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Chih-Hsun Tai, Chi-Hao Shao, Chen-You Chen, Shu-Wen Lin, Chien-Chih Wu
Background: Treatment options are limited for infections due to multidrug-resistant Gram-positive pathogens. Daptomycin is a lipopeptide antibiotic with concentration-dependent killing characteristic and dose-dependent post-antibiotic effect. To achieve optimized pharma-codynamic effect, some experts advocated using a high dose of daptomycin (≥9 mg/kg) for severe infections. However, the safety of high-dose therapy in patients with renal impairment remains unknown. This study was aimed to evaluate the safety of daptomycin in patients with severe renal impairment...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Amelia K Sofjan, Benjamin O Casey, Boxin A Xu, Jonathan Amadio, Alejandro Restrepo, M Jahangir Alam, Kevin W Garey
BACKGROUND: The Accelerate PhenoTestTM BC kit (AXDX) provides rapid organism identification (ID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) results. Its potential role for antimicrobial stewardship is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of AXDX with conventional methods (CMs) and assess AXDX's potential role for antimicrobial stewardship in patients with Gram-positive bloodstream infections (BSIs). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included adults with Staphylococcus aureus or Enterococcus spp BSIs from July 2014 to January 2016 at a tertiary care medical center...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
G F Dall, S-T J Tsang, P J Gwynne, S P MacKenzie, A H R W Simpson, S J Breusch, M P Gallagher
Objectives: To evaluate putative anti-staphylococcal biofilm antibiotic combinations used in the management of periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs). Methods: Using the dissolvable bead biofilm assay, the minimum biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC) was determined for the most commonly used antimicrobial agents and combination regimens against staphylococcal PJIs. The established fractional inhibitory concentration (FIC) index was modified to create the fractional biofilm eradication concentration (FBEC) index to evaluate synergism or antagonism between antibiotics...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Farnaz Foolad, Brandie D Taylor, Samuel A Shelburne, Cesar A Arias, Samuel L Aitken
VRE are associated with ∼1300 deaths per year in the USA. Recent literature suggests that daptomycin, a cyclic lipopeptide antibiotic with concentration-dependent bactericidal activity, is the preferred treatment option for VRE bacteraemia, yet the optimal dosing strategy for this indication has not been established. In vitro evidence suggests that higher-than-labelled doses of daptomycin are required to optimally treat VRE bacteraemia and to inhibit the development of resistance. However, concern of dose-dependent toxicities, notably increases in creatine phosphokinase and the development of rhabdomyolysis, are a barrier to initiating high-dose schemes in clinical practice...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Megumi Yazaki, Takehiko Oami, Kazuya Nakanishi, Ryota Hase, Hiroyuki Watanabe
Although vancomycin administration is recommended for the treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), it is unclear whether an alternative agent, daptomycin, can be used to treat IE with pulmonary complications. A 26-year-old female who had undergone surgical repair of a ventricular septal defect as an early teenager presented with fever, headache, and vomiting. She was admitted to our hospital and diagnosed with right-sided IE with septic pulmonary embolism caused by MRSA...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Jordan R Smith, Juwon Yim, Seth Rice, Kyle Stamper, Razie Kebriaei, Michael J Rybak
Background: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major pathogen responsible for healthcare-associated infections, and treatment options are limited. Tedizolid (TZD), is a novel, oxazolidinone antibiotic with activity against MRSA. Previously, daptomycin (DAP), has demonstrated synergy with other antibiotics against MRSA. We sought to determine the efficacy of the combination of TZD + DAP against MRSA in an in vitro model of simulated endocardial vegetations (SEVs). Methods: TZD simulations of 200 mg once daily and DAP simulations of 6-mg/kg and 10-mg/kg once daily were tested alone and in the combinations of TZD + DAP 6-mg/kg or DAP 10-mg/kg against two clinical strains of MRSA, 494 and 67...
