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acinetobacter baumanii

Annalia Asti, Elio Marmondi, Carmine Tinelli, Marta Corbella, Annalisa de Silvestri, Gaetano Bernardi, Franco Andreini, Anna Preti, Monica Bricchi
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to describe the epidemiological surveillance of microbiological sentinel events (SE) carried out between 2012-2014 at the Neurological Hospital Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy. The Setting is inpatient care with Multi- Drug-Resistance infections. The aim of the procedure is to formalize the management mode, the reporting and transmission of SE. Categorical variables were described by counts and percentages, those quantitatives as mean and standard deviation or median and interquartile range...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Matteo Bassetti, Alessia Carnelutti, Maddalena Peghin
The isolation of multi-drug-resistant gram-negative (MDRGN) pathogens has progressively increased worldwide and has been associated with important delays in the prescription of an adequate antibiotic treatment, resulting in increased mortality rates. Patient's stratification for MDRGN infections to optimize the prescription of an adequate empiric antimicrobial regimen is crucial. Areas covered: This article covers MDRGN epidemiology, with a specific focus on risk factors for harbouring infections sustained by extended-spectrum-Beta-lactamase (ESBL), carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriacae (CRE), MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa and MDR Acinetobacter baumanii...
November 7, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
James C Hurley
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter species such as Acinetobacter baumanii are of increasing concern in association with ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). In the ICU, Acinetobacter infections are known to be subject to seasonal variation but the extent of geographic variation is unclear. The objective here is to define the extent and possible reasons for geographic variation for Acinetobacter associated VAP whether or not these isolates are reported as Acinetobacter baumanii. METHODS: A meta-regression model of VAP associated Acinetobacter incidence within the published literature was undertaken using random effects methods...
October 18, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
J F C Loo, H C Kwok, C C H Leung, S Y Wu, I L G Law, Y K Cheung, Y Y Cheung, M L Chin, P Kwan, M Hui, S K Kong, H P Ho
Sepsis by bacterial infection causes high mortality in patients in intensive care unit (ICU). Rapid identification of bacterial infection is essential to ensure early appropriate administration of antibiotics to save lives of patients, yet the present benchtop molecular diagnosis is time-consuming and labor-intensive, which limits the treatment efficiency especially when the number of samples to be tested is extensive. Therefore, we hereby report a microfluidic platform lab-on-a-disc (LOAD) to provide a sample-to-answer solution...
September 2, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Brian A Renda, Cindy Chan, Kristin N Parent, Jeffrey E Barrick
: Bacterial genomes commonly contain prophage sequences as a result of past infections with lysogenic phages. Many of these integrated viral sequences are believed to be cryptic, but prophage genes are sometimes coopted by the host, and some prophages may be reactivated to form infectious particles when cells are stressed or mutate. We found that a previously uncharacterized filamentous phage emerged from the genome of Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 during a laboratory evolution experiment...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
Yu Jin Kim, Hyun-Ju Kim, Geon-Woo Kim, Kyungyun Cho, Shunya Takahashi, Hiroyuki Koshino, Won-Gon Kim
Two new potent anti-Gram negative compounds, coralmycins A (1) and B (2), were isolated from cultures of the myxobacteria Corallococcus coralloides M23, together with another derivative (3) that was identified as the very recently reported cystobactamid 919-2. Their structures including the relative stereochemistry were elucidated by interpretation of spectroscopic, optical rotation, and CD data. The relative stereochemistry of 3 was revised to "S*R*" by NMR analysis. The antibacterial activity of 1 was most potent against Gram-negative pathogens, including Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumanii, and Klebsiella pneumoniae, with MICs of 0...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Natural Products
Mohamed I Hassan, Benjamin R Lundgren, Michael Chaumun, Dennis M Whitfield, Brady Clark, Ian C Schoenhofen, Christopher N Boddy
Legionaminic acid, Leg5,7Ac2 , a nonulosonic acid like 5-acetamido neuraminic acid (Neu5Ac, sialic acid), is found in cell surface glycoconjugates of bacteria including the pathogens Campylobacter jejuni, Acinetobacter baumanii and Legionella pneumophila. The presence of Leg5,7Ac2 has been correlated with virulence in humans by mechanisms that likely involve subversion of the host's immune system or interactions with host cell surfaces due to its similarity to Neu5Ac. Investigation into its role in bacterial physiology and pathogenicity is limited as there are no effective sources of it...
