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Shuguang Li, Shijun Sun, Chentao Yang, Hongbin Chen, Yuyao Yin, Henan Li, Chunjiang Zhao, Hui Wang
To investigate the epidemiology and genetic structure of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in China, a total of 416 isolates from 22 teaching hospitals in 12 cities from 2013 and 2016 were characterized by antibiogram analysis, multilocus sequence typing (MLST), spa typing and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCC mec ) typing. The predominant meticillin-susceptible (MSSA) genotypes in 2013 were ST188 (19.1%), ST7 (8.7%), and ST398 (7.8%), respectively, and they continued to be the main genotypes in 2016...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Shinichiro Kamiya, Shingo Iwano, Hiroyasu Umakoshi, Rintaro Ito, Hironori Shimamoto, Shota Nakamura, Shinji Naganawa
Purpose To investigate the relationship between the postoperative prognosis of patients with part-solid non-small cell lung cancer and the solid component size acquired by using three-dimensional (3D) volumetry software on multidetector computed tomographic (CT) images. Materials and Methods A retrospective study by using preoperative multidetector CT data with 0.5-mm section thickness, clinical records, and pathologic reports of 96 patients with primary subsolid non-small cell lung cancer (47 men and 49 women; mean age ± standard deviation, 66 years ± 8) were reviewed...
March 14, 2018: Radiology
Eric Y Kok, Jesus G Vallejo, Lauren M Sommer, Louie Rosas, Sheldon L Kaplan, Kristina G Hulten, J Chase McNeil
Background : Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), particularly those belonging to the USA300 pulsotype, have been well described to cause severe osteoarticular infections (OAI). Vancomycin MIC ≥ 1.5 μg/ml has been demonstrated to contribute to disease severity in adults with MRSA and even MSSA bacteremia. Little data exists describing the outcomes of MSSA OAI in terms of molecular characteristics and vancomycin MIC. Methods : All patients/isolates were chosen from a surveillance study at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH)...
March 12, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Xiaoying Xie, Xinlu Dai, Lijia Ni, Baiji Chen, Zhaofan Luo, Yandan Yao, Xiquan Wu, Hongyu Li, Songyin Huang
BACKGROUND: Medical laboratory staff are a high-risk population for colonization of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) due to direct and dense contact with the pathogens; however, there is limited information about this colonization. This study sought to determine the prevalence and molecular characteristics of nasal colonization by S. aureus in medical laboratory staff in Guangzhou, southern China, and to compare the differences between microbiological laboratory (MLS) and non-microbiological laboratory (NMLS) staff...
March 12, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Steven L Percival
A novel hydrophilic polyurethane (PU) foam dressing which is impregnated with silver chloride, Optifoam® Gentle (OG) Ag+ (Medline Industries Inc., Chicago, Illinois), was evaluated in this study. The aims of this study were to determine the rate of elution of silver from the foam dressing over a period of 168 hours into simulated wound fluid and an evaluation of antimicrobial efficacy using zone of inhibition (ZOI), direct kill, and time-kill viability. Thirty-two microorganisms associated with wounds including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), Acinetobacter baumannii, Candida albicans, and antibiotic-resistant strains (Methicillin-resistant S...
March 12, 2018: Surgical Technology International
Marguerite L Monogue, Jessica K Ortwine, Wenjing Wei, Khalid Eljaaly, Kavita P Bhavan
BACKGROUND: Anti-staphylococcal penicillins have long been the first-line treatment option for methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections. Recent retrospective data comparing nafcillin and cefazolin report similar clinical efficacy despite concerns about high inoculum MSSA infections. METHODS: This was a retrospective, non-inferiority, cohort study comparing treatment failure rates between nafcillin and cefazolin in patients with MSSA bacteremia from any source, other than meningitis...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Infection and Public Health
Xiao Wang, Xiumin Wang, Da Teng, Ruoyu Mao, Ya Hao, Na Yang, Zhanzhan Li, Jianhua Wang
Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections remains very difficult due to its capacity to survive intracellularly and its multidrug resistance. In this study, the extracellular/intracellular activities of plectasin derivatives-MP1102/NZ2114 were investigated against three methicillin-susceptible/-resistant S. aureus (MSSA/MRSA) strains in RAW 264.7 macrophages and mice to overcome poor intracellular activity. Antibacterial activities decreased 4-16-fold under a mimic phagolysosomal environment. MP1102/NZ2114 were internalized into the cells via clathrin-mediated endocytosis and macropinocytosis and distributed in the cytoplasm; they regulated tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β and interleukin-10 levels...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Ismail A Odetokun, Britta Ballhausen, Victoria O Adetunji, Ibraheem Ghali-Mohammed, Mukaila T Adelowo, Shakirat A Adetunji, Alexandra Fetsch
Staphylococcus aureus is a zoonotic pathogen of significant public health concern. Information on the prevalence and risk factors facilitating bacterial colonization and spread under abattoir settings in Nigeria are scarce. This cross-sectional study was designed to determine prevalence of S. aureus as well as risk factors on knowledge and practices facilitating pathogen carriage among workers and slaughter animals in two municipal abattoirs of Ilorin and Ibadan, Nigeria. Swab samples (n = 1671) from nostrils of cattle, goats, pigs and abattoir workers, and from meat tables and abattoir walls were collected for detection of S...