March 12, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Anno de Jong, Shabbir Simjee, Farid El Garch, Hilde Moyaert, Markus Rose, Myriam Youala, Magdalena Dry
The European Antimicrobial Susceptibility Surveillance in Animals (EASSA) program collects zoonotic and commensal bacteria from food-producing animals at slaughter and tracks their susceptibility to medically important antibiotics. Results of commensal enterococci species (2013-2014) are presented here. Intestinal content from cattle, pigs and chickens were randomly sampled (5-6 countries/host; ≥4 abattoirs/country; 1 sample/animal/farm) for isolation of enterococci, MICs of 9 antibiotics were assessed by CLSI agar dilution in a central laboratory...
March 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
Glen P Carter, Jitendra R Harjani, Lucy Li, Noel P Pitcher, Yi Nong, Thomas V Riley, Deborah A Williamson, Timothy P Stinear, Jonathan B Baell, Benjamin P Howden
Background: Enterococcus faecium is an important nosocomial pathogen. It has a high propensity for horizontal gene transfer, which has resulted in the emergence of MDR strains that are difficult to treat. The most notorious of these, vancomycin-resistant E. faecium, are usually treated with linezolid or daptomycin. Resistance has, however, been reported, meaning that new therapeutics are urgently needed. The 1,2,4-oxadiazoles are a recently discovered family of antimicrobials that are active against Gram-positive pathogens and therefore have therapeutic potential for treating E...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
N Jung, S Rieg
AIMS: Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection is one of the most common serious bacterial infections worldwide. It represents a heterogenous clinical entity with a high risk of metastatic complications and a high in-hospital mortality ranging between 20 and 30%. The outcome can be improved by optimised diagnostic and therapeutic management. Thus, our minireview should provide important and often missed pieces of information in the management of S. aureus bloodstream infection. METHODS: We describe the essentials in the management of S...
March 6, 2018: Infection
Neil J Turco, Sandra L Kane-Gill, Inmaculada Hernandez, Louise-Marie Oleksiuk, Frank D'Amico, Aaron J Pickering
INTRODUCTION: Acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections (ABSSSI) are common infectious diseases (ID) that often require intravenous (IV) antibiotics. Dalbavancin is a novel lipoglycopeptide antibiotic administered once that is FDA-approved for the treatment of ABSSSI. No literature is available for real-world cost-comparability relative to conventional therapy. METHODS: This retrospective chart review examined adults diagnosed with ABSSSI and treated with IV antibiotics at an outpatient ID clinic after hospital discharge from January 2015 to August 2016...
March 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Nicolas Cortes-Penfield, Nora T Oliver, Andrew Hunter, Maria Rodriguez-Barradas
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March 6, 2018: Infectious Diseases
Diego B Nobrega, Sohail Naushad, S Ali Naqvi, Larissa A Z Condas, Vineet Saini, John P Kastelic, Christopher Luby, Jeroen De Buck, Herman W Barkema
Emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance is a major concern for the dairy industry worldwide. Objectives were to determine: (1) phenotypic and genotypic prevalence of drug-specific resistance for 25 species of non-aureus staphylococci, and (2) associations between presence of resistance determinants and antimicrobial resistance. Broth micro-dilution was used to determine resistance profiles for 1,702 isolates from 89 dairy herds. Additionally, 405 isolates were sequenced to screen for resistance determinants...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Chih-Ning Cheng, Shu-Wen Lin, Chien-Chih Wu
Linezolid, an oxazolidinone antibiotic, does not required dose adjustment in patients with Child's class A and B liver cirrhosis. The dose adjustment data for Child's class C liver cirrhosis is inadequate. We reported a case of Child's class C liver cirrhosis, in which lactic acidosis, an adverse effect related to prolonged use, occurred only after two weeks of linezolid treatment. A 63-year old male had underlying diseases, such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and Child's class C liver cirrhosis, and was admitted for hepatic encephalopathy management and liver transplantation evaluation...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Vineet K Singh, Sirisha Sirobhushanam, Robert P Ring, Saumya Singh, Craig Gatto, Brian J Wilkinson
