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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327210/paired-blood-cultures-increase-the-sensitivity-for-detecting-pathogens-in-both-inpatients-and-outpatients
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Bansidhar Tarai, Dinesh Jain, Poonam Das, Sandeeep Budhiraja
The objective of this study was to show the differences between paired blood cultures (PBC) versus single blood cultures (SBC) in the microbiologic yield, the sensitivity to detect pathogens and the time to positivity (TTP). We performed a retrospective study examining 112,570 blood culture samples over a 5-year period from July 2011 to May 2016 in the BacT/ALERT® 3D automated blood culture system (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France). Bacteria and yeasts were identified using the VITEK® 2 Compact system (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France)...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313570/fosfomycin-susceptibility-in-urinary-tract-enterobacteriaceae
#2
Bhargav Patel, Kinjal Patel, Anjali Shetty, Rajeev Soman, Camilla Rodrigues
Introduction: Antibiotic treatment of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) is becoming increasingly difficult due to emergence of multi-drug resistant (ESBLs, AmpC, CRE) uropathogens. Fosfomycin is an old antibiotic that has evoked renewed interest with unique properties of not sharing any structural similarity and lack of cross-resistance with other antimicrobial agents. Our aim is to evaluate in-vitro activity of Fosfomycin against urinary tract Enterobacteriaceae. Material & Methods: The study period was March 2014 to September 2015...
September 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296269/clinicomicrobiological-spectrum-of-infective-endocarditis-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-south-india
#3
Kanne Padmaja, Sukanya Sudhaharan, Lakshmi Vemu, Oruganti Sai Satish, Padmasri Chavali, Mamidi Neeraja
Background and Objectives: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a microbial infection of the endothelial surface of the cardiac-valves. Rapid diagnosis, effective treatment and prompt recognition of complications are essential, in order to improve the outcome. We retrospectively reviewed and determined the clinical characteristics, microbiological profile and management strategies of IE cases, changing microbial spectrum of pathogens and outcome in Native Valve Endocarditis (NVE) and Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis (PVE) cases...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277727/antimicrobial-resistance-in-urine-and-skin-isolates-in-timor-leste
#4
Ian Marr, Nevio Sarmento, Matt O'Brien, Karl Lee, Celia Gusmao, Gloria de Castro, Sonja Janson, Steven Y C Tong, Rob W Baird, Joshua R Francis
OBJECTIVES: High rates of antimicrobial resistance are seen throughout Southeast Asia. Limited antimicrobial resistance data exists for Timor-Leste, which is situated on the south-eastern portion of the Malay Archipelago. The purpose of this study was to identify antimicrobial resistance in bacteria isolated from urine and skin swabs from patients in Dili, Timor-Leste. METHODS: Urine and skin swabs were collected from symptomatic patients and processed for bacterial culture in Timor-Leste...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244613/kinetics-study-on-recombinant-alkaline-phosphatase-and-correlation-with-the-fluorescent-signal-generated
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Vanessa Susini, Veronica Lucia Rossi, Antonio Sanesi, Laurent Drazek
Alkaline phosphatase (AP) (EC 3.1.3.1) is one of the most used enzymes in immunoassays. In VIDAS® assays (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) AP catalyses the hydrolysis of 4-Methylumbelliferyl phosphate (4-MUP) in 4-Methylumbelliferone (4-MU) producing a fluorescent signal. This work introduces an original method of characterization of the kinetics parameter Km, Vmax and Kcat of AP embedded in VIDAS® assays. Assessment of such constants allows us to predict the fluorescent signal generated for given amounts of enzyme and its associated substrate; in the particular case of VIDAS®, it has been estimated that 0...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221301/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-a-powerful-tool-for-identification-of-corynebacterium-species
