world. Here, we investigate the presence of NDM-1 and other carbapenemases among carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii isolated between August 2010 and December 2014 from three large hospitals in Hanoi, Vietnam. We identified 23/582 isolates (4 %) (11 from hospital A, five from hospital B, and seven from hospital C) that were NDM-1 positive, and among them 18 carried additional carbapenemase genes, including seven isolates carrying NDM-1, IMP-1, and OXA-58 with high MICs for carbapenems...
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Mona Wassef, Mona Abdelhaleim, Doaa Ghaith, Yasmin El-Mahdy
New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) compromises the efficacy of almost all β-lactam antibiotics, including carbapenems. This study aimed to screen for the blaNDM-1-type gene and NDM-1-type carbapenemase production among Gram-negative bacteria in Cairo University Pediatric Hospital (Cairo, Egypt). Among 382 Gram-negative clinical isolates collected over the period October 2013 to May 2014, 100 clinical isolates showing reduced carbapenem (imipenem and meropenem) susceptibility were included in this study. Initial phenotypic screening for NDM enzyme production was performed by Etest for metallo-β-lactamases (EMBL)...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
Anna Both, Jiabin Huang, Martin Kaase, Julia Hezel, Daniel Wertheimer, Ines Fenner, Thomas Günther, Adam Grundhoff, Henning Büttner, Martin Aepfelbacher, Holger Rohde, Moritz Hentschke
Recently Gram-negative bacteria co-producing multiple carbapenemases have emerged in different parts of the world. We report the first isolation of an Escherichia coli strain co-producing the carbapenemases NDM-1 and OXA-232.
September 16, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Séverine Bontron, Patrice Nordmann, Laurent Poirel
The blaNDM-1 gene encodes a carbapenemase that confers resistance to almost all β-lactams, including latest resort carbapenems. It is increasingly reported worldwide in nosocomial and community-acquired Gram-negative bacteria. Acinetobacter baumannii is an important opportunistic pathogen considered as an intermediate reservoir for the blaNDM-1 gene. In this species, the blaNDM-1 gene is located within the Tn125 composite transposon. The mechanism driving the mobility of Tn125 has not yet been elucidated. Here we experimentally demonstrated transposition of Tn125 in A...
September 26, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Debarati Choudhury, Deepjyoti Paul, Anindya Sundar Ghosh, Anupam Das Talukdar, Manabendra Dutta Choudhury, Anand Prakash Maurya, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Atanu Chakravarty, Amitabha Bhattacharjee
The therapeutic option of a carbapenem antibiotic is compromised in Pseudomonas aeruginosa owing both to acquired and intrinsic resistance mechanisms. In recent years, New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase has been the focus as a predominant carbapenem resistance determinant. However, it is unclear which of the mechanisms might be adopted by a P. aeruginosa strain possessing both blaNDM-1 and an overexpressed MexAB-OprM system during carbapenem therapy. This study investigated the interplay of both mechanisms in clinical isolates of P...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
Jingna An, Ling Guo, Lin Zhou, Yanning Ma, Yanping Luo, Chuanmin Tao, Jiyong Yang
NDM-producing Enterobacteriaceae (NPE) shows prevalence in China. Little is known about the mechanisms related to the spread of NPE. Recently, a total of 51 non-duplicated NPE isolates were collected from a tertiary-care hospital in China and analyzed for genetic relatedness by pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), for antimicrobial susceptibility by E-test, and for sequence type (ST) by multilocus sequence typing. S1-PFGE and Southern blot analysis or PCR amplification were used for plasmid profiling. Between 2014 and 2015, 22 Escherichia coli, 10 Klebsiella pneumoniae, 9 Enterobacter cloacae, 2 E...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Aziza Messaoudi, Marisa Haenni, Wejdene Mansour, Estelle Saras, Anis Bel Haj Khalifa, Cherifa Chaouch, Walid Naija, Noureddine Boujâafar, Olfa Bouallègue, Jean-Yves Madec
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September 22, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Goutam Chowdhury, Gururaja Perumal Pazhani, Anirban Sarkar, Krishnan Rajendran, Asish K Mukhopadhyay, Mihir K Bhattacharya, Amit Ghosh, Thandavarayan Ramamurthy
Carbapenems have been used for many years to treat severe nosocomial Enterobacteriaceae infections. The spread of resistance to these drugs among other bacterial families is an emerging problem worldwide, mostly caused by New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1). We screened for the prevalence of NDM-1-expressing enteric pathogens from hospitalized patients with acute diarrhea in Kolkata, India, and identified 27 Vibrio fluvialis-harboring blaNDM-1 (NDM-VF) strains. These isolates were also resistant to all the tested antimicrobial drugs except doxycycline...