PURPOSE: Membrane fluidity to a large extent is governed by the presence of branched-chain fatty acids (BCFAs). Branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase (BKD) is the key enzyme in BCFA synthesis. A Staphylococcus aureus BKD-deficient strain still produced substantial levels of BCFAs. Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) with structural similarity to BKD has been speculated to contribute to BCFAs in S. aureus. METHODOLOGY: This study was carried out using BKD-, PDH- and BKD : PDH-deficient derivatives of methicillin-resistant S...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Yasuo Ohkoshi, Toyotaka Sato, Takayuki Wada, Yukari Fukushima, Hiromi Murabayashi, Yasunari Takakuwa, Kaoru Nishiyama, Hiroyuki Honda, Tsukasa Shiraishi, Koji Kuronuma, Hiroki Takahashi, Chie Nakajima, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Shin-Ichi Yokota
Multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae strains were isolated from blood and sputum of a patient with disseminated intravascular coagulation in Sapporo city, Japan. These antibiograms were only susceptible to vancomycin, linezolid, daptomycin, some carbapenems, and some fluoroquinolones. Identical antibiograms, serotypes (19F), and sequence types (ST10017) suggested a shared origin of these isolates. Only one ST10017 strain has been isolated in the same city in Japan previously (2014), and the 2014 isolate is still susceptible to macrolides...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Sara C Keller, Kathryn Dzintars, Lisa A Gorski, Deborah Williams, Sara E Cosgrove
OBJECTIVES: Debate about whether certain antimicrobial agents traditionally considered vesicants increase the risk of catheter complications has led to uncertainty in venous catheter placement protocols. To understand whether patients requiring home-based outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) should receive peripheral catheters (such as midline catheters) versus central venous catheters, and to understand whether certain antimicrobial agents place home-based OPAT patients at higher risk for catheter complications, we investigated associations between antimicrobial agent(s) and catheter complications...
March 1, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
Inês Santos Ferreira, Judith Kikhney, Laura Kursawe, Stefanie Kasper, Lídia M D Gonçalves, Andrej Trampuz, Annette Moter, Ana Francisca Bettencourt, António J Almeida
Eradication of Gram-positive biofilms is a critical aspect in implant-associated infection treatment. Although antibiotic-containing particulate carriers may be a promising strategy for overcoming biofilm tolerance, the assessment of their interaction with biofilms has not been fully explored. In the present work, the antibiofilm activity of daptomycin- and vancomycin-loaded poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and PMMA-Eudragit RL 100 (EUD) microparticles against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and polysaccharide intercellular adhesin-positive S...
February 27, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
Kevin M Claunch, Madeline Bush, Christopher R Evans, Jacob A Malmquist, Matthew C Hale, Shauna M McGillivray
ClpX functions as either an independent chaperone or a component of the ClpXP protease, a conserved intracellular protease that acts as a global regulator in the bacterial cell by degrading regulatory proteins, stress response proteins and rate-limiting enzymes. Previously, we found that loss of clpX in Bacillus anthracis Sterne leads to increased susceptibility to antimicrobial agents that target the cell envelope. The aim of this study was to identify genes within the regulatory network of clpX that contribute to antimicrobial resistance...
February 23, 2018: Microbiology
Susan E Smith, Kelli A Rumbaugh
PURPOSE: Persistent elevation of prothrombin time (PT) and International Normalized Ratio (INR) values in a patient receiving daptomycin is reported. SUMMARY: A morbidly obese 51-year-old man was hospitalized for evaluation for surgical intervention for gallstone pancreatitis and biliary obstruction. Previously prescribed warfarin therapy was withheld due to suspected coagulopathy and an elevated INR (5.1), and warfarin reversal was initiated. After undergoing partial cholecystectomy on hospital day 6, the patient developed sepsis and was treated with i...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Pierre Delpech, Muna ALeryan, Brian Jones, Curtis Gemmell, Sue Lang
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) are among the most commonly occurring infections and evidence suggests that these are increasing world-wide. The aetiology is diverse, but Staphylococcus aureus predominate and these are often resistant to antimicrobials that were previously effective. Tedizolid is a new oxazolidinone-class antibacterial indicated for the treatment of adults with SSTI caused by Gram-positive pathogens, including S. aureus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro efficacy of tedizolid in comparison to other clinically used antibacterials against antibiotic sensitive- and resistant-staphylococci, grown in planktonic cultures and as biofilms reflecting the growth of the microorganism during episodes of SSTI...
January 10, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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