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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515217/an-analytical-and-clinical-evaluation-of-the-pathonostics-aspergenius%C3%A2-assay-for-the-detection-of-invasive-aspergillosis-and-resistance-to-azole-antifungal-drugs-direct-from-plasma-samples
#1
P Lewis White, Raquel B Posso, Rosemary A Barnes
With the proposal to include Aspergillus PCR in the revised EORTC/MSG definitions for fungal disease, commercially manufactured assays may be required to provide standardisation and accessibility. The PathoNostics AsperGenius® assay represents one such test that has the ability to detect a range of Aspergillus species and azole-resistance in A. fumigatus Performance has been validated when testing BAL and serum specimens, but recent evidence suggests that testing plasma may enhance sensitivity over serum. It was decided to evaluate the analytical and clinical performance of the PathoNostics AsperGenius® assay when testing plasma...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513771/species-distribution-and-antifungal-susceptibility-patterns-of-candida-isolates-from-a-public-tertiary-teaching-hospital-in-the-eastern-cape-province-south-africa
#2
P Mnge, B I Okeleye, S D Vasaikar, T Apalata
Candida species are the leading cause of invasive fungal infections, and over the past decade there has been an increased isolation of drug resistant Candida species. This study aimed to identify the species distribution of Candida isolates and to determine their unique antifungal susceptibility and resistance patterns. During a cross-sectional study, 209 Candida isolates (recovered from 206 clinical samples) were collected and their species distribution was determined using ChromAgar Candida. The Vitek-2 system (Biomerieux, South Africa) was used to determine minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) to azoles (fluconazole, voriconazole), echinocandins (caspofungin, micafungin), polyenes (amphotericin B) and flucytosine...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500506/a-controlled-comparison-of-the-bact-alert%C3%A2-3d-and-virtuo%C3%A2-microbial-detection-systems
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H Totty, M Ullery, J Spontak, J Viray, M Adamik, B Katzin, W M Dunne, P Deol
The performance of the next-generation BacT/ALERT® VIRTUO™ Microbial Detection System (VIRTUO™, bioMérieux Inc., Hazelwood, MO) was compared to the BacT/ALERT® 3D Microbial Detection System (3D, bioMérieux Inc., Durham, NC) using BacT/ALERT® FA Plus (FA Plus), BacT/ALERT® PF Plus (PF Plus), BacT/ALERT® FN Plus (FN Plus), BacT/ALERT® Standard Aerobic (SA), and BacT/ALERT® Standard Anaerobic (SN) blood culture bottles (bioMérieux Inc., Durham, NC). A seeded limit of detection (LoD) study was performed for each bottle type in both systems...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490367/vitamin-d-deficiency-among-smear-positive-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-and-their-tuberculosis-negative-household-contacts-in-northwest-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
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Belay Tessema, Feleke Moges, Dereje Habte, Nebiyu Hiruy, Shewaye Yismaw, Kassahun Melkieneh, Yewulsew Kassie, Belaineh Girma, Muluken Melese, Pedro G Suarez
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that increases the immunity against tuberculosis (TB), decreases the re-activation of latent TB and reduces the severity of active TB disease. Epidemiological studies on the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, and its association with TB showed inconsistent results in different countries. This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its association with TB in Northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted among smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients and their household contacts without symptoms suggestive of TB...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480152/bifidobacterium-an-emerging-clinically-significant-metronidazole-resistant-anaerobe-of-mixed-pyogenic-infections
#5
Hena Butta, Raman Sardana, Raju Vaishya, Kailash N Singh, Leena Mendiratta
Bifidobacterium sp. are anaerobic, Gram-positive, short, irregular rods with rudimentary branching. These organisms are reported to be associated with health benefits and their significance as a pathogen is not much reported. We are reporting two cases of mixed pyogenic infections due to Bifidobacterium sp. In the first patient, the infection mimicked tubercular bone infection. The second patient was a case of hydronephrosis with double J (DJ) stent blockage. In both cases, Bifidobacterium sp. was isolated in combination with Escherichia coli from the evacuated pus samples...
