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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778048/pathogens-constancy-harbinger-of-nosocomial-infection-cum-identification-of-resistant-genes-and-drug-designing
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Sana Farooq Ahmad, Ibrar Khan, Abdul Wadood, Sadiq Azam, Noor Rehman, Muhammad Waqas, Kashif Bashir, Asaf Ali Khan
Hospitals are the most prominent places for the growth and spread of bacteria which are resistant to the available antibiotics. This antibiotic resistance is due to the over and misuse of antibiotic dosages of a high-density of patient population which are in frequent interaction with inanimate items of the hospitals and the consequent risk of cross infection. Out of 1010 samples of the current study, 510 (50.49%) were culture positive of which 329 (64.5%) were Gram-positive while 181 (35.49%) Gram negative...
April 22, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772393/unexpected-mechanisms-of-resistance-in-dutch-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-collected-during-fourteen-years-of-surveillance
#2
P D Croughs, C H W Klaassen, J van Rosmalen, D M Maghdid, S A Boers, J P Hays, W H F Goessens
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the most important causes of infection in the intensive care unit. It is intrinsically resistant to many antibiotics and easily acquires additional resistance genes via horizontal gene transfer of mobile genetic elements. In the present study, 1,528 P. aeruginosa isolates, obtained from a Dutch national surveillance program between the years 1998 and 2011, were analyzed for the presence of Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL) genes blaCTX-M , blaSHV , blaTEM , blaBEL , blaPER , blaVEB , blaOXA-10 and metallo-β-Lactamase (MBL) genes blaIMP , blaVIM and blaNDM ...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769010/evaluation-of-fosfomycin-activity-against-esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae-isolated-from-iran
#3
Hossein Kazemian
BACKGROUND: Rising rates of antimicrobial resistance among Enterobacteriaceae limit the use of reliably active forms of available drugs. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of fosfomycin (US6794490B2) resistance gene among ESBL producing isolates in Iran. METHOD: We tested 355 isolates of Enterobacteriacea collected from various clinical samples including urine, wounds, blood and other sources during June 2016 to July 2017. Antibiotic sensitivity and extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) production were tested using agar dilution method according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines...
May 16, 2018: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758886/carrier-flies-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-as-potential-dissemination-agent-in-dairy-farm-environment
#4
Taila Dos Santos Alves, Gustavo Henrique Batista Lara, Renato Pariz Maluta, Márcio Garcia Ribeiro, Domingos da Silva Leite
The life cycle of synanthropic flies and their behavior, allows them to serve as mechanical vectors of several pathogens. Given that flies can carry multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, this study aimed to investigate the spread of genes of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from flies collected in two dairy farms in Brazil. Besides antimicrobial resistance determinants, the presence of virulence genes related to bovine colibacillosis was also assessed. Of 94 flies collected, Musca domestica was the most frequently found in the two farms...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757009/molecular-and-phenotypic-analysis-of-hemolytic-aeromonas-strains-isolated-from-food-in-egypt-revealed-clinically-important-multidrug-resistance-and-virulence-profiles
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Ahmed M Hammad, Alaa-Eldin H Moustafa, Maha M Mansour, Bashier M Fahmy, Mohamed G Hamada, Toshi Shimamoto, Tadashi Shimamoto
The aim of this study was to determine the public health significance of hemolytic Aeromonas species isolated from 213 food samples in Egypt, based on their virulence and antimicrobial-resistance potential. We recovered 63 strains, isolated from fish, raw milk, karish cheeses, and ras cheese in 29 (31.18%) of 93, 10 (25.00%) of 40, 13 (32.50%) of 40, and 11 (27.50%) of 40 samples, respectively. The most prevalent virulence gene was alt (50.79%), followed by aerA (34.92%), asa1 (39.68%), ahh1 (20.63%), act (11...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750591/salmonella-species-persistence-and-their-high-level-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-flooded-man-made-rivers-in-china
#6
Qifa Song, Danyang Zhang, Hong Gao, Junhua Wu
Man-made rivers, owing to proximity to human habitats, facilitate transmission of salmonellosis to humans. To determine the contamination situation by Salmonella in flooded man-made rivers and thereafter the exposure risk to public health, we investigated the prevalence of Salmonella species and their antimicrobial resistance in such rivers, as well as the relationship between the incidence of local infectious diarrhea cases and the number of Salmonella isolates from patients. After a heavy flood, 95 isolates of 13 Salmonella serotypes were isolated from 80 river water samples...
