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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051525/virulence-characteristics-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-from-patients-with-necrotizing-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Fiorella Krapp, Andrew R Morris, Egon A Ozer, Alan R Hauser
Two types of Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) strains are currently emerging: hypervirulent (hvKP) strains and carbapenem-resistant (CR-KP) strains. To date, these two strain types rarely overlap. Recent reports, however, suggest that CR-KP strains are increasing in virulence. hvKP strains frequently present as highly invasive infections, such as necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections (NSSTI). To examine whether CR-KP strains with features of hvKP were present in our U.S. hospital, we retrospectively identified four cases of CR-KP NSSTI diagnosed between January 2012 and January 2016...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051092/a-study-on-the-targeted-surveillance-of-nosocomial-infection-in-intensive-care-units-of-177-hospitals-in-jiangsu-province-of-china
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Yang Li, Xiao-Li Cao, Hai Ge, Yi-Hong Jiang, Hong Zhou, Wei Zheng
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial infections (NIs) impact care and costs in hospitals across the globe. There are minimal data on targeted surveillance of NI in intensive care units (ICUs), and data specific to the risk factors for NI are especially limited. METHODS: One hundred seventy-seven secondary and tertiary hospitals performed NI targeted surveillance in their ICUs. The data were collected and summarized by Minke software, then fed back once per quarter. RESULTS: The incidence of NI appeared to decrease, and the incidence of NI per 1000 patient-days and adjusted incidence were 25...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050976/evolution-in-situ-of-ari-a-in-pb2-1-a-type-1-incc-plasmid-recovered-from-klebsiella-pneumoniae-and-stability-of-tn4352b
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Christopher J Harmer, Ruth M Hall
The IncC plasmid pB2-1, from a Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate recovered in Brisbane prior to 1995, belongs to a subtype of type 1 IncC plasmids, here designated type 1a, that includes those carrying carbapenem resistance genes such as blaNDM and blaKPC. pB2-1 carries a 2358bp deletion in the rhs1 gene found in four other type 1a IncC plasmids. pB2-1 confers resistance to ampicillin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, tobramycin, sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline and trimethoprim. It transferred at a frequency of 4...
October 16, 2017: Plasmid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049368/low-overlap-between-carbapenem-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-genotypes-isolated-from-hospitalized-patients-and-wastewater-treatment-plants
#4
Andrej Golle, Sandra Janezic, Maja Rupnik
The variability of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains (CRPA) isolated from urine and respiratory samples in a large microbiological laboratory, serving several health care settings, and from effluents of two wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) from the same region was assessed by PFGE typing and by resistance to 10 antibiotics. During the 12-month period altogether 213 carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa isolates were cultured and distributed into 65 pulsotypes and ten resistance profiles. For representatives of all 65 pulsotypes 49 different MLSTs were determined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046215/prospective-surveillance-of-device-associated-health-care-associated-infection-in-an-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-new-delhi-india
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Shilpee Kumar, Poornima Sen, Rajni Gaind, Pardeep Kumar Verma, Poonam Gupta, Prem Rose Suri, Sunita Nagpal, Anil Kumar Rai
BACKGROUND: Surveillance of health care-associated infections (HAIs) plays a key role in the hospital infection control program and reduction of HAIs. In India, most of the surveillance of HAIs is reported from private sector hospitals that do not depict the situation of government sector hospitals. Other studies do not confirm with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance criterion, or deal with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) instead of ventilator-associated event (VAE)...
October 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045123/polymyxin-b3-tobramycin-hybrids-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-selective-antibacterial-activity-and-strong-potentiation-of-rifampicin-minocycline-and-vancomycin
#6
Ronald Domalaon, Xuan Yang, Yinfeng Lyu, George G Zhanel, Frank M Schweizer
There is an urgent need to develop novel antibacterial agents able to eradicate drug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Antimicrobial hybrids have emerged as a promising strategy to combat bacterial resistance, as a stand-alone drug but also as an adjuvant in combination with existing antibiotics. Herein, we report for the first time the synthesis and biological evaluation of polymyxin-aminoglycoside heterodimers composing of polymyxin B3 covalently linked to tobramycin via an aliphatic hydrocarbon linker...