#6
Rong Bao, Xiaodong Gao, Bijie Hu, Zhaoyan Zhou
Background: Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a powerful tool that has initiated a revolution in the clinical microbiology laboratory for identification of nosocomial pathogens. The efficacy of MALDI-TOF MS produced by bioMerieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France (VITEK MS) for detecting Corynebacterium remains unknown. Methods: Corynebacterium isolates were isolated from clinical specimen in a tertial teaching hospital from 2012 to 2013...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212704/performance-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-etest-mic-test-strips-and-disk-diffusion-as-compared-to-reference-broth-microdilution-for-beta-lactam-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates
#7
Romney M Humphries, Janet A Hindler, Paul Magnano, Annie Wong-Beringer, Robert Tibbetts, Shelley A Miller
The performance of ceftolozane-tazobactam Etest (bioMerieux, Marcy L'Etoile, France), MIC Test Strips (MTS, Liofilchem, Italy) and disk diffusion (Hardy, Santa Ana, CA) were evaluated for a collection of 308 beta-lactam resistant isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa recovered from three institutions in Los Angeles, CA. Reference testing was performed by reference broth microdilution (rBMD). MIC and disk results were interpreted using Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute breakpoints. Overall, 72.5% of isolates were susceptible to C/T by rBMD...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212701/multicenter-evaluation-of-the-eplex%C3%A2-respiratory-pathogen-panel-for-the-detection-of-viral-and-bacterial-respiratory-tract-pathogens-in-nasopharyngeal-swabs
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N Esther Babady, Matthew R England, Kristen L Jurcic Smith, Taojun He, Dona Saumya Wijetunge, Yi-Wei Tang, Robin R Chamberland, Marilyn Menegus, Ella M Swierkosz, Robert C Jerris, Wallace Greene
Background: The performance of the new ePlex® Respiratory Pathogen (RP) Panel (GenMark Diagnostics) for the simultaneous detection of 19 viruses (influenza A, influenza A H1, influenza A 2009 H1, influenza A H3, influenza B, adenovirus, coronaviruses [HKU1, OC43, NL63, 229E], human rhinovirus/enterovirus, human metapneumovirus, parainfluenza viruses 1, 2, 3 and 4, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) [RSVA and RSV B]) and two bacteria (Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae) was evaluated.Methods: Prospectively and retrospectively collected nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) specimens (n =2,908) were evaluated using the ePlex RP Panel with the bioMérieux/BioFire FilmArray® Respiratory Panel (BF RP) as the comparator method...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196922/nosocomial-candiduria-in-the-elderly-microbiological-diagnosis
#9
Lidia García-Agudo, Manuel Rodríguez-Iglesias, Rafael Carranza-González
Candiduria is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and long hospitalization, involving high costs for the healthcare system. The use of increasingly aggressive treatments has prolonged the lives of patients susceptible to candiduria, namely the immunosuppressed, the premature, and the elderly. Our objective was to evaluate the incidence of nosocomial candiduria and the implicated species in hospitalized patients aged over 80 years old from three Spanish centers during 2012 and 2013. Urine samples received from these patients were cultured and analyzed by flow cytometry in search of leukocyturia, hematuria, proteinuria, and microbial nitrate reductase activity...
