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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873547/daily-ingestion-of-the-probiotic-lactobacillus-paracasei-st11-decreases-vaccinia-virus-dissemination-and-lethality-in-a-mouse-model
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A C Dos Santos Pereira Andrade, M Teixeira Lima, G Pereira Oliveira, R Silva Calixto, É Lorenna de Sales E Souza, D da Glória de Souza, C M de Almeida Leite, J M Siqueira Ferreira, E G Kroon, D Bretas de Oliveira, F Dos Santos Martins, J S Abrahão
Vaccinia virus (VACV) is an important pathogen. Although studies have shown relationships between probiotics and viruses, the effect of probiotics on VACV infection is unknown. Therefore, this work aims to investigate the probiotics effects on VACV infection. Mice were divided into four groups, two non-infected groups, one receiving the probiotic, the other one not receiving it, and two groups infected intranasally with VACV Western Reserve (VACV-WR) receiving or not receiving the probiotic. Viral titres in organs and cytokine production in the lungs were analysed...
November 22, 2016: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866753/-molecular-epidemiology-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-infection-colonisation-in-a-hospital-in-madrid
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Patricia Brañas, Marta Gil, Jennifer Villa, María Ángeles Orellana, Fernando Chaves
INTRODUCTION: A description is presented on the molecular epidemiology of carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae infection in a tertiary hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A study was made on all the carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae isolations obtained between February 2015 and March 2016 in the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre (Madrid). Phenotypic and molecular methods were used. RESULTS: A total of 7 bacterial species were identified, with the majority being Klebsiella pneumoniae (K...
November 17, 2016: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800493/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-salmonella-isolated-from-free-range-chickens-in-shandong-province-china
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Xiaonan Zhao, Yanxia Gao, Chaoqun Ye, Lingling Yang, Tao Wang, Weishan Chang
Compared with chickens raised in intensively managed breeding farms, free-range chickens in China are quite popular due to lower breeding density and less antibiotics usage. However, investigations about Salmonella enterica from free-range chickens are quite rare. The aim of the present study was to investigate prevalence and characteristics of Salmonella in free-range chickens in Shandong province, China. During the period of August and November 2015, 300 fresh fecal swabs from different broilers in three free-range chicken farms (100 samples per farm) were collected to isolate Salmonella, and then these isolates were subjected to serotyping, antibiotic sensitivity testing, enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-polymerase chain reaction (ERIC-PCR), and multilocus sequence typing (ST)...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788691/outbreak-of-kpc-3-producing-st15-and-st348-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-portuguese-hospital
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D Vubil, R Figueiredo, T Reis, C Canha, L Boaventura, G J DA Silva
To date, only a few sporadic cases of infections due to Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) producers have been reported in Portugal. Here, we report for the first time an outbreak of K. pneumoniae KPC-3 producers in a tertiary-care hospital during 2013. Twenty-seven ertapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae were identified in patients at a tertiary-care hospital during 2013 isolated predominantly from urine (48·1%) and blood (25·9%) cultures. All isolates were highly resistant to β-lactam antibiotics and most showed intermediate resistance to imipenem...
October 28, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779809/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-perinatal-probiotic-intervention-evidence-from-a-follow-up-study-of-four-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trials
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Krista Lundelin, Tuija Poussa, Seppo Salminen, Erika Isolauri
BACKGROUND: Societies worldwide are faced with a progressive increase in immune-mediated health problems such as allergic, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, as well as obesity. Perinatal administration of specific probiotic bacteria is an attractive approach in reducing the risk of these conditions, but long-term efficacy and safety data are lacking. The aim here was to evaluate the clinical benefit and long-term safety of specific probiotics administered during the perinatal period...
October 25, 2016: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765412/characterisation-of-fosfomycin-resistance-mechanisms-and-molecular-epidemiology-in-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates
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Po-Liang Lu, Ya-Ju Hsieh, Jun-En Lin, Jun-Wei Huang, Tsung-Ying Yang, Lin Lin, Sung-Pin Tseng
Although fosfomycin is a treatment option for infections caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, fosfomycin resistance has been documented. To our knowledge, fosfomycin resistance mechanisms in Klebsiella pneumoniae have not been systematically investigated. A total of 108 ESBL-producing K. pneumoniae isolates collected from Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, from August 2012 to May 2013 were analysed in this study. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) revealed 64 pulsotypes and six non-typeable isolates, indicating high genetic diversity...
November 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754776/first-description-of-kpc-2-producing-escherichia-coli-and-st15-oxa-48-positive-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-tunisia
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Farah Ben Tanfous, Carla Andrea Alonso, Wafa Achour, Laura Ruiz-Ripa, Carmen Torres, Assia Ben Hassen
The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular features among Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli strains showing a resistant/intermediate-resistant phenotype to ertapenem (R/IR-ERT), implicated in colonization/infection in patients of the Hematology and Graft Units of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Center of Tunisia (3-year period, 2011-2014). The major carbapenemase, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase, and plasmidic AmpC beta-lactamase genes were analyzed and characterized by PCR and sequencing...