May 11, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748922/defining-the-relationship-between-phenotypic-and-genotypic-resistance-profiles-of-multidrug-resistant-enterobacterial-clinical-isolates
#7
Lamis Galal, Neveen A Abdel Aziz, Walaa M Hassan
Fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides offer effective therapy for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing enterobacterial infections, but their usefulness is threatened by increasing resistant strains. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to demonstrate the phenotypic outcomes of the coexistence of genetic determinants mediating resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins and quinolones in enterobacterial isolates collected from patients with health-care-associated infections in Egypt...
May 11, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741366/metagenomic-characterization-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-full-scale-reclaimed-water-distribution-systems-and-corresponding-potable-systems
#8
Emily Garner, Chaoqi Chen, Kang Xia, Jolene Bowers, David Engelthaler, Jean McLain, Marc A Edwards, Amy Pruden
Water reclamation provides a valuable resource for meeting non-potable water demands. However, little is known about the potential for wastewater reuse to disseminate antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). Here, samples were collected seasonally in 2014-2015 from four U.S. utilities' reclaimed and potable water distribution systems before treatment, after treatment, and at five points of use (POU). Shotgun metagenomic sequencing was used to profile the resistome (i.e., full contingent of ARGs) of a subset (n=38) of samples...
May 9, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737548/prevotella-strains-and-lactamic-resistance-gene-distribution-in-different-oral-environments-of-children-with-pulp-necrosis
#9
B Roese de Lima, G F Nicoloso, C C Fatturi-Parolo, M B C Ferreira, F Montagner, L Casagrande
AIM: To determine the presence of Prevotella species, the cfxA/cfxA2, blaZ and blaTEM genes associated with resistance to lactamic agents in different oral niches of children with pulp necrosis. METHODOLOGY: Children with pulp necrosis in primary teeth had samples of saliva, supragingival, pulp chamber and root canal biofilms collected and tested for Prevotella species (P. intermedia, P nigrescens, P. tannerae) and for beta-lactam resistance genes (cfxA / cfxA2, blaZ and blaTEM)...
May 8, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735827/molecular-characterisation-for-clonality-and-transmission-dynamics-of-an-outbreak-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-amongst-neonates-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-south-india
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Chaitra Shankar, Manish Kumar, Ashtawarthani Baskaran, Miracle Magdelene Paul, Nithya Ponmudi, Sridhar Santhanam, Joy Sarojini Michael, Balaji Veeraraghavan
Purpose: Sepsis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality amongst neonates. Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common cause of nosocomial outbreaks causing bacteraemia and having potential of acquiring plasmids enhancing antimicrobial resistance. In the present study, we investigate K. pneumoniae outbreak causing bacteraemia amongst neonates over a span of 2 months. Isolates were characterised for antimicrobial resistance, virulence, molecular typing for clonality and plasmid typing for transmission dynamics, and patient outcome was investigated...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733265/effects-of-cage-farming-on-antimicrobial-and-heavy-metal-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-enterococcus-faecium-and-lactococcus-garvieae
#11
Mustafa Ture, Ilhan Altinok, Huseyin Alp
OBJECTIVE: To characterize antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and heavy metal resistance genes (HMRGs) of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus faecium isolated from the sediment and Lactococcus garvieae isolated from fish. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The isolated bacteria were identified by sequencing 16S rRNA genes. After identification of the bacteria, tetracycline (tetA, tetB, tetD), erythromycin (ereA, ereB), sulfonamides (sulI, sulII), trimethoprim (dhfrA1), β-lactam (blaTEM , blaCTX , ampC), florfenicol (floR), and class 1 integron (Int1) resistance gene were then determined...