September 19, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
Christopher G Chapman, Uzma D Siddiqui, Maricarmen Manzano, Vani J Konda, Cynthia Murillo, Emily M Landon, Irving Waxman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The complex design of the elevator mechanism in duodenoscopes has been recognized as a challenge for disinfection and recently implicated as a potential source of persistent bacterial contamination. Curvilinear array (CLA) echoendoscopes also have an elevator mechanism; however, there are no recommendations or data regarding the risk of persistent bacterial contamination of echoendoscopes. Here we hoped to determine the yield of microbial growth with routine bacterial surveillance cultures of reprocessed CLA echoendoscopes...
July 28, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Rasha Elsherif, Dalia Ismail, Sanaa Elawady, Samyah Jastaniah, Saad Al-Masaudi, Steve Harakeh, Gamal Karrouf
BACKGROUND: The Middle East is regarded as a secondary reservoir for OXA-48 and New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) carbapenemases. One of the main challenges in clinical microbiology diagnostics is the detection of carbapenemases. For this reason simple screening methods have been sought to detect carbapenemase producers to determine appropriate therapeutic measures and implement infection control interventions. The present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the modified Hodge test (MHT) and a boronic acid-based combined disk test using carbapenems as substrates for the phenotypic determination of OXA-48 and NDM type carbapenemases in 45 epidemiologically unrelated carbapenem-resistant clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae (13 isolates), Acinetobacter baumanii (20 isolates), and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (12 isolates)...
2016: BMC Microbiology
Murat Haliloglu, Beliz Bilgili, Ozlem Haliloglu, Dilek Gogas Yavuz, Ismail Cinel
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D plays a role in host defense and is known to be associated with mortality in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). We aimed to evaluate the relationships between vitamin D levels and predictors of mortality in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii (XDR A. baumanii). METHODOLOGY: A retrospective single-center study was conducted in an 18-bed adult ICU of a teaching hospital, including all patients with VAP due to XDR A...
2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Amandeep Kumar, Deepak Agrawal, Bhawani S Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Ventriculitis is a serious infection associated with high mortality even when both intravenous (IV) and intrathecal (IT) antibiotics are administered. Poor outcome in patients with ventriculitis indicates the need to be more aggressive in our attempts to expeditiously eradicate the infection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of endoscopic lavage (EL) in patients with severe purulent ventriculitis, unresponsive to IV and IT antibiotics. METHODS: All consecutive patients with severe ventriculitis caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria, undergoing EL after failure of prolonged courses of IV and IT antibiotics, were included in the study...
September 2016: World Neurosurgery
P Alexandropoulos, S Georgiou, V Chantziara, A Tsimogianni, A Vassi, F Lagiou, G Miha, E Chinou, K Skotadi, G Michaloudis
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December 2015: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Eleftherios Mylonakis, Lars Podsiadlowski, Maged Muhammed, Andreas Vilcinskas
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are short proteins with antimicrobial activity. A large portion of known AMPs originate from insects, and the number and diversity of these molecules in different species varies considerably. Insect AMPs represent a potential source of alternative antibiotics to address the limitation of current antibiotics, which has been caused by the emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant pathogens. To get more insight into AMPs, we investigated the diversity and evolution of insect AMPs by mapping their phylogenetic distribution, allowing us to predict the evolutionary origins of selected AMP families and to identify evolutionarily conserved and taxon-specific families...