April 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468636/nationwide-molecular-epidemiology-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-responsible-for-horse-infections-in-france
#6
François Guérin, Marguerite Fines-Guyon, Pierrick Meignen, Géraldine Delente, Caroline Fondrinier, Nancy Bourdon, Vincent Cattoir, Albertine Léon
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated in horse infections is not well documented, especially in France. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of MRSA isolates in horse infections from 2007 to 2013 in France and to characterize phenotypically and genotypically this collection. RESULTS: Out of 1393 S. aureus horse isolates, 85 (6.1%) were confirmed to be MRSA. Interestingly, the prevalence of MRSA significantly increased from 2007-2009 to 2010-2013 (0...
May 3, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438192/chryseobacterium-gleum-in-a-man-with-prostatectomy-in-senegal-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
O Arouna, F Deluca, M Camara, B Fall, B Fall, A Ba Diallo, J D Docquier, S Mboup
BACKGROUND: Here we report a rare case of a urinary tract infection due to Chryseobacterium gleum. This widely distributed Gram-negative bacillus is an uncommon human pathogen and is typically associated with health care settings. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of urinary tract infection caused by Chryseobacterium gleum in a 68-year-old man of Wolof ethnicity (an ethnic group in Senegal, West Africa) who presented to our Department of Urology in a university teaching hospital (Hôpital Aristide Le Dantec) in Dakar, Senegal, 1 month after prostatectomy...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411078/performance-of-the-xpert-%C3%A2-carba-r-v2-in-the-daily-workflow-of-a-hygiene-unit-in-a-country-with-a-low-prevalence-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#8
Yannick Hoyos-Mallecot, Souad Ouzani, Laurent Dortet, Nicolas Fortineau, Thierry Naas
Early detection of patients colonised with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is crucial for implementing proper infection control measures. Here we evaluated the biological performance of the Xpert(®) Carba-R v2 (Cepheid) in the daily workflow of a hygiene unit in a country with a low CPE prevalence. Patients repatriated from countries known for high CPE prevalence or contact patients of a known CPE carrier were targeted as being 'high-risk patients' for CPE carriage. Between September 2015 and March 2016, 241 'high-risk patients' for CPE carriage were screened using the Xpert(®) Carba-R v2 and by plating on chromID(®) CARBA Smart medium (bioMérieux) with and without ertapenem-containing enrichment culture for 24 h...
June 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390886/epidemiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-late-prosthetic-knee-and-hip-infections
#9
Lorenzo Drago, Elena De Vecchi, Monica Bortolin, Luigi Zagra, Carlo L Romanò, Laura Cappelletti
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic joint infections (PJI) are still a major complication of hip and knee arthroplasties. Identification of the causative pathogens and knowledge of their antibiotic susceptibilities are essential for the management of these infections. The main purpose of the study was to identify and compare the causative bacteria of prosthetic knee and hip joint infections in a reference Italian orthopedic center and to characterize antibiotic resistance profiles of bacteria involved...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389190/detection-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-vre-in-stool-specimens-submitted-for-clostridium-difficile-toxin-testing
#10
Sevim Özsoy, Arzu İlki
The aim of this study was to determine the association between Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and efficacy of screening stools submitted for C. difficile toxin assay for prevalence of VRE. Between April 2012 and February 2014, 158 stool samples submitted for C. difficile toxin to the Marmara University Microbiology Laboratory, were included in the study. Stool samples were analyzed by enzyme immuno assay test; VIDAS (bioMerieux, France) for Toxin A&B. Samples were inoculated on chromID VRE (bioMerieux, France) and incubated 24h at 37°C...
