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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632835/-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-directly-from-positive-blood-cultures-using-the-vitek-2-system-comparison-of-two-rapid-protocols
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Lorena Porte, Francesca Gattini, Carmen Varela, Thomas Weitzel
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing using Vitek® 2 (bioMérieux) cards inoculated directly from positive blood cultures was compared with the standard method for gramnegative rods. Two different protocols for the inoculum preparation were evaluated. Protocol 2 was faster and easier to perform. Rapid susceptibility testing was accurate and reduced time to results in 24 h.
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611406/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-the-16s-23s-rrna-region-for-culture-independent-bacterial-identification-increased-discrimination-of-closely-related-species
#2
Artur J Sabat, Evert van Zanten, Viktoria Akkerboom, Guido Wisselink, Kees van Slochteren, Richard F de Boer, Ron Hendrix, Alexander W Friedrich, John W A Rossen, Anna M D Mirjam Kooistra-Smid
The aim of this study was to develop an easy-to-use culture-free diagnostic method based on next generation sequencing (NGS) of PCR amplification products encompassing whole 16S-23S rRNA region to improve the resolution of bacterial species identification. To determine the resolution of the new method 67 isolates were subjected to four identification methods: Sanger sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene; NGS of the 16S-23S rRNA region using MiSeq (Illumina) sequencer; Microflex MS (Bruker) and VITEK MS (bioMérieux)...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606185/non-malarial-infectious-diseases-of-antenatal-care-in-pregnant-women-in-franceville-gabon
#3
Irene Pegha Moukandja, Edgard Brice Ngoungou, Guy Joseph Lemamy, Ulrick Bisvigou, Antoine Gessain, Fousseyni S Toure Ndouo, Mirdad Kazanji, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki
BACKGROUND: In sub-tropical countries, infectious diseases remain one of the main causes of mortality. Because of their lack of active immunity, pregnant women and their unborn children represent the most susceptible people. In Gabon, data on infectious diseases of pregnant women such as syphilis and rubella are either scarce or very old. Few studies have assessed T. gondii infection during pregnancy in the country. Here, we evaluate seroprevalence of HIV, HTVL-1, syphilis and T. gondii and rubella infection during antenatal care among women living in Franceville, Gabon...
June 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596960/acinetobacter-baumannii-infection-in-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-patients-with-sepsis
#4
Muzaheed Abdul Rasheed, Faisal Mousa Alzahrani, Saeed Sattar Shaikh
PURPOSE: To identify the Acinetobacter baumannii infection among transfusion dependent thalassemia patients. METHODS: A quantitative approach was employed to assess Acinetobacter baumannii infection in transfusion dependent thalassemia patients. Samples were collected from 916 patients, which have shown bacterial growth on MacConkey and blood agar culture media. A. baumannii strains were identified by microbiological methods and Gram's staining. API 20 E kit (Biomerieux, USA) was used for final identification...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595598/isolation-biochemical-and-molecular-identification-of-nocardia-species-among-tb-suspects-in-northeastern-tanzania-a-forgotten-or-neglected-threat
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Abubakar S Hoza, Sayoki G S Mfinanga, Irmgard Moser, Brigitte König
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary nocardiosis mimic pulmonary tuberculosis in most clinical and radiological manifestations. In Tanzania, where tuberculosis is one of the major public health threat clinical impact of nocardiosis as the cause of the human disease remains unknown. The objective of the present study was to isolate and identify Nocardia isolates recovered from TB suspects in Northeastern, Tanzania by using biochemical and molecular methods. METHODS: The study involved 744 sputum samples collected from 372 TB suspects from four periphery diagnostic centers in Northeastern, Tanzania...
