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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208915/an-unusual-occurrence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcal-endocarditis-with-vancomycin-creep-phenomenon-a-therapeutic-challenge
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S Sneha, Shanthan Venishetty, Shubha Seshadri, M Sudhakar Rao, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay
Infective endocarditis by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia is a common association and carries a high mortality. However, rising Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) for vancomycin amongst MRSA strains is an emerging threat which carries poor prognosis and higher mortality. Here, we report a case of 41-year-old young non-addict gentleman presenting with fever of 3 days duration following recovery from an acute kidney injury necessitating haemodialysis. Systemic examination revealed signs of mitral regurgitation and left sided cerebellar signs...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204495/early-in-vitro-development-of-daptomycin-non-susceptibility-in-high-level-aminoglycoside-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-predicts-the-efficacy-of-the-combination-of-high-dose-daptomycin-plus-ampicillin-in-an-in-vivo-model-of-experimental-endocarditis
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J M Pericàs, C García-de-la-Mària, M Brunet, Y Armero, J García-González, G Casals, M Almela, E Quintana, C Falces, S Ninot, D Fuster, J Llopis, F Marco, A Moreno, J M Miró
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202770/daptomycin-for-complicated-skin-infections-a-randomized-trial
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John Bradley, Chad Glasser, Hernando Patino, Sandra R Arnold, Antonio Arrieta, Blaise Congeni, Robert S Daum, Tsoline Kojaoghlanian, Minjung Yoon, Diane Anastasiou, Dominik J Wolf, Paula Bokesch
BACKGROUND: Complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) are common in children. Due to safety and resistance issues with recommended agents, new treatment options would be advantageous. METHODS: Multicenter, evaluator-blinded clinical trial. Patients 1 to 17 years old with cSSSI caused by Gram-positive pathogens were randomized 2:1 to intravenous daptomycin or standard-of-care (SOC) treatment for ≤14 days. Daptomycin was administered once daily with dosing by patient age: 12 to 17 years, 5 mg/kg; 7 to 11 years, 7 mg/kg; 2 to 6 years, 9 mg/kg; 12 to 23 months, 10 mg/kg...
February 15, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198150/the-effectiveness-of-negative-pressure-therapy-on-infected-wounds-preliminary-results
#4
Federico Lo Torto, Marco Ruggiero, Paola Parisi, Zachary Borab, Manuel Sergi, Bruno Carlesimo
Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy is a sophisticated system that maintains a closed, humid, sterile and isolated environment. Wound infection is considered a relative contraindication. The objective of this study is to extend the indications for VAC therapy to include infected wounds by demonstrating its ability to increase the antibiotic concentration in the damaged and infected tissues. Patients who presented with ulcers infected with daptomycin-sensitive bacteria were eligible to be enrolled in this prospective study...
February 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188831/lipoteichoic-acid-synthesis-inhibition-in-combination-with-antibiotics-abrogates-growth-of-multidrug-resistant-enterococcus-faecium
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Fernanda L Paganelli, Tim van de Kamer, Ellen C Brouwer, Helen L Leavis, Neil Woodford, Marc J M Bonten, Rob J L Willems, Antoni P A Hendrickx
Enterococcus faecium is a multidrug-resistant (MDR) nosocomial pathogen causing significant morbidity in debilitated patients. New antimicrobials are needed to treat antibiotic-resistant E. faecium infections in hospitalised patients. E. faecium incorporates lipoteichoic acid (LTA) (1,3-polyglycerol-phosphate linked to glycolipid) in its cell wall. The small-molecule inhibitor 1771 [2-oxo-2-(5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-ylamino)ethyl 2-naphtho[2,1-b]furan-1-ylacetate] specifically blocks the activity of Staphylococcus aureus LtaS synthase, which polymerises 1,3-glycerolphosphate into LTA polymers...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187530/structural-and-dynamic-characterization-of-a-freestanding-acyl-carrier-protein-involved-in-the-biosynthesis-of-cyclic-lipopeptide-antibiotics
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Subrata Paul, Hiroaki Ishida, Leonard T Nguyen, Zhihong Liu, Hans J Vogel
Friulimicin is a cyclic lipodecapeptide antibiotic that is produced by Actinoplanes friuliensis. Like the related lipopeptide drug daptomycin, the peptide skeleton of friulimicin is synthesized by a large multienzyme Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetase (NRPS) system. The LipD protein plays a major role in the acylation reaction of friulimicin. The attachment of the fatty acid group promotes its antibiotic activity. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that LipD is most closely related to other freestanding Acyl Carrier Proteins (ACPs), for which the genes are located near to NRPS gene clusters...