March 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
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
Yoshihiro Katsuura, Brandon Cincere, Garrick Cason, James Osborn
Here, we present a rare case of metastatic methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infection arising from an unknown focus and spreading throughout the lumbar spine with associated pyomyositis of the paraspinal musculature, and septic arthritis of the knee, ankle and sternoclavicular joint. This case highlights the potential for missed aspects and delay in diagnosis in the care of metastatic S. aureus and the need for multispecialty intervention. Treatment of S. aureus infections requires a high index of suspicion and careful examination of multiple organ systems to identify the full extent of the disease...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
J S Davis, J Turnidge, S Y C Tong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Antistaphylococcal penicillins (ASPs) are recommended as first line treatment for invasive infections caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). Cefazolin is an alternative option, but there is theoretical concern about using it due to the fact that some MSSA strains produce beta-lactamases active against cefazolin. We aimed to compare outcomes from patients with MSSA infections treated with flucloxacillin and cefazolin. METHODS: We analysed data from The Australia and New Zealand Co-operative Outcomes of Staphylococcal Sepsis (ANZCOSS) observational study, which included all consecutive unique episodes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia from 27 hospital-based or independent microbiology laboratories from January 2007 to September 2013...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Alicja Baranowska, Paweł Baranowski, Tadeusz Płusa
Infection of the surgical operation site is found in approximately 3% of patients and 20% of patients undergoing urgent surgery. The occurrence of this type of complications is affected both by coexisting diseases and the presence of infection in the environment in which the patient is staying. It should also be taken into account that the bacteria found in the implanted material and surrounding tissues have the ability to adhere to the implant, creating a biofilm structure there. The presented patient is an illustration of such a problem, because after L5 laminectomy and extensive L2-L3 and L3-L4 one-sided fenestration and L2-L3-L4-L5 facetectomy, interbody bone arthrodesis and transpedicular stabilization, he reported for fever and pain in right lumbar area...
February 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Kristopher S Pfirman, Robel Haile
BACKGROUND Intracardiac abscesses are an unusual occurrence in developed countries. With the increase in use of implantable cardiac devices, the increase use of and advancements in antibiotics, and the longevity of patients with cardiac devices, one may expect an increase in such infections; however, case reports are rare. We are presenting a case in which hematogenous dissemination of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infection from a lower extremity diabetic ulcer propagated into an infected pacemaker lead and ultimately an intracardiac abscess of the right atrium...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Sheila de Benito, Luis Alou, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, María Luisa Gómez-Lus, Luis Collado, David Sevillano
Background: This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of methicillin-susceptible and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) nasopharyngeal carriage among Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (Podiatrists) and to determine the potential risk factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 2016-2017 among 239 podiatrists in Spain. The presence of MSSA, MRSA, and MRSE was determined by microbiological analysis of nasal exudate and antimicrobial susceptibility was determined...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Marina W Kim, Ben K Greenfield, Robert E Snyder, Craig M Steinmaus, Lee W Riley
BACKGROUND: Colonization with Staphylococcus aureus is a well-defined risk factor for disease in hospitals, which can range from minor skin infections to severe, systemic diseases. However, the generalizability of this finding has not been thoroughly investigated outside of the hospital environment. We aimed to assess the role of S. aureus colonization as a risk factor for disease in the community. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of observational studies and searched PubMed for articles published between December 1979 and May 23, 2016...
February 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Wafaa Jamal, Hayfaa Abdulkareem, Vincent O Rotimi
The objective was to test the in vitro activities of ceftaroline and comparator agents against clinical isolates of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Isolates were identified with VITEK II. Susceptibility testing was with E test. A total of 1264 isolates were tested. Compared to other cephalosporins, ceftaroline demonstrated excellent in vitro activities (MIC90 , ≤0.5 mg/L) against Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp. and Haemophilus influenzae. When matched with the comparator cephalosporins, ceftaroline demonstrated the greatest activity against methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), with MIC90 of 0...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Chemotherapy
Benjamin H Gern, Alexander L Greninger, Scott J Weissman, Jennifer R Stapp, Yue Tao, Xuan Qin
OBJECTIVES: In vitro trends of cefazolin and ceftriaxone susceptibilities from pediatric clinical isolates of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) between 2011 and 2016 were analyzed for surveillance. METHODS: Our laboratory continues to use agar disk diffusion for staphylococcal susceptibilities applying Clinical Laboratory Standard Institute's 2012 breakpoints. RESULTS: A total of 3992 MSSA clinical isolates in the last 6 years were analyzed for their in vitro cefazolin and ceftriaxone susceptibilities...
February 20, 2018: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
William T Davis, Shawn R Gilbert
BACKGROUND: The incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pediatric osteomyelitis has risen and been associated with a more severe clinical course than methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections. National databases have been underutilized to describe these trends. We compared demographics, clinical course, and outcomes for patients with MRSA versus MSSA osteomyelitis. METHODS: We queried the 2009 and 2012 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids Inpatient Database for discharge records with diagnosis codes for osteomyelitis and S...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Sohail Akram, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Muhammad Zubair, Shahid Masood Shah, Muhammad Ismail, Ghulam Shabir, Saadia Basheer, Kashif Aslam, Mohsin Tariq
AIMS: The study was planned to characterize Planomicrobium sp. MSSA-10 for plant-beneficial traits and to evaluate its inoculation impact on physiology of pea plants under different salinity levels. METHODS AND RESULTS: Strain MSSA-10 was isolated from pea rhizosphere and identified by the analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequence. The strain demonstrated phosphate solubilization and auxin production up to 2 mol l -1 NaCl and exhibited 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid deaminase activity up to 1...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
Vishesh Kumar, Shahbaz A Malik, Maryam Sheikh, Adam Stys
Infections are known complications of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). We describe a case of a 62-year-old male who presented with pulseless electrical activity (PEA) cardiac arrest and respiratory failure. He had a history of cardiac resynchronization device and defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation for nonischemic cardiomyopathy. After resuscitation, he was found to have methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia on blood culture and large vegetations on the CRT-D lead and tricuspid valve found on echocardiography...
January 2018: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
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