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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916604/carbapenem-resistant-and-cephalosporin-susceptible-a-worrisome-phenotype-among-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-clinical-isolates-in-brazil
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Eloiza Helena Campana, Danilo Elias Xavier, Fernanda Villas-Boas Petrolini, Jhonatha Rodrigo Cordeiro-Moura, Maria Rita Elmor de Araujo, Ana Cristina Gales
The mechanisms involved in the uncommon resistance phenotype, carbapenem resistance and broad-spectrum cephalosporin susceptibility (Carb-R/Ceph-S), were investigated in 25 Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates that exhibited this phenotype, which were recovered from three different hospitals located in São Paulo, Brazil. The antimicrobial susceptibility profile was determined by CLSI broth microdilution. β-Lactamase-encoding genes were investigated by PCR followed by DNA sequencing. Carbapenem hydrolysis activity was investigated by spectrophotometer and MALDI-TOF assays...
December 1, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913076/biofilm-production-and-beta-lactamic-resistance-in-brazilian-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-bovine-mastitis
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Viviane Figueira Marques, Cássia Couto da Motta, Bianca da Silva Soares, Dayanne Araújo de Melo, Shana de Mattos de Oliveira Coelho, Irene da Silva Coelho, Helene Santos Barbosa, Miliane Moreira Soares de Souza
Staphylococcus spp. play an important role in the etiology of bovine mastitis. Staphylococcus aureus is considered the most relevant species due to the production of virulence factors such as slime, which is required for biofilm formation. This study aimed to evaluate biofilm production and its possible relation to beta-lactamic resistance in 20 S. aureus isolates from bovine mastitic milk. The isolates were characterized by pheno-genotypic and MALDI TOF-MS assays and tested for genes such as icaA, icaD, bap, agr RNAIII, agr I, agr II, agr III, and agr IV, which are related to slime production and its regulation...
October 18, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902273/racemicystis-persica-sp-nov-a-novel-myxobacterium-from-iranian-soil
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Joachim Wink, Azam Moradi, Gholam Hosein Ebrahimipour, Kathrin Mohr, Peter Kämpfer, Stefanie Glaeser, Fabienne Hennessen, Katja Gemperlein, Awal Prasad Ram, Corinna Wolf, Rolf Müller
A novel myxobacterium, strain MSr11462T, was isolated in 2015 from a soil sample collected from Kish Island beach, Persian Gulf, Iran. It displayed general myxobacterial features like Gram negative staining, rod shaped vegetative cells, gliding on solid surfaces, microbial lytic activity, fruiting body like aggregates and myxospore like structures. The strain was mesophilic, aerobic and showed chemoheterotrophic mode of nutrition. It was resistant to many antibiotics like gentamycin, polymyxin, Fusidic acid and trimethopril and the key fatty acids of whole cell hydrolysates were iso-C15:0, C16:0, iso-C17:0, C18:1 , iso-C17:1 2-OH, C18:1 2-OH, iso-C15:0 OAG (O-alkylglycerol), and C16:1 OAG...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895634/cytosolic-proteome-profiling-of-aminoglycosides-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates-using-maldi-tof-ms
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Divakar Sharma, Manju Lata, Rananjay Singh, Nirmala Deo, Krishnamurthy Venkatesan, Deepa Bisht
Emergence of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is the consequence of the failure of second line TB treatment. Aminoglycosides are the important second line anti-TB drugs used to treat the multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Main known mechanism of action of aminoglycosides is to inhibit the protein synthesis by inhibiting the normal functioning of ribosome. Primary target of aminoglycosides are the ribosomal RNA and its associated proteins. Various mechanisms have been proposed for aminoglycosides resistance but still some are unsolved...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889878/same-day-identification-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-testing-on-positive-blood-cultures-a-simple-and-inexpensive-procedure
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K Maelegheer, E Nulens
Fast diagnostic tools are becoming a hot topic in microbiology, especially in the case of septic patients. Therefore, we attempted to develop a fast, inexpensive, accurate and easy method to identify bacteria and perform an antibiotic susceptibility test directly on positive blood cultures that could be used in a routine laboratory. A procedure based on centrifugation and washing steps was performed on 110 non-duplicated (including nine seeded) positive blood culture bottles. Direct identification (DID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) was conducted on the pellet with the MALDI Biotyper and Phoenix, respectively...
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889877/maldi-tof-ms-meets-wgs-in-a-vre-outbreak-investigation
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S Schlebusch, G R Price, R L Gallagher, V Horton-Szar, L D H Elbourne, P Griffin, D J Venter, S O Jensen, S J Van Hal
The use of MALDI-TOF MS (matrix-assisted laser desorption/ ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry) and WGS (whole genome sequencing) has been described for identification and strain relatedness determination. We describe the complementary use of MALDI-TOF MS and WGS in a VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci) outbreak investigation, and discuss some of the challenges with defining strain similarity across these two platforms. Although both assays indicated multiple clusters involved in the outbreak of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium isolates from positive blood cultures of four haematology-oncology patients, the small cohort and discrepancies between findings indicate the limitations of MALDI-TOF MS and the cautious interpretation of MALDI-TOF MS dendrograms during outbreaks...