February 10, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168121/effects-of-rhodomyrtone-on-gram-positive-bacterial-tubulin-homologue-ftsz
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Dennapa Saeloh, Michaela Wenzel, Thanyada Rungrotmongkol, Leendert Willem Hamoen, Varomyalin Tipmanee, Supayang Piyawan Voravuthikunchai
Rhodomyrtone, a natural antimicrobial compound, displays potent activity against many Gram-positive pathogenic bacteria, comparable to last-defence antibiotics including vancomycin and daptomycin. Our previous studies pointed towards effects of rhodomyrtone on the bacterial membrane and cell wall. In addition, a recent molecular docking study suggested that the compound could competitively bind to the main bacterial cell division protein FtsZ. In this study, we applied a computational approach (in silico), in vitro, and in vivo experiments to investigate molecular interactions of rhodomyrtone with FtsZ...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166207/structure-and-specificity-of-a-permissive-bacterial-c-prenyltransferase
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Sherif I Elshahawi, Hongnan Cao, Khaled A Shaaban, Larissa V Ponomareva, Thangaiah Subramanian, Mark L Farman, H Peter Spielmann, George N Phillips, Jon S Thorson, Shanteri Singh
This study highlights the biochemical and structural characterization of the L-tryptophan C6 C-prenyltransferase (C-PT) PriB from Streptomyces sp. RM-5-8. PriB was found to be uniquely permissive to a diverse array of prenyl donors and acceptors including daptomycin. Two additional PTs also produced novel prenylated daptomycins with improved antibacterial activities over the parent drug.
February 6, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159446/in-vitro-activity-of-oritavancin-against-gram-positive-pathogens-isolated-in-canadian-hospital-laboratories-from-2011-to-2015
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James A Karlowsky, Andrew J Walkty, Melanie R Baxter, Francis F Arhin, Gregory Moeck, Heather J Adam, George G Zhanel
Gram-positive bacterial pathogens isolated from patient specimens submitted to 15 Canadian hospital laboratories from 2011 to 2015 were tested in the coordinating laboratory for susceptibility to oritavancin and comparative antimicrobial agents using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute M07-A10 (2015) broth microdilution method. Oritavancin's in vitro activity was equivalent to, or more potent than, vancomycin, daptomycin, linezolid, and tigecycline against methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (n=2680; oritavancin MIC90, 0...
January 20, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157594/synthesis-surfactant-properties-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-methyl-glycopyranoside-ethers
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Dorine Belmessieri, Charlotte Gozlan, Marie-Christine Duclos, Valérie Molinier, Jean-Marie Aubry, Oana Dumitrescu, Gérard Lina, Andreas Redl, Nicolas Duguet, Marc Lemaire
A series of amphiphilic methyl glucopyranoside ethers incorporating various alkyl chain lengths has been synthesized from commercially available methyl glucopyranosides following an acetalisation/hydrogenolysis sequence. The amphiphilic properties of ethers and acetal intermediates were evaluated. Both families exhibit excellent surfactant properties with a maximum efficiency obtained for compounds bearing a linear dodecyl chain (CMC = 0.012 mM, γsat. = 30 mN m(-1)). Antimicrobial activity studies revealed an efficient activity (0...