October 2016: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Silvia A Albu, Kalinka Koteva, Andrew M King, Salma Al-Karmi, Gerard D Wright, Alfredo Capretta
The fungal secondary metabolite aspergillomarasmine A (AMA) has recently been identified as an inhibitor of metallo-β-lactamases NDM-1 and VIM-2. Described herein is an efficient and practical route to AMA and its related compounds by a sulfamidate approach. In addition, a series of derivatives has been prepared and tested for biological activity in an effort to explore preliminary structure activity relationships. While it was determined that natural LLL isomer of AMA remains the most effective inactivator of NDM-1 enzyme activity both in vitro and in cells, the structure is highly tolerant of the changes in the stereochemistry at positions 3, 6, and 9...
October 10, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
C O'Connor, M Cormican, T W Boo, E McGrath, B Slevin, A O'Gorman, M Commane, S Mahony, E O'Donovan, J Powell, R Monahan, C Finnegan, M G Kiernan, J C Coffey, L Power, N H O'Connell, C P Dunne
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) may cause healthcare-associated infections with high mortality rates. New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) is among the most recently discovered carbapenemases. AIM: To report the first outbreak of NDM-1 CPE in Ireland, including microbiological and epidemiological characteristics, and assessing the impact of infection prevention and control measures. METHODS: This was a retrospective microbiological and epidemiological review...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
Mariano M González, Magda Kosmopoulou, Maria F Mojica, Valerie Castillo, Philip Hinchliffe, Ilaria Pettinati, Jürgen Brem, Christopher J Schofield, Graciela Mahler, Robert A Bonomo, Leticia I Llarrull, James Spencer, Alejandro J Vila
Pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria resistant to almost all β-lactam antibiotics are a major public health threat. Zn(II)-dependent or metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) produced by these bacteria inactivate most β-lactam antibiotics, including the carbapenems, which are "last line therapies" for life-threatening Gram-negative infections. NDM-1 is a carbapenemase belonging to the MBL family that is rapidly spreading worldwide. Regrettably, inhibitors of MBLs are not yet developed. Here we present the bisthiazolidine (BTZ) scaffold as a structure with some features of β-lactam substrates, which can be modified with metal-binding groups to target the MBL active site...
November 13, 2015: ACS Infectious Diseases
Shannon B Falconer, Sarah A Reid-Yu, Andrew M King, Sebastian S Gehrke, Wenliang Wang, James F Britten, Brian K Coombes, Gerard D Wright, Eric D Brown
The widespread emergence of antibiotic drug resistance has resulted in a worldwide healthcare crisis. In particular, the extensive use of β-lactams, a highly effective class of antibiotics, has been a driver for pervasive β-lactam resistance. Among the most important resistance determinants are the metallo-β-lactamases (MBL), which are zinc-requiring enzymes that inactivate nearly all classes of β-lactams, including the last-resort carbapenem antibiotics. The urgent need for new compounds targeting MBL resistance mechanisms has been widely acknowledged; however, the development of certain types of compounds-namely metal chelators-is actively avoided due to host toxicity concerns...
