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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150371/emergence-of-polymyxin-b-resistance-in-a-polymyxin-b-susceptible-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-causing-bloodstream-infection-in-a-neutropenic-patient-during-polymyxin-b-therapy
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Alexandre P Zavascki, Raquel Girardello, Cibele M Magagnin, Laura C Antochevis, Rafael A Maciel, Jussara K Palmeiro, Ana C Gales
The emergence of resistance to polymyxins in KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates has been a major clinical problem. This study evaluated the molecular mechanisms associated with polymyxin B (PMB) resistance that emerged in a previously PMB-susceptible KPC-2-producing K. pneumoniae during PMB therapy for a bloodstream infection in a neutropenic patient. The first isolate (PMB-susceptible) was obtained while the patient was receiving meropenem and other isolates were recovered from 2 sets of blood cultures in different dates while the patient was receiving PMB therapy (4 of 6 blood cultures bottles yielded isolates with full PMB resistance)...
October 19, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149302/activity-of-colistin-alone-or-in-combination-with-rifampicin-or-meropenem-in-a-carbapenem-resistant-bioluminescent-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-intraperitoneal-murine-infection-model
#2
Yun Cai, Deqing Yang, Jin Wang, Rui Wang
Background: Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) infections represent a major therapeutic problem and combination therapy may be the chemotherapeutic option. Methods: Bioluminescent CRPA was developed through sequential subcultures in subinhibitory concentrations of meropenem from an engineered strain of bioluminescent PA Xen5. Then CRPA was injected intraperitoneally to establish an intraperitoneal murine infection model. Treatments of colistin alone or combined with rifampicin or meropenem were started 1 h after infection...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142383/assessment-of-doripenem-meropenem-and-imipenem-against-respiratory-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeroginosa-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-north-india
#3
Arti Negi, Mridu Anand, Avinash Singh, Awadhesh Kumar, Chinmoy Sahu, Kashi Nath Prasad
Objective: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the leading pathogen causing healthcare-associated infections, particularly in immunocompromised and critically ill patients. The development of carbapenem resistance in P. aeruginosa infections is worrisome. Data specifically comparing the susceptibility of the three available carbapenems are lacking in the Indian subcontinent. Materials and Methods: We evaluated the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of the three commonly used carbapenems- imipenem, meropenem, and doripenem against, 435 P...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140892/proficiency-testing-for-meropenem-and-piperacillin-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-preliminary-results-from-the-belgian-society-on-infectiology-and-clinical-microbiology-pk-pd-working-group
#4
Mieke Carlier, Alexandre Athanasopoulos, Daniëlle Borrey, Pieter Colin, Frédéric Cotton, Raphael Denooz, Hugo Neels, Isabel Spriet, Timothy Ghys, Alain G Verstraete, Veronique Stove
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140240/case-report-strongyloides-stercoralis-hyperinfection-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#5
Richelle Guerrero-Wooley, Ernesto Aranda-Aguirre, Wencheng Li, Aimee Wilkin, Elizabeth Palavecino
Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal nematode that can cause disseminated infection in an immunocompromised host. It is most commonly acquired in developing countries. It was previously a common infection in many parts of the United States, particularly in the Appalachian region, but is rarely identified currently. Here, we describe a patient born and raised in Appalachia, with no history of travel outside the United States, who presented with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and S. stercoralis hyperinfection characterized by acute respiratory failure, altered mental status, and extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136176/mutations-in-metg-methionyl-trna-synthetase-and-trmd-trna-guanine-n1-methyltransferase-conferring-meropenem-tolerance-in-burkholderia-thailandensis
#6
Hyojeong Yi, Hyeri Lee, Kwang-Hwi Cho, Heenam Stanley Kim
Objectives: Although meropenem is widely used to treat Burkholderia infections, the response of Burkholderia pathogens to this antibiotic is largely unexplored. Methods: Burkholderia thailandensis, a model for Burkholderia spp., particularly Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei, was challenged with a lethal level of meropenem and survivors were isolated. The genomes of two of the isolates were analysed to identify mutated genes and these genes were then specifically examined in more isolates to profile mutation diversity...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133570/activity-of-simulated-human-dosage-regimens-of-meropenem-and-vaborbactam-against-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-an-in-vitro-hollow-fiber-model
#7
Mojgan Sabet, Ziad Tarazi, Debora Rubio-Aparicio, Thomas G Nolan, Jonathan Parkinson, Olga Lomovskaya, Michael N Dudley, David C Griffith