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888481/rapid-bacteria-identification-from-environmental-mining-samples-using-maldi-tof-ms-analysis
#7
Ingrid Regina Avanzi, Louise Hase Gracioso, Marcela Dos Passos Galluzzi Baltazar, Bruno Karolski, Elen Aquino Perpetuo, Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento
Copper mining has polluted soils and water, causing a reduction of the microbial diversity and a change in the structure of the resident bacterial communities. In this work, selective isolation combined with MALDI-TOF MS and the 16S rDNA method were used for characterizing cultivable bacterial communities from copper mining samples. The results revealed that MALDI-TOF MS analysis can be considered a reliable and fast tool for identifying copper-resistant bacteria from environmental samples at the genera level...
November 25, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866257/detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-using-phage-amplification-combined-with-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#8
Jon C Rees, John R Barr
Antibiotic resistance continues to contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality across the world. Developing new tests for antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a core action to combat resistant infections. We describe a method that uses phage amplification detection (PAD) combined with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) to rapidly identify Staphylococcus aureus and determine phenotypic susceptibility to cefoxitin. Samples tested for S. aureus are incubated together with bacteriophage in the presence and absence of cefoxitin and subjected to rapid trypsin digestion followed by MALDI-MS analysis...
November 19, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858242/epidemiology-and-reporting-of-candidaemia-in-belgium-a-multi-centre-study
#9
C Trouvé, S Blot, M-P Hayette, S Jonckheere, S Patteet, H Rodriguez-Villalobos, F Symoens, E Van Wijngaerden, K Lagrou
The primary aim of this study was to collect national epidemiological data on candidaemia and to determine the reporting time of species identification and antifungal susceptibility in clinical practice. During a 1-year period (March 2013 until February 2014), every first Candida isolate from each episode of candidaemia was included prospectively from 30 Belgian hospitals. Identification and susceptibility testing were performed according to local procedures and isolates were sent to the National Reference Center for Mycosis...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852378/-analysis-of-the-protein-expression-differences-between-colonized-and-infectious-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
#10
W J Sui, M Wang, Y F Huang, X X Lu
Objective: To analyze the protein expression differences between colonized multidrug-resistant acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) and infectious MDR-AB using comparative proteomics and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and to explore the molecular characteristics of MDR-AB infections. Methods: A total of 59 MDR-AB strains including 23 of bloodstream infections MDR-AB and 36 of nasal, pharyngeal or environmental colonization MDR-AB were collected from Beijing Tongren Hospital between January 2008 and December 2011...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836381/universal-protocol-for-the-rapid-automated-detection-of-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-directly-from-blood-cultures-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionisation-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms
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Marina Oviaño, Katrin Sparbier, Maria José Barba, Markus Kostrzewa, Germán Bou
Detection of carbapenemase-producing bacteria directly from blood cultures is a major challenge, as patients with bacteraemia are critically ill. Early detection can be helpful for selection of the most appropriate antibiotic therapy as well as adequate control of outbreaks. In the current study, a novel matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF)-based method was developed for the rapid, automated detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii directly from blood cultures...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826358/use-of-molecular-typing-to-investigate-bacterial-translocation-from-the-intestinal-tract-of-chlorpyrifos-exposed-rats
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Claire Joly Condette, Bertin Elion Dzon, Farida Hamdad, Maurice Biendo, Véronique Bach, Hafida Khorsi-Cauet
BACKGROUND: Human are confronted on a daily basis with contaminant pesticide residues in food, water and other components of the environment. Although the digestive system is the first organ to come into contact with food contaminants, very few data are available on the impact of low-dose pesticide exposure during the in utero and postnatal periods on intestinal bacterial translocation (BT). Previous studies have revealed that chlorpyrifos (CPF) exposure is associated with intestinal dysbiosis and the contamination of sterile organs...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821357/evaluation-of-meat-fruit-and-vegetables-from-retail-stores-in-five-united-kingdom-regions-as-sources-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-esbl-producing-and-carbapenem-resistant-escherichia-coli
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L P Randall, M P Lodge, N C Elviss, F L Lemma, K L Hopkins, C J Teale, N Woodford
We determined the prevalence and types of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli in raw retail beef, chicken, pork, fruit and vegetables in five UK regions in 2013-14. Raw meat (n=397), and fruit and vegetable samples (n=400) were purchased from retail stores in London, East Anglia, North West England, Scotland and Wales. Samples were tested for the presence of ESBL-producing E. coli by plating enriched samples on CHROMagar CTX and CHROMagar ESBL, for AmpC-type E...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812805/elucidating-constraints-for-differentiation-of-major-human-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clones-using-maldi-tof-ms
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C Rodrigues, Â Novais, C Sousa, H Ramos, T M Coque, R Cantón, J A Lopes, L Peixe
The establishment of matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) in routine microbial identification boosted many developments towards high-throughput applications, including bacterial typing. However, results are still controversial for different bacterial species. We aim to evaluate the suitability of MALDI-TOF MS for typing clinically relevant multidrug resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. pneumoniae clones using routine conditions and a previously validated chemometric analysis workflow...