January 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142234/plasma-protein-binding-structure-activity-relationships-related-to-the-n-terminus-of-daptomycin
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Elena K Schneider, Johnny X Huang, Vincenzo Carbone, Meiling Han, Yan Zhu, Sue Nang, Keith K Khoo, Johnson Mak, Matthew A Cooper, Jian Li, Tony Velkov
Daptomycin is a lipopeptide antibiotic that is highly bound to plasma proteins. To date, the plasma components and structure-activity relationships responsible for the plasma protein binding profile of daptomycin remain uncharacterized. In the present study we have employed a surface plasmon resonance assay together with molecular docking techniques to investigate the plasma protein binding structure-activity relationships related to the N-terminal fatty acyl of daptomycin. Three compounds were investigated: (1) native daptomycin, which displays an N-terminal n-decanoyl fatty acid side chain, and two analogues with modifications to the N-terminal fatty acyl chain; (2) des-acyl daptomycin; and (3) acetyl-daptomycin...
February 10, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131729/ceftaroline-fosamil-monotherapy-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-a-comparative-clinical-outcomes-study
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Samia Arshad, Vanthida Huang, Pamela Hartman, Mary B Perri, Daniela Moreno, Marcus J Zervos
OBJECTIVES: Vancomycin is the treatment of choice for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia; however, its use has been subject to scrutiny due to failure in severe infections. Ceftaroline fosamil (CPT-F) is approved for MRSA acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, but not for bloodstream infections. The clinical outcomes of treatment with CPT-F in patients with MRSA bacteremia were evaluated. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with MRSA bacteremia at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, USA, involving isolates with a vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration ≥1...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131728/evaluation-of-pharmacokinetics-and-the-stability-of-daptomycin-in-serum-at-various-temperatures
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Chika Ogami, Yasuhiro Tsuji, Hidefumi Kasai, Yoichi Hiraki, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Kazuhisa Matsunaga, Yoshiharu Karube, Hideto To
AIM OF THIS STUDY: Daptomycin exhibits concentration-dependent antibacterial activity. By monitoring daptomycin serum concentrations, clinicians may be able to predict the effectiveness of treatments for infections more accurately. However, a previous study reported that daptomycin concentrations in plasma samples stored at -20°C decreased approximately 25% after 4 weeks. We here in evaluated the stability of daptomycin in serum at various temperatures. METHODS: Daptomycin serum samples were prepared and stored at different temperatures...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120698/short-course-daptomycin-lock-and-systemic-therapy-for-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-cancer-patients-with-surgically-implanted-devices
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Matteo Vassallo, Pierre-Luc Genillier, Brigitte Dunais, Regis Kaphan, Laurence Saudes, Yannick Duval, Fabien Rolland, Valerie Jullien, Nicolas Weiss, Elea Blanchouin, Annick Boscagli, Christophe Perrin, Nathalie Montagne
PURPOSE: Few in vivo studies have been reported describing efficacy and duration of antibiotic lock therapy (ALT) with daptomycin (DPT) for long-term catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) due to coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS). We retrospectively analysed the efficacy of short-course ALT with DPT in combination with systemic treatment (ST) for CoNS-associated CRBSI in our hospital. METHODS: Patients admitted for CoNS-associated CRBSI and treated with DPT as ALT and ST were retrospectively analysed...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120188/phenotypic-and-genotypic-correlates-of-daptomycin-resistant-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-clinical-isolates
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Kyoung-Mi Kang, Nagendra N Mishra, Kun Taek Park, Gi-Yong Lee, Yong Ho Park, Arnold S Bayer, Soo-Jin Yang
Daptomycin (DAP) has potent activity in vitro and in vivo against both methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains. DAP-resistance (DAP-R) in S. aureus has been mainly observed in MRSA strains, and has been linked to single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the mprF gene leading to altered cell membrane (CM) phospholipid (PL) profiles, enhanced positive surface charge, and changes in CM fluidity. The current study was designed to delineate whether these same genotypic and phenotypic perturbations are demonstrated in clinically-derived DAP-R MSSA strains...
