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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512626/anti-restriction-protein-klcahs-promotes-dissemination-of-carbapenem-resistance
#1
Wei Liang, Yingzhou Xie, Wei Xiong, Yu Tang, Gang Li, Xiaofei Jiang, Yuan Lu
Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC) has emerged and spread throughout the world. A retrospective analysis was performed on carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae isolated at our teaching hospital during the period 2009-2010, when the initial outbreak occurred. To determine the mechanism(s) that underlies the increased infectivity exhibited by KPC, Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) was conducted. A series of plasmids was also extracted, sequenced and analyzed. Concurrently, the complete sequences of blaKPC-2-harboring plasmids deposited in GenBank were summarized and aligned...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479289/nationwide-surveillance-of-clinical-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-cre-strains-in-china
#2
Rong Zhang, Lizhang Liu, Hongwei Zhou, Edward Waichi Chan, Jiaping Li, Ying Fang, Yi Li, Kang Liao, Sheng Chen
The increasing incidence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) - mediated hospital infections in China prompted a need to investigate the genetic basis of emergence of such strains. A nationwide survey was conducted in China covering a total of 1105 CRE strains collected from 25 geographical locales with results showing that acquisition of two carbapenemase genes, blaKPC-2 and blaNDM, was responsible for phenotypic resistance in 90% of the CRE strains tested (58% and 32% respectively), among which several major strain types, such as ST11 of K...
April 26, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458208/international-high-risk-clones-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-kpc-2-cc258-and-escherichia-coli-ctx-m-15-cc10-in-urban-lake-waters
#3
Tatiane Nascimento, Rodrigo Cantamessa, Luana Melo, Miriam R Fernandes, Edmir Fraga, Milena Dropa, Maria I Z Sato, Louise Cerdeira, Nilton Lincopan
The emergence of high-risk clones of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in aquatic environments has generated an important public health problem, creating an urgent need to strengthen surveillance. This study reports the occurrence of clinically significant MDR Enterobacteriaceae and non-fermentative bacteria carrying carbapenemases (KPC-2), extended-spectrum β-lactamases (CTX-M) and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) genes in urban lakes and reservoirs, in Southeastern Brazil. In this regard, the detection of hospital-associated lineages of KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae belonging to the international clonal complex CC258 (ST11) and CTX-M-15-producing Escherichia coli belonging to the international CC10 (ST617), in an urban lake, is reported for the first time...
April 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437685/rapid-label-free-identification-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-antibiotic-resistant-strains-by-the-drop-coating-deposition-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-method
#4
Youjin Cheong, Young Jin Kim, Heeyoon Kang, Samjin Choi, Hee Joo Lee
Although many methodologies have been developed to identify unknown bacteria, bacterial identification in clinical microbiology remains a complex and time-consuming procedure. To address this problem, we developed a label-free method for rapidly identifying clinically relevant multilocus sequencing typing-verified quinolone-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains. We also applied the method to identify three strains from colony samples, ATCC70063 (control), ST11 and ST15; these are the prevalent quinolone-resistant K...
April 20, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437231/capsular-polysaccharide-types-and-virulence-related-traits-of-epidemic-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-in-a-chinese-university-hospital
#5
Yang Liu, Pan-Pan Liu, Lian-Hui Wang, Dan-Dan Wei, La-Gen Wan, Wei Zhang
Klebsiella pneumoniae is an important human pathogen associated with a variety of diseases and the prevalence of blaKPC carrying K. pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) is rapidly increasing. Capsule is an important virulence factor in K. pneumoniae. In this study, we determined to first systematically characterize capsular polysaccharide (CPS) and virulence traits in KPC-Kp strains. A total of 56 KPC-Kp isolates were recovered from clinical samples in a Chinese hospital, which were assigned to clonal lineages by multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
February 24, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396550/klebsiella-pneumoniae-st11-and-st147-highly-resistant-to-tigecycline-from-companion-animals
#6
Cristina M Ovejero, Jose Antonio Escudero, Daniel Thomas-Lopez, Andreas Hoefer, Gabriel Moyano, Natalia Montero, Carmen Martin Espada, Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn
In this study we have characterized two tigecycline resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae clones isolated from dog urine samples. The isolates were genetically unrelated, belonging to sequence types ST11 and ST147, both classically related to human isolates. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first identification of tigecycline resistant isolates from animals. We unveil the worrisome circulation among animals of bacterial clones resistant to this last resort antibiotic.