October 18, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733128/nosocomial-outbreak-of-kpc-2-and-ndm-1-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-neonatal-ward-a-retrospective-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685838/national-survey-of-colistin-resistance-among-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-and-outbreak-caused-by-colistin-resistant-oxa-48-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-france-2014
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Aurélie Jayol, Laurent Poirel, Laurent Dortet, Patrice Nordmann
From January 2014 to December 2014, 972 consecutive non-replicate carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates from colonised or infected patients were collected at the Associated French National Reference Centre as part of the French national survey on antimicrobial resistance. It included 577 Klebsiella spp. (59%), 236 Escherichia coli (24%), 108 Enterobacter spp. (11%), 50 Citrobacter spp. (5%), and a single Salmonella spp. isolate (0.1%). Of 561 K. pneumoniae isolates, 35 were found to be resistant to colistin (6...
September 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580572/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-central-china
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Xiaobing Guo, Zaiqiu Cao, Zhifeng Dai, Yuan Li, Xiaohong He, Xiaoxin Hu, Fuyun Tian, Yihui Ren
Extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing and carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae has rapidly spread through clinical units worldwide. This study investigated the epidemiology and resistance profiles of K. pneumoniae strains isolated in Central China between 2009 and 2014. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests and polymerase chain reaction were used to investigate the prevalence and resistance of ESBLs and carbapenemases produced by K. pneumoniae, and the prevalence of KPC-producing K. pneumoniae was investigated by multilocus sequence typing...
August 31, 2016: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569227/an-outbreak-of-infections-caused-by-a-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st11-clone-coproducing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-2-and-rmtb-in-a-chinese-teaching-hospital
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Jun Li, Ming-Xiang Zou, Hai-Chen Wang, Qing-Ya Dou, Yong-Mei Hu, Qun Yan, Wen-En Liu
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae bacteria, which cause serious disease outbreaks worldwide, was rarely detected in Xiangya Hospital, prior to an outbreak that occurred from August 4, 2014, to March 17, 2015. The aim of this study was to analyze the epidemiology and molecular characteristics of the K. pneumoniae strains isolated during the outbreak. METHODS: Nonduplicate carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates were screened for blaKPC-2and multiple other resistance determinants using polymerase chain reaction...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542822/molecular-epidemiology-of-extensively-drug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-outbreak-in-wenzhou-southern-china
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Jia Du, Jianming Cao, Lizhen Shen, Wenzi Bi, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Haiyang Liu, Hong Lu, Tieli Zhou
The emergence of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae has become a major challenge worldwide. In this study, we characterized the phenotypes and genetic features of nine XDR K. pneumoniae isolates from an integrated hospital in Zhejiang province, China, from September to October 2014. These XDR K. pneumoniae possessed at least five resistance determinants which contribute to highly resistant to β-lactam, β-lactam/inhibitor combinations, aminoglycosides, quinolones, carbapenems, chloroamphenicol and fosfomycin...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531996/outbreak-by-ventilator-associated-st11-k-pneumoniae-with-co-production-of-ctx-m-24-and-kpc-2-in-a-sicu-of-a-tertiary-teaching-hospital-in-central-china
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Longhua Hu, Yanling Liu, Linqiang Deng, Qiaoshi Zhong, Yaping Hang, Zengzeng Wang, Lingling Zhan, Liangxing Wang, Fangyou Yu
The emergence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) often responsible for numerous hospital-associated outbreaks has become an important public health problem. From January 2013 to February 2014, a total of 41 non-duplicate K. pneumoniae isolates with carbapenem resistance, were collected at a tertiary teaching hospital in Nanchang, central China. Among 41 K. pneumoniae isolates, 28 were isolated from hospitalized patients including 19 from the patients in surgery intensive care unit (SICU) and 13 were isolated from ventilators...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530752/the-spread-of-kpc-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-spain-wgs-analysis-of-the-emerging-high-risk-clones-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st11-kpc-2-st101-kpc-2-and-st512-kpc-3
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Jesús Oteo, María Pérez-Vázquez, Verónica Bautista, Adriana Ortega, Pilar Zamarrón, David Saez, Sara Fernández-Romero, Noelia Lara, Raquel Ramiro, Belén Aracil, José Campos
OBJECTIVES: We analysed the microbiological traits and population structure of KPC-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates collected in Spain between 2012 and 2014. We also performed a comparative WGS analysis of the three major KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae clones detected. METHODS: Carbapenemase and ESBL genes were sequenced. The Institut Pasteur MLST scheme was used. WGS data were used to construct phylogenetic trees, to identify the determinants of resistance and to de novo assemble the genome of one representative isolate of each of the three major K...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485638/resistant-mechanisms-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-imipenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Shu-Zhen Xiao, Hai-Qing Chu, Li-Zhong Han, Zhe-Min Zhang, Bing Li, Lan Zhao, Liyun Xu
The aim of the study was to investigate the resistant mechanisms and homology of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii). A total of 46 non-duplicate imipenem‑resistant A. baumannii clinical isolates were collected from three tertiary hospitals between July, 2011 and June, 2012. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of antimicrobial agents were determined using the agar dilution method. Phenylalanine‑arginine β-naphthylamide was used to detect the presence of the efflux pump-mediated resistant mechanism...
