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acinetobacter baumanii

Nagendran Tharmalingam, Rajmohan Rajmuthiah, Wooseong Kim, Beth Burgwyn Fuchs, Elamparithi Jeyamani, Michael J Kelso, Eleftherios Mylonakis
There is an urgent need for the discovery of effective new antimicrobial agents to combat the rise of bacterial drug resistance. High-throughput screening (HTS) in whole-animal infection models is a powerful tool for identifying compounds that show antibacterial activity and low host toxicity. In this report, we characterize the activities of four novel antistaphylococcal compounds identified from an HTS campaign conducted using Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
February 20, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
Wei-Wei Gao, Lavanya Gopala, Rammohan R Yadav Bheemanaboina, Guo-Biao Zhang, Shuo Li, Cheng-He Zhou
Aminothiazolyl berberine derivatives as potentially antimicrobial agents were designed and synthesized in an effort to overcome drug resistance. The antimicrobial assay revealed that some target compounds exhibited significantly inhibitory efficiencies toward bacteria and fungi including drug-resistant pathogens, and the aminothiazole and Schiff base moieties were helpful structural fragments for aqueous solubility and antibacterial activity. Especially, aminothiazolyl 9-hexyl berberine 9c and 2,4-dichlorobenzyl derivative 18a exhibited good activities (MIC = 2 nmol/mL) against clinically drug-resistant Gram-negative Acinetobacter baumanii with low cytotoxicity to hepatocyte LO2 cells, rapidly bactericidal effects and quite slow development of bacterial resistance toward A...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Sahadevan Neethu, Sebastian Jose Midhun, E K Radhakrishnan, Mathew Jyothis
Acinetobacter baumanii, a gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated coccobacillus which causes infections worldwide. The objective of this study was to find a fungal strain that could be utilized to biosynthesize antibacterial silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) against Acinetobacter baumanii. The present investigation explains rapid and extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by the algicolous endophytic fungus, Penicillium polonicum, isolated from the marine green alga Chetomorpha antennina. The obtained silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transformation infrared (FTIR), and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
January 20, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
Mahableshwar Albur
We present a case report of a 58-year- old woman with subarachnoid haemorrhage complicated by non-communicating hydrocephalus. During the course of her neurosurgical management, she developed external-ventricular drain associated ventriculitis which in turn was complicated by lack of communication between third and fourth ventricles. The causative organism was a fully-sensitive Acinetobacter baumanii , a nosocomial pathogen often associated with complicated treatment regimens and poor outcomes. This patient was successfully managed by a multi-disciplinary team involving neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and infection specialists...
2018: IDCases
J Zhu, J Hu, Y F Mao, F Y Chen, J Y Zhu, J M Shi, D D Yu, S G Hao, R Tao, P Liu, S Y Gu, J Hou, H Y He, A B Liang, Y Ding, L G Liu, Y H Xie, Q Zhu, Y H Yu, Y H Yao, W Chen, H L Xu, X H Han, C Wang
Objective: To investigate the pathogen spectrum distribution and drug resistance of febrile neutropenic patients with hematological diseases in Shanghai. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on the clinical isolates from the febrile neutropenic patients hospitalized in the departments of hematology in 12 general hospitals in Shanghai from January 2012 to December 2014. The drug susceptibility test was carried out by Kirby-Bauer method. WHONET 5.6 software was used to analyze pathogenic bacteria and drug susceptibility data...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Harsha Lochan, Vashini Pillay, Colleen Bamford, James Nuttall, Brian Eley
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infection (BSI) in children causes significant morbidity and mortality. There are few studies describing the epidemiology of BSI in South African children. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive cohort study was conducted at a paediatric referral hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) microbiology database was accessed to identify positive blood culture specimens during the period 2011-2012. Demographic and clinical details, antimicrobial management and patient outcome information were extracted from medical and laboratory records...