The objective of these studies was to evaluate the exposures of meropenem and vaborbactam that would produce antibacterial activity and prevent resistance development in carbapenem-resistant, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae strains when tested at an inocula of 10(8) CFU/mL. Thirteen K. pneumoniae isolates, three Enterobacter cloacae isolates, and one Escherichia coli isolate were examined in an in vitro hollow fiber model over 32 hours. Simulated dosage regimens of meropenem 1-2 g with vaborbactam 1-2 g, meropenem administered every 8 hours by 3 hour infusion based on Phase 1 or Phase 3 patient pharmacokinetic data were studied in the model...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133568/activity-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-against-carbapenem-resistant-carbapenemase-non-producing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-associated-resistance-mechanisms
#8
Yu Mi Wi, Kerryl E Greenwood-Quaintance, Audrey N Schuetz, Kwan Soo Ko, Kyong Ran Peck, Jae-Hoon Song, Robin Patel
Although carbapenems are effective for treating serious multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa (CRPA) is now being reported worldwide. Ceftolozane/tazobactam (C/T) demonstrates activity against many multidrug-resistant isolates. We evaluated the activity of C/T and compared its activity to that of ceftazidime/avibactam (C/A) using a well-characterized collection of carbapenemase non-producing CRPA isolates. Forty-two carbapenemase non-producing CRPA isolates from a previous study (Int J Antimicrob Agents 2012;40:168-72) were included...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133551/copper-ions-and-coordination-complexes-as-novel-carbapenem-adjuvants
#9
Karrera Y Djoko, Maud E S Achard, Minh-Duy Phan, Alvin W Lo, Manfredi Miraula, Sasiprapa Prombhul, Steven J Hancock, Kate M Peters, Hanna Sidjabat, Patrick N Harris, Nataša Mitić, Timothy R Walsh, Gregory J Anderson, William M Shafer, David L Paterson, Gerhard Schenk, Alastair G McEwan, Mark A Schembri
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are an urgent threat to global human health. These organisms produce β-lactamases with carbapenemase activity, such as the metallo-β-lactamase NDM-1, which is notable due to its association with mobile genetic elements and the lack of a clinically useful inhibitor. Here we examined the ability of copper to inhibit the activity of NDM-1 and explored the potential of a copper coordination complex as a mechanism to efficiently deliver copper as an adjuvant in clinical therapeutics...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132352/intensive-care-antibiotic-consumption-and-resistance-patterns-a-cross-correlation-analysis
#10
Luminita Baditoiu, Carmen Axente, Diana Lungeanu, Delia Muntean, Florin Horhat, Roxana Moldovan, Elena Hogea, Ovidiu Bedreag, Dorel Sandesc, Monica Licker
BACKGROUND: Over recent decades, a dramatic increase in infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens has been observed worldwide. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between local resistance bacterial patterns and antibiotic consumption in an intensive care unit in a Romanian university hospital. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted between 1st January 2012 and 31st December 2013. Data covering the consumption of antibacterial drugs and the incidence density for the main resistance phenotypes was collected on a monthly basis, and this data was aggregated quarterly...
November 13, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131910/resistant-infantile-bacterial-conjunctivitis-in-egypt-a-microbiology-study
#11
Aiman Abdeltawwab Hashish, Molham Abdelhafez Elbakary, Waleed Abdelhady Allam
PURPOSE: To study the microbiological aspects of infantile bacterial conjunctivitis resistant to empirical topical antibiotic therapy in Egypt. METHODS: Ninety-two eyes of 86 infants with bacterial conjunctivitis were included in this prospective study. They all failed to show evidence of clinical improvement after 2 weeks of empirical topical antibiotic therapy. Conjunctival swabs were obtained from all patients for bacterial culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125052/prevalence-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-bloodstream-isolates-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Henrietta Abodakpi, Kai-Tai Chang, Ana María Sánchez Díaz, Rafael Cantón, Todd M Lasco, Katrina Chan, Amelia K Sofjan, Vincent H Tam
To improve prescribing of empiric therapy, the local molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) in bloodstream isolates of K. pneumoniae were evaluated. Isolates resistant to third generation cephalosporins were screened phenotypically for ESBLs and carbapenemases, and subsequently confirmed by PCR for the presence of ESBL (blaTEM, blaSHV and blaCTX-M) and carbapenemase (blaKPC, blaVIM, blaNDM and blaOXA-48) genes. Hydrolytic activity (functional gene expression) was quantified using a nitrocefin degradation assay and correlated to ceftazidime or meropenem MIC...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124451/current-treatment-concepts-for-iatrogenic-ventriculitis-a-nationwide-survey-in-germany
#13
Niklas von Spreckelsen, Norma Jung, Sergej Telentschak, Jürgen Hampl, Roland Goldbrunner, Stefan Grau
BACKGROUND: Iatrogenic ventriculitis is a common complication of the external ventricular drainage. While the procedure and indications for external ventricular drains (EVD) are highly standardized, the treatment of ventriculitis is not clearly defined. OBJECTIVE: To depict the treatment of iatrogenic ventriculitis currently performed in German hospitals. METHODS: A standardized questionnaire consisting of 18 multiple choice questions, each with the ability to provide additional individual answers, covering the diagnosis and treatment of iatrogenic ventriculitis as well as general handling of EVDs, was sent to 121 neurosurgical hospitals registered in the German Society for Neurosurgery (DGNC)...