September 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379038/global-dissemination-of-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-epidemiology-genetic-context-treatment-options-and-detection-methods
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REVIEW
Chang-Ro Lee, Jung Hun Lee, Kwang Seung Park, Young Bae Kim, Byeong Chul Jeong, Sang Hee Lee
The emergence of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative pathogens poses a serious threat to public health worldwide. In particular, the increasing prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae is a major source of concern. K. pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) and carbapenemases of the oxacillinase-48 (OXA-48) type have been reported worldwide. New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) carbapenemases were originally identified in Sweden in 2008 and have spread worldwide rapidly. In this review, we summarize the epidemiology of K...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27375036/countrywide-dissemination-of-a-dha-1-type-plasmid-mediated-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st11-international-high-risk-clone-in-hungary-2009-2013
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Zoltán Kis, Ákos Tóth, Laura Jánvári, Ivelina Damjanova
The first plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (pAmpC KP) isolate was detected in December 2009 in Hungary. Hungarian microbiological laboratories were asked to send all KP strains showing cefoxitin resistance and decreased susceptibility or resistance to any third-generation cephalosporins to the Reference Laboratories at the National Center for Epidemiology. Investigation was conducted in order to outline spatio-temporal distribution and genetic characterization of pAmpC-KP isolates in Hungary...
September 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27371579/the-accessory-genome-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-defines-a-persistent-colonization-type-in-cattle
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Stefanie A Barth, Christian Menge, Inga Eichhorn, Torsten Semmler, Lothar H Wieler, Derek Pickard, Ariane Belka, Christian Berens, Lutz Geue
UNLABELLED: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains can colonize cattle for several months and may, thus, serve as gene reservoirs for the genesis of highly virulent zoonotic enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC). Attempts to reduce the human risk for acquiring EHEC infections should include strategies to control such STEC strains persisting in cattle. We therefore aimed to identify genetic patterns associated with the STEC colonization type in the bovine host. We included 88 persistent colonizing STEC (STEC(per)) (shedding for ≥4 months) and 74 sporadically colonizing STEC (STEC(spo)) (shedding for ≤2 months) isolates from cattle and 16 bovine STEC isolates with unknown colonization types...
September 1, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27324378/emergence-and-characterization-of-tigecycline-resistance-in-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-blood-samples-of-patients-in-intensive-care-units-in-northern-china
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Hui Xu, Yiheng Zhou, Xingyue Zhai, Zemin Du, Hao Wu, Yujia Han, Chunxiu Huo, Yang Chen
Serious infections in intensive care unit patients caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae represent a major threat worldwide owing to increased mortality and limited treatment options. With the application of tigecycline for MDR pathogens, tigecycline-non-susceptible K. pneumoniae isolates have recently emerged in China. To identify the susceptibility profile of MDR K. pneumoniae to tigecycline and evaluate the molecular characterization of tigecycline resistance, 214 MDR K. pneumoniae isolates were collected from blood samples of patients in intensive care units...
August 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27237423/multicentre-investigation-of-carbapenemase-producing-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-german-hospitals
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Martin Kaase, Sven Schimanski, Reinhold Schiller, Bettina Beyreiß, Alexander Thürmer, Jörg Steinmann, Volkhard A Kempf, Christina Hess, Ingo Sobottka, Ines Fenner, Stefan Ziesing, Irene Burckhardt, Lutz von Müller, Axel Hamprecht, Ina Tammer, Nina Wantia, Karsten Becker, Thomas Holzmann, Martina Furitsch, Gabriele Volmer, Sören G Gatermann
Aim of this study was to determine the incidence and molecular epidemiology of carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Germany. E. coli and K. pneumoniae isolates from clinical samples which were non-susceptible to carbapenems were collected in laboratories serving 20 hospitals throughout Germany from November 2013 to April 2014. The isolates were tested for the presence of carbapenemases by PCR and phenotypic methods and typed by multilocus sequence typing. Risk factors including a previous hospitalization abroad were analysed...
September 2016: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
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