May 7, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732983/an-outbreak-of-esbl-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-an-iranian-referral-hospital-epidemiology-and-molecular-typing
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Shima Mahmoudi, Babak Pourakbari, Aliakbar Rahbarimanesh, Mohammad Reza Abdolsalehi, Keyghobad Ghadiri, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common cause of nosocomial infections; however, there is limited information in Iran regarding nosocomial outbreaks due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producing K pneumoniae strains, particularly using molecular methods. The present study focused on the molecular mechanism of ESBL resistance and genetic relatedness in K. pneumoniae isolates causing nosocomial infections in an Iranian referral hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was evaluated the antimicrobial resistance and molecular epidemiology of K...
May 7, 2018: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727265/prevalence-of-aminoglycoside-modifying-enzymes-in-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-producing-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-collected-in-two-multicenter-studies-in-spain
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Marta Fernández-Martínez, Belén Ruiz Del Castillo, Maria Jesús Lecea-Cuello, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Álvaro Pascual, Luis Martínez-Martínez
The in vitro activity of amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, tobramycin, neomycin, and netilmicin against 420 Escherichia coli producing extended spectrum β-lactamases (Ec-ESBLs) and 139 Klebsiella pneumoniae producing extended spectrum β-lactamase (Kp-ESBL) collected in two multicenter studies performed in Spain in 2000 and 2006 was determined. The presence of genes encoding aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes (AMEs) and 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) methylases [aac(3)-Ia, aac(3)-IIa, aac(3)-IVa, aac(6')-Ib, ant(2")-Ia, ant(4')-IIa, aph(3')-Ia, aph(3')-IIa, armA, rmtB, and rmtC] was also investigated...
May 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714623/multiplication-in-egg-yolk-and-survival-in-egg-albumen-of-genetically-and-phenotypically-characterized-salmonella-enteritidis-strains
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Richard K Gast, Jean Guard, Rupa Guraya, Aude Locatelli
Prompt refrigeration of eggs to prevent the multiplication of Salmonella Enteritidis to high levels during storage is an important practice for reducing the risk of egg-transmitted human illness. The efficacy of egg refrigeration for achieving this goal depends on the interaction among the location of contamination, the ability of contaminant strains to survive or multiply, and the rate at which growth-restricting temperatures are attained. The present study assessed the significance of several characterized genetic and phenotypic properties for the capabilities of 10 Salmonella Enteritidis isolates to multiply rapidly in egg yolk and survive for several days in egg albumen during unrefrigerated (25°C) storage...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708041/comparative-analysis-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-in-2012-2016-that-differ-by-antibiotic-resistance-genes-and-virulence-genes-profiles
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Anastasia I Lev, Eugeny I Astashkin, Angelina A Kislichkina, Ekaterina V Solovieva, Tatiana I Kombarova, Olga V Korobova, Olga N Ershova, Irina A Alexandrova, Vladimir E Malikov, Alexander G Bogun, Alexander I Borzilov, Nikolay V Volozhantsev, Edward A Svetoch, Nadezhda K Fursova
The antibacterial resistance and virulence genotypes and phenotypes of 148 non-duplicate Klebsiella pneumoniae strains collected from 112 patients in Moscow hospitals in 2012-2016 including isolates from the respiratory system (57%), urine (30%), wounds (5%), cerebrospinal fluid (4%), blood (3%), and rectal swab (1%) were determined. The majority (98%) were multidrug resistant (MDR) strains carrying blaSHV (91%), blaCTX-M (74%), blaTEM (51%), blaOXA (38%), and blaNDM (1%) beta-lactamase genes, class 1 integrons (38%), and the porin protein gene ompK36 (96%)...
April 30, 2018: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691340/extensive-gene-amplification-as-a-mechanism-for-piperacillin-tazobactam-resistance-in-escherichia-coli
#16
Lisa M Schechter, David P Creely, Cherilyn D Garner, Dee Shortridge, Hoan Nguyen, Lei Chen, Blake M Hanson, Erica Sodergren, George M Weinstock, W Michael Dunne, Alex van Belkum, Shana R Leopold
Although the TEM-1 β-lactamase (BlaTEM-1 ) hydrolyzes penicillins and narrow-spectrum cephalosporins, organisms expressing this enzyme are typically susceptible to β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations such as piperacillin-tazobactam (TZP). However, our previous work led to the discovery of 28 clinical isolates of Escherichia coli resistant to TZP that contained only bla TEM-1 One of these isolates, E. coli 907355, was investigated further in this study. E. coli 907355 exhibited significantly higher β-lactamase activity and BlaTEM-1 protein levels when grown in the presence of subinhibitory concentrations of TZP...
