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Hemilly Rayanne Ferreira da Silva, Marinalda Anselmo Vilela, Anna Carolina Soares Almeida, Márcia Maria Camargo de Morais
We describe colistin-resistant KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from cerebrospinal fluid, belonging to ST423, selected during treatment for neuroinfection. Colistin resistance was related to mgrB gene interruption by an IS5-like.
February 2, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Martin Everett, Nicolas Sprynski, Alicia Coelho, Jérôme Castandet, Maëlle Bayet, Juliette Bougnon, Clarisse Lozano, David T Davies, Simon Leiris, Magdalena Zalacain, Ian Morrissey, Sophie Magnet, Kirsty Holden, Peter Warn, Filomena De Luca, Jean-Denis Docquier, Marc Lemonnier
Infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are increasingly prevalent and have become a major worldwide threat to human health. Carbapenem resistance is driven primarily by the acquisition of β-lactamase enzymes which are able to degrade carbapenem antibiotics (hence termed carbapenemases) and can result in high levels of resistance and treatment failure. Clinically relevant carbapenemases include both serine-β-lactamases (SBLs, e.g. KPC-2 and OXA-48) and metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs), such as NDM-1...
March 12, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Michael A Pfaller, Michael D Huband, Rodrigo E Mendes, Robert K Flamm, Mariana Castanheira
We evaluated meropenem-vaborbactam activity against 11,559 Enterobacteriaceae isolates, including 330 carbapenem-resistant phenotypes (CRE) and carbapenemase genotypes collected worldwide during 2015. Meropenem-vaborbactam (inhibitor at 8 mg/L) and comparators were susceptibility tested using reference broth microdilution methods. CRE isolates were screened for the presence of genes encoding carbapenemases and 292 (88.5%) of the CRE isolates carried these resistance genes. A total of 209 (63.3% of the CRE; 1...
March 3, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Bruna Fuga Araújo, Melina Lorraine Ferreira, Paola Amaral de Campos, Sabrina Royer, Iara Rossi Gonçalves, Deivid William da Fonseca Batistão, Miriam Rodriguez Fernandes, Louise Teixeira Cerdeira, Cristiane Silveira de Brito, Nilton Lincopan, Paulo Pinto Gontijo-Filho, Rosineide Marques Ribas
In this study, we describe the frequency of virulence genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-KP), including hypervirulent (hv) and hypermucoviscous (hm) strains by whole-genome sequencing. We also evaluate the capacity for biofilm formation by using phenotypic techniques. The occurrence of several virulence genes (fimABCDEFGHIK, mrkABCDFHJ, ecpA, wabG, entB, ugE, irp1, irp2, traT, iutA and ureADE) and a high frequency of hvhmKPC-KP isolates was found. Most hospital-associated lineages of KPC-KP belong to the international clonal group 258 (CG258)...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Ryan K Shields, M Hong Nguyen, Liang Chen, Ellen G Press, Barry N Kreiswirth, Cornelius J Clancy
Ceftazidime-avibactam was used to treat 77 patients with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections at our center. Thirty- and 90-day survival rates were 81% and 69%, respectively; rates were higher than predicted by SAPS II and SOFA scores at the onset of infection. Clinical success was achieved in 55% of patients, but varied by site of infection. Success rates were lowest for pneumonia (36%) and higher for bacteremia (75%) and urinary tract infections (88%). By multivariate analysis, pneumonia ( P =0...
March 5, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Talayeh Tavakoly, Samar Jamali, Ali Mojtahedi, Mohammadali Khan Mirzaei, Mohammad Shenagari
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative bacterium which causes several human infections. Treatment of infections related to K. pneumoniae has become problematic, because of increasing trend of extended spectrum β-lactamases producing (ESBLs) strains. The present study was aimed to detect the prevalence of ESBL-producing Klebsiella spp. and KPC-2, CMY-2 and OXA-48 β-lactamase encoding genes in clinical isolates of Klebsiella spp. isolated from hospitalized patients. In this cross-sectional study carried out from February to August 2014, 144 isolates of Klebsiella spp...