June 8, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591972/-one-carrier-of-robinsoniella-peoriensis-in-china
#6
Jing-Yu Yang, Xiao-Xia Zhang, Ru-Jia Yu, Ping Feng, Zhi-Yong Zong
OBJECTIVES: To study morphological feature, biochemical characteristic and antibiotic resistance of Robinsoniella peoriensis (R.peoriensis) strain. METHODS: The clinical R.peoriensis strain was isolated from ananus swab samples being screened in ICU. Biochemical characteristic of the strain was completed by fully automatic microbial identification and drug susceptibility analysis system (BioMérieux, Marcy-l'éE toile, France) with the ANC Vitek2. Antibiotic susceptibility in vitro was performed using agar dilution...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581267/characterization-of-oropharyngeal-carriage-isolates-of-neisseria-meningitidis-in-healthy-korean-adolescents-in-2015
#7
Han Wool Kim, Soyoung Lee, Daeho Kwon, Jihei Cha, Jong Gyun Ahn, Kyung Hyo Kim
The meningococcus carriage rate is age-dependent, with a high prevalence in adolescents and young adults. This cross-sectional study aimed to estimate the oropharyngeal carriage rate of meningococcus among healthy Korean adolescents and its relationship with several population characteristics. The survey was conducted from April to May 2015 among 1,460 first-year high-school students in 9 high schools located in Gyeonggi province, Korea. Each student answered a short questionnaire assessing risk factors for carriage, and posterior pharyngeal wall swab samples were obtained...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566082/-femoral-hemodialysis-catheter-related-bacteremia-due-to-globicatella-sanguinis-challenges-in-species-identification
#8
Elif Aktaş, Nafia Canan Gürsoy, Tamer Sakacı, Yener Koç, Aziz Ahmad Hamidi, Emin Bulut, Duygu Erdemir, Barış Otlu
In this case, catheter-related bacteremia due to Globicatella sanguinis in a 43 years old female patient undergoing hemodialysis with the diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy was presented and the methods in the laboratory diagnosis of the rare opportunistic pathogen, Globicatella cins, were nvestigated. A set of peripheral blood cultures and simultaneous catheter culture was obtained from the patient in third of May 2016. Biochemical tests, Phoenix (Becton Dickinson, USA) and MicroScan (Beckman Coulter, USA) automated systems and matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) based Microflex MS (Bruker, Daltonics, Germany) and VITEK MS (database v2...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566081/-a-rarely-isolated-bacterium-in-microbiology-laboratories-streptococcus-uberis
#9
Canan Eryıldız, Şebnem Bukavaz, Şaban Gürcan, Osman Hatipoğlu
Streptococcus uberis is a gram-positive bacterium that is mostly responsible for mastitis in cattle. The bacterium rarely has been associated with human infections. Conventional phenotyphic methods can be inadequate for the identification of S.uberis; and in microbiology laboratories S.uberis is confused with the other streptococci and enterococci isolates. Recently, molecular methods are recommended for the accurate identification of S.uberis isolates. The aim of this report is to present a lower respiratory tract infection case caused by S...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552659/antimicrobial-activity-evaluation-and-comparison-of-methods-of-susceptibility-for-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-kpc-producing-enterobacter-spp-isolates
#10
Daniele Zendrini Rechenchoski, Angélica Marim Lopes Dambrozio, Ana Carolina Polano Vivan, Paulo Alfonso Schuroff, Tatiane das Neves Burgos, Marsileni Pelisson, Marcia Regina Eches Perugini, Eliana Carolina Vespero
The production of KPC (Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase) is the major mechanism of resistance to carbapenem agents in enterobacterias. In this context, forty KPC-producing Enterobacter spp. clinical isolates were studied. It was evaluated the activity of antimicrobial agents: polymyxin B, tigecycline, ertapenem, imipenem and meropenem, and was performed a comparison of the methodologies used to determine the susceptibility: broth microdilution, Etest(®) (bioMérieux), Vitek 2(®) automated system (bioMérieux) and disc diffusion...