November 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120560/klebsiella-pneumoniae-oxa-48-in-a-urology-patient-case-report
#14
Ines Jajić, Ana Benčić, Marko Siroglavić, Gernot Zarfel, Boris Ružić, Ivan Pezelj, Branka Bedenić
We present an isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae OXA-48 isolated in a 68-year-old man who underwent radical prostatectomy due to prostate cancer. The antibiotic susceptibility testing to a wide range of antibiotics was performed by disk diffusion method and determination of minimal inhibitory concentrations. The isolate was classified as multidrug-resistant. It showed intermediate susceptibility to imipenem and meropenem, resistance to ertapenem, and sensitivity only to colistin, amikacin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115680/mastdiscs-combi-carba-plus-a-simple-discrimination-method-for-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-including-oxa-48-type-producers
#15
Yusuke Ohsaki, Ryoichi Kubo, Jonathan Hobson, Mya Davies, Shunsuke Osaka, Wataru Hayashi, Yui Taniguchi, Shota Koide, Yukiko Nagano, Noriyuki Nagano
Not only detection of carbapenemases but also identification of their types accurately and rapidly in Enterobacteriaceae is still a major challenge for clinical laboratories in order to prevent the intrusion and the transmission of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of the MASTDISCS® combi Carba plus disc system in the identification of different carbapenemase types, including OXA-48-type carbapenemase for which no specific enzyme inhibitors have so far been available...
November 8, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113046/additivity-vs-synergism-investigation-of-the-additive-interaction-of-cinnamon-bark-oil-and-meropenem-in-combinatory-therapy
#16
Shun-Kai Yang, Khatijah Yusoff, Chun-Wai Mai, Wei-Meng Lim, Wai-Sum Yap, Swee-Hua Erin Lim, Kok-Song Lai
Combinatory therapies have been commonly applied in the clinical setting to tackle multi-drug resistant bacterial infections and these have frequently proven to be effective. Specifically, combinatory therapies resulting in synergistic interactions between antibiotics and adjuvant have been the main focus due to their effectiveness, sidelining the effects of additivity, which also lowers the minimal effective dosage of either antimicrobial agent. Thus, this study was undertaken to look at the effects of additivity between essential oils and antibiotic, via the use of cinnamon bark essential oil (CBO) and meropenem as a model for additivity...
November 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111432/direct-determination-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-from-positive-blood-cultures-using-laser-scattering-technology
#17
Evgeny A Idelevich, Matthias Hoy, Dennis Knaack, Dennis Görlich, Georg Peters, Matthias Borowski, Karsten Becker
OBJECTIVE: Delays in appropriate antimicrobial treatment contribute to increased mortality of septic patients. We aimed to develop a methodology for detection of carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria directly from positive blood cultures (BCs). METHODS: Initially, meropenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (n=13) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n=32) isolates as well as the same numbers of meropenem-susceptible isolates were used to establish the detection of carbapenem resistance from agar cultures...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110143/pharmacological-aspects-and-spectrum-of-action-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Felipe Francisco Tuon, Jaime L Rocha, Marcelo R Formigoni-Pinto
PURPOSE: Ceftazidime-avibactam is an antimicrobial association active against several Enterobacteriaceae species, including those resistant to carbapenem. Considering the importance of this drug in the current panorama of multidrug-resistant bacteria, we performed a systematic review about ceftazidime-avibactam with emphasis on clinical and pharmacological published data. METHODS: A systematic search of the medical literature was performed. The databases searched included MEDLINE, EMBASE and Web of Science (until September 2017)...
November 7, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109849/current-concepts-and-future-strategies-in-the-antimicrobial-therapy-of-emerging-gram-positive-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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REVIEW
Marco Fiore, Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Ivan Gentile, Guglielmo Borgia, Sebastiano Leone, Pasquale Sansone, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Caterina Aurilio, Maria Caterina Pace
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most common infection in end-stage liver disease patients. SBP is defined as an ascitic fluid infection with a polymorphonuclear leucocyte count ≥ 250/mm(3) without an evident intra-abdominal surgically treatable source. Several mechanisms contribute to SBP occurrence, including translocation of gut bacteria and their products, reduced intestinal motility provoking bacterial overgrowth, alteration of the gut's barrier function and local immune responses. Historically, Gram-negative enteric bacteria have been the main causative agents of SBP, thereby guiding the empirical therapeutic choice...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109160/activity-of-meropenem-vaborbactam-in-mouse-models-of-infection-due-to-kpc-producing-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-cre
#20
Mojgan Sabet, Ziad Tarazi, Thomas Nolan, Jonathan Parkinson, Debora Rubio-Aparicio, Olga Lomovskaya, Michael N Dudley, David C Griffith
Meropenem-vaborbactam (Vabomere™) is highly active against Gram-negative pathogens, especially KPC-producing, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae The objective of these studies was to evaluate the efficacy of meropenem alone and in combination with vaborbactam in mouse thigh and lung infection models. Thighs or lungs of neutropenic mice were infected with KPC-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae with meropenem MICs ranging from ≤ 0.06 - 8 mg/L in the presence of vaborbactam 8 mg/L. Mice were treated with meropenem alone or meropenem in combination with vaborbactam every 2 hours for 24 hours to provide exposures comparable to 2 g doses of each component in humans...
November 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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