February 28, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Marisa F Nicolás, Pablo Ivan Pereira Ramos, Fabíola Marques de Carvalho, Dhian R A Camargo, Carlene de Fátima Morais Alves, Guilherme Loss de Morais, Luiz G P Almeida, Rangel C Souza, Luciane P Ciapina, Ana C P Vicente, Roney S Coimbra, Ana T Ribeiro de Vasconcelos
The aim of this study was to unravel the genetic determinants responsible for multidrug (including carbapenems) resistance and virulence in a clinical isolate of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae subsp. similipneumoniae by whole-genome sequencing and comparative analyses. Eighty-three clinical isolates initially identified as carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae were collected from nosocomial infections in southeast Brazil. After RAPD screening, the KPC-142 isolate, showing the most divergent DNA pattern, was selected for complete genome sequencing in an Illumina HiSeq 2500 instrument...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Zackery P Bulman, Miao Zhao, Michael J Satlin, Liang Chen, Barry N Kreiswirth, Thomas J Walsh, Roger L Nation, Jian Li, Brian T Tsuji
Polymyxin B and fosfomycin are two 'old' antibiotics that consistently maintain activity against Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing organisms based on in vitro susceptibility testing. However, each antibiotic's use in monotherapy has been associated with high rates of treatment failure. Therefore, our objective was to investigate the combinatorial pharmacodynamics of polymyxin B and fosfomycin against KPC-producing K. pneumoniae. Polymyxin B front-loading (3.33 mg/kg for 1 dose followed by 1...
February 24, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Ryota Gomi, Tomonari Matsuda, Masaki Yamamoto, Pei-Hsin Chou, Michio Tanaka, Satoshi Ichiyama, Minoru Yoneda, Yasufumi Matsumura
Wastewater is considered a major source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria released into the environment. Here, we characterized carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in wastewater by whole-genome analysis. Wastewater samples (n = 40) were collected from municipal wastewater treatment plants and hospital wastewater in Japan and Taiwan. Samples were screened for CPE using selective media, and the obtained isolates were sequenced using an Illumina MiSeq. The isolates (n = 45) included the following microorganisms: Klebsiella quasipneumoniae (n = 12), Escherichia coli (n = 10), Enterobacter cloacae complex (n = 10), Klebsiella pneumoniae (n = 8), Klebsiella variicola (n = 2), Raoultella ornithinolytica (n = 1), Citrobacter freundii (n = 1), and Citrobacter amalonaticus (n = 1)...
February 26, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Tiago Casella, Andressa Batista Zequini de Morais, Diego Diniz de Paula Barcelos, Fernanda Modesto Tolentino, Louise Teixeira Cerdeira, Maria Fernanda Campagnari Bueno, Gabriela Rodrigues Francisco, Leonardo Neves de Andrade, Ana Lucia da Costa Darini, Doroti de Oliveira Garcia, Nilton Lincopan, Mara Corrêa Lelles Nogueira
OBJECTIVES: Klebsiella pneumoniae is considered an opportunistic pathogen and important agent of nosocomial and community infections. It presents the ability to capture and harbor several antimicrobial resistance genes, and in this context, the extensive use of carbapenems to treat serious infections was responsible for selection of several resistance genes. In this study, we report the draft genome sequence of a KPC-2-procuding K. pneumoniae strain (Kp10) simultaneously harboring the blaCTX-M-15 and blaCTX-M-59 genes, isolated from urine culture of a patient with Parkinson's disease...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
Tracy H Hazen, Roberta T Mettus, Christi L McElheny, Sarah L Bowler, Yohei Doi, David A Rasko
We report here the draft genome sequences of four bla KPC -containing bacteria identified as Klebsiella aerogenes , Citrobacter freundii , and Citrobacter koseri Additionally, we report the draft genome sequence of a K. aerogenes strain that did not contain a bla KPC gene but was isolated from the patient who had the bla KPC-2 -containing K. aerogenes strain.
February 22, 2018: Genome Announcements
Dongdong Zhao, Zhihui Zhou, Xiaoting Hua, Huichuan Zhang, Jingjing Quan, Xi Li, Yunsong Yu
Here we report the first clinical Escherichia coli isolate co-harboring mcr-1, blaKPC-2 and two copies of fosA3 from China. The five plasmids of the isolate were completely sequenced and analyzed. Gene mcr-1 and blaKPC-2 were located on IncI2 and IncR plasmid, respectively. A variety of other resistance determinants such as fosA3 (two copies), blaCTX-M-123 , blaOXA-1 and blaCTX-M-65 were also identified from the rest plasmids.
February 19, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Leonardo Neves Andrade, Ângela Novais, Lenita Maria Marcato Stegani, Joseane Cristina Ferreira, Carla Rodrigues, Ana Lucia Costa Darini, Luisa Peixe
We performed a single-month snapshot study of the population diversity of multidrug resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates producing carbapenemases and/or extended-spectrum β-lactamases from four major hospitals in Brazil. Isolates produced diverse ESBL (CTX-M-2, -8, -15, SHV-2), KPC-2 or both (CTX-M-2 and KPC-2), linked to specific genetic backgrounds and plasmids from a few families (IncR, IncFIIk, IncL/M) that were shared among clonal lineages within and between hospitals. A high clonal diversity was identified, among isolates from the same ST (ST11, ST15, ST101 or ST340)...