May 10, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549606/variable-performance-of-four-commercial-chromogenic-media-for-detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-harbouring-mecc
#11
Céline Dupieux, Camille Kolenda, Anders Rhod Larsen, Bruno Pichon, Mark Holmes, Michèle Bes, Christopher Teale, Elizabeth Dickson, Robert Hill, Robert Skov, Angela Kearns, Frédéric Laurent
In this study, the performances of four methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) chromogenic screening media were compared for detecting mecC-positive MRSA. Using 111 clinical isolates representative of the various mecC-MRSA clones in Europe, chromID(®) MRSA (bioMérieux) and Brilliance(TM) MRSA 2 (Oxoid Ltd.) showed higher sensitivity (99.1% and 97.3%, respectively) than BBL(TM) CHROMagar(®) MRSA II (BD Diagnostics) and MRSASelect(TM) (Bio-Rad) (79.3% and 63.1%, respectively) (P < 0.0001). These findings have important implications for effective public health diagnostics and epidemiological surveillance of MRSA...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542393/head-to-head-comparison-of-microflex-lt-and-vitek-ms-systems-for-routine-identification-of-microorganisms-by-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-in-chile
#12
Lorena Porte, Patricia García, Stephanie Braun, María Teresa Ulloa, Mónica Lafourcade, Alisson Montaña, Carolina Miranda, Gerardo Acosta-Jamett, Thomas Weitzel
BACKGROUND: Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) is a new and revolutionary identification method for microorganisms and has recently been introduced into clinical microbiology in many industrialized countries in Europe and North America. OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to compare the performance and practicality of two commercial MALDI-TOF MS platforms in a head-to head manner at a routine laboratory in Chile...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539343/multicenter-clinical-evaluation-of-bact-alert-virtuo-blood-culture-system
#13
Michael R Jacobs, Tony Mazzulli, Kevin C Hazen, Caryn E Good, Ayman M Abdelhamed, Pauline Lo, Bianche Shum, Katharine P Roman, Danielle C Robinson
Background: The BacT/ALERT VIRTUO is an advanced, automated blood culture system incorporating improved automation and an enhanced detection algorithm to shorten time to detection.Methods: Multicenter study of the investigational VIRTUO system (bioMérieux, Inc., Durham, NC) compared to BacT/ALERT 3D (BTA3D) for detection of bacteremia/fungemia in four bottle types, SA and FA Plus (aerobic) and SN and FN Plus (anaerobic) in a clinical setting with patient samples, in a matched system design clinical trial. Blood was added to paired aerobic or anaerobic bottles, with volume in each bottle pair required to be ≤10 mL per bottle and within 30% of each other...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539340/evaluating-and-improving-vitek-ms%C3%A2-for-identification-of-clinically-relevant-species-of-trichosporon-and-the-close-related-genera-cutaneotrichosporon-and-apiotrichum
#14
João N de Almeida, Viviane M Favero Gimenes, Elaine C Francisco, Lumena P Machado Siqueira, Renato K Gonçalves de Almeida, Juliette Guitard, Christophe Hennequin, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Gil Benard, Flavia Rossi
Trichosporon species are relevant etiologic agents of hospital-acquired infections. High mortality rates are attributed to Trichosporon deep-seated infections in immunocompromised individuals, being fast and accurate species identification relevant for hasting the best-targeted therapy. Recently, Trichosporon taxonomy has been re-assessed and three genera have been proposed for the pathogenic species: Trichosporon, Cutaneotrichosporon and Apiotrichum Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has replaced old phenotypic methods for microorganism's identification in clinical laboratories, but spectral profile databases have to be evaluated and improved for optimal species identification performance...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533001/evaluation-of-the-rapidec%C3%A2-carba-np-and-%C3%AE-carba%C3%A2-tests-for-rapid-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#15
Stefano Mancini, Nicolas Kieffer, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann
The analytical performances of the RAPIDEC CARBA NP® (bioMérieux) and the β-CARBA® (Bio-Rad) tests were evaluated for the rapid detection of any known type of carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae. An international collection of 149 enterobacterial isolates comprising 111 Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and 38 non-carbapenemase producers was used. CPE included 32 carbapenemase producers of class A (18 KPC-2, 1 FRI-1, 5 SME and 8 IMI), 33 of class B (13 NDM, 11 VIM and 9 IMP) and 46 of class D (15 OXA-48, 14 OXA-181, 10 OXA-204, 3 OXA-232 and 4 OXA-162)...
May 13, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#20
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
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