October 18, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040635/ceftazidime-avibactam-use-for-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-meningitis-a-case-report
#7
Amanda Holyk, Valerie Belden, Jonathan J Lee, William Musick, Ryan Keul, Gavin W Britz, Jiejian Lin
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October 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039729/antimicrobial-activity-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-tested-against-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-with-various-resistance-patterns-isolated-in-u-s-hospitals-2013-2016-as-part-of-the-surveillance-program-program-to-assess-ceftolozane-tazobactam-susceptibility
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Dee Shortridge, Michael A Pfaller, Mariana Castanheira, Robert K Flamm
This study evaluated the in vitro activity of ceftolozane-tazobactam and comparator agents tested against Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from hospitalized patients in the United States. Ceftolozane-tazobactam is an antipseudomonal cephalosporin combined with a well-established β-lactamase inhibitor. A total of 18,960 organisms (15,223 Enterobacteriaceae and 3,737 P. aeruginosa) were consecutively collected from 32 medical centers located in all nine U.S. census divisions from 2013 to 2016...
October 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039717/high-prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-in-libyan-war-casualties-admitted-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital-germany
#9
Benedikt Lohr, Yvonne Pfeifer, Ursel Heudorf, Christoph Rangger, Douglas E Norris, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld
The ongoing Libyan conflict constantly causes victims among the military and civilian population. Cross-border transfer of patients represents a high risk of introducing multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), for example, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and carbapenem-resistant gram-negative organisms (CROs), into the country of destination. This study assessed the MDRO status in Libyan war casualties (n = 67) admitted to Northwest Medical Centre in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, from August 2016 till January 2017...
October 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038283/ctx-m-15-producing-shewanella-sp-clinical-isolate-expressing-oxa-535-a-chromosome-encoded-oxa-48-variant-putative-progenitor-of-the-plasmid-encoded-oxa-436
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Agnès B Jousset, Laura Dabos, Rémy A Bonnin, Delphine Girlich, Anaïs Potron, Nicolas Cabanel, Laurent Dortet, Philippe Glaser, Thierry Naas
Shewanella spp. constitute a reservoir of antibiotic resistance determinants. In a bile sample, we have identified three Extended Spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Shewanella sp. JAB-1) isolated from a child suffering from cholangitis. Our objectives were to characterize the genome and the resistome of the first ESBL-producing isolate of the genus Shewanella and determine whether plasmidic exchange occurred between the three-bacterial species. Bacterial isolates were characterized using MALDI-TOF, standard biochemical tools and antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038272/population-pharmacokinetic-analysis-of-cefiderocol-a-parenteral-siderophore-cephalosporin-in-healthy-subjects-subjects-with-varying-renal-function-and-patients-with-complicated-urinary-tract-infection-or-acute-uncomplicated-pyelonephritis
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Nao Kawaguchi, Takayuki Katsube, Roger Echols, Toshihiro Wajima
Cefiderocol, a novel parenteral siderophore cephalosporin, exhibits potent efficacy against most Gram-negative bacteria including carbapenem-resistant strains. The aim of this study is to perform a population pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis based on plasma cefiderocol concentrations in healthy subjects, subjects with varying renal function, and patients with complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI) or acute uncomplicated pyelonephritis (AUP) caused by Gram-negative pathogens, and to calculate the fraction of time during the dosing interval where the free drug concentration in plasma exceeds the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) (fT>MIC)...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038270/activity-of-meropenem-vaborbactam-against-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-a-murine-model-of-pyelonephritis
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William J Weiss, Mark E Pulse, Phung Nguyen, Kelly Peterson, Jessica Silva, Jerry W Simecka, David Valtierra, Mojgan Sabet, David C Griffith
The recently approved combination of meropenem-vaborbactam (Vabomere™) is highly active against Gram-negative pathogens, especially KPC-producing, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae We evaluated the efficacy of meropenem-vaborbactam against three clinically relevant isolates in a murine polynephritis model. Data indicated that the combination of meropenem-vaborbactam significantly increased the bacterial killing compared to the untreated controls. These data suggest that this combination may have utility in the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections due to KPC-producing, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038269/clinical-epidemiology-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
#13
Karlijn van Loon, Anne F Voor In 't Holt, Margreet C Vos
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are major healthcare-associated pathogens and responsible for hospital outbreaks worldwide. To prevent a further increase in CRE infections and to improve infection prevention strategies, it is important to summarize the current knowledge about CRE prevention in hospital settings. This systematic review aimed to identify risk factors for CRE acquisition among hospitalized patients. In addition, we summarized environmental sources/reservoirs and the most successful infection prevention strategies related to CRE...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038264/clinical-evolution-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-ndm-optimizes-resistance-under-zn-ii-deprivation