April 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375698/extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-pharmaceutical-wastewaters-in-south-western-nigeria
#7
Avemaria Obasi, SimonCyril Nwachukwu, Esther Ugoji, Christian Kohler, André Göhler, Veronica Balau, Yvonne Pfeifer, Ivo Steinmetz
Emergence and spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates producing extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) present a major threat to public health. In this study, we characterized β-lactam-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates from six wastewater samples obtained from two pharmaceutical industries located in Lagos and Ogun States, Nigeria. Bacteria were isolated by using MacConkey agar; species identification and antibacterial susceptibility testing were performed by Vitek 2. Etest was used for ESBL phenotype confirmation...
April 4, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337187/defining-and-evaluating-a-core-genome-multilocus-sequence-typing-scheme-for-whole-genome-sequence-based-typing-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#8
Haijian Zhou, Wenbing Liu, Tian Qin, Chen Liu, Hongyu Ren
At present, the most used methods for Klebsiella pneumoniae subtyping are multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). However, the discriminatory power of MLST could not meet the need for distinguishing outbreak and non-outbreak isolates and the PFGE is time-consuming and labor-intensive. A core genome multilocus sequence typing (cgMLST) scheme for whole-genome sequence-based typing of K. pneumoniae was developed for solving the disadvantages of these traditional molecular subtyping methods...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333323/high-ceftazidime-hydrolysis-activity-and-porin-ompk35-deficiency-contribute-to-the-decreased-susceptibility-to-ceftazidime-avibactam-in-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#9
Zhen Shen, Baixing Ding, Meiping Ye, Peng Wang, Yingmin Bi, Shi Wu, Xiaogang Xu, Qinglan Guo, Minggui Wang
Objectives: To investigate mechanisms for the decreased susceptibility to ceftazidime/avibactam in KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-KP). Methods: A total of 24 isolates, 8 each with ceftazidime/avibactam MICs of 4-8, 1-2 and ≤0.5 mg/L, were randomly selected from 214 clinical isolates of KPC-KP, and the β-lactamase hydrolysis activity and porin expression profiles were determined. Plasmid profile and relative expression and copy number of the bla KPC gene were also analysed...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303834/trends-in-spoligotype-patterns-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-in-central-india
#10
Prabha Desikan, Devendra S Chauhan, Nikita Panwalkar, Pragya Sharma, Priyanka Yadav
This study aims to understand trends in spoligotype patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in Central India. Elucidation of these trends may provide baseline information to understand the transmission dynamics of strains of MTB in the region. Spoligotyping was carried out on 340 MTB strains isolated from clinical samples received from 2007 to 2011. The prevalence of ST26/CAS1_Del, ST11/EAI3_IND, ST288/CAS2, ST25/CAS1_Del and Beijing lineages showed waxing and waning trends. ST26/CAS1_Del and ST11/EAI3_IND lineages were consistently present and were predominant...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280486/the-resistance-phenotype-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-bloodstream-infections-in-shanghai-china-2012-2015
#11
Shu-Zhen Xiao, Su Wang, Wen-Man Wu, Sheng-Yuan Zhao, Fei-Fei Gu, Yu-Xing Ni, Xiao-Kui Guo, Jie-Ming Qu, Li-Zhong Han