December 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
Fithamlak Bisetegen Solomon, Fiseha Wadilo, Efrata Girma Tufa, Meseret Mitiku
BACKGROUND: Frequently encountered multidrug-resistant bacterial isolates of P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii are common and prevalent in a hospital environment. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of antibiotic resistance, extended spectrum and metallo beta-lactamase producing P. aeruginosa and A. baumannii isolates from restricted settings of indoor air hospital environment. METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Wolaita Sodo University Teaching and referral Hospital, Ethiopia from December 1/2015 to April 30/2015...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
L E Pirii, A W Friedrich, J W A Rossen, W Vogels, G I J M Beerthuizen, M K Nieuwenhuis, A M D Kooistra-Smid, E Bathoorn
Health care of severe burn patients is highly specialized and may require international patient transfer. Burn patients have an increased risk of developing infections. Patients that have been hospitalized in countries where carbapenemase-producing microorganisms (CPMO) are endemic may develop infections that are difficult to treat. In addition, there is a risk on outbreaks with CPMOs in burn centers. This study underlines that burn patients may extensively be colonized with CPMOs, and it provides best practice recommendations regarding clinical microbiology and infection control...
October 23, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Ayşe Betül Ergül, Halit Işık, Yasemin Ay Altıntop, Yasemin Altuner Torun
AIM: In this study, it was aimed to retrospectively assess the frequency and antibiotic resistance of microorganisms isolated from blood cultures of patients in a pediatric intensive care unit. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted on blood culture tests obtained from patients in a pediatric intensive care unit and sent to a microbiology laboratory between 2013 and 2016. The species and antibiotic susceptibilities were assessed in microorganisms isolated from the blood cultures...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Cheng C Wang, Da J Li, Yi Q Xia, Kai Liu
We report an atypical case of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis (ANMDARE). A 27-year-old man diagnosed with ANMDARE received immunotherapy and had a good recovery. However, within one month, he developed severe status epilepticus and decreased level of conscience with new hyperpyrexia and dyspnea, and was admitted to the emergency intensive care unit. Acinetobacter baumanii were found in the sputum culture; and anti-NMDAR antibodies were positive (titer: 1/80) in the cerebrospinal fluid. Repeated immunotherapy was administered with antibacterial agents, and the patient recovered except for mild psychiatric sequelae...
September 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Lili Hou, Lili Liu, Ping Dang, Guannan Kang, Qinfeng Zhang, Dongling Li
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the changes and characteristics of respiratory tract bacteria in Hebei 3A Hospital, and to provide new rationale for clinical diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was conducted. 7 497 patients with respiratory tract infection admitted to Hebei Chest Hospital from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled. Deep sputum was collected, and the bacterial cultures and susceptibility analysis was conducted in sputum and upper respiratory secretions were collected by fiberoptic bronchoscopy...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Lucas Ampaire, Emmanuel Nduhura, Izale Wewedru
OBJECTIVE: Enterobacteriaceae, common causes of health care associated and community acquired infections are mainly treated with beta-lactam agents. Our study objective was to determine the prevalence and common enterobacteriaceae pathogen producing extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs). The isolates were recovered from various clinical specimens. This was cross sectional study conducted between July 2016 and September 2016 at Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda. We used ChromID™ ESBL agar (Biomerieux SA, Lyon, France) and Vitek2 compact system GN83 card (BioMerieux Inc, Hazelwood, Missouri, USA) to detect and confirm presence of phenotypic extended spectrum beta lactamases producing pathogens respectively...
September 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
Krzysztof Skowron, Katarzyna Grudlewska, Joanna Kwiecińska-Piróg, Grzegorz Gryń, Mścisław Śrutek, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
Air contamination by biological agents is often observed in medical or veterinary facilities and industrial plants. Bioaerosols may sediment and pose the surface contamination. Microorganisms present on them may become a source of infections among humans and food contamination. This study determined the use of oxidative gases, including ozone and peroxide, generated by the Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) cell for the inactivation of Acinetobacter baumannii, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella Enteritidis, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, Clostridium sporogenes, Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenumon in air and on different surfaces...