#14
Guillermo Bahr, Luisina Vitor-Horen, Christopher R Bethel, Robert A Bonomo, Lisandro J González, Alejandro J Vila
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are rapidly spreading and taking a staggering toll on all healthcare systems, largely due to the dissemination of genes coding for potent carbapenemases. An important family of carbapenemases are the Zn(II)-dependent β-lactamases, known as Metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs). Among them, the New-Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) has experienced the fastest and widest geographical spread. While other clinically important MBLs are soluble periplasmic enzymes, NDM β-lactamases are lipoproteins anchored to the outer membrane in Gram-negative bacteria...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038262/severe-infusion-related-adverse-events-and-renal-failure-in-patients-receiving-high-dose-intravenous-polymyxin-b
#15
Josiane F John, Diego R Falci, Maria Helena Rigatto, Renata D Oliveira, Thaysa G Kremer, Alexandre P Zavascki
Very high doses of polymyxin B (PMB) have been addressed in in vitro experiments against carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli as a strategy to improve bacterial killing and suppress resistance emergence. However, the toxicities of very high doses in patients are unknown. This is a retrospective cohort study assessing patients receiving >3mg/kg/day or a total dose ≥250mg/day of PMB. The main outcomes were severe infusion-related adverse event according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Criteria and renal failure category of RIFLE criteria for acute kidney injury (AKI) during treatment...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038260/meropenem-vaborbactam-resistance-selection-prevention-and-molecular-mechanisms-in-mutants-of-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#16
Dongxu Sun, Debora Rubio-Aparicio, Kirk Nelson, Michael N Dudley, Olga Lomovskaya
Vaborbactam (formerly RPX7009) is a new beta-lactamase inhibitor based on a cyclic boronic acid pharmacophore with potent inhibitory activity against Klebsiella pneumoniaecarbapenemases (KPC). It has been developed in combination with meropenem. The objective of these studies was to identify concentrations of both agents associated with selecting or preventing single-step mutations leading to reduced sensitivity to the combination, and to characterize the selected mutations. Eighteen strains of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae with varying degrees of sensitivity to meropenem (MIC 8-512 μg/ml) and meropenem-vaborbactam (≤0...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037802/the-impact-of-inoculum-size-on-the-activity-of-cefoperazone-sulbactam-against-multidrug-resistant-organisms
#17
Ping-Chin Chang, Chi-Chung Chen, Ying Chen Lu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Hui-Ling Huang, Yin-Ching Chuang, Hung-Jen Tang
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the in vitro activity of cefoperazone alone and different cefoperazone-sulbactam ratios against different inoculum sizes of multidrug resistant organisms. METHODS: Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of cefoperazone, cefoperazone-sulbactam at fixed ratio of 1:1 and 2:1 against a normal inoculum size of 5 × 10(5) CFU/ml and a high inoculum size of 5 × 10(7) CFU/ml were measured. RESULTS: Each 33 isolates of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL)-producing Escherichiacoli, ESBL-producing Klebsiellapneumoniae, carbapenem-resistant E...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036991/-molecular-epidemiology-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-hospital-in-beijing
#18
D K Chen, H J Zhou
Objective: To reveal the molecular epidemiological characteristics of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) isolated from a three level teaching hospital in Beijing. Methods: Pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was carried out to subtyping 375 CRKP isolated in that hospital between May 2010 and October 2015. Fifteen strains were chose based on the PFGE patterns to be analyzed by multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) and detection of carbapenem-resistance genes. One strain (A1502) was selected for whole genome sequencing and analyzing...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036990/-drug-resistance-and-dissemination-of-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-positive-bacteria-in-a-patient
#19
X F Zhao, M Yuan, X Chen, X F Liu, D S Yu, J Li
Objective: The aim of this work was to report the surveillance and dissemination of NDM-1 positive bacteria in a patient and ward environment. Methods: In 2010, during the therapy for a 51 years old patient, clinical and environmental samples were collected for carbapenem resistant bacterial culture, according to the clinical microbiological examination. Strains identification and antibiotic susceptibility were tested by VITEK Compact 2 system and E-test. The bla(NDM-1) was detected by PCR and analyzed by sequencing...
October 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034864/evaluation-of-two-commercial-real-time-pcr-assays-for-detection-of-carbapenemase-genes-in-enterobacteriaceae
#20
Liat Ashkenazi Hoffnung, Ela Burdelova, Amos Adler
The implementation of PCR for the detection of carbapenemase genes enables rapid results with significant epidemiological implications. Two commercial real-time PCR assays, the Hylabs Hy-CRE and Sacace MDR MBL+KPC/OXA, were evaluated for the detection of the genes blaKPC, blaVIM, blaNDM, blaIMP and blaOXA-48-carbapenemasein a collection of 96 carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae strains with different resistant mechanisms. Both assays exhibited excellent diagnostic performance, with 100 % sensitivity and specificity...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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