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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815897/multidrug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-three-major-threats-to-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Michael J Satlin, Thomas J Walsh
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients are uniquely threatened by the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria because these patients rely on immediate active antimicrobial therapy to combat bacterial infections. This review describes the epidemiology and treatment considerations for three challenging MDR bacterial pathogens in HSCT recipients: MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)...
August 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801105/rectal-swab-screening-assays-of-public-health-importance-in-molecular-diagnostics-sample-adequacy-control
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Sanja Glisovic, Shaun Eintracht, Yves Longtin, Matthew Oughton, Ivan Brukner
Rectal swabs are routinely used by public health authorities to screen for multi-drug resistant enteric bacteria including vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Screening sensitivity can be influenced by the quality of the swabbing, whether performed by the patient (self-swabbing) or a healthcare practitioner. One common exclusion criterion for rectal swabs is absence of "visible soiling" from fecal matter. In our institution, this criterion excludes almost 10% of rectal swabs received in the microbiology laboratory...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798845/vancomycin-resistant-gene-identification-from-live-bacteria-on-an-integrated-microfluidic-system-by-using-low-temperature-lysis-and-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification
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Wen-Hsin Chang, Ju-Ching Yu, Sung-Yi Yang, Yi-Cheng Lin, Chih-Hung Wang, Huey-Ling You, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Mel S Lee, Gwo-Bin Lee
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) is a kind of enterococci, which shows resistance toward antibiotics. It may last for a long period of time and meanwhile transmit the vancomycin-resistant gene (vanA) to other bacteria. In the United States alone, the resistant rate of Enterococcus to vancomycin increased from a mere 0.3% to a whopping 40% in the past two decades. Therefore, timely diagnosis and control of VRE is of great need so that clinicians can prevent patients from becoming infected. Nowadays, VRE is diagnosed by antibiotic susceptibility test or molecular diagnosis assays such as matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization/time-of-flight mass spectrometry and polymerase chain reaction...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793943/decontamination-of-hospital-surfaces-with-multijet-cold-plasma-a-method-to-enhance-infection-prevention-and-control
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Orla J Cahill, Tânia Claro, Attilio A Cafolla, Niall T Stevens, Stephen Daniels, Hilary Humphreys
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a multijet cold-plasma system and its efficacy in decontaminating 2 surfaces commonly found in hospitals DESIGN An in vitro study of common causes of healthcare-acquired infection METHODS Log10 9 cultures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli, and Acinetobacter baumannii were applied to 5-cm2 sections of stainless steel and mattress. Human serum albumin (HSA) was used as a proxy marker for organic material, and atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to study the impact on bacterial cell structure...
August 10, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774865/shifts-in-antimicrobial-consumption-and-infection-rates-before-and-during-a-piperacillin-tazobactam-shortage
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S Travis King, Katie E Barber, Jason J Parham, Kayla R Stover
BACKGROUND: Anti-infective shortages represent a growing threat to the optimal management of the infected patient and alter the institutional selective pressure against hospital-acquired infections. The objective of this analysis was to assess the impact that a shortage of piperacillin-tazobactam had on the overall antibacterial use and HAI rates at an academic institution. METHODS: Antimicrobial use and infection data were extracted from TheraDoc Clinical Surveillance Software (Premier, Inc...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764160/revisiting-nitrofurantoin-for-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci
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Suneeta Meena, Sarita Mohapatra, Seema Sood, Benu Dhawan, Bimal Ku Das, Arti Kapil
INTRODUCTION: Enterococcal infection has emerged as a major therapeutic challenge. Emergence of High Level Aminoglycoside Resistance (HLAR) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) has further limited the drug therapy in enterococcal infections. However, nitrofuratoin being an old drug reported to have less resistance in comparison to the other classes of antimicrobial agents. AIM: To detect susceptibility of nitrofurantoin against VRE isolates from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) of outdoor and indoor patient departments...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763660/vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-with-vana-gene-in-treated-municipal-wastewater-and-their-association-with-human-hospital-strains
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Veronika Oravcova, Matus Mihalcin, Jana Zakova, Lucie Pospisilova, Martina Masarikova, Ivan Literak
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are pathogens of increasing medical importance. In Brno, Czech Republic, we collected 37 samples from the effluent of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), 21 surface swabs from hospital settings, and 59 fecal samples from hospitalized patients and staff. Moreover, we collected 284 gull cloacal swabs from the colony situated 35km downstream the WWTP. Samples were cultured selectively. Enterococci were identified using MALDI-TOF MS, phenotypically tested for susceptibility to antibiotics, and by PCR for occurrence of resistance and virulence genes...
