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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
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
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
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
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
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 outbreak from a integrated hospital in Zhejiang province, China, during September 2014 to October 2014. These XDR K. pneumoniae possessed at least five resistance determinants, which contribute to highly resistance to -lactam, -lactam/inhibitor combinations, aminoglycosides, quinolones, carbapenems, chloroamphenicol and fosfomycin...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Igor Loncaric, Christoph Beiglböck, Andrea T Feßler, Annika Posautz, Renate Rosengarten, Chris Walzer, Ralf Ehricht, Stefan Monecke, Stefan Schwarz, Joachim Spergser, Anna Kübber-Heiss
The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of β-lactamase producing or fluoroquinolone-resistant members of the family Enterobacteriaceae in European mouflons (Ovis orientalis musimon). The mouflon samples originated from nasal and perineal swabs and/or organ samples in cases of a suspected infection. Only one of the 32 mouflons was tested positive for the presence of Enterobacteriaceae that displayed either an ESBL/AmpC phenotype or were resistant to ciprofloxacin. The positively tested swab originated from a sample of the jejunal mucosa of a four-year old female mouflon...
2016: PloS One
Pinghua Shen, Ying Zhang, Gang Li, Xiaofei Jiang
Infection caused by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae has become a major healthcare threat and KPC-2 enzyme is a dominant factor mediating carbapenems resistance in K. pneumoniae. This study was designed to determine the genetic environment of blaKPC-2, which prevailed in clinical K. pneumoniae isolates recovered in Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, China. Forty-two clinical isolates were included in this study by blaKPC-2 screening. After multilocus sequence typing and plasmid analyses of PCR-based replicon typing (PBRT), junction PCR, mapping PCR and crossing PCR assays, primer walking, and amplicon sequencing were used to analyze the genetic environment of the blaKPC-2 gene...
July 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Bozhana Todorova, Stefana Sabtcheva, Ivan N Ivanov, Magdalena Lesseva, Tzano Chalashkanov, Magda Ioneva, Assya Bachvarova, Elina Dobreva, Todor Kantardjiev
We report the first confirmed cases of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in two hospitals in Bulgaria. The isolates were diverse in terms of plasmid and co-resistance gene content. K. pneumoniae PR2682, causing sepsis in patient with polytrauma due to traffic accident, harbored blaNDM-1,blaCMY-4, blaCTX-M-15, blaSHV-1, blaTEM-1b, qnrB, and aac(6')-Ib. blaNDM-1 was transferable by conjugation and located on an IncA/C plasmid of 176-kb, which also carried blaCMY-4, blaCTX-M-15, blaTEM-1b, and qnrB...
April 26, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Kamonwan Lunha, Aroonwadee Chanawong, Aroonlug Lulitanond, Chotechana Wilailuckana, Nicha Charoensri, Lumyai Wonglakorn, Pimjai Saenjamla, Prajuab Chaimanee, Sunpetch Angkititrakul, Ploenchan Chetchotisakd
Five blaOXA-48-like-carrying Enterobacteriaceae isolates collected from two Thai patients in December 2012 were characterized. Three Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates giving two different pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns and sequence types (ST11 and ST37) from patient 1 harbored blaOXA-48 locating on Tn1999.2, whereas two Escherichia coli isolates with the same pulsotype and ST5 from Patient 2 carried ISEcp1-associated blaOXA-181. One K. pneumoniae strain had blaSHV-12, blaDHA-1, qnrB, and qnrS, while another strain harbored blaCTX-M-15, qnrS and aac(6')-Ib-cr...
June 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Chulsoo Ahn, Sang Sun Yoon, Tae Soon Yong, Seok Hoon Jeong, Kyungwon Lee
PURPOSE: Tigecycline is one of the drugs used to treat multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) infections, including complicated skin and soft tissue infections, complicated intra-abdominal infection, and community-acquired pneumonia in the Republic of Korea. However, since its commercial release, K. pneumoniae resistance against tigecycline has been reported, and there is a serious concern about the spread of tigecycline resistant bacteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we collected and analyzed 342 isolates from 23 hospitals in the Republic of Korea to determine the mechanisms of tigecycline susceptibility and their clonal types...
May 2016: Yonsei Medical Journal
T Papadopoulos, E Petridou, A Zdragas, G Mandilara, S Nair, T Peters, M Chattaway, E de Pinna, M Passiotou, A Vatopoulos
The aim of the present work was to study the epidemiology of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) in Greece, comparing all the food and food animal isolates during a 3-year period with clinical isolates. Submission of the generated data to the PulseNet Europe database was carried out in order to study the population structure of this particular serovar and indicate possible connections with European strains. One hundred and sixty-eight (168) S. Enteritidis strains of human, animal, and food origin, isolated during the period 2008-2010 in Greece, were studied...
May 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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