March 17, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378973/tawny-owl-strix-aluco-as-a-potential-transmitter-of-enterobacteriaceae-epidemiologically-relevant-for-forest-service-workers-nature-protection-service-and-ornithologists
#11
Grzegorz Grzywaczewski, Danuta Kowalczyk-Pecka, Szymon Cios, Wiktor Bojar, Andrzej Jankuszew, Hubert Bojar, Marcin Kolejko
Established taxa within the Enterobacteriaceae wereisolated from cloacal swabs of Strix aluco chicks in nest boxes located at five research sites. ChromID ESBL medium (bioMerieux) was used to select a pool of Enterobacteriaceae strains producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases. Drug sensitivity of the chosen strains was determined from the full pool of Enterobacteriaceae to 6 chemotherapeutics of different mechanisms of action. The study evaluated the sensitivity of ESBL-synthesizing isolates to substances belonging to penicillins, cephalosporins, cephamycins, clavams, carbapenems and monobactams...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333363/evaluation-of-the-%C3%AE-carba%C3%A2-test-a-colorimetric-test-for-the-rapid-detection-of-carbapenemase-activity-in-gram-negative-bacilli
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Sandrine Bernabeu, Laurent Dortet, Thierry Naas
Objectives: There is an urgent need for accurate and fast diagnostic tests to identify carbapenemase-producing bacteria. Here, we have evaluated a novel colorimetric test (the β-CARBA™ test; Bio-Rad) to detect carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli from cultured colonies. Methods: The performance of the β-CARBA™ test was compared with that of the Carba NP test (or the CarbAcineto NP test) and RAPIDEC ® CARBA NP (bioMérieux) using a collection of 290 isolates with characterized β-lactamase content...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330891/evaluation-of-the-bionexia-legionella-test-including-the-impact-of-incubation-time-extension-for-the-detection-of-legionella-pneumophila-serogroup-1-antigen-in-urine
#13
Paul Badoux, Sjoerd M Euser, Jacob P Bruin, Patrick P G Mulder, Ed P F Yzerman
In this study, we compared the bioNexia (bioMérieux, Marcy-l'Étoile, France), a new immunochromatographic assay for the detection of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 in urine, with the BinaxNOW urinary antigen test (Alere, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA). After 15 minutes of incubation (in accordance with the manufactures instructions), the sensitivity and specificity were, respectively, 76.5% and 97.2% for the bioNexia test and 87.1% and 100% for the BinaxNOW test. After a prolonged incubation time of 60 minutes, the sensitivity and specificity increased to, respectively, 89...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330884/evaluation-of-biom%C3%A3-rieux-s-dissociated-vidas-lyme-igm-ii-lym-and-igg-ii-lyg-as-a-first-tier-diagnostic-assay-for-lyme-disease
#14
Claudia R Molins, Mark J Delorey, Adam Replogle, Christopher Sexton, Martin E Schriefer
The recommended laboratory diagnostic approach for Lyme disease is a standard two-tiered testing (STTT) algorithm where the first-tier is typically an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) that if positive or equivocal is reflexed to Western immunoblotting as the second-tier. bioMérieux manufacturers one of the most commonly used first-tier EIAs in the U.S., the combined IgM/IgG VIDAS (LYT). Recently, bioMérieux launched its dissociated first-tier tests, the VIDAS Lyme IgM II (LYM) and IgG II (LYG) EIAs, which use purified recombinant test antigens and a different algorithm than STTT...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318563/characterization-of-enterococcus-species-isolated-from-marine-recreational-waters-by-maldi-tof-ms-and-rapid-id-api%C3%A2-20-strep-system
#15
Ana Paula Guarnieri Christ, Solange Rodrigues Ramos, Rodrigo Cayô, Ana Cristina Gales, Elayse Maria Hachich, Maria Inês Zanoli Sato
MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry Biotyping has proven to be a reliable method for identifying bacteria at the species level based on the analysis of the ribosomal proteins mass fingerprint. We evaluate the usefulness of this method to identify Enterococcus species isolated from marine recreational water at Brazilian beaches. A total of 127 Enterococcus spp. isolates were identified to species level by bioMérieux's API® 20 Strep and MALDI-TOF systems. The biochemical test identified 117/127 isolates (92%), whereas MALDI identified 100% of the isolates, with an agreement of 63% between the methods...