January 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Inam Danish Khan, Atoshi Basu, Sheshadri Kiran, Shaleen Trivedi, Priyanka Pandit, Anupam Chattoraj
BACKGROUND: Device-Associated Healthcare-Associated Infections (DA-HAI), including Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Central-Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI), and Catheter-Related Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), are considered as principal contributors to healthcare hazard and threat to patient safety as they can cause prolonged hospital stay, sepsis, and mortality in the ICU. The study intends to characterize DA-HAI in a tertiary care multidisciplinary ICU of a teaching hospital in eastern India...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Zahra Meshkat, Himen Salimizand, Yousef Amini, Mostafa Khakshoor, Davoud Mansouri, Hadi Farsiani, Kiarash Ghazvini, Adel Najafi
BACKGROUND: The increasing resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii to antibiotics has recently been regarded as a notable therapeutic difficulty. Evaluating resistance rates of some A. baumannii isolates to tetracyclines had an impact on understanding the antibiotic resistance dissemination. By comparing genetic characteristics and relatedness of A. baumannii isolates, we are able to determine the transition dynamics of outbreak isolates. METHODS: A total of 72 non-duplicate isolates of A...
July 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Romaric Larcher, Alix Pantel, Erik Arnaud, Albert Sotto, Jean-Philippe Lavigne
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter pittii is a nosocomial pathogen rarely involved in community-acquired infections. We report for the first time that A. pittii can be responsible for cavitary community-acquired pneumonia and study its virulence, and discuss its pathogenesis and treatment options. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old woman with a history of smoking and systemic lupus was admitted to Nimes University Hospital (France) with coughing and sputum lasting for three weeks...
July 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
Muhanna Alshaibani, Noraziah Zin, Juriyati Jalil, Nik Sidik, Siti Junaidah Ahmad, Nurkhalida Kamal, Ruangelie Edrada-Ebel
In our search for new sources of bioactive secondary metabolites from Streptomyces sp., the ethyl acetate extracts from endophytic Streptomyces SUK 25 afforded five active diketopiperazine (DKP) compounds. The aim of this study was to characterize the bioactive compounds isolated from endophytic Streptomyces SUK 25 and evaluate their bioactivity against multiple drug resistance (MDR) bacteria such as Enterococcus raffinosus, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter spp...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Junliang Zhang, Xue Zhang, Jianbin Zhang, Moying Li, Daijie Chen, Tong Wu
The study explored the isolation and characterisation of three compounds of high purity salvianolic acid B freeze-dried powder extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. A new salvianolic acid, salvianolic acid V (2) together with two known compounds (3-4) was identified. The antibacterial activity tests showed that compound 2 combined with clinical antibiotics such as Levofloxacin or Colistin sulphate together exhibited potent effects against MRSA or Acinetobacter baumanii. This report has considerably extended our knowledge about the diversity and bioactivity of caffeic acid derivatives from S...
May 5, 2017: Natural Product Research
Wei Hong, Jingyang Li, Zhe Chang, Xiaoli Tan, Hao Yang, Yifan Ouyang, Yanhui Yang, Sargit Kaur, Ian C Paterson, Yun Fong Ngeow, Hao Wang
The emergence of drug resistance in bacterial pathogens is a growing clinical problem that poses difficult challenges in patient management. To exacerbate this problem, there is currently a serious lack of antibacterial agents that are designed to target extremely drug-resistant bacterial strains. Here we describe the design, synthesis and antibacterial testing of a series of 40 novel indole core derivatives, which are predicated by molecular modeling to be potential glycosyltransferase inhibitors. Twenty of these derivatives were found to show in vitro inhibition of Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
July 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
Yunhui Zhang, Gilles Brackman, Tom Coenye
BACKGROUND: The enzymatic degradation of quorums sensing (QS) molecules (called quorum quenching, QQ) has been considered as a promising anti-virulence therapy to treat biofilm-related infections and combat antibiotic resistance. The recently-discovered QQ enzyme MomL has been reported to efficiently degrade different N -acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) of various Gram-negative pathogens. Here we investigated the effect of MomL on biofilms formed by two important nosocomial pathogens, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii ...
2017: PeerJ
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