April 24, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679645/sequencing-of-pt5282-ctxm-p13190-kpc-and-p30860-nr-and-comparative-genomics-analysis-of-incx8-plasmids
#17
Haihong Fang, Jiao Feng, Yuanhong Xu, Ying Zhang, Zhe Zhan, Zhe Yin, Xiongbo Duan, Bo Gao, Yigang Tong, Jinglin Wang, Yanping Luo, Erhei Dai, Dongsheng Zhou
This study proposed a replicon-based scheme for typing IncX into nine separately clustering subgroups, including IncX1α, IncX1β and IncX2-8. The complete nucleotide sequences of three IncX8 plasmids, namely pT5282-CTXM and p30860-NR from Enterobacter cloacae and p13190-KPC from Klebsiella pneumoniae, were determined and compared with all the other two previously sequenced IncX8 plasmids pCAV1043-58 and pCAV1741-16. These five plasmids possessed conserved IncX8 backbones with limited genetic variations with respect to gene content and organization, and each of them carried one or three accessory modules that harbored resistance markers and metabolic gene clusters as well as transposons, insertion sequence (IS)-based transposition units and miniature inverted repeat transposable elements, indicating that the relatively small IncX8 backbones were able to integrate various foreign genetic contents...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671712/detection-of-multi-drug-resistant-escherichia-coli-in-a-giant-panda-ailuropoda-melanoleuca-with-extraintestinal-polyinfection
#18
Wei Zhou, Lingwei Zhu, Min Jia, Tiecheng Wang, Bing Liang, Xue Ji, Yang Sun, Jun Liu, Xuejun Guo
Multi-drug-resistant Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterococcus faecalis were isolated from the tissue samples of a giant panda. The E. coli strain SH-YH-DH that we isolated carried a self-transferable plasmid associated with multi-drug-resistant genes ( blaCTX-M-55 , blaTEM-1 , sul1, floR, strB, aac(6')-Ib, and tetA/R). This strain exhibited phenotypic resistance to gentamicin, cefotaxime, ampicillin, chloramphenicol, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and tetracycline. We report the participation of multi-drug-resistant E...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665444/ndm-1-and-oxa-23-producing-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolated-from-intensive-care-unit-patients-in-tunisia
#19
Elaa Maamar, Carla Andrea Alonso, Sana Ferjani, Ali Jendoubi, Zaineb Hamzaoui, Alia Jebri, Mabrouka Saidani, Salma Ghedira, Carmen Torres, Ilhem Boutiba-Ben Boubaker
Gastrointestinal colonization by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB), is a critical step before nosocomial infection. Our objective was to evaluate CRAB intestinal carriage in patients admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a Tunisian Hospital and to determine the antimicrobial resistance mechanisms involved. From December-2014 to February-2015, all 63 patients admitted at the ICU were screened for rectal CRAB-colonization upon admission and once weekly thereafter. ICU-patients who acquired a CRAB-nosocomial-infection were also included...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662260/characterization-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-ssp-strains-isolated-from-medical-intensive-care-units-in-cali-colombia
#20
Rómel Fabian Gómez, Andres Castillo, Mónica Chávez-Vivas
Introduction: The extensive use of antibiotics has led to the emergence of multi-resistant strains in some species of the genus Acinetobacter . Objective: To investigate the molecular characteristics of multidrug-resistant of Acinetobacter ssp. strains isolated from 52 patients collected between March 2009 and July 2010 in medical intensive care units in Cali - Colombia. Methods: The susceptibility to various classes of antibiotics was determined by disc diffusion method, and the determination of the genomic species was carried out using amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA) and by sequencing of the 16s rDNA gene...
December 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
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