November 13, 2015: ACS Infectious Diseases
Amit Ranjan, Sabiha Shaik, Agnismita Mondal, Nishant Nandanwar, Arif Hussain, Torsten Semmler, Narender Kumar, Sumeet Tiwari, Savita Jadhav, Lothar H Wieler, Niyaz Ahmed
The global dissemination amidst increasing incidence of carbapenem-resistant, Gram-negative organisms has resulted in acute public health concerns. Here, we present a retrospective multicenter study on molecular characterization of metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) producing clinical E. coli isolates recovered from extraintestinal infections in two hospitals in Pune, India. We screened a large sample size of 510 E. coli isolates for MBL production wherein we profiled their molecular determinants, antimicrobial resistance phenotypes, functional virulence properties, genomic features and transmission dynamics...
September 6, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Seok Hoon Jeong, Han Sung Kim, Jae Seok Kim, Dong Hoon Shin, Hyun Soo Kim, Min Jeong Park, Saeam Shin, Jun Sung Hong, Seung Soon Lee, Wonkeun Song
BACKGROUND: The emergence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) represents a major clinical problem because these bacteria are resistant to most antibiotics. CPE remain relatively uncommon in Korea. We report the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and molecular epidemiology of CPE isolates collected from five university hospitals in Korea. METHODS: Between January and December 2015, 393 non-duplicated isolates that were nonsusceptible to ertapenem were analyzed...
November 2016: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
Mahmoud A F Khalil, Abdelaziz Elgaml, Mohammed El-Mowafy
Despite expansion of the New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) worldwide, the incident of outbreaks regarding Egypt is still uncommon. In this survey, we denounce the emanation of multidrug-resistant NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Egypt. We have reclaimed 46 unrepeatable carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates at El-demerdash hospital, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. All the isolates showed a decreased sensitivity to imipenem and meropenem via the disc diffusion method. Among the isolates, 10 were proven as NDM-1 producers by utilizing the phenotypic methods (modified Hodge test and EDTA synergistic test) and specific PCR detection of NDM-1 encoding gene, blaNDM-1...
August 30, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
D Purkait, A Ahuja, U Bhattacharjee, A Singha, K Rhetso, T K Dey, S Das, R K Sanjukta, K Puro, I Shakuntala, A Sen, A Banerjee, I Sharma, R S Bhatta, M Mawlong, C Guha, N R Pradhan, S Ghatak
Emergence of antimicrobial resistance mediated through New Delhi metallo-β-lactamases (NDMs) is a serious therapeutic challenge. Till date, 16 different NDMs have been described. In this study, we report the molecular and structural characteristics of NDM-5 isolated from an Escherichia coli isolate (KOEC3) of bovine origin. Using PCR amplification, cloning and sequencing of full blaNDM gene, we identified the NDM type as NDM-5. Cloning of full gene in E. coli DH5α and subsequent assessment of antibiotic susceptibility of the transformed cells indicated possible role of native promoter in expression blaNDM-5...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
Somdatta Chatterjee, Saswati Datta, Subhasree Roy, Lavanya Ramanan, Anindya Saha, Rajlakshmi Viswanathan, Tapas Som, Sulagna Basu
Carbapenem-resistant determinants and their surrounding genetic structure were studied in Acinetobacter spp. from neonatal sepsis cases collected over 7 years at a tertiary care hospital. Acinetobacter spp. (n = 68) were identified by ARDRA followed by susceptibility tests. Oxacillinases, metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs), extended-spectrum β-lactamases and AmpCs, were detected phenotypically and/or by PCR followed by DNA sequencing. Transconjugants possessing the bla NDM-1(New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase) underwent further analysis for plasmids, integrons and associated genes...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
David P Kateete, Ritah Nakanjako, Juliet Namugenyi, Joseph Erume, Moses L Joloba, Christine F Najjuka
BACKGROUND: Multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii are common causes of health care associated infections worldwide. Carbapenems are effective against infections caused by multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter species. However, their use is threatened by the emergence of carbapenemase-producing strains. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii at Mulago Hospital in Kampala Uganda, and to establish whether the hospital environment harbors carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative rods...
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