July 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759321/first-report-on-a-randomized-investigation-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-fecal-indicator-bacteria-from-livestock-poultry-and-humans-in-tanzania
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Abdul A S Katakweba, Amandus P Muhairwa, Athumani M Lupindu, Peter Damborg, Jesper T Rosenkrantz, Uswege M Minga, Madundo M A Mtambo, John E Olsen
This study provides an estimate of antimicrobial resistance in intestinal indicator bacteria from humans (n = 97) and food animals (n = 388) in Tanzania. More than 70% of all fecal samples contained tetracycline (TE), sulfamethoxazole (STX), and ampicillin (AMP)-resistant coliforms, while cefotaxime (CTX)-resistant coliforms were observed in 40% of all samples. The average Log10 colony forming units/g of CTX-resistant coliforms in samples from humans were 2.20. Of 390 Escherichia coli tested, 66.4% were resistant to TE, 54...
July 31, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735054/linezolid-activity-against-clinical-gram-positive-cocci-with-advanced-antimicrobial-drug-resistance-in-iran
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Hamidreza Houri, Hossein Kazemian, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Asieh Taji, Zahra Tayebi, Hamid Heidari
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the linezolid activity against clinical Gram-positive cocci with advanced antimicrobial drug resistance. METHODS: A collection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE), penicillin non-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae (PNSP), and group B streptococci (GBS) were isolated from various clinical samples. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests were done using standard methods Subsequently, we investigated linezolid antibacterial activities, the first approved oxazolidinone against isolates by the standard broth microdilution method...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735051/telavancin-activity-in-vitro-tested-against-a-worldwide-collection-of-gram-positive-clinical-isolates-2014
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Leonard R Duncan, Helio S Sader, Jennifer I Smart, Robert K Flamm, Rodrigo E Mendes
OBJECTIVES: Telavancin activity was measured against Gram-positive pathogens collected worldwide during 2014 using the revised broth microdilution testing method. The results were compared with previous reports. METHODS: A total of 10552 isolates from 86 sites located in 32 countries were included as part of the Telavancin International Surveillance Program for the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. RESULTS: Telavancin had MIC50 and MIC90 values of 0...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733126/in-vitro-stepwise-selection-of-reduced-susceptibility-to-lipoglycopeptides-in-enterococci
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Francis F Arhin, David Lalonde Seguin, Adam Belley, Gregory Moeck
The propensity of oritavancin to select for stably elevated oritavancin minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) was studied by serial passaging of strains in broth containing oritavancin for 20days. Seven clinical strains of Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium were studied; they included vancomycin-susceptible and both VanA and VanB vancomycin-resistant isolates. Stepwise oritavancin selection yielded stably elevated oritavancin MICs in six of the seven strains, with MIC increases ranging from 4-32-fold. By comparison, stepwise selection with comparator agents dalbavancin (4- to >128-fold MIC increases), telavancin (4-8-fold MIC increases) and daptomycin (4-32-fold MIC increases) also yielded selectants with elevated MICs of the respective agents...
July 1, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727741/antimicrobial-resistance-rates-in-gram-positive-bacteria-do-not-drive-glycopeptides-use
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Beryl Primrose Gladstone, Andrea Cona, Parichehr Shamsrizi, Tuba Vilken, Winfred V Kern, Nisar Malek, Evelina Tacconelli
Surveillance data are considered essential to appropriate empiric antibiotic therapy and stewardship. The objective of this study was to determine if a change in the rates of antibiotic resistance impacts antibiotic use in European hospitals. Glycopeptides use was selected to study the correlation between resistance rates and antibiotic use because of the restricted spectrum against resistant gram positive bacteria. PubMed, ECDC databases and national/regional surveillance systems were searched to identify glycopeptides´ consumption in defined daily dose per 1000 inhabitant-days (DID) and rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), methicillin-resistant coagulase negative staphylococci (MRCoNS), and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in bloodstream infections (BSIs) in European countries between 1997 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722595/multidrug-resistant-microorganisms-colonizing-lower-extremity-wounds-in-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-lima-peru
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Rafael Mendo-Lopez, Luis Jasso, Ximena Guevara, Aurora Lizeth Astocondor, Saul Alejos, Ana C Bardossy, Tyler Prentiss, Marcus J Zervos, Jan Jacobs, Coralith García
Multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) infections cause high morbidity and mortality, and high costs to patients and hospitals. The study aims were to determine the frequency of MDRO colonization and associated factors in patients with lower-extremity wounds with colonization. A cross-sectional study was designed during November 2015 to July 2016 in a tertiary care hospital in Lima, Peru. A wound swab was obtained for culture and susceptibility testing. MDRO colonization was defined if the culture grew with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and/or extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) microorganisms...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720810/biofilm-formation-in-enterococci-genotype-phenotype-correlations-and-inhibition-by-vancomycin
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Yomna A Hashem, Heba M Amin, Tamer M Essam, Aymen S Yassin, Ramy K Aziz