May 15, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283014/-fungemia-and-septic-arthritis-caused-by-saprochaete-capitata-in-a-patient-with-fanconi-aplastic-anemia-a-case-report
#16
Ömür Mustafa Parkan, Mustafa Altay Atalay, Ayşe Nedret Koç, Çiğdem Pala, Gonca Aydemir, Leylagül Kaynar
Saprochaete capitata (formerly known as Blastoschizomyces capitatus, Trichosporon capitatum, Geotrichum capitatum) is a rare but emerging yeast-like fungus. It is commonly found in environmental sources and can be isolated from skin, gastrointestinal system and respiratory tract of healthy individuals as well. It mainly infects patients with hematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), especially in the presence of neutropenia; and mortality rates are high in those patients. Although the data about the in vitro antifungal susceptibility are limited, it is being reported that amphotericin B and voriconazole are more effective on S...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283005/-comparison-of-maldi-tof-and-16s-rrna-methods-in-identification-of-viridans-group-streptococci
#17
Serap Süzük Yıldız, Banu Kaşkatepe, Salih Altınok, Mustafa Çetin, Alper Karagöz, Sümeyra Savaş
Accurate identification of viridans group streptococci (VGS) frequently encountered as a causative agent of infective endocarditis is always a challenge for the clinical microbiology laboratory. Clinical microbiology laboratories generally use semi automatic/full automatic systems, molecular methods and also conventional methods for the identification of these bacteria. There are recent published studies that have used MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Ionization Mass Spectrometry-Time of Flight) systems in the identification of VGS...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279857/performance-of-two-blood-culture-systems-to-detect-anaerobic-bacteria-is-there-any-difference
#18
Manica Mueller-Premru, Samo Jeverica, Lea Papst, Elisabeth Nagy
We studied the performance characteristics of two blood culture (BC) bottles/systems, (i) BacT/ALERT-FN Plus/3D (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Étoile, France) and (ii) BACTEC-Lytic/9000 (Becton Dickinson, Sparks, USA) for detection of growth and time-to-positivity (TTP) against a balanced and diverse collection of anaerobic bacterial strains (n = 48) that included reference strains (n = 19) and clinical isolates (n = 29) of 32 species (15 Gram-negative and 17 Gram-positive) was tested. Standard suspension of bacteria was inoculated to each bottle in duplicates and incubated in the corresponding system...
March 6, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279212/rna-extraction-method-is-crucial-for-human-papillomavirus-e6-e7-oncogenes-detection
#19
Nerea Fontecha, Maria Carmen Nieto, Daniel Andía, Ramón Cisterna, Miren Basaras
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing plays a main role in the management of cervical cancer, however to improve the specificity in cervical screening, there is a need to develop and validate different approaches that can identify women at risk for progressive disease. Nowadays, mRNA expression of viral E6 and E7 HPV oncogenes stands up as a potential biomarker to improve cervical screening. We aimed to validate a method for RNA extraction, detect HPV mRNA expression and, assess the relationship between E6/E7 mRNA expression and pathology of patients' lesions and progression...
March 9, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273966/stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-an-emerging-pathogen-in-paediatric-population
#20
Charu Nayyar, Preeti Thakur, Vibhor Tak, Karnika Saigal
INTRODUCTION: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (formerly Pseudomonas maltophilia/Xanthomonas maltophilia), a Gram- negative, non-fermenting bacillus, is being increasingly recognized as a threatening nosocomial pathogen, associated with significant mortality. AIM: To determine the prevalence of infection, antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and clinical outcome of S. maltophilia in a paediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted over a period of eight months, i...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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