May 26, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
Lei He, Maohu Lin, Wensheng Fan, Yunxi Liu, Jijiang Suo, Yubin Xing, Ning Jia
BACKGROUND: During recent years, infection of Acinetobacter baumanii showed a rapid growth in hospitals and community. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are the most important pattern recognition receptors, which play a critical role during recognizing invading pathogens by the natural immune system. Our objective was to determine the associations of TLRs polymorphisms with the susceptibility to A. baumanii infection in a Chinese population. METHODS: We carried out a case-control study, genotyping 13 polymorphisms of TLR-2, TLR-4, TLR-5 and TLR-9 genes on 423 A...
January 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
C Guth, Z Cavalli, C Pernod, C Lhopital, Pf Wey, P Gerome, J Turc
OBJECTIVE: to describe the management and control of a limited outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii (CRAB) outbreak in a French intensive care unit. METHODS: Careful review of the contact's and carrier's files and outbreak management procedures. RESULTS: An undiagnosed CRAB carrier was admitted to our intensive care unit after medical evacuation from Turkey. Despite preventive isolation and contact precautions, a secondary case was diagnosed 5 days after admission of the index case and resulted in the creation of a crisis unit...
January 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
Serkan Atici, Ahmet Soysal, Eda Kepenekli Kadayifci, Ayşe Karaaslan, Gülşen Akkoç, Nurhayat Yakut, Sevliya Öcal Demir, Feyza İnceköy Girgin, Gülcan Çulha, Gülşen Altınkanat, Nilüfer Öztürk, Güner Söyletir, Mustafa Bakır
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality, especially in critically ill patients in intensive care units. The aim of this study was to assess the rate and distribution of HAIs, pathogens, and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in a newly opened pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODOLOGY: The infection control team detected and recorded HAI cases according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's criteria in the PICU of Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital over a four-year period following its opening...
March 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Xinjun Hu, Hua Zhang, Haifeng Lu, Guirong Qian, Longxian Lv, Chunxia Zhang, Jing Guo, Haiyin Jiang, Beiwen Zheng, Fengling Yang, Silan Gu, Yuanting Chen, Qiongling Bao, Liang Yu, Xiawei Jiang, Qian Hu, Haiyan Shi, Hainv Gao, Lanjuan Li
BACKGROUND: A novel avian-origin influenza A (H7N9) virus emerged and spread among humans in Eastern China in 2013. Prophylactic treatment with antibiotics and probiotics for secondary infection is as important as antiviral treatment. This study aims to assess the ability of probiotic treatment to restore internal homeostasis under antibiotic pressure and to reduce/ameliorate the risk of secondary infections resulting from infection with the H7N9 virus. METHODS: This is a retrospective study in archival samples...
2016: PloS One
Shahper N Khan, Asad U Khan
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria have become a severe threat to community wellbeing. Conventional antibiotics are getting progressively more ineffective as a consequence of resistance, making it imperative to realize improved antimicrobial options. In this review we emphasized the microorganisms primarily reported of being resistance, referred as ESKAPE pathogens (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacteriaceae) accentuating their capacity to "escape" from routine antimicrobial regimes...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Cynthia A Danquah, Arundhati Maitra, Simon Gibbons, Jane Faull, Sanjib Bhakta
Antibiotic resistance is one of the major threats to global health and well-being. The past decade has seen an alarming rise in the evolution and spread of drug-resistant strains of pathogenic microbes. The emergence of extensively drug resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and antimicrobial resistance among the ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species) as well as fungal pathogens (such as certain species of Candida, Aspergillus, Cryptococcus, and Trichophyton) poses a significant 21st century scientific challenge...
February 8, 2016: Current Protocols in Microbiology
Claudia-Elena Pleşca, Mihaela Cătălina Luca, A St Luca, Simona Constantinescu, Luminiţa Smaranda Iancu
UNLABELLED: Microbial resistance is an increasingly serious threat to global public health and it is linked to patient's age, immune status, and also antibiotic overuse or misuse and repeated hospitalizations. The high incidence of infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria requires rethinking the first-line therapeutic schemes. AIM: Retrospective study of the etiologic and antibiotic resistance profile of the bacterial strains isolated from immunocompromised hosts diagnosed with severe systemic infections, aimed at gaining a better understanding of the potential infectious sources and optimizing the antibiotic therapy...
October 2015: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
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