November 3, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806562/purification-and-characterization-of-principle-antimutagenic-bioactive-as-ethoxy-substituted-phylloquinone-from-spinach-spinacea-oleracea-l-based-on-evaluation-in-models-including-human-lymphoblast-tk-cells
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Sanjeev Kumar, Suchandra Chatterjee, Jyoti Tripathi, Satyendra Gautam
During in vitro analysis, spinach (Spinacea oleracea L.) leaves extracts displayed varying antimutagenicity when analyzed in models including human lymphoblast (TK+/-) cell line (thymidine kinase gene mutation assay) and Escherichia coli MG1655 (rifampicin resistance assay) against chemical (ethyl methanesulfonate and 5-azacytidine) induced mutagenicity. Highest antimutagenicity was displayed by the quinone extract. The principle bioactive compound exhibited fluorescence in TLC at 366 nm (termed C4) resolved at Rf:0...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801367/prevalence-of-esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae-isolated-from-blood-cultures-in-mali
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Samba Adama Sangare, Almoustapha Issiaka Maiga, Ibrehima Guindo, Aminata Maiga, Namory Camara, Oumar Agaly Dicko, Souleymane Diallo, Flabou Bougoudogo, Laurence Armand-Lefevre, Antoine Andremont, Ibrahim Izetiegouma Maiga
INTRODUCTION: The increasing frequency of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae is becoming a serious public health concern. This study sought to determine ESBL frequency in Enterobacteriaceae isolated from patients' blood cultures in two university teaching hospitals of Bamako, Mali. METHODOLOGY: During a three-month period, the presence of Enterobacteriaceae from blood cultures of patients admitted to the university teaching hospitals of Bamako was evaluated...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794265/molecular-epidemiology-of-environmental-and-clinical-carbapenemase-producing-gram-negative-bacilli-from-hospitals-in-guelma-algeria-multiple-genetic-lineages-and-first-report-of-oxa-48-in-enterobacter-cloacae
#17
Widad Bouguenoun, Sofiane Bakour, Ahmed Aimen Bentorki, Charbel Al Bayssari, Tarek Merad, Jean-Marc Rolain
This study was designed to investigate environmental colonisation in Algerian hospitals by carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (GNB), including molecular characterisation of their resistance, and to perform a comparative molecular analysis between clinical and environmental strains. GNB isolated from hospitalised patients and the hospital environment were identified using microbiological methods and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/MS). Antibiotic susceptibility testing was performed by disk diffusion and Etest methods...
December 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790857/a-self-immobilizing-and-fluorogenic-probe-for-%C3%AE-lactamases-detection
#18
Wuyu Mao, Lingying Xia, Yaqun Wang, Hexin Xie
The spread of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria has become one of the major concerns to public health. Improved monitoring of drug resistance is of high importance for disease control. One of the major mechanisms for bacteria to overcome treatment of antibiotics is the production of antibiotic-hydrolysis enzymes named as β-lactamases. In this study, we have developed a self-immobilizing and fluorogenic probe for the detection of β-lactamase activities. This fluorogenic reagent, upon activation by β-lactamases, turns on fluorescence signal and, more importantly, generates a covalent linkage to the target enzymes and the nearby proteins...
October 28, 2016: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777756/first-hospital-outbreak-of-the-globally-emerging-candida-auris-in-a-european-hospital
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Silke Schelenz, Ferry Hagen, Johanna L Rhodes, Alireza Abdolrasouli, Anuradha Chowdhary, Anne Hall, Lisa Ryan, Joanne Shackleton, Richard Trimlett, Jacques F Meis, Darius Armstrong-James, Matthew C Fisher
BACKGROUND: Candida auris is a globally emerging multidrug resistant fungal pathogen causing nosocomial transmission. We report an ongoing outbreak of C. auris in a London cardio-thoracic center between April 2015 and July 2016. This is the first report of C. auris in Europe and the largest outbreak so far. We describe the identification, investigation and implementation of control measures. METHODS: Data on C. auris case demographics, environmental screening, implementation of infection prevention/control measures, and antifungal susceptibility of patient isolates were prospectively recorded then analysed retrospectively...
2016: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776144/increased-abundance-of-proteins-involved-in-resistance-to-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-at-the-last-stages-of-growth-and-development-of-leishmania-amazonensis-promastigotes-revealed-by-proteome-analysis
#20
Pedro J Alcolea, Ana Alonso, Francisco García-Tabares, María C Mena, Sergio Ciordia, Vicente Larraga
Leishmania amazonensis is one of the major etiological agents of the neglected, stigmatizing disease termed american cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL). ACL is a zoonosis and rodents are the main reservoirs. Most cases of ACL are reported in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. The biological cycle of the parasite is digenetic because sand fly vectors transmit the motile promastigote stage to the mammalian host dermis during blood meal intakes. The amastigote stage survives within phagocytes of the mammalian host...
2016: PloS One
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