December 1, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188069/simultaneous-isolation-of-chryseobacterium-gleum-from-bloodstream-and-respiratory-tract-first-case-report-from-india
#10
Vidhi Jain, Nayani Amrin Fatema Afzal Hussain, Tasneem Siddiqui, Chinmoy Sahu, Malay Ghar, Kashi Nath Prasad
Introduction. Species of the genus Chryseobacterium are emerging healthcare-associated pathogens, often colonizing the hospital environment. There are no clear guidelines available for antimicrobial susceptibility of this organism. In this report we present the first case, to our knowledge, of simultaneous central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to Chryseobacterium gleum from India. Case presentation. A 62 years old man with a history of a road traffic accident 1 month previously was referred to our center for further management...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177048/impact-of-single-room-design-on-the-spread-of-multi-drug-resistant-bacteria-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Teysir Halaby, Nashwan Al Naiemi, Bert Beishuizen, Roel Verkooijen, José A Ferreira, Rob Klont, Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls
Background: Cross-transmission of nosocomial pathogens occurs frequently in intensive care units (ICU). The aim of this study was to investigate whether the introduction of a single room policy resulted in a decrease in transmission of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in an ICU. Methods: We performed a retrospective study covering two periods: between January 2002 and April 2009 (old-ICU) and between May 2009 and March 2013 (new-ICU, single-room). These periods were compared with respect to the occurrence of representative MDR Gram-negative bacteria...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153062/-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-lightcycler%C3%A2-septifast-assay-in-the-childhood-febrile-neutropenia
#12
Esra Mimaroğlu, Elvan Çağlar Çıtak, Necdet Kuyucu, Gönül Arslan
Infection is the main problem among the patients receiving cancer therapy. The mortality rate can be reduced by the appropriate treatment in the right time. Although blood culture is the gold standard for the diagnoses of sepsis, many factors influence the results of blood culture in children. For this reason, real time polymerase chain reaction (Rt-PCR) has gained importance for the diagnoses of microbiological agents as it is faster than the conventional methods. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of SeptiFast (SF) test with blood culture among children with neutropenic fever...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099868/evaluation-of-a-multiplex-panel-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-infectious-diarrhea-in-immunocompromised-hematologic-patients
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Izaskun Alejo-Cancho, Francesc Fernández Avilés, Alicia Capón, Cristina Rodríguez, Josep Barrachina, Pilar Salvador, Mª Eugenia Valls, Miriam J Álvarez-Martínez, Yuliya Zboromyrska, Jordi Vila, Mª Ángeles Marcos
INTRODUCTION: Diarrhea is a frequent complication in hematologic patients, being an infectious cause frequently suspected. Rapid and accurate detection of gastrointestinal pathogens is vital in immunocompromised hosts. The aim of this study was to compare routine diagnostic methods versus a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for the diagnosis of infectious diarrhea in immunocompromised hematologic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study from March 2015 to January 2016 to compare conventional methods for the diagnosis of infectious diarrhea with FIlmArray GI Panel (BioFire-bioMérieux, France)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062487/challenges-in-the-identification-of-chryseobacterium-indologenes-and-elizabethkingia-meningoseptica-in-cases-of-nosocomial-infections-and-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#14
É B de Carvalho Filho, F A L Marson, C E Levy
Rare nonfermenting Gram-negative bacilli, such as Chryseobacterium indologenes and Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, have clinical importance in nosocomial infections and cystic fibrosis (CF), and their identification is a challenge to microbiology laboratories. Thus, the objective of this study was to verify the performance of phenotypic and mass spectrometry (matrix-assisted desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry, MALDI-TOF MS) methods to identify C. indologenes and E. meningoseptica. In this context, the results obtained with phenotypic methods-namely manual biochemical and automated VITEK 2 (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) and Phoenix tests (Becton Dickinson (BD), San Diego, CA, USA)-and by MALDI-TOF MS-namely MALDI-TOF VITEK MS (MALDI-MS; bioMérieux) and MALDI-TOF BioTyper (MALDI-BD; BD)-of 22 isolates (blood cultures of patients with nosocomial infection (n = 15) and from patients with CF (n = 7)), initially identified as C...