January 12, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Shuxian Wen, Donghua Feng, Zerong Lu, Junyan Liu, Brian M Peters, Hailing Tang, Danhong Su, Yong-Ping Lin, Ling Yang, Zhenbo Xu, Mark E Shirtliff, Dingqiang Chen
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) have become an important cause of nosocomial infections of hospitalized patients. METHODS: To investigate the microbial infection patterns and molecular epidemiology characteristics of the carbapenem-resistant GNB isolates from a long-term hospitalized patient, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, phenotypic screening test for carbapenemase production, PCR screening and DNA sequencing of carbapenemase genes, repetitive extragenic palindromic sequence-based PCR (REP-PCR), multilocus sequencing typing (MLST) and genetic environment analysis were performed...
February 13, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
Yafei Ye, Lijuan Xu, Yanping Han, Zhe Chen, Cailin Liu, Liang Ming
Carbapenemase-producing 'super bacteria', particularly NDM-1 and its variants, have become a major public health concern worldwide. The present study aimed to explore the molecular mechanism for carbapenem resistance of clinical Enterobacteriaceae isolates. Seventy-eight non-repeated Enterobacteriaceae strains resistant to any carbapenem were screened at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University (Zhengzhou, China) between December 2011 and December 2015. Outer membrane porin (OMP) proteins were detected using SDS-PAGE...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Hao Xu, Xin Wang, Xiao Yu, Jing Zhang, Lihua Guo, Chen Huang, Xiawei Jiang, Xuewen Li, Youjun Feng, Beiwen Zheng
The wide spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in the environment is an emerging environmental issue with potentially-serious public health implications. However, carbapenemase-producing Citrobacter from environment has rarely been investigated. Here we report the isolation and comparative genomics of carbapenemase-producing Citrobacter isolates from river sediment in China. Potential CPE was isolated by selective MacConkey agar plates containing 2 mg/L meropenem. The presence of carbapenemase genes was detected by PCR and sequencing...
January 19, 2018: Environmental Pollution
Giuseppe Celenza, Mattia Vicario, Pierangelo Bellio, Linciano Pasquale, Mariagrazia Perilli, Antonio Oliver, Jesus Blazquez, Laura Cendron, Donatella Tondi
The emergence and dissemination of multi drug resistant (MDR) pathogens resistant to near all available antibiotics poses a significant threat in clinical therapy. Among them, Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates overexpressing KPC-2 carbapenemase are the most worrisome, extending bacterial resistance to last resort carbapenems. In this study we investigate the molecular recognition requirements in KPC-2 active site by small phenyl boronic acid derivatives. Four new phenyl boronic acid derivatives were designed and tested vs KPC-2...
January 22, 2018: ChemMedChem
Monika Machulska, Anna Baraniak, Iwona Żak, Katarzyna Bojarska, Dorota Żabicka, Iwona Sowa-Sierant, Waleria Hryniewicz, Marek Gniadkowski
Four Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from children hospitalized over 10 months in an intensive care unit in a children's teaching hospital in Poland were analyzed. All of the isolates belonged to a single pulsotype and sequence type (ST) 11, and produced the KPC-2 carbapenemase and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) CTX-M-15. They were resistant to a variety of antimicrobials, and their β-lactam resistance patterns were typical for KPC producers. This is one of few cases of identification of KPC (or carbapenemase)-producing K...
September 27, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
Si-Han Zheng, Sheng-Ji Cao, Hui Xu, Dan Feng, Li-Ping Wan, Guang-Jie Wang, Xiao-Guang Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the independent risk factors, outcomes and genotypes associated with carbapenem-non-susceptible K. pneumoniae bloodstream infections (BSIs) in northern China from 2014 to 2016. METHODS: Over a three-year period, a total of 289 K. pneumoniae BSI patients were identified. Medical records were extracted to obtain the clinical information. Polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) were performed to analyse the multilocus sequence typing (MLST) types, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) and metallo-β-lactamases (MBL) genes, for replicon typing of the 10 randomly selected carbapenem-non-susceptible K...
January 5, 2018: Infectious Diseases
Jingxian Liu, Jing Yu, Feng Chen, Jiajia Yu, Patricia Simner, Pranita Tamma, Ying Liu, Lisong Shen
The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) collected during an outbreak in a Chinese teaching hospital and to provide insights into the prevention and control of nosocomial infection. We collected unique CRKP clinical isolates from 2009 to 2013. Antibiotic-resistant genes were identified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing. The isolates were typed using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
December 27, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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