Klebsiella pneumoniae (K.pneumoniae) is a common nosocomial pathogen causing bloodstream infections. Antibiotic susceptibility surveillance and molecular characterization will facilitate prevention and management of K. pneumoniae bloodstream infections. K. pneumoniae isolates causing bloodstream infections were consecutively collected between January 2012 and December 2015 in Shanghai. Eighty isolates (20 per year) were randomly selected and enrolled in this study. Drug susceptibility were determined by the disk diffusion method...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185686/outbreak-of-kpc-2-producing-enterobacteriaceae-caused-by-clonal-dissemination-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st307-carrying-an-incx3-type-plasmid-harboring-a-truncated-tn4401a
#12
Jung Ok Kim, Sae Am Song, Eun-Jeong Yoon, Jeong Hwan Shin, Hyukmin Lee, Seok Hoon Jeong, Kyungwon Lee
Over a 5-month period between the end of June and the beginning of November in 2015, a KPC-producing Enterobacteriaceae outbreak occurred in a general hospital in Busan, South Korea, being associated with a total of 50 clinical isolates from 47 patients. Multilocus sequence typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis were carried out for strain typing and whole-genome sequencing was performed to characterize the plasmids. A clonal spread of K. pneumoniae sequence type 307 (ST307) carrying a self-transferable IncX3-type plasmid harboring blaKPC-2 was responsible for the outbreak...
April 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167556/importance-of-clonal-complex-258-and-incfk2-like-plasmids-among-a-global-collection-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-with-blakpc
#13
Gisele Peirano, Patricia A Bradford, Krystyna M Kazmierczak, Liang Chen, Barry N Kreiswirth, Johann D D Pitout
This study was designed to determine the global distribution of clonal complex (CC) 258 and IncFIIK2-like plasmids with blaKPC among 522 global Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae isolates. CC258 (i.e., ST258 [clades I and II], ST11, ST340, and ST512) and ST147 were statistically associated with IncFIIK2-like KPC-containing plasmids and may possess an epidemiological advantage over isolates that harbored non-IncF KPC-harboring plasmids.
April 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152085/a-putative-multi-replicon-plasmid-co-harboring-beta-lactamase-genes-blakpc-2-blactx-m-14-and-blatem-1-and-trimethoprim-resistance-gene-dfra25-from-a-klebsiella-pneumoniae-sequence-type-st-11-strain-in-china
#14
Yu Tang, Pinghua Shen, Wei Liang, Jialin Jin, Xiaofei Jiang
The global emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae poses a major public health threat requiring immediate and aggressive action. Some older generation antibiotics, such as trimethoprim, serve as alternatives for treatment of infections. Here, we determined the complete nucleotide sequence of plasmid pHS091147, which co-harbored the carbapenemase (blaKPC-2) and trimethoprim resistance genes (dfrA25) from a Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type (ST) 11 clone recovered in Shanghai, China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137818/the-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-population-is-distinct-and-more-clonal-than-the-carbapenem-susceptible-population
#15
Andrés Esteban-Cantos, Belén Aracil, Verónica Bautista, Adriana Ortega, Noelia Lara, David Saez, Sara Fernández-Romero, María Pérez-Vázquez, Ferran Navarro, Hajo Grundmann, José Campos, Jesús Oteo
We studied in parallel the population structure of 90 carbapenemase-producing and 88 carbapenemase-susceptible Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates collected in 20 Spanish hospitals, in the context of the EuSCAPE project. Fourteen and 50 multilocus sequence types (MLSTs) were detected among the carbapenemase-producing and carbapenem-susceptible isolates, respectively. ST11 and ST15 clones were more frequent in the carbapenemase-producing group than in the carbapenemase-susceptible group (P < 0.0001). Among the members of the carbapenem-suceptible group, the cefotaxime-resistant population showed population parameters that differed between the populations of the wild-type strains and the carbapenemase producers...