November 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059646/kocuria-rosea-kocuria-kristinae-leuconostoc-mesenteroides-as-caries-causing-representatives-of-oral-microflora
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Maiia M Ananieva, Mariia O Faustova, Iaroslav O Basarab, Galina A Loban'
INTRODUCTION: Recently, opportunistic microflora are increasingly known to be involved in the development of pathological processes in various systems and organs. This situation promotes interest in their detailed study as causative agents of bacterial infections. THE AIM: To study the microbial species residing in carious cavities in acute profound caries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved 14 people with a diagnosis of acute profound caries...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055533/short-communication-genomic-and-phenotypic-analyses-of-exopolysaccharides-produced-by-streptococcus-thermophilus-klds-sm
#16
Bailiang Li, Xiuyun Ding, Smith Etareri Evivie, Da Jin, Yueyue Meng, Guicheng Huo, Fei Liu
Streptococcus thermophilus plays important roles in the dairy industry. Streptococcus thermophilus KLDS SM could produce a high amount of exopolysaccharides (EPS). To understand the possible link between the genotype and the phenotype regarding EPS, the complete genome of S. thermophilus KLDS SM was sequenced and investigated in silico for genes related to carbohydrate fermentation, nucleotide sugars synthesis, and EPS gene cluster. We found that S. thermophilus KLDS SM is able to ferment sucrose, mannose, glucose, galactose, and lactose from the genomic research, which was confirmed by API 50 CH (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France)...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993064/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-microorganisms-that-cause-urinary-tract-infections-in-pediatric-patients
#17
Jesús Rodríguez-Lozano, Ana de Malet, María Eliecer Cano, Luis de la Rubia, Reinhard Wallmann, Luis Martínez-Martínez, Jorge Calvo
INTRODUCTION: Cumulative susceptibility reports are a valuable tool for the empirical treatment of urinary tract infections, especially in the current context of increasing resistance rates. Our objective was to analyze the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial isolates in urine cultures of pediatric patients during a five-year period. METHODS: Retrospective study of urine cultures from 2011 to 2015. Identification and antimicrobial susceptibility tests were performed using the Vitek-2 system (BioMérieux(®)) and categorized according to EUCAST criteria...
October 6, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978682/comparison-of-different-phenotypic-approaches-to-screen-and-detect-mecc-harboring-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#18
André Kriegeskorte, Evgeny A Idelevich, Andreas Schlattmann, Franziska Layer, Birgit Strommenger, Olivier Denis, Gavin K Paterson, Mark A Holmes, Guido Werner, Karsten Becker
Similar to mecA, mecC confers resistance against beta-lactams, leading to the phenotype of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, mecC-harboring MRSA pose special difficulties in their detection. The aim of this study was to assess and compare different phenotypic systems for screening, identification, and susceptibility testing of mecC-positive MRSA isolates. A well-characterized collection of mecC-positive S. aureus isolates (n = 111) was used for evaluation. Routinely used approaches were studied to determine their suitability to correctly identify mecC-harboring MRSA including three (semi-)automated antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) systems and five selective chromogenic agar plates...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978681/high-stringency-evaluation-of-the-automated-bd-phoenix%C3%A2-cpo-detect-and-rapidec%C3%A2-carba-np-tests-for-detection-and-classification-of-carbapenemases
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Gina Thomson, David Turner, William Brasso, Susan Kircher, Thierry Guillet, Kenneth Thomson
There is an urgent need for rapid, accurate detection and classification of carbapenemases. The current study evaluated the automated BD Phoenix™ CPO Detect and the manual bioMérieux RAPIDEC® CARBA NP for meeting these needs. Both tests were challenged with 294 Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii chosen to provide extreme diagnostic difficulty. Carbapenemases such as KPC, NMC-A, IMI, SME, NDM, SPM, IMP, VIM, OXA-23, 40, 48, 58, 72, 181, and 232 were produced by 243 isolates and 51 carbapenemase-negative isolates included porin mutants and producers of ESBLs, AmpCs, K1, and broad spectrum β-lactamases...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969155/linezolid-and-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-a-therapeutic-problem
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Garima Yadav, Bhaskar Thakuria, Molly Madan, Vivek Agwan, Anita Pandey
INTRODUCTION: Enterococci are recognized as opportunistic pathogens, as well as commensals in both humans and animals. They are an important cause of nosocomial infections, difficult to treat, as the organism have intrinsic and acquired resistance to many antibiotics. AIM: To isolate and identify clinically relevant Enterococcus up to species level from all the clinical samples processed in the microbiology laboratory and also to study their resistance pattern. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was carried out for a period of one year from May 2014 to April 2015 at the Department of Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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