February 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118218/obesity-and-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-how-to-optimize-antimicrobial-usage-for-prevention-and-treatment
#16
Mordechai Grupper, David P Nicolau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are prevalent in the obese population, with rising trend expected. Although numerous antibiotics are available for the prevention and treatment of SSTIs, their characterization in obese patients is not a regulatory mandate. Consequently, information that carries importance for optimizing the dosing regimen in the obese population may not be readily available. This review focuses on the most recent pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data on this topic with attention to cefazolin for surgical prophylaxis as well as antibiotics that are active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
January 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116950/a-combination-of-ceftaroline-and-daptomycin-has-synergistic-and-bactericidal-activity-in-vitro-against-daptomycin-nonsusceptible-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa
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Iffat Shafiq, Zackery P Bulman, Sarah L Spitznogle, Justin E Osorio, Irene S Reilly, Alan J Lesse, Ganapathi I Parameswaran, Kari A Mergenhagen, Brian T Tsuji
There is an urgent need to optimize therapeutic options in patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia who have failed conventional therapy. Two clinical isolates were obtained from a 68-year-old male with persistent MRSA bacteremia before and after the development of daptomycin nonsusceptibility. The pharmacodynamic activity of monotherapies and combinations of ceftaroline, daptomycin, cefoxitin, nafcillin and vancomycin were evaluated in time-kill experiments versus 10(8) CFU/mL of the pre- and post-daptomycin nonsusceptible MRSA isolates...
January 24, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115347/perturbations-of-phosphatidate-cytidylyltransferase-cdsa-mediate-daptomycin-resistance-in-streptococcus-mitis-by-a-novel-mechanism
#18
Nagendra N Mishra, Truc T Tran, Ravin Seepersaud, Cristina Garcia-de-la-Maria, Kym Faull, Alex Yoon, Jose M Miro, Michael J Rybak, Arnold S Bayer, Cesar A Arias, Paul M Sullam
Streptococcus mitis is an important pathogen, causing life-threatening infections such as endocarditis and severe sepsis in immunocompromised patients. The β-lactam antibiotics are the usual therapy of choice for this organism, but their effectiveness is threatened by the frequent emergence of resistance. The lipopeptide, daptomycin ( DAP: ), has been suggested for such resistant S. mitis, due to its in vitro bactericidal activity and demonstrated efficacy with other Gram-positive pathogens. Unlike other bacteria, however, S...
January 23, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110918/nitroxoline-a-broad-spectrum-biofilm-eradicating-agent-against-pathogenic-bacteria
#19
Yasmeen Abouelhassan, Qingping Yang, Hussain Yousaf, Minh Thu Nguyen, Melanie Rolfe, Gregory S Schultz, Robert W Huigens
Bacterial biofilms are surface-attached communities of slow-growing or non-replicating bacteria tolerant to conventional antibiotic therapies. Although biofilms are known to occur in ca. 80% of all bacterial infections, no therapeutic agent has been developed to eradicate bacteria housed within biofilms. We have discovered that nitroxoline, an antibacterial agent used to treat urinary tract infections, displays broad-spectrum biofilm-eradicating activities against major human pathogens, including drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii strains...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110617/characterization-of-drug-related-problems-occurring-in-patients-receiving-outpatient-antimicrobial-therapy
#20
Cory M Hale, Jeffrey M Steele, Robert W Seabury, Christopher D Miller
BACKGROUND: Despite the numerous benefits of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), appreciable risks of drug-related problems (DRPs) exist. No studies to date comprehensively assess DRPs in this population. OBJECTIVES: Objectives of this study were to (1) characterize the frequency and types of DRPs experienced by patients discharged on OPAT and (2) determine the fraction of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) resulting in hospital readmission or emergency department (ED) presentation and changes in therapy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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