April 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111326/molecular-characterisations-of-integrons-in-clinical-isolates-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-chinese-tertiary-hospital
#16
Xuan Xu, Xuan Li, Mei Luo, Pin Liu, Kewen Su, Ying Qing, Shuai Chen, Jingfu Qiu, Yingli Li
BACKGROUND: Integrons are mobile genetic elements that play an important role in the distribution of antibiotic-resistance genes among bacteria. This study aimed to investigate the distribution of integrons in clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae and explore the molecular mechanism of integron-mediated multiple-drug resistance in K. pneumoniae. METHODS: Class 1, 2, and 3 integrases were identified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) among 178 K. pneumoniae clinical isolates...
March 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098538/neisseria-meningitidis-st11-complex-isolates-associated-with-nongonococcal-urethritis-indiana-usa-2015-2016
#17
Evelyn Toh, Dharanesh Gangaiah, Byron E Batteiger, James A Williams, Janet N Arno, Albert Tai, Teresa A Batteiger, David E Nelson
At a clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, we observed an increase in Neisseria gonorrhoeae-negative men with suspected gonococcal urethritis who had urethral cultures positive for N. meningitidis. We describe genomes of 2 of these N. meningitidis sequence type 11 complex urethritis isolates. Clinical evidence suggests these isolates may represent an emerging urethrotropic clade.
February 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072891/molecular-epidemiology-and-resistome-analysis-of-multidrug-resistant-st11-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strain-containing-multiple-copies-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-genes-using-whole-genome-sequencing
#18
Roshan DSouza, Naina Adren Pinto, Insik Hwang, Hwang Younjee, YoungLag Cho, Hyunsoo Kim, Dongeun Yong, Jongrak Choi, Kyungwon Lee, Yunsop Chong
The aim of this work was to investigate the mechanism responsible for multidrug resistance in ST11 Klebsiella pneumoniae YMC 2013/7/B3993 containing multiple copies of ESBL genes using multiple parallel sequencing technology. In-depth analysis of the strain revealed multiple copies of ESBL genes, 2 copies of blaSHV-12 and 1 copy of blaCTX-M-15. Furthermore, 1 copy of blaOXA-9 and 3 copies of blaTEM-1 were found. The insertion of Tn1331 was detected, which consisted of blaOXA-9, blaTEM-1, aac(6')-lb-cr, and aadA1 genes...
January 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043219/rise-in-invasive-serogroup-w-meningococcal-disease-in-australia-2013-2015
#19
Nicolee V Martin, Katherine S Ong, Benjamin P Howden, Monica M Lahra, Stephen B Lambert, Frank H Beard, Gary K Dowse, Nathan Saul
Since 2013, there has been an increase in the number of notified cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) due to serogroup W (MenW) in Australia. In response to this observed increase, the Communicable Diseases Network Australia convened a working group in 2015 to collate and analyse the epidemiology of MenW disease nationally. Enhanced surveillance data collected by jurisdictions were collated and analysed, and whole genome sequencing (WGS) of MenW isolates assessed the genomic relatedness of strains between 2012 and 2015...
December 24, 2016: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031204/chromosomal-integration-of-the-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-gene-blakpc-in-klebsiella-species-is-elusive-but-not-rare
#20
Amy J Mathers, Nicole Stoesser, Weidong Chai, Joanne Carroll, Katie Barry, Anita Cherunvanky, Robert Sebra, Andrew Kasarskis, Tim E Peto, A Sarah Walker, Costi D Sifri, Derrick W Crook, Anna E Sheppard
Carbapenemase genes in Enterobacteriaceae are mostly described as being plasmid associated. However, the genetic context of carbapenemase genes is not always confirmed in epidemiological surveys, and the frequency of their chromosomal integration therefore is unknown. A previously sequenced collection of blaKPC-positive Enterobacteriaceae from a single U.S. institution (2007 to 2012; n = 281 isolates from 182 patients) was analyzed to identify chromosomal insertions of Tn4401, the transposon most frequently harboring blaKPC Using a combination of short- and long-read sequencing, we confirmed five independent chromosomal integration events from 6/182 (3%) patients, corresponding to 15/281 (5%) isolates...
March 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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