Enterococci are nosocomial pathogens that can form biofilms, which contribute to their virulence and antibiotic resistance. Although many genes involved in biofilm formation have been defined, their distribution among enterococci has not been comprehensively studied on a genome scale, and their diagnostic ability to predict biofilm phenotypes is not fully established. Here, we assessed the biofilm-forming ability of 90 enterococcal clinical isolates. Major patterns of virulence gene distribution in enterococcal genomes were identified, and the differentiating virulence genes were screened by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in 31 of the clinical isolates...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708453/virulence-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-enterococci-isolated-from-healthy-breastfed-infants
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José M Landete, Ángela Peirotén, Margarita Medina, Juan L Arqués, Eva Rodríguez-Mínguez
Pathogenic ability has been extensively studied in clinical enterococci, but to a lesser extent in community-derived ones. Most studies to date in enterococci from healthy infants have been focused on Enterococcus faecalis, despite the growing concern about nosocomial infections caused by E. faecium. In this work, we studied the antibiotic resistance and virulence determinants of 26 E. faecalis and 15 E. faecium intestinal isolates from Spanish healthy breastfed infants. Overall, commensal enterococci studied contained antibiotic resistance and virulence genes, although their patterns were not according to those described for antibiotic-resistant hospital-associated enterococci...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696611/-prevention-of-health-care-associated-infections-and-bacterial-resistance-guidance-for-good-practice
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Alain Kenfak Foguena, Alain Cometta, Laurence Senn
Despite improvement of infection control measures during the last 20 years, incidence of health care associated infections (HAI) remains high. HAI, also known as nosocomial infections, are mainly due to susceptible bacteria. However, resistant bacteria are responsible for some of them. In Switzerland, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus incidence is decreasing but enterobacteriaceae producing extended spectrum beta-lactamase are increasing. In addition, emerging resistance challenges such as vancomycin-resistant enterococci or carbapenemase-producing bacteria were observed occasionally during recent years...
November 23, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690877/colonization-with-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-on-the-efficiency-of-local-decolonization-procedures
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Julia Münch, Ralf Matthias Hagen, Martin Müller, Viktor Kellert, Dorothea Franziska Wiemer, Rebecca Hinz, Norbert Georg Schwarz, Hagen Frickmann
The effectiveness of a disinfectant-based decolonization strategy for multidrug-resistant bacteria like extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-positive Gram-negative bacteria with or without additional fluoroquinolon and carbapenem resistance as well as vancomycin-resistant enterococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was assessed. Between 2011 and 2015, 25 patients from Libya, Syria, and the Ukraine with war traumata were treated at the Bundeswehr hospital Hamburg. The patients were heavily colonized and infected with multidrug-resistant bacteria, altogether comprising 371 distinct combinations of pathogens and isolation sites...
June 2017: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670644/carriage-of-multidrug-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-and-enterococcus-faecalis-among-apparently-healthy-humans
#18
Solayide A Adesida, Cynthia C Ezenta, Ajoke O Adagbada, Amudat A Aladesokan, Akitoye O Coker
BACKGROUND: Enterococci are indigenous flora of the gastro-intestinal tracts of animals and humans. Recently, interest in two major species, E. faecium and E. faecalis, has heightened because of their ability to cause serious infections and their intrinsic resistance to antimicrobials. This study was aimed at determining the prevalence of E. faecium and E. faecalis in human faecal samples and evaluating the susceptibility of the isolates to antibiotics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred faecal samples were collected from apparently healthy individuals and analysed using conventionalbacteriological methods...
2017: African Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666756/ampicillin-for-the-treatment-of-complicated-urinary-tract-infections-caused-by-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-spp-vre-a-single-center-university-hospital-experience
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Kairav J Shah, Kartikeya Cherabuddi, Joseph Shultz, Samuel Borgert, Reuben Ramphal, Kenneth P Klinker
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci are a common cause of urinary tract infections and are typically multi-drug resistant, including ampicillin. This retrospective study evaluated outcomes of 84 adult patients hospitalized between January 2007 and December 2015 with ampicillin and vancomycin resistant-enterococcus isolates causing UTI and treated with ampicillin. Treatment response was classified as clinical cure and microbiological eradication. Clinical cure was achieved in 88.1% (74/84) of patients. In patients with follow up cultures, microbiologic eradication was achieved in 86% (50/58) of patients...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666305/prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-in-refugees-a-prospective-case-control-study-in-an-obstetric-cohort
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Kathrin Oelmeier de Murcia, Birgit Glatz, Stephanie Willems, Annelene Kossow, Marlit Strobel, Bianca Stühmer, Frieder Schaumburg, Alexander Mellmann, Frank Kipp, Ralf Schmitz, Mareike Möllers
Purpose To determine the prevalence of multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria in a cohort of pregnant refugee women. Methods In a prospective case control study, surveillance cultures for MDR bacteria (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA], vancomycin-resistant enterococci [VRE], MDR Gram-negative bacteria [MRGN]) were analysed between October 2015 and June 2016 from a cohort of 50 pregnant refugee women and 50 resident controls in the obstetric unit of a German tertiary referral hospital. Results Prevalence of MRSA was noticeably higher among refugee women compared to